Category Archives: controls

Improve the picture list in C#

My post Make a picture list in C# explained how you can make a picture list that lets the user add, remove, and rearrange pictures. This post adds a small improvement. The previous example displayed images in PictureBox controls with … Continue reading

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Make a picture list in C#

This example shows how to build a picture list that lets the user add, remove, and rearrange pictures at run time. If you right-click between two pictures or to the left or right of all of the pictures, the program … Continue reading

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Load Excel records into a DataGridView in C#

This example shows how you can load Excel records into a DataGridView control. You can use similar techniques to load Excel data into other controls such as other kinds of grid controls or a TreeView control. This example uses the … Continue reading

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Use a standard Windows dialog to let the user select folders in C#

The .NET OpenFileDialog and SaveFileDialog are fairly full-featured. They’re a lot like Windows Explorer with some added file selection capabilities thrown in. In contrast, the FolderBrowserDialog is pretty pathetic. It only lets you use a hierarchical tree-like display, doesn’t provide … Continue reading

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Make a custom component in C#

There are a couple of ways that you can approach this problem. In this post, I’ll describe two: subclassing from Component and making a control that is invisible at runtime. Subclassing From Component To make a true component, simply make … Continue reading

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Display a progress bar with text in WPF and C#

As is so often the case in WPF, the solution is simple after you spend a few hours figuring out what controls to use. This example uses a normal Grid control that holds a StackPanel. The following code shows the … Continue reading

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Copy ListView data into an array in C#

This example uses the following ListView extension method to copy ListView data into a two-dimensional array of strings. // Return the ListBox’s contents in a string[,]. public static string[,] GetListViewData(this ListView lvw) { // Get the number of rows and … Continue reading

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Use a FileSystemWatcher to build a spooler in C#

This example uses a FileSystemWatcher to implement a spooling program. SPOOL is an ancient computer acronym dating from the 1950s that stands for “Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On-Line.” It is a technique in which jobs are placed in a queue in … Continue reading

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Display database pictures in a ListView control in C#

This example shows how you can display database pictures in a ListView control. My previous post, Create ListView icons at run time in C#, explained how to make images at runtime to display in a ListView control. This example follows … Continue reading

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Create ListView icons at run time in C#

The example Display large and small ListView icons in C# explains how to display ListView icons next to items. Basically, you place the images in two ImageList controls, set the ListView control’s LargeImageList and SmallImageList properties to those two controls, … Continue reading

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