WinForms is the informal term given to the graphical application programming interface (API) included as a part of Microsoft's .NET Framework, providing access to the native Microsoft Windows interface elements by wrapping the existing Windows API in managed code.

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Winforms Circular Checkbox

So here is my next creation, a circular checkbox. This is my third custom control, so I'm still learning, but have the basics just about down. Tips and suggestions are most appreciated: ...
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Counting Calories

I have this program for counting calories. There isn't a whole lot to it yet. It's a moderately sized project, so I'll do my best to make it as short as possible, posting only the main of the program ...
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Optimizing paint code

I am trying to optimize the following code: ...
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Finding Magic Comments to Create a Custom Task List

I've been working on a COM Add-in for the VBA IDE with a friend. The idea is to search the active VBA Project for "magic" comments and create a task list much like any sane IDE would have. This is ...
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Use parent class to declare a child object or how compiler allocates memory

I'm working with C# and .NET Framework 4.0 and Windows Forms. On my project I have three custom objects that inherits from MyControl class (...
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Stop Watch Application 2.1

After the tips from my previous review. I have come up with these changes: Separation of Concerns Use Delegates I'm asking you guys if this looks good. Other then separate out the ...
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Stop Watch Application 2.0

After the tips from my previous review. I have come up with these changes: Changed my braces to start on a new line Used the Single Responsibility Principle Return early whenever possible Use a ...
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Stop Watch application

I've done the difficult dailyprogrammer challenge #2: Your mission is to create a stopwatch program. this program should have start, stop, and lap options, and it should write out to a file to be ...
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TestExplorerWindow, the event-tossing UI

Following up on Integrating Unit Testing functionality into an old COM-based IDE, I made quite a few changes to the UI, and now the code-behind for my ...
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Disabling selection in textbox

I have a form that displays a list of days in a given month that looks like so: All the text boxes are set as readonly, which is the desired functionality. While ...
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Windows forms set saved groupbox location settings

I have a Windows form that when a user moves some groupboxes around, before the application exits, it saves those X and Y coordinates into a MySQL database (with a bit of added text to identify which ...
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Adding list of customcontrols

This is the basic class that I am trying to display: ...
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Reporting progress to main form's controls from within a threaded heavy task

I'm trying to figure out how to nicely write a Winforms app that reports the progress of completing a long task onto the main form's controls without causing Cross-thread op exceptions and such. So ...
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Handling Parent-Child Relationship using MVP within a WinForms Application

I recently asked on Programmers: How should one handle a Parent-Child relationship using MVP? Based on the comments received, I tried this: IParentView ...
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Optimizing recursive reading of a UI configuration file

In our project(windows app, winforms) the UI is designed based on XML configuration file. I have a program to read the UI configuration file and Parse the configuration and design the UI. The ...
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Design of colour fading for WinForms controls effect

I wrote this little piece of code to linearly interpolate between a winforms control's background colour and any arbirtrarly chosen colour. I don't like the way I wrote this piece and I was ...
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Shutdown Delay Program

I wrote this program a while back that would allow me to set a delay, say 3 hours, and when the delay had expired, my PC would turn off. The purpose of it was so I didn't have to leave my PC on all ...
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Loading GIF form on a Windows console app using threads

I have a main form which does processing for an extended period of time. Normally, progress bars are used to show either the loading status or simply show the program is still running/hasn't freezed. ...
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Winforms Dice Control

This is my second Custom Control I have made, a dice. The code below has worked 100% in all my tests, program contains 1 dice control and seven buttons, 6 for setting a number directly, and one for ...
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Sorting Visualizations - WinForms

Description I think many many people have seen this youtube video "15 Sorting Algorithms in 6 Minutes" When I saw it, I decided: "I can do that better" and I tried to get things done with the tools ...
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Service class for Archiving and Mirroring Files and Directories

I am writing an application that either mirrors a file/directory into another location or creates a zip file "snap shot" of a file or directory and stores it in another location. The user is able to ...
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Winforms Graphical Timer Control

This is a Graphical Timer control I made for C# Winforms, which taught me quite a bit (it is my first Custom Control). The code below is a fully working application with the Graphical Timer, some ...
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Updating XML config files

I have been unable to find any other way to update a user config file than the following method. ...
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Error Handling When Using Dictionary

I have set up a Dictionary that calls on a class to fill a DataGridView via SQL statements. The problem is in two (out of 5) ...
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Populating DataGrids

