jfo's coding

adventures in windows forms and wpf

October, 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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    VB6/Winforms interop

    Check out the Microsoft InteropForms Toolkit 1.0 This toolkit helps you bring the power of .NET to your existing VB6 applications, by allowing them to display .NET WinForms from within the same application. Instead of upgrading the entire code base...
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    Josh seems to be having fun with Renderers

    It looks like he's put together a very convincing VistaToolStripRenderer , and promises a tell-all series of articles. Stay tuned!
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    Sometimes I F5 when I meant to just compile.

    Usually such a mistake is followed by a "noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!" and quiet resignation to wait for my app to build and get to the point under the debugger where I can stop it. So here's a super-handy tip for larger projects I learned...
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