Category Archives: Windows Forms programming

Find Visual Studio’s Immediate window

For some reason, the Immediate window seems to be a never-ending subject for Microsoft treasure hunts. It seems like each new release of Visual Studio moves the Immediate window to a new location buried deep within the menu hierarchy. In … Continue reading

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Hints for beginners without sacrificing efficiency

In my previous post, The ribbon interface: sacrificing usability for discoverability, I explain that the ribbon interface makes it easier for beginners to wander through an application’s features to discover what tools are available but that it makes it harder … Continue reading

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The ribbon interface: sacrificing usability for discoverability

Unlike my usual examples, this post is a discussion of an important design technique: providing information for beginners without sacrificing efficiency for more experienced users. Next time I’ll post a follow-up and then get back to examples after that. In … Continue reading

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