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LLBLGen Pro v4.0 BETA released! by FransBouma

We've released the first beta of LLBLGen Pro v4.0! We hope you all like the new features and additions we packed into this new release! To make sure stuff is truly tested in a lot of scenario's, the beta is available to all v3.x licensees. How to get...

Beware when using .NET's named pipes in a windows forms application by FransBouma

Yesterday a user of our .net ORM Profiler tool reported that he couldn't get the snapshot recording from code feature working in a windows forms application. Snapshot recording in code means you start recording profile data from within the profiled application...

Video: LLBLGen Pro v3 designer and runtime framework by FransBouma

With DevExpress ' Seth Juarez I recorded a webinar / video (Length: 1:25:05) which shows the most important features of the LLBLGen Pro designer (roughly the first hour of the video) and how to use the LLBLGen Pro runtime framework with DevExpress' reporting...

Unknown breaking change in .NET 4? by FransBouma

Today I ran into a breaking change in .NET 4 which I couldn't find in the documentation. It's about binding a linq to objects query to a BindingSource's DataSource in winforms. The code works properly in .NET 3.5, but crashes in .NET 4: _firstRelationshipsBindingSource...

Winforms Gotcha: Form.Close() doesn't always call Dispose() by FransBouma

I just ran into a weird issue. During profiling I saw that controls on a form which was already closed were still reacting to events. I checked whether the Dispose() routine of the particular Form was called, but it wasn't. However, the Dispose() routine...

The evil of the Office UI ribbon license by FransBouma

For the next major version of a certain application I'm working on (gee, what might that be ) I'm researching some UI frameworks and techniques. In the past few months I've spend most of my time working on application support library code, language designs...

VS.NET 2008 Beta 2 / .NET 3.5: Windows Forms ComboBox contains nasty bug. by FransBouma

The Windows Forms combobox control contains a nasty a lot of people who will try .NET 2.0 applications on .NET 3.0 will run into: the Sorted property makes comboboxes unable to bind to data: they stay empty. This is particular bad, because any solid working...

.NET 2.0's ToolStripMenuItem are hard to disable... by FransBouma

Say, you have a .NET 2.0 Windows Forms application with one form and on the form one menu strip at the top, you know, very simple. On that menu strip, you have the menu 'Foo' and on that menu you have a menu item 'Bar', which are in .NET...
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