I'm building an in house query tool. The main form has a drop down which allows the user to select how they want to find scripts, and a drop down for what server they want to run the query on. There ...
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Dataset with optional addition to where statement

I am trying to generate a dataset from a query that has a where statement. If the user passes a value additional things need to be added to the ...
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Two Datasets Same Query

I have a form that allows the user to select a server. This will execute the exact same query just on a different server. ...
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Binding data to a ComboBox and then showing ValueMember in another TextBox

I have a comboBox and a TextBox in the View and when the view is loaded, the ...
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Binding a DataGridView to a List

I'm new to Databinding in MVP and I want to bind my DataGridView to a object list. This grid may be populated in two ways. There are TextBoxes in the form and users can enter text, and when they ...
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Silent Try_catch in high load socket server or not?

I'm working on a socket application that will listen to incoming messages from about 400 devices. They all send a message at least once per minute. Now I have a working program and it has been running ...
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PowerShell Active Directory Browser

I've just published ADExploder. It's a single-script PowerShell app (source) that uses classic Windows Forms and the Directory Services API to be able to browse nodes and properties of Active ...
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Validating a string under few conditions

Following code validates NIC number of a person (National Identity Card, no like SSN) Requirements are... Length should be 10 digits or characters All should be digits except the last one Last one ...
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Using a single validation handler for all controllers in a form

In input validation I'm using this validation method in my all Forms. Here I have a single handler for all TextBoxes in my Form and if I have other controllers like ...
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Input validation for text boxes in a Form

In a Win Form I'm doing initial validation in the Form. So before saving data, I want to validate whether all the required fields are filled (Text Boxes) by the user. There are about 18 such Text ...
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Calling a copy constructor in Presenter to prepare a list of Models

I'm new to MVP. In a presenter I have following code. Here what am I trying is to create a list of Model objects (in this case ...
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Controlling permissions in a MVP application

In a Windows forms payroll application employing MVP pattern (for a small scale client) I'm planing user permission handling as follows (permission based) as ...
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Keeping WebBrowser control's DocumentCompleted event handlers

This morning, being in urgent need of an effective subject code solution, I have had to write a "quick & dirty" custom one: ...
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Pizza form project

I've just recently started C# and I was wondering if there's anything I can improve on. My project is a pizza form, where people can order pizza and the price gets updated, depending on whether they ...
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Message estimator

I'm new to C# and OOP and am struggling to move away from the procedural way of doing things. I understand the tutorials I have looked at but find it more difficult when actually doing something a ...
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Using Models and Entities in MVP pattern

I'm a beginner in MVP design pattern and In a MVP triad, I have Model - AdvanceInfo View - AdvanceForm Presenter - ...
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Using built-in type Decimal or Entity type Advance, to hold AdvanceAmount

In a wage processing system which employees MVP pattern We have Model classes WageInfo, EarningInfo, ...
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Employee wage/salary calculation MVP solution

In this project (C# Win forms) I'm supposed to calculate wages of employees. These are the steps: Calculate earnings from Attendance data. Here all regular earnings like ...
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Calculating Earnings from attendance details

In a C# win forms payroll application I need to calculate employee salary based on their attendance. I've written a stored procedure which calculates earnings of all employees from the data available ...
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Populating a Data Grid View in MVP

I'm developing a win forms application in MVP pattern. In the application, there is a small module to show the branch offices (called points) where the attendance entering process has been completed. ...
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Keep asking the user [after performing an action] until they wish to stop

I have a form that requires the user to select photos to be included in their portfolio before they can proceed to use the app for the first time. I don't want to spend the rest of my life ...
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MVP Pattern used in a payroll solution

I'm using MVP pattern for a payroll system as my final year project. There are about 16 entity classes (like employee, client, ...
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Displaying data from a database onto a form

I'm a beginner to .NET and could you guide me to right direction. My problem is based on the following code. Here I have 4 variations of same method and all 4 variations are working fine. What is ...
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WinForm plugin architecture

I have been developing this plugin architecture, mostly for fun and education, its a simple WinForm with some plugin logic and two plugins, i want to know if there is a better way of doing it. ...
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Can calculation of word wrapping be made notably faster?

I need to re-wrap a text so that it fits a given width, font and DC. The result needs to be an array of lines. I use the following code: ...
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Password Manager UI: Populating DataGridView is Painfully Slow

I'm designing a small account/password manager using C# and SQL Server CE. LINQ to SQL is my ORM of choice. Here's the data model representing how the SQL Server CE database is set up: And here's ...