Setting Alignment in TextBoxes…No Looking Glass Required

In yesterday’s post I stated that “non-character keys do not trigger KeyPress events.” While that is perfectly true, I misunderstood what was meant by a non-character key. In the non-managed Win32 world, pressing a key generates a WM_KEYDOWN, one or more WM_CHAR messages, and a WM_KEYUP message. The managed KeyPress event corresponds to the WM_CHAR…


Extending .Net Compact Framework Controls

Hello, and welcome to blue collar. My name is Dan Elliott and I’m a software development engineer in the test organization for the .Net Compact Framework. In my nearly 14 years at Microsoft I’ve worked in a variety of roles in user education, testing, and development. For the past six years I’ve tested the execution…

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