sano the super geek

the endeavors of a professional geek at microsoft.

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    Changing the default sort order of your sortable columns on the ASP.NET GridView

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    One of the great things about the new ASP.NET GridView control is that it allows you to implement column field sorting with relative ease, at least in comparison to what you would have had to do to attain similar functionality in earlier versions. There...
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    Incorrect syntax near '[Insert Arbitrary Column Name]'

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    I ran into a rather mysterious error when working with some SQL code today. Incorrect syntax near '[Insert Arbitrary Column Name]' Before I get to the nuts and bolts of the problem, we'll start with some background details. The stored procedure that...
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    ColorPicker.NET

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    I do quite a bit of UI design work during my spare time and often find myself with the need to sample colors for my designs. Using Adobe Photoshop isn't effective for three reasons: (1) It takes a long time to load up, (2) It consumes resources, especially...
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    Passing values between two IHttpHandlers within the same HttpContext

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    My latest ASP.NET coding endeavor required that I perform a postback and then transfer control over to a different page (primarily for URL concealment purposes) using Server.Transfer . I needed to be able to pass values from the source page to the target...
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    Wrapping text in DataGrid cells

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    One of the most common questions I've been asked in recent weeks has been in regards to creating a data grid column style that supports text wrapping. It's really unfortunate that the DataGrid control does not provide this type of functionality, and even...
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    Getting away from Application.DoEvents

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    Another great blog entry by Jessica Fosler: Keeping your UI Responsive and the Dangers of Application.DoEvents .
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    Windows Vista UX Guidelines

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    Microsoft recently posted the preliminary Windows Vista UX guidelines. These guidelines contain information on What’s New in Windows Vista, design principles, guidelines for controls, text, windows, and aesthetics. They will help designers and developers...
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    XAMLShare

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    I just came across XAMLShare , a public wiki dedicated to providing various Windows Presentation Foundation (Avalon) code samples. There aren't many samples at the time, but hopefully the number will grow as WPF works its way into the mainstream.
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    Emulating the OSX taskbar in Avalon

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    Amir Khella shows how easy it is to create stunning visual effects in Avalon in his Playing Around with Avalon's Grid entry. Amazing!
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    Strings in .NET v2.0

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    I just came across David Fetterman's article on MSDN covering the new recommendations for using strings in .NET v2.0 . It's definitely worth a quick read.
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    ColorPicker.NET v0.2 preview

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    I'm working on finishing up the code for the next release of ColorPicker.NET . The main focus of this release is on incorporating the screen pixel sampling functionality that so many people have requested. While working on the design, I decided that I...
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    What the heck is this <UICulture> error and how do I fix it?

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    If you've frustratingly encountered the " <UICulture> should be set in the project file in order to support the following markup files that use types defined in this project " error message in Avalon, Tim Sneath has come to the rescue with a temporary...
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    Transcripts for MSDN Designing .NET Class Libraries

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    The transcripts for the MSDN Designing .NET Class Libraries class that Brad Abrams coordinated a few months back have finally been posted.
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    PInvoke.net

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    Duncan (and a few other MS bloggers) have mentioned the new PInvoke.net site that surfaced recently. This looks to be promising and I, like everyone else, look forward to seeing how the development community contributes to this. If you're wondering...
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    Custom Windows Forms Controls: ColorPicker.NET, Part 2

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    It took them a long time, but the folks at MSDN finally got around to publishing the second part of my ColorPicker.NET article . In this one, I cover the implementation details for the scrolling magnifying glass control and the zoom panel that is used...
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    ColorPicker.NET v0.1.1

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    I had a few cycles today so I spent some time fixing some bugs in ColorPicker.NET .
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    DataGrid Q&A

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    I received an e-mail today that contained a question that I've seen posted across several different newsgroups and thought that others would find my response useful. Q: Is it possible to have a single datagrid split in two parts, with the same vertical...
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    Microsoft Build Sidekick

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    The folks at Trivium Technologies have released the first version of their MSBuild Sidekick , a GUI front end to MSBuild. Even though this tool probably cannot replace the productivity that I can currently attain by taking advantage of the Intellisense...
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    Some GDI/GDI+ fun with the WinForms DataGrid control

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    I've published a new article on MSDN that details how you can add some nifty visual effects to the WinForms DataGrid control when dragging and dropping columns. Constructive criticism is more than welcome. I'm also looking for ideas for my next article...
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    ColorPicker.NET Update #2

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    I’ve uploaded the most recent binaries for ColorPicker.NET. A lot of changes have been made to the codebase to improve performance as well as the overall experience. Some noticeable changes are: You can copy, enter and paste hex values. You can...
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    ColorPicker.NET: Quick fix

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    I've fixed the problem with the cursor clipping region in ColorPicker.NET that was causing the dual-monitor issue reported by several people. Some really cool features are just around the corner, including an article on the Smart Client Developer Center...
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    Styling With the DataGridColumnStyle, Part 1

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    I wrote a two-part article that takes a look at leveraging the adaptability of the Windows Forms DataGrid to enhance the data interaction and presentation capabilities of the control. The first part provides a thorough examination of the rendering architecture...
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    Styling With the DataGridColumnStyle, Part 2

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    The second part of my two-part article on customizing the Windows Forms DataGrid control has been published. In this part, I focus on guiding the reader through the creation of custom column styles. Enjoy.
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    ColorPicker.NET source update

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    Someone e-mailed me the other day and told me that the Sano.Utility project wasn't included with the ColorPicker.NET source that was released with my recent article . This was completely unintentional. I'm in the process of updating the MSI, but if you...
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    DataGrid Q&A #2

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    Q: How do I extend the DataGrid's furthest right column so that the column (or, at least, the column header) extends all the way to the right edge of the grid when the furthest right column is visible? A: In all of my articles on the Windows Forms DataGrid...
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