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.
MSDN Magazine April 2006
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Here we examine the typical cloud platform architecture and some common architectural patterns, along with their implementation on the Windows Azure offering from Microsoft.
MSDN Magazine May 2009
See how Windows Forms applications can be adapted to use the new .NET Add-in framework (System.AddIn) this month.
MSDN Magazine July 2008
In this article, author John Torjo presents a guide to his C++ GUI library called eGUI++ and explains how it makes user interface programming easier.
MSDN Magazine June 2008
Smart cards are a compelling alternative to the reliance on passwords, which are the weakest link in authentication systems. Get the Windows smart card programming basics here.
MSDN Magazine November 2006
P2P applications face a number of barriers preventing their wide adoption as a productivity solution. Fortunately Windows Vista improves the situation, as you'll learn here.
MSDN Magazine October 2006
MSDN Magazine May 2006
This article discusses techniques you can use to ensure that Windows Forms-based apps provide optimal performance to match the rich UI responsiveness they're known to provide.
MSDN Magazine March 2006
The System.Windows.Forms.TextRenderer class provides support for complex scripts in Windows Forms controls so you can render text the way you want and support international locales.
Miguel A. Lacouture
Smart client apps use local resources, provide a rich client experience, and support intelligent install mechanisms. Web services offer powerful interoperability and integration features. Find out how to combine them to develop integrated apps that incorporate data from disconnected sources.
MSDN Magazine February 2006
In ASP. NET and Windows Forms projects, some file types are treated differently than others. For example, ASPX and ASCX files are dynamically parsed and compiled to an assembly on the fly. The contents of an XML Schema Definition (XSD) file are used to create a new, strongly typed DataSet-based object at design time.
The System.Windows.Forms namespace has increased by approximately 134 percent over the .NET Framework 1.1. There are 446 new public types; 113 existing types have been updated with new members and values; 218 types have been carried over from the original namespace. Read about it here.
Chris Sells and Michael Weinhardt
MSDN Magazine Visual Studio 2005 Guided Tour 2006
With the .NET Framework and GDI+, you can easily add elements of style to your applications. You can use transparency, irregularly shaped windows, notification icons, toast pop-ups, different color schemes, and lots more. Designed well, these techniques can create much more compelling interactions between your application and your users. This article explains how.
MSDN Magazine September 2005