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Want to know where Windows Forms 2.0 is at?
Now this is some good transparency-like information: Feature Status in Windows Form in Visual Studio 2005. Thanks to Chris Sells for the original link. (Be sure to check that out for lots of cool VS 2005 info, including the new Express release betas.) After reading through the status list I saw: Rafting Poor That explains pretty quickly why there are some weird issues with docking of ToolStrips and MenuStrips in the CTP of VS 2005. If you just draw the rafting container background and move the toolstrip ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 29, 2004 6:02 PM

Menustrip & Toolstrip Redux
Since the question came up in the comments for my first Menustrip & Toolstrip entry, I went ahead and wrapped up the Menustrip project. You can now download it here. The solution was written and built in the May 2004 CTP released at TechEd 2004, build 40426.16. I won't come near claiming that this is “good” code, other than it does what I set out to do. So feel free to drop any suggestions. ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 29, 2004 5:45 PM

Cool XmlSerializer Features
Tim Ewald is back to blogging with a great new article: XmlSerializer sans XSD. After recently playing with the XML Serialization attributes on classes for a project in InfoPath, this article hits perfectly to show you how to create classes based on an existing XML File. For my project in InfoPath I pretty much worked the opposite way and created a class with the attributes to be serialized down through a web service. The Invoicing sample with the InfoPath SDK gives a great example of this. I was ......

Posted On Monday, June 28, 2004 4:39 PM

MenuStrip & ToolStrip
After watching Joe Stegman's DEV260 overview of Windows Forms “2.0” I was fascinated by the new MenuStrip and ToolStrip controls. I love the fact that MS is giving us access to controls that will have a very similar look and feel, by default, to the current MS applications. What's even better is these new strips can use a custom renderer to create your own look and feel. That means when Office v.next comes out we'll immeidately be able to update our own look and feel to match the new ......

Posted On Friday, June 11, 2004 10:31 AM

Microsoft Security Summit
Just got back this evening from the Microsoft Security Summit in Anaheim. Once again Microsoft had some great content and presenters. I'm amazed that they had an entirely free event that included breakfast and lunch! While not the quality of TechEd, it was certainly on par with the $75 DevDays we attended in LA. My one grip about the day though was that all of the content was a virtual repeat of a previous MSDN security event at a local movie theater. While the information was definitely good, it ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 8, 2004 6:02 PM

Console.WriteLine("Hello World!");
As has become customary in the blogsphere here is my introductory post giving you a little background for the future posts on O(geek). I am a software developer working for a local city government for a city of about 37,000 residents. We do all of our new projects in .NET, and have been using the platform since .NET 1.0 went RTM February of 2002. Of course an MSDN subscription was in order at that time so we could download the release bits ASAP, instead of the terribly long wait for CD's. I began ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 8, 2004 5:30 PM

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