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Poor Man's Guide Lines for Visual Studio's Windows Forms Editor
The custom control I've been working on required drawing custom shapes on each side of the control. The shapes needed to be the same size and I was sure that one was a couple of pixels shorter than the other, but it was difficult to tell with the naked eye. I was wishing that the WinForms editor in VS...
29 Nov 2010
Hiding a non-virtual property for a derived control at design-time
I've recently been developing a custom control ( BarControl ) that derived from an existing control ( FooControl ). There were two requirements related to the derived control's border style: The BorderStyle property should not be modified at runtime The BorderStyle property should not be displayed...
23 Oct 2010
Adding Compact Framework Design-Time Attributes, or More Fun With TextBoxes
A common user-interface feature is to select the contents of a text-box when the textbox gets focus. The CF textbox control doesn't do this by default but it's not difficult to add with managed code. While I'm at it, I'll add a SelectTextOnFocus property to the textbox's property window so the developer...
8 Feb 2007
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