jfo's coding

adventures in windows forms and wpf

June, 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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    Quickly finding a file in a solution

    When watching folks look for a file or attempt to find something in a list of items, I find there are really two kinds of folks - "browsers" and "searchers". A "browser" appreciates having a hierarchy and being able to navigate to their particular file...
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    What is Rich Data Visualization Anyways?

    One of the things you hear over and over again with WPF is the ability to do Rich Data Visualization. It has always made me cringe, as it always seems like to fit into that category you need a 3D rotating panda, or some sort of alien chart form that would...
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    How do I detect when the WindowState changes?

    Most of the time, you can get away with checking it in the Form.SizeChanged or Form.Resize event. If you remember, there's no difference between the two events so it doesnt matter what you pick. However it was pointed out to me that if you specify...
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    Upgrading to June CTP? Your layout might be different.

    There's a breaking change to the WPF control templates, which you might need to know about . The controls I've noticed that need a double check are: Button ComboBox ListBox TextBox PasswordBox Slider Thumb ToolBar TreeView ProgressBar TabControl...
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