jfo's coding

adventures in windows forms and wpf

March, 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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    Tracepoints are AWESOME!

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    So I was debugging a function this week that is called whenever my program is focused, which leads to a huge frustration when setting a breakpoint in it. (You know the moment you F5 your debugger, then ALT+Tab back, the focus logic strikes again and you...
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    Chuck is all about the yield statement

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    One of the cool things about working on Cider is that I get to work closely with Chuck . We were chatting the other day about the new yield statement, which I hadn't played with yet - but he walks through in his article on building a LinkedList . Old...
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    Windows Forms documentation team is blogging

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    Welcome the folks behind the reams and reams of Windows Forms documentation to the world of blogging! In their own words: We're the Windows Forms User Education team at Microsoft. Here you can find updates on documentation related to Windows Forms...
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    Commanding in WPF

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    There's a nice article out on commanding in WPF.
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    Using Windows Forms on Windows Vista?

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    Brad wants to know your experiences...
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    The new window manager in Windows Vista (DWM)

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    Greg Schecter shows of what he's been working on for the last 21 months . It's worth a read, as he points out: "The primary takeaway for desktop composition: the way an application gets pixels on the screen has fundamentally changed ."
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    ProfessionalColorTable - what does what?

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    If you've read the ToolStrip FAQ, you may already be aware that you can replace the colors of the ToolStrip by passing in a new ProfessionalColorTable to the constructor of the ToolStripProfessionalRenderer. How can you tell what color does what? ...
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    WM_GETCONTROLNAME

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    Folks quite often ask how to get information about controls from outside the process. In addition to active accessibility (the recommended solution for testing windows forms applications) there's also a handy window message which Control supports called...
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    Tried the Express Editions of VS yet?

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    There's a new contest with fabulous prizes. Coolest thingee wins. The catch? You gotta use the "Express" stuff to build it. Good luck!
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