November 2004 - Jazz Up Your WinForms
Use popup-style windows, irregularly shaped forms, and collapsible and dockable controls to give users the flexible, modern, consistent UIs they've come to expect. Plus parsing text files with regular expressions, using the .NET Framework Stack class to handle multiple states of data within your application, sorting in .NET and more.
Users expect to find popup-style windows, irregularly shaped forms, and collapsible and dockable controls in a robust application. Learn how to implement the three features that can make or break your next Windows Forms app's UI.
Learn to parse fixed-length files and delimited text files, detect when a key combination is pressed, and change the style of the Web control that has the input focus.
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Sorting provides users with logical views of information. Learn how to implement and customize the sorting features your collections provide.
The last decade has seen software companies attempt to foster sales by producing new products that make the earlier versions obsolete. Some say this approach will be their downfall.
DataDirect Connect for .NET's native managed database providers for Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, and Sybase improve data-access performance, reliability, and scalability.