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  • Blog Post: How to Move a Shape control with Mouse Events?

    The Shape control in Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks provides several useful events, including MouseDown, MouseMove, MouseUp. Some useful actions you can work on a shape is to use the mouse to move or resize the shape. For example, you may want to drag an end point of a line and move the end point....
  • Blog Post: Building Look-Up Binding with the VS Data Source Window

    About six months ago, Milind wrote a post about how to leverage the Data Source Window to build look-up binding. In that article, Milind briefly described one way to do that through drag-and-drop. In this post, I’ll show you different ways to use the Data Source Window and build look-up binding through...
  • Blog Post: Writing Event Handler for controls in a DataRepeaterItem

    In the MSDN Visual Basic Power Packs forum , I had an embarrassing reply on a DataRepeater event handling question, in which the user asked why his event handling code did not work. Here is the original question: “I want to be able to resize a textbox when a user clicks on a textbox within a datarepeater...
  • Blog Post: How to Workaround Sorting Errors when Updating Self-Referencing DataSet Tables with Visual Studio 2008 SP1

    Hierarchical update is an important feature of typed dataset that refers to the process of saving updated data back to a database while maintaining referential integrity rules. This feature is enhanced in Visual Studio 2008 by introducing a TableAdapterManger component to manage all TableApdaters in...
  • Blog Post: How to Change Appearance of all DataRepeater Items at Run Time

    DataRepeater control is one of the most important controls in Visual Basic PowerPacks . John Chen has recently posted a great blog about this control’s background and usage. As a complement, I want to talk about how to customize DataRepeater item appearance here. Generally speaking, you could change...
  • Blog Post: DataRepeater Control for Windows Forms

    The DataRepeater control is available in the Visual Basic Power Packs . As Yun Feng introduced in his post , the Visual Basic Power Packs is included in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and will also be shipped in Visual Studio 2010 . The DataRepeater control is my favorite component in the Visual...
  • Blog Post: Customize format of DateTime string in WPF and WinForm data binding

    Drag-and-drop data binding helps you build business applications very easily, however sometimes you still need to customize the layout or format after data binding is set. For example, I built a simple application to display all the Customers, and for each Customer, the related Orders are loaded into...
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