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WinForms Tips & Tricks

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While I was looking for a solution for the disappearing image of a XP styled button, I ran into this small site. Mick Dohertys provides some nice tips and workaround for common Windows Forms (.NET 1.1) bugs.

January 5, 2006

Smart Client frustrations

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Well, I’m quite disappointed in the amount of tool support for developing Smart Clients. One my of current projects involves a Windows Forms Smart Client that uses .NET Remoting to connect to the application server. While developing on a system with local admin rights everything works okay (obvio...

December 15, 2005

NHibernate and LINQ

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Yesterday, two of my collegues demonstrated both NHibernate, an open-source object relational mapper, and the technology preview of LINQ, the C# 3.0 query language. I was quite impressed by the ease of use of NHibernate. Obviously, die-hard Java coders were already aware of the power of Hibernate...

October 19, 2005

Visual Studio 2003 and 2005 side-by-side

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We recently discovered that running Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 next to Visual Studio 2003 breaks the attach to process functionality of the latter in many cases. However, it seems that this is fixed in Visual Studio 2005 Release Candidate. I still have to try it myself though.

October 19, 2005