What’s new in Windows Forms

Chris Sells points out the new Whidbey Windows Forms pages. Lots of great screenshots on their new features.  Below are some of my favorites:

Layout Controls


Toolstrip Control

DataGridView Control


They also have a dedicated Whidbey Windows Forms Forum 



Comments (4)
  1. Todd Spatafore says:

    Looks like it is easy enough to just say sound.play("filename.wav") like we were talking about at Bey.NET last week. THe only problem is that it will only play WAV’s. Can a developer extend that to play other formats (wma?) or do we need to revert to DirectX for that?

  2. Hey Todd,

    Good question and in fact, someone else asked the same exact thing when I discussed the sound control in an earlier blog posting. The summary is that the easiest way is to hear wma or mp3 file formats is to use the Windows Media Player control. You can find more information at: http://blogs.msdn.com/danielfe/archive/2004/02/19/76677.aspx

  3. Todd Spatafore says:


    Thanks. That makes sense now. After I clicked send I thought of why it is that way. You probably don’t need to encode ding.wav in WMA or in MP3. It’s small enough as a wav file and that’s what this control is probably supposed to be used for. Am I right, or am I still missing the big picture?

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