Posts Tagged "GUI"

Threads, ProgressBar, and File Processing in C#

We have had a few questions on the board in recent times asking about the best way to show the progress of a long running process; such as file reading of a HUGE file. If you have a file with tens or hundreds of thousands of lines, or datasets which may have millions of records, it is going to take some time to process. It is fine that it takes ...

Speaking Mouse to Hunt Down a Popup Menu

The mouse is one of the most abused input devices on today's computers. Second to maybe the keyboard, it is essential for gathering input from the user. We tell it what to do but what if we stopped a second and had our application listen to it? I mean, REALLY listen to it and not just that listening you do when your favorite show is on TV and your girl ...

Tips on Converting from Console to GUI

One of the most daunting tasks for any beginner programmer is building a great console application and wanting to put it into a GUI, but don't know how. Even experts have trouble at times doing this because the design for the console application assumes output would go to one screen unless directed elsewhere. In this entry I provide a few tips on migrating that great console app over to something ...