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adventures in windows forms and wpf

February, 2006

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About JFo

Jessica (aka JFo) has 9 years experience building user interface libraries at Microsoft.   As a developer on the Windows Forms team, Jessica designed and implemented various aspects of the Windows Forms runtime for the 1.1 and 2.0 releases of the .Net Framework.  Her current project is the "Cider" designer for the "Dev10" release of Visual Studio.

About the blog

This blog is designed to talk about two different subjects: Windows Forms and the "Cider" designer for the Windows Presentation Foundation.  For a list of articles on Windows Forms, be sure to check the "Best and worst of JFos Coding by Category."

Providing WPF feedback

There are multiple ways customers can provide feedback and suggestions for Windows Presentation Foundation:

Providing Cider Feedback

Cider is in its early stages of development.  We encourage customers to send us feedback through  

Providing Windows Forms Feedback

There are several ways to provide feedback to the Windows Forms team

 

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    Updates to the SplitButton sample

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    David was kind enough to point out some rough spots in the SplitButton sample , so I've gone ahead and updated it with his suggestions for fixes. Please let me know any other suggestions as this seems to be a popularly-reused sample.
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    Feb CTP is out

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    Feb CTP is out . Rather than have a separate install, Cider is now integrated into the Visual Studio "Orcas" Development Tools for WinFX. (Note the designer requires a full version of Visual Studio 2005.) Tim and Karsten have posted a list of "breaking...
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    Sneak preview for Windows Vista UX guidelines

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    Slightly old news, but hey I'm not always hip to the latest info. It looks like there's a draft of the Windows UI Guidelines for Windows Vista out ... (Via jmazner there's also a new draft of logo guidelines out.)
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    Perf, Text Renderering and Designer hosting

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    There are three great articles from the Windows Forms team to read in the March issue of MSDN Magazine: Winning Forms : Practical Tips For Boosting The Performance Of Windows Forms Apps Milena Salman Text Rendering : Build World-Ready Apps Using...
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    Ben talks about writing Managed Spy++

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    Ben has written a great article for the April issue of MSDN magazine. You can see it online here . Basically the idea was to write a tool that would allow you to inspect properties and events while your form is running. This tool can be quite handy for...
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    Some "Avalon" goodness...

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    I thought I'd put up a few good reads: Mapping PIs are going away in the next CTP. Rob promises to post a tool to help convert your apps . (In the next CTP, the RichTextBox stuff will start working.) Rob talks about Attached Properties and Markup...
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    How do I display a radio button on a MenuStrip?

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    MainMenu had a feature called RadioCheck, which simply displayed a circle next to the selected option. Specifically, RadioCheck was a feature of MenuItem - if "RadioCheck" and "Checked" were true, a round ball would show up instead of a checkmark. ...
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    Kevin & Robby show "The Power of Templates"

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    There's a nice new MSDN TV episode talking about Data Templates and Control Templates .
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    Straight from the dev: DataGridView whitepapers

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    Regis, the dev on DataGridView has put up two new whitepapers on creating custom columns. Check it out .
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    A different kind of key altogether: keyed collections

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    In most of the commonly used collections in Windows Forms 2.0, you'll find that they also take a string in addition to an integer index. The string corresponds to the "Name" property on the corresponding item. this.button1 = new System.Windows.Forms...
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