Worldwide response to Tsunami

The Tsunami disaster in Asia has been a sad and tragic event, but I think one bright spot amidst it all has been the amazing worldwide response to it. I don’t recall the peoples of the world coming together this way ever before. Maybe the Internet has helped by spreading the message fast. You will find a…


How does the Windows Forms designer in Visual Studio load a Form?

Here are a couple of questions we often get from developers who are new to Windows Forms: 1) The designer allows me to open an abstract Form, but not a Form that inherits from an abstract Form. Why is that? 2) I got a load error when I tried to open my Form in the VS designer….


Windows Forms and Avalon roadmap

If I am planning to write a Windows client application in the coming months, what technology should I target – Windows Forms or Avalon? This is a question that comes up every so often and results in a lengthy debate, but no clear conclusion. In an attempt to clarify, John Montgomery has posted a set of…


Smart Client Developer Center reloaded

Check out the new and improved MSDN Smart Client Developer Center page – it is a great place to start if you are looking for information about client application development. Jonathan, who is co-editor for the site with Chris Sells, has more information about it in his blog post.