Questions tagged [winforms]

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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Pattern-finding game

This is a game that is supposed to be based on strategy and guessing. The letters need to match in a ABCD fashion on each button on buttons[0] - ...
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SQL Permission Handling in WinForms

For my application, I've opted to use Integrated Security with Windows Authentication to access the SQL database. I've created AD security groups for each role and given them ...
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Tic Tac Toe with winforms

This game works out the basic of a Tic Tac Toe game. I am looking to see if this can be redone in any way to make the code more smaller since this is really big. ...
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Console window to debug Windows Applications

Since I was having some difficulties to debug the next step for Scrolly - A (very) simple infinite mouse "scroll", I've decided to make a console-like class that allows to add messages to it. This ...
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Scrolly - A (very) simple infinite mouse “scroll”

Out of fun, and to practice my rusty C# skills, I've made a very basic program. It only has 1 function: When you move the mouse to a side of the screen, it shown on the other side. Like an infinite ...
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Drag and drop single files on different targets for different purposes

I have three text fields (DevExpress ButtonEdits set to read only) on a Windows Forms app. They look like this: They're used by dragging and dropping a single ...
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Populate tree from 3 different data sources and show its content

The task is to build a WinForm app which populates a tree from 3 different data sources and shows its content. 1 ComboBox at top - to choose datasource. (File ...
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Winforms Mathematical Operator Label

I wrote a custom class which (atm) displays the +, -, =, x, and ÷ operators inside a circle. Apart from the issue of some symbols not appearing in the exact center (everything except + looks a bit off)...
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Preparing a YouTube downloader based on Windows form

The program this function was written for is a Windows forms program. This function downloads videos from the internet one after the other. It runs in a separate thread (so the user can drag the form ...
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Binding Lists of Commits to a DataGridView in Winforms with an MVP architecture

I'm using Winforms and I find this pattern showing up in my code a lot. It works, but I'm unsure if it's best. The goal is to pass an IList of items through a view ...
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User can choose to add one of two node types to a treeView, both of which have almost identical settings

There is a context menu that comes up when a user right-clicks on a node in a TreeView. They are then presented with the choice to either add what is called a "RWB" or an "AQ" node to the tree. Both ...
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Properly managing a collection from deserialized XML file throughout app's lifetime

I'm developing a WinForms app to manage some settings and profiles for multiple video games. The list of video games is specified by the user, and I'm trying to figure out how to properly maintain ...
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Script that parses the Chase.com page for my recent payments

I wrote this code earlier to parse Chase.com's online transactions page. It's written in WinForms. stepBtn is a button that starts this. ...
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Loading a Model from a Database

As you will see from the code below, I have a base model. ...
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Controls Edits of DataGridview in Winform

I want to refactor this code that is currently in a partial Form Class and deals with edits made on certain cells in a datagridview (in this case called dgvReplenish). I would like to refactor so ...
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Linq-to-SQL DAL on a Windows Forms project

I just started out a new job as a C# programmer on .NET 3.5. My manager gives me total independence on how I build my modules, which is generally a good thing, but there are minuses too. Having too ...
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Rubberduck “GoTo Anything” Navigation

The next version of rubberduck is going to include a pretty nifty "goto anything" / find symbol navigation tool that lets the user enter an identifier name in a combobox: UI To achieve the templated ...
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Reordering method parameters

Next release of Rubberduck (should be 1.4) introduces a reorder parameters refactoring, which lets user reorder the parameters of a module (or class) member, and automatically adjust all usages. ...
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Populating a ListView with Items

I populate a ListView with Items. Each Item has data attached to its .Tag property. Over time, I have needed to handle many cases where something would be null or ...
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Exploring the code of the Code Explorer

The Code Explorer is a dockable toolwindow that displays a TreeView that shows all opened VBA projects and their respective modules, but unlike the "native" Project Explorer, Rubberduck's explorer ...
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Check before proceeding if the task in BackgroundWorker has completed

I have a Login Form (which has a label that will show status of background process, username and password text boxes, Login and Cancel buttons) along with that I have a background worker to do some ...
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Dealing with DB Through EF within Winforms

I have the following code which uses EntityFramework to reach out to a DB and retrieve data to populate into a Winform application gridview. I am still quite new ...
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Cancellable progress form using async/await

Introduction: For a project I'm working on I used a BackGroundWorker to lift some heavy tasks away from the UI thread and report progress. For this I created some ...
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Efficient use of LINQ - Indexing

I have a Class with a List of objects, and those objects contain a list which has lists to objects in the first class, and I'm trying to quickly index them. Simplified: ...
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Is this a thread-safe implementation of background bitmap generation?

For a game implementation, I have a very large overview map with multiple layers (namely base-map / units / highlight & info / fov-shading) of which the first is CPU-intensive to generate. I have ...
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Refactoring my Todo List was on my Todo List. How's my MVC?

This is a follow up to Rolling my own Configuration with UI. I got a lot of great advice about the Configuration system I created, but no one touched on how all of my logic for the UI was in the code ...
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Rolling my own Configuration with UI

The Rubberduck Saga continues as I find a need to roll my own configuration. Since the program is really a *.dll and available to several host applications, using app.config is not an option. I ...
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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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Selecting employees and updating a DataGridView

I've been reading up on different design patterns, mainly MVP and different adaptions of this design pattern / architecture. Now, I've decided to have a little play with my own ideas, the main ...
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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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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 ...