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  • Blog Post: Quick Tip: Getting the Collection of Checked ListView Items

    Have you ever created a ListView control and wanted to get the collection of items that the user has checked? While I was working on my demo for MEDC, that was one of the things that I needed to be able to do. If I were writing my application for the .NET Framework, I would get the collection of items...
  • Blog Post: Separating Application Logic and Data Presentation layers

    I'm a big advocate of separating an application's logic from it's user interface. By keeping the logic separate from the data presentation layer (UI), it becomes easy to swap out either component with minimal impact on the other. In addition to ease of replacing components, keeping the user interface...
  • Blog Post: Programmatically Rotating the Screen using the .NET Compact Framework

    Several months back, I wrote about how to determine whether or not a device supported screen rotation . This post prompted the question of how to programmatically rotate the device.. The snippets below check the device's current display orientation. If portrait (Angle0), the orientation is changed to...
  • Blog Post: Chris Lorton on alpha blending with the .NET Compact Framework

    Ever wonder how to write applications with really cool, alpha blended user interfaces? If so, take a walk over to Chris Lorton's weblog . There, he has examples of using the .NET Compact Framework and Windows Mobile 5.0 to do just that. He covers using the AlphaBlend function and the IImage interface...
  • Blog Post: Why do I get a NotSupportedException when updating a TextBox?

    Have you ever been working on an application and found that when the code tries to update the Text property of a TextBox control that you encounter a NotSupportedException? Have you seen this with a Label, ListBox, Button or another control? If you have, the application is attempting to update the control...
  • Blog Post: Using a UserControl to combine related controls

    Have you been writing an application where you needed to relate multiple controls to each other (ex: a Button and a TextBox) where multiple sets of the related controls are required? The scenario I have an application where I needed to have multiple Button controls which I needed to perform the same...
  • Blog Post: Adding a Non-Modal Splash Screen to your .NET Compact Framework Application

    A few weeks ago, Anthony Wong posted an excellent entry on adding a modal splash screen to your .NET Compact Framework application .  His post started me wondering about how to create a non-modal splash screen.  Why a non-modal splash screen?  By making the splash screen non-modal, the application's...
  • Blog Post: Exploring the NetCF Web Crawler sample (Visual Studio .NET 2003) - Part II: Updating the UI

    A couple of weeks ago, I discussed link tracking in the NetCF Web Crawler sample from Visual Studio .NET 2003. Today, I would like to use the Web Crawler sample to discuss updating an application's user interface from a worker thread. When updating user interface elements, it is very important to perform...
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