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Print RDLC Report without Preview

Sometimes you have a report which you want to print without showing a preview in ReportViewer. You can print an RDLC report programmatically using LocalReport object and CreateStreamCallback callback function. There is an article in MSDN which describes…

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How to edit a List<string> in PropertyGrid

When you define a property of List<string> type for a control, if you try to edit the property in PropertyGrid, a collection editor form will open and if you click on add button on the editor form, you…

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How to add item to Windows shell context menu to open your application

Sometimes when installing applications, you want to add an entry to the windows shell context menu to open your application and pass the selected file or folder name to your application. In this post I’ll show how to…

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Enable designer of child Panel in a UserControl

Sometimes you want to create a composite user control and allow users to interact with the user control at designer when they drop an instance of your user control on a form. For example, let’s say we are…

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DataAnnotations Validation Attributes in Windows Forms

In this post, I’ll show how to use Data Annotation Validation attributes to perform validation in a Windows Forms Application. Data Annotation Validation attributes enable you to perform model validation simply by decorating class properties with validation attributes…

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How to get value of advanced power settings

Some times you may need to get value of advanced power settings in your application. For example you may want to know after how much idle time, the system will hibernate of sleep. Here in this post I’ll…

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Unit test a public method which relies on a protected method

Sometimes you need to write unit tests for a public method which is relying on some other protected methods. For example, lets say we have a business logic class which has a public GetGreatestId method, which returns the…

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Two-way data-binding to Dynamic Object

Dynamic Object Two Way Data Binding

To create a Dynamic Object which you can use for two-way data-binding to Windows Forms control, you should derive from DynamicObject and also implement ICustomTypeDescriptor and INotifyPropertyChanged interface. DynamicObject: Deriving from DynamicObject provides a solution for specifying dynamic…

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Auto-hide menu in Windows Forms

Some times you need to make the menu of the form auto hide to provide more space for other controls on the form. To show and hide the menu, it’s enough to set its Visible property. But to…

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How to get rid of BOM when downloading text from azure blob

When you download a text content using CloudBlockBlob.DownloadText() if the blob contains the BOM or byte order mark, then the returned text will contain some additional characters. For example in case of having UTF8 with BOM, you will…

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