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  • Blog Post: How to Get a ToolStripItem from a Context Menu Click (Right-Click) with ContextMenuStrip

    I wanted to display a hierarchical menu for my blog feed reader application. No nesting of categories - just a simple, one-level list with one category at the top and a list of feeds under it. I could have used Treeview control, but Treeview requires custom rendering to display variable font sizes. Blech...
  • Blog Post: Radio Buttons on a MenuStrip

    Check boxes on menu items are nice, but sometimes you want to display options that are more complex than true/false. How do you display radio buttons on menus? The following sneak preview explains how. This topic will appear in the next documentation update. How to: Display Option Buttons in a MenuStrip...
  • Blog Post: Using ToolStrip to Create a Custom Title Bar

    Our current documentation on creating nonrectangular forms could stand some enhancement. The most glaring piece of missing info is how to add a custom title bar. The document we do have gives code for how to move the form if the user clicks anywhere in the form area - but how often do you need this?...
  • Blog Post: Using ToolStrip as a TabControl Alternative in Windows Forms

    I've been going back and forth lately with Karl Erickson, another member of our team, and the guy who owns the TabControl docs. It appears that my gripes with TabControl weren't mine alone. He's been fielding reports of various weird bugs, such as the visual styles weirdness and the funky way TabControl...
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