Understanding the TypeDescriptor: A Metadata Engine for Designtime Code

Hi folks – long time no see… E.L.D.S.? Yeah, sure! Never mind that, here is a dump of my understanding of the TypeDescriptor. Hope you find it useful! What is Metadata in the context of CLR? Read all about it here. And what makes this concept really powerful is that any code can access the…

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Writing .NET CF 2.0 Designtime Code – I: An Overview…

Hi Folks… I am back and it’d have been sooner if not for ELDS 🙁 Never mind that. As many of you have already noted, with Visual Studio 2005 there have been radical changes in the way designtime code is written for .NET Desktop/CF 2.0. These changes in the .NET CF Designtime architecture do break…

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.NET Framework Designtime – I: An Introduction...

Hi Folks… For a while now, I have been studying the .NET Framework Designtime Infrastructure. Not only because I now own the VSD WinForms and Data designers. But also because the design & architecture of this piece is quiet fascinating… What is the .NET Framework Designtime Infrastructure.? It is the guts of the Visual Studio…

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