New White Paper: Windows Forms 2.0 Data Binding Improvements

Yes – another white paper! We’ve been quite the busy beavers here in User Education. Cheryl Simmons has a great two-parter up detailing improvements to the data binding architecture in Windows Forms 2.0. Check it out:Behind the Scenes: Improvements to Windows Forms Data Binding in the .NET Framework 2.0, Part 1Behind the Scenes: Improvements to…

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Retrieve <?xml-stylesheet> from RSS Feed using XmlDocument

So I’m trying to wrap up this white paper I’m writing on consuming RSS in Windows Forms. I wrote a whole section on how to apply a custom XSLT transform to a feed, and display the resulting HTML in the WebBrowser. (I gave a less-complete version  of a solution in an earlier blog post.) Then…

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InPlaceHostingManager: Why Does AssertApplicationRequirements() Throw a TrustNotGrantedException?

As you may remember, InPlaceHostingManager is a part of the ClickOnce API that enables a .NET application to download and install other ClickOnce applications. It’s pretty straightforward to use – but there may be one area that trips you up. I was chatting in email with an MVP about why his InPlaceHostingManager application was throwing…

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Using the Microsoft Feeds (RSS) API from Windows Forms

Wim De Cleen has a great two-part walkthrough up on how to use the new Microsoft Feeds API to display a folder-style list of RSS feeds in Windows Forms. The Feeds API is new with Internet Explorer 7, and is the programmatic interface to the new Windows RSS Platform.I’m working on a white paper that…

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SQL Server Express, Windows Forms, and ClickOnce

I’m working on a project that will be included in a white paper, and needed to use SQL Server Express 2005 as a database engine. Being the “ClickOnce guy” on the Windows Forms doc team, I immediately wondered: How will I deploy this once it’s ready?Fortunately, Robert Walters already answered that question for me with…

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SQL Server Everywhere

Steve Lasker has a stream of information about this new technology. Start with his Info post and work your way up. SQL Server Everywhere is essentially SQL Server Mobile with the licensing restrictions removed, so that it can be deployed by client applications on Windows desktops. Thye’re delaying release to incorporate a mechnsim for servicing…

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Snaplines: Using CTRL Key to Snap in Windows Forms

I was just in a meeting and learned about a Windows Forms feature I previously knew nothing of. I love Snaplines in Windows Forms 2.0/Visual Studio 2005. What I didn’t know, however, is that you can use the CTRL key and the arrow keys to snap to Snaplines. Try it! Place a Panel and a…

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