Posts about threading in .NET

if you want to know more about Threading, theres a series of posts (in the making) by Sacha Barber on Code Project. This is definitely a good read 🙂 The following are links to the posts: Introduction into threading in .NET Lifecyle Of Threads/Threading Opportunities/Traps Synchronization Thread Pools Threading in UIs (Winforms / WPF /…


.NET 3.5 SP1 – Try it out today

Have you tried out .NET 3.5 SP1… If not, try it now. Its got loads of new features for WPF. In fact rather than a service pack, its more of a new release .. So whats new.. improved deployment, new controls (supports creation of datagrid), improved performance, DirectX integration, HLSL shaders, and many new features….


MDI task switching sample

If you are creating apps which have mdi’s (multiple document interfaces) you should definitely take a look at Karls post on MDI task switching. Its an elegant solution and  the post explains it nicely … and yeah you do have the code …:) .. Take a look     Share this post  


Clipping of child elements

On the forums I saw this interesting problem where there was a need to round the corners of a stackpanel inside a border with cornerradius set… The top is what you get and the bottom image is what you want. The simplest thing to do here is to set the padding on the border so…


Split ButtonMenu ItemAutomation

I got a couple of queries from the readers asking if I could provide a slightly non-trivial sample of using automation. So I created a split button user control which looks something like this If there are no items then you get a checkable button. The items are created in a popup and are generated…


Xbaps using Cookies

Earlier on I had written an app, BlogPadm which was fulltrust and the writer used Google Data API to write the content to However, when you create an xbap version of it, a problem arises in that you cannot make WebRequests outside site of origin and hence, the xbap version of the above failed to…


Drag drop library updated

The drag drop entry that I had posted has been used by a lot of you guys out there and I have received a lot of suggestions/bugs. I also got a few ready made fixes from you… Thank You 🙂 …  So I finally got down to incorporating all these changes and got the new library…


Tool: Export Visio to Xaml

This is a pretty nifty tool by Saveen.. The project is on codeplex:  The results look amazing: (Visio rendering v/s Xaml render) Share this post  


Maximizing borderless window using SysParameter values

Earlier on, I had written a post on maximizing a borderless (WindowStyle=None) window but without covering the taskbar. This solution works well but was not that nice to look at implementation wise 🙂 … However, theres a simplere solution to achieve the same. I get quite a few queries about the previous post, so I…


Want some WPF improvements/features: Tell us

The WPF platform is powerful but relatively new. We realize that some things are lacking and we are in listening mode. If you feel that we need to improve or add something, send me a comment. We’ll make sure you are heard. 🙂   Share this post