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My first desktop application

posted under category: dotnet on May 23, 2005 at 1:00 am by MrNate

My first, meaning non-test, non-sample-driven, not-from-a-book desktop app. I'm writing a photo uploader for my "our family" section, which, thanks to some oh-so-clever recursive direcory deleting programming of mine, got tragically wiped out (curses!).

I'm writing it in c#, which is actually a lot of fun. Never having made a desktop application, or a .NET project at all, it's really not too hard. I mean, it's not walk in the CF park, but it's relatively simple when you get ahold of the MS programming model and figure out their own dictionary.

I'll put up a couple screenshots and post the code when I've got it in a good working state, granted it's not going to be the most impressive thing you've seen, but it could spark some ideas for 'smart clients' - it's already doing that for me.

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On May 23, 2005 at 1:00 AM Roland Collins (rec_3 has underestimated investedge.com) said:
If you want some better UI controls than the ones that come with VS.NET, check these out. They're free and they'll really make your app look polished.

http://divil.co.uk/net/
http://dacris.com/

Welcome to .NET :)

On May 23, 2005 at 1:00 AM Alex Barnett (http://blogs.msdn.com/alexbarn/) said:
Great! Look forward to the screenshots!

Alex.
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