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
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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
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
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
LinkLabels are Windows Forms controls that enable a user to hyperlink to a URL that points to either the Web or the local directory system. While the SDK documentation discusses the control, it does not demonstrate how linking is accomplished, nor does it outline the power and flexibility the control provides. This article fills those gaps, showing how to link using the LinkLabel control. It also shows the flexibility of this control for the programmer using the .NET Framework. In addition, the author covers the large number of properties that allow you to customize your controls and accurately place them. Their built-in behaviors are also discussed, along with their use in both Visual Basic .NET and C#.
MSDN Magazine February 2003
How would an English speaker feel if his car's owner's manual was written in German or if the dash board markings were written in Japanese because the car was manufactured in that country? This is an experience common to computer users all over the world who don't speak English as their primary language, and it's becomming more important. The Microsoft .NET Framework not only makes it possible to build international applications, but many of the tools such as Visual Studio .NET make it quite easy. This article looks at internationalization with .NET and presents real tools you can use to make all of your Windows Forms applications global-ready.
Jason R. Bell
MSDN Magazine June 2002
The exception message is: Could not connect to
http://188.8.131.52:43584/CProsp/CP_WCF/mex. TCP error code 10060: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond 184.108.40.206:43584.
What I am trying to do: a WCF service is self hosted in a Windows Forms application. The WCF client is in another Windows Forms application. Eventually, the client is supposed to run on a computer somewhere out there on the Internet and send messages to
the server which is running on my home computer. This is my first attempt at making a remote WCF call.
I have success when server and client either run on the same computer, or are running on different computers attached to my little in-home LAN. When I try to route the client's request via Internet (in preparation for having the client reside out there somewhere)
I get the exception reproduced in the first paragraph above after waiting for about 20 seconds.
OS is WinXP Pro with SP3. Using Visual Studio 2008, Visual Basic. 220.127.116.11 is the IP currently assigned to me by Comcast (I watch carefully to see when it changes; also, I altered it for purposes of asking this question).
Chris Tavares explains how the ASP.NET MVC Framework's Model View Controller pattern helps you build flexible, easily tested Web applications.
MSDN Magazine March 2008
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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
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.