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Mix And Match: Integrate Windows Forms Into Your MFC Applications Through C++ Interop

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Consider an MDI application like Microsoft Excel; files opened from the file system (by double-clicking) are all opened as separate child windows within the parent Excel window.7 For the first instance of an MDI application to open a new child window to display the file that was passed to the second instance of the application, the second instance must be able to communicate with the initial instance.

Windows Forms: A Modern-Day Programming Model for Writing GUI Applications


To write GUI applications for Microsoft .NET you'll use Windows Forms. Windows Forms are a new style of application built around classes in the .NET Framework class library's System.WinForms namespace. They have a programming model all their own that is cleaner, more robust, and more consistent than models based on the Win32 API or MFC, and they run in the managed environment of the .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR). This article details what Windows Forms are all about, from the programming model to Microsoft Intermediate Language and the JIT compiler. Two applications using forms, event handlers, anchors and persistence are built step by step.

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Word Interop - System.InvalidOperationException in System.Windows.Forms.dll



Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Version 8.0.50727.42 

Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0.50727

Word 2003 Interop


I am trying to recreate the "AmbiguousMember" example from p. 31 of Whitechapel's "MS .NET Development for MS Office" using VB instead of VC#.

This involves implementing an event handler for the Word Quit event. In the event handler, I need to toggle the Enabled state of two buttons. This causes the following error:

A first chance exception of type 'System.InvalidOperationException' occurred in System.Windows.Forms.dll

The code behind the Form1 form is shown below. Form1 has two buttons: Button1 "Run Word"; Button2 "Quit Word". The event handler is intended to clean up if the user quits the Word application, and reset the buttons.

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Windows Service Applications Tutorials

You can easily create services by creating an application that is installed as a service. For example, suppose you want to monitor performance counter data and react to threshold values. You could write a Windows Service application that listens to the performance counter data, deploy the application, and begin collecting and analyzing data.

Application Architecture in Windows Forms 2.0

Applications have special support in Windows Forms. For starters, you can manage and tailor your application's lifetime, and, when the work flow is disrupted by an unhandled exception, you can choose from several methods of response. Then, there are several application models that you can employ, including Single Document Interface (SDI) and Multiple Document Interface (MDI) applications, each of which can support either multiple-instance or single-instance mode, the former the VS05 default and the latter requiring special consideration. All applications, however, can discover and use a wide variety of information about the system and environment they execute in.

How to programmatically add controls to Windows forms at run time by using Visual C#

Create a Windows Forms Application
Start Visual Studio .NET or Visual Studio 2005 or a later version, and create a new Visual C# Windows Application project named WinControls. Form1 is added to the project by default.
Double-click Form1 to create and view the Form1_Load event procedure.
Add private instance variables to the Form1 class to work with common Windows controls. The Form1 class starts as follows:

How to Localize Windows Forms and Change the Language at Runtime

Localization is the process of customizing your application to a particular language, culture or locale. Visual Studio provides support for localizing Windows Forms with much ease. In this article, we will see how to localize windows forms and give the user the ability to change to his preferred language at runtime.
When you run a localized application, the appearance is determined by two culture values. The UICulture property is used to specify which resource files will be loaded for the form. The Culture property, on the other hand, determines how strings such as dates, numerals, and currency amounts are formatted.
Let us see the steps required to create a localized form. You can then expand this example and adopt the same approach for the rest of the forms in your project

Localizing Windows Forms

The Visual Studio project system provides considerable support for localizing Windows Forms applications. There are two ways to generate resource files using the Visual Studio development environment: one is to have the project system generate the resource files for localizable UI elements such as text and images on the form. The resource files are then built into satellite assemblies. The second way is to add a resource file template and then edit the template with the XML Designer. A reason for doing the latter is to make localizable strings that appear in dialog boxes and error messages. You must then write code to access these resources.

This walkthrough topic demonstrates both processes in a single Windows Application project.

You can also convert a text file to a resource file; for more information, see Resources in Text File Format and Resource File Generator (Resgen.exe).


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Worldly Windows: Extend The Global Reach Of Your Applications With Unicode 5.0


When using global applications, people want to communicate with others on their terms, in their own languages. Unicode 5.0 brings that ideal closer to reality.

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Managed Spy: Deliver The Power Of Spy++ To Windows Forms With Our New Tool


Spy++ displays Win32 information such as window classes, styles, and messages. Now you can get that same functionality for managed code using our ManagedSpy. Get it here.

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