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Windows Forms

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Quickly Determine Whether a Column Is Fully Visible in a DataGridView
by Srinath MS
Find out whether a DataGridView column is partially hidden.
Disable the Standard Windows Close, Minimize, and Maximize Buttons
by Ted Atogwe
In .NET Windows Forms, disabling the standard Windows close, minimize, and maximize buttons is as simple as setting the Window Style or adding one line of code.
Minimize Flickers in Windows Forms
by Jayadev D
Learn how to minimize the flickering users often experience when loading forms or during other operations.
Disable Copy/Paste in a Textbox in Your WinForms Application
by Srinath MS
Use these following steps to disable the Copy/Paste feature in a textbox.
Setting Focus on a Form in an MDI Application
by Srinath MS
To gain focus on a form in an MDI Windows Application quickly, use the Form.Activate method.
Viewing Contents in the Background Form
by Srinath MS
Suppose you're working on multiple forms and you've got a visual dependency on data in one or more forms (something like the Aero effect in Vista). In such cases, use the form's Opacity property.
Paint Event Not Called During Form Resize
by Srinath MS
Read on for two workarounds that solve this problem.
Use the UseWaitCursor Property to Change Cursors
by Srinath MS
The System.Windows.Form class's UseWaitCursor property sets the window's cursor to an hourglass. It is a Boolean property.
Show() vs. ShowDialog() in .NET
by Srinath MS
The form class' ShowDialog method functions differently than its Show method. This tip explains how.
Make a Textbox Display Characters in a Particular Case
by Srinath MS
Learn how to use the CharacterCasing property to make a textbox display characters in acertain case.
Recursive Function Finds a Control on a Form
by Yuriy Bas
This recursive function finds a control on a form by its name.
Manipulate the Positioning of Child Forms on MDI Forms
by Mamta Murthy
Learn how to change the default placement of a child form at the top left of its parent MDI form.
Adding an Existing Windows Form to Another Project
by Boris Eligulashvili
When you add an existing Windows Form to another (target) project, it may fail to be opened by the VS.Net Designer in your target project. This tip explains why and how to prevent this from happening.
How to Hide a ContextMenu
by Boris Eligulashvili
Find out how to hide a ContextMenu.
The VS.NET 2003 DateTimePicker Control's Default Value
by Boris Eligulashvili
In some cases, the results of the use of the DateTimePicker control can be confused. This especially happens when the control has been implicitly initialized. This tip describes what you can do to avoid confusion.
Using Pixels in WinForms .NET
by Michel Posseth
This tip shows you a way to use pixels as a replacement for twips in your WinForms. This is especially handy for people who still need to use twips ocassionally (like, for Crystal Reports, etc.).
Connect to SQL Server Using ADODB Retrieving Records
by Yatin Karekar
This tip will show you how to connect to SQL Server using ADODB Retrieving Records using Record Set and connecting it to Crystal Reports.
Create and Execute Web Links with the LinkLabel Control
by Parthasarathy Mandayam
Learn how to easily create makes with the LinkLabel control.
Visual Inheritance with C#
by Boris Eligulashvili
Microsoft VS.NET provides design-time support for form inheritance. A derived form can be added to your solution by right-clicking on your project in the Solution Explorer window and choosing "Add..." and then "Add Inherited Form…" from the context menu.
Deselect All Items in a ListView Control
by Suresh Lale
Use this code to deselect all items in a ListView control.
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