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My first WPF app (Lukey) - 11/27/2007 12:57 PM PST RRS feed

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  • By: Lukey


    I finished my first programme using bend yesterday: 
    http://acquiesce.awardspace.co.uk/project/bex/bex.htm, for anyone who’s 
    interested.
    
    It’s not really much but I do like it so, I gave up making it look 
    professional, everything I did looked tacky, so I just gave up and tried to 
    make it as funky as I could.
    
    The main Window hosts two windows form controls, a custom control and a list 
    view (I couldn’t work out how to use the WPF one).
    I love how easy it was to add the controls, I wish there was support for 
    this in the IDE thought, something like a drag ‘n’ drop feature, I’m sure I’m 
    not the only guy with his own library of custom controls, still nice and easy.
    I did find out that if I set window icon in "common properties" then the 
    application won't run, a standard “Not responding” message would appear.
    Also if I set the "Allow transparency" on the main window, then the Windows 
    forms controls wouldn’t show.
    I don’t know what these two things are, I’m using Blend so maybe they’re 
    sorted in Blend 2.
    
    But it was fun, for my next project I want to have docked panels that the 
    user can move about to change the layout of the window, maybe save this 
    layout to an XML file?... hmm
    
    Anyway, the src and release are here 
    http://acquiesce.awardspace.co.uk/project/bex/bex.htm.
    
    Luke
    
    Thursday, February 21, 2008 8:10 PM