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Raghavendra Prabhu

February, 2004

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About Raghavendra

Raghavendra Prabhu worked as a developer in Microsoft on the Live Search backend team, which he joined in November 2005. Prior to that, he spent 3 years as a developer on the .NET Client team (part of the Visual Studio group) helping write some of the code generation and resource handling components in Visual Studio 2005, as well as some API in .NET Framework 2.0, mostly in the System.Configuration and System.ComponentModel namespaces.

He left to pursue a career opportunity outside of Microsoft in Feb 2007.

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    How to determine if visual styles are enabled?

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    [I thought I would write this piece as a response to Cory Smith 's recent posts ( here is the first post and then the followup ) on the topic] If you are a control author or simply custom painting controls in your app, you have probably felt the need...
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    More on WinForms and Longhorn

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    I posted sometime back about WinForms and Longhorn/Avalon and what the migration path is going to look like. Chris Sells has posted a link to a book that has a chapter dedicated to this topic. Note especially that the programming models introduced in...
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    How does the designer decide what properties to persist on a given component?

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    Any component has a bunch of properties on it. For example, the WinForms Button control has properties like BackColor, ForeColor, Text, Name, BackgroundImage and so on. When you place a Button on the Form in the VisualStudio designer and look at the generated...
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    Fellow bloggers on the .Net Client Team

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    Brian Pepin , the Windows Forms Guru and the guy who knows the .Net designer architecture better than anybody else. Jessica Fosler (better known as JFo) - a fellow developer on the team. She implemented most of the ToolStrip control in Whidbey, and...
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    DataGridView control in Whidbey

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    The latest article in the 'Wonders of Windows Forms' series on MSDN features the Whidbey DataGridView control (the article refers to it as the 'GridView', but it has since been renamed 'DataGridView'). Our internal Microsoft partners using the control...
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