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.

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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Make a sunburst chart in C#, Part 2

The post Make a sunburst chart in C#, Part 1 explained how to build a simple sunburst chart. Unfortunately the node labels used by that chart didn’t fit their wedges very well because the text was all drawn horizontally. This … Continue reading

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Make a sunburst chart in C#, Part 1

A sunburst chart displays hierarchical data in a circular diagram. The hierarchy’s root is drawn in the center. Its children sit in a ring around the root. After that, each node’s wedge in a ring is divided among its children … Continue reading

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Display a form’s control hierarchy in C#

This example displays the control hierarchy for a form. It’s actually relatively simple. Some controls can contain other controls. For example, a form is a control and it contains all of a Windows Forms application’s controls. Similarly Panel, TableLayoutPanel, SplitContainer, … Continue reading

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Loop over a form’s controls in C#

This example shows how to loop over controls of various types on a form. The Control class defines a Controls property that is a collection containing references to the controls inside a control. For example, a form’s Controls collection holds … Continue reading

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Solution: The 40 pound stone puzzle

  This is the solution to The 40 pound stone puzzle. If you haven’t read the puzzle yet, click here before you read the solution. This puzzle similar to some of the puzzles in my book Interview Puzzles Dissected. The … Continue reading

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Use digits of Pi to draw a picture in C#

The article 10 stunning images show the beauty hidden in pi shows several ways to use Pi to generate pictures. This example demonstrates one of them. The program starts drawing at the origin (0, 0). It then scans through the … Continue reading

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Look for dates in the digits of Pi in C#

The example Find patterns within pi in C# looks for patterns within the digits of Pi. You can use that example to look for dates such as 4/1. This example determines whether the first 100 thousand digits of Pi contains … Continue reading

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