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  • Blog Post: Maintaining position in a child table

    I've recently written a document covering some changes to the CurrencyManager in .NET Framework version 2.0. I'll summarize the document here, as it will not be published for a few months, and this subtle change in behavior could be causing problems in .NET Framework 1.1 applications. Starting with...
  • Blog Post: Sharing data across forms with a BindingSource

    I've seen a lot of questions posted in forums regarding how to use a BindingSource component to share data between forms and keep bound controls synchronized. We created a couple of topics on how to do this, post-VS2005, so you may not have discovered them yet. Check out a topic on sharing a BindingSource...
  • Blog Post: New White Paper: Windows Forms 2.0 Data Binding Improvements

    Yes - another white paper! We've been quite the busy beavers here in User Education. Cheryl Simmons has a great two-parter up detailing improvements to the data binding architecture in Windows Forms 2.0. Check it out: Behind the Scenes: Improvements to Windows Forms Data Binding in the .NET Framework...
  • Blog Post: New White Paper: DataGridView Drop-Down Filter Lists

    Are you spoiled by the AutoFilter feature in Excel? Do you want the same functionality in the DataGridView control? Then my new whitepaper and sample are for you. See: Building a Drop-Down Filter List for a DataGridView Column Header Cell The DataGridViewAutoFilter library provides a custom DataGridViewColumnHeaderCell...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Express, Windows Forms, and ClickOnce

    I'm working on a project that will be included in a white paper, and needed to use SQL Server Express 2005 as a database engine. Being the "ClickOnce guy" on the Windows Forms doc team, I immediately wondered: How will I deploy this once it's ready? Fortunately, Robert Walters already answered that question...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Everywhere

    Steve Lasker has a stream of information about this new technology. Start with his Info post and work your way up. SQL Server Everywhere is essentially SQL Server Mobile with the licensing restrictions removed, so that it can be deployed by client applications on Windows desktops. Thye're delaying release...
  • Blog Post: How to Data Bind to an RSS Feed (Blog Posts) in Windows Forms

    RSS feeds are XML files that represent the current posts on a syndicated content channel, such as a blog or news feed. Since RSS feeds are XML, they can be loaded into an ADO.NET DataSet and bound to the elements of a form. Picture 1: Simple RSS Feed Reader The following C# code shows the...
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