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Archive for December, 2010

December 20, 2010

Silverlight and Visual Studio 2010

Filed under: C#,Silverlight,VB.NET @ 4:29 pm

The Visual Studio tools are amazing, except when they don’t work. Then they cause limitless frustration and waste countless hours. It is during these times of frustration that I find myself swearing at my favorite tool. But a few days later, when someone asks me about the problems I had, I only recall the frustration, […]

December 19, 2010

Reporting in .NET Part II

Filed under: C#,Reporting,VB.NET @ 12:40 am

This prior post covers the steps for building and displaying a report in .NET. But how often do you need just one report? Normally, you need to build several if not many reports. That brings up several issues: How do you set a style that you can reuse for every report? It would be nice […]

December 15, 2010

Setting a Form as a Startup Form with Visual Studio

Filed under: C#,VB.NET,WinForms @ 4:03 pm

The startup form is the first form that is launched when your application is executed. By default, a Windows Forms project creates a default form when the project is created. This form is set as the startup form. You can change the startup form to any form within your application following the steps below. In […]

Tie a Report to Data from Business Objects

Filed under: C#,Reporting,VB.NET @ 3:49 pm

This prior post provides an overview of reporting in your WinForms or WebForms application. This post details how to tie your report to data defined within your business objects. See this prior post if you want to tie your report directly to data in the database. In this example, the report built in this prior […]

Tie a Report to Data from the Database

Filed under: C#,Reporting,VB.NET @ 2:33 pm

This prior post provided an overview of reporting in your WinForms or WebForms application. This post details how to tie your report to data directly from a database. In this example, the report built in this prior post is tied directly to the data in the Customer table. To Build a Data Source for a […]

Building the Layout for a Report

Filed under: C#,Reporting,VB.NET @ 2:19 pm

This prior post provides an overview on how to include reporting in your WinForms or WebForms applications. This post details how to build the layout for a simple report. For this simple example, the report includes a header, footer, and the list of all current customers. The first step is to add a report file […]

Reporting in .NET

Filed under: C#,Reporting,VB.NET @ 2:02 pm

Most business applications require some type of reporting. Why bother with all of the CRUD (create, review, update, delete) if there is no reporting on all that data? With .NET, there are several reporting options and features. This set of posts focuses on two features: Report file: An installed template in Visual Studio for building […]

December 1, 2010

Using ConvertAll to Convert a Set of Values

Filed under: C#,Lambda Expressions,VB.NET @ 12:03 am

ConvertAll is one of those methods that is not used very often, but when you need it, it is very useful. It converts all of the elements of one list or array into element of another type. In this example the user enters a list of numbers into a TextBox as a string, that list […]

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