Windows Forms and Longhorn

It appears many PDC attendees seem to have questions like: WinFX is wonderful and all that, but do you guys have anything I can use before the Longhorn timeframe? Hey, I just moved to .NET and started writing Windows Forms apps. Are you telling me this stuff is going to be obsolete? BradA has addressed these questions…

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Whidbey Roadmap

BenjaminM has posted a nice summary of BradA‘s Whidbey Roadmap presentation. I love these roadmap talks – they help you get the big picture right. The slides for PDC sessions should be available online soon.

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Finally!

With the first day of the PDC drawing to a close, there is a bunch of information being made available publicly about Windows Longhorn and Visual Studio/.Net Framework Whidbey. Hopefully, everybody can now see why people at Microsoft seem to be so excited about these products 🙂 I can’t wait to start blogging about all the cool new features we…

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Control and UserControl

If I want to write a custom control, what’s the difference between inheriting from Control and UserControl? How do I decide which of the two I should derive from? Brian Pepin replies: Main difference is not the “UserControl” part of the class, but the fact that UserControl derives from ContainerControl. ContainerControl has the additional logic to…

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Forms and Dispose

As I have mentioned before, there is a wealth of knowledge to be gained from reading internal Microsoft mailing lists. I plan to share some of that when I get a chance – under the category .NET – Random Tips. Here is one such. If you have code like this: private void Foo() {     …

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On Blogging

I just read an interesting piece on Internet News about blogging, in the context of Microsoft, Longhorn and the PDC. I definitely think blogs have had a pretty substantial impact on the flow of information about new and existing Microsoft products. Within Microsoft, a great source of technical information is the archives of various internal mailing lists. Increasingly, I notice that a…

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OneNote

While installing the final release build of the new Office 2003 a couple of weeks back, I also installed this thing called OneNote that was optionally offered. I didn’t pay much attention to it at first, but last weekend I thought I’d check it out and played with it a bit. Turns out it is…

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Feedback on EnableVisualStyles

A Google search for EnableVisualStyles points out two things: Good news: A lot of people found the existence of this method useful. Bad news: A lot of people have had problems using it! Hope my previous post here on this topic will help clarify a few things. BTW, the Whidbey release of the Framework will have several improvements…

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