Author Archives: RodStephens

About RodStephens

Rod Stephens is a software consultant and author who has written more than 30 books and 250 magazine articles covering C#, Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, Delphi, and Java.

Make a 3D globe in WPF and C#

This example shows how you can draw a 3D globe. More generally it shows how you can make a three-dimensional textured sphere in WPF. The example Draw smooth spheres using WPF and C# shows how to make smooth colored spheres. … Continue reading

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Make a TextBox with auto-complete in C#

It’s not too hard to make a TextBox provide an auto-complete feature. In fact, the TextBox control offers three auto-complete styles. This example demonstrates those styles. To provide auto-complete, you need to set the following three TextBox properties. AutoCompleteMode – … Continue reading

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Find .NET libraries for namespaces in C#

Some namespaces have names that nicely match their .NET libraries. For example, the System.Drawing namespace is defined in the System.Drawing library. Unfortunately a namespace’s name doesn’t always match the name of the .NET library that defines it. For example, the … Continue reading

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Move and resize multiple rectangles in WPF and C#

The example Let the user move and resize a rectangle in WPF and C# shows how to let the user move and resize a single rectangle in a WPF program. This example extends that one to let you move and … Continue reading

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Enumerate TreeView nodes in C#

The previous two posts show two ways you can enumerate TreeView nodes that are checked. The idea is to recursively crawl over the tree’s nodes and pick out the checked ones. Unfortunately that method isn’t easily extendable. For example, if … Continue reading

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Yield checked TreeView nodes in C#

The previous example used recursion to traverse the nodes in a TreeView control and fill a list with the nodes that are checked. This example uses a slightly different approach. It traverses the TreeView control’s nodes and uses the yield … Continue reading

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Make a list of checked TreeView nodes in C#

If you set a TreeView control’s CheckBoxes property to true, then the control displays boxes that the user can check to select nodes. In that case you will probably need to find the checked TreeView nodes at some point. Strangely … Continue reading

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Run user-entered code that modifies the program’s form in C#

The example Run user-entered code in C# shows how you can compile and execute code entered at run time. That example simply displays a message box and returns a DialogResult indicating which button the user pressed. This example shows how … Continue reading

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Make a sunburst chart in C#, Part 4

The previous post showed how to make a sunburst chart with curved text. This example extends that one so it can draw multi-line text. The previous post used the DrawTextOnArc method to draw curved text. The text is a distance … Continue reading

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Make a sunburst chart in C#, Part 3

The post Make a sunburst chart in C#, Part 1 shows how to build a basic sunburst chart. The post Make a sunburst chart in C#, Part 2 enhances that example by drawing each node’s text at an angle so … Continue reading

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