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CST238 Week 8 Questions / Concerns? Announcements – Check-off Take Home lab#7 GUI Bloopers presentations (#5) New topics – Printing Richtext box Graphics / Entire Form – WinForms User control – WinForms using WPF control No take home lab. Work on final project Coming up in Week 9, Week 10 & Finals week: – Week 9: No class. Take home test available on Sunday 5/25, due on Wednesday 5/28 at midnight. Work on final project. – Week 10: GUI Bloopers presentations (#7 & #8), project work day, no additional labs or topics covered. – Finals Week: project demo in class & pizza party. No office hours / lab on Saturday (holiday weekend) but available for questions online or by .
Printing Using System.Drawing.Printing; PrintDialog PrintDocument PrintPage event BeginPrint event Richtextbox demo Print Form demo
User Controls Control made up of other controls Building a user control is very similar to building a form Enables consolidation of common UI User control can only be used in the project where it’s defined. If you want a library of controls that you can reuse, then you need to build a custom control. – One reference: Custom-Control-step-by-step
User Control Add a user control to the project. In Tools->Option->Windows Forms Designer: – Set Automatically Populate Toolbox to true. Look for the user control in the toolbox. Add it to the form. Demo
Incorporating WPF Controls WinForms & WPF interoperability. – You can use WPF controls in WinForms. – You can use WinForm controls in WPF apps. This is done through ElementHost
WPF Windows Presentation Foundation Advantage of WPF – Greater degree of control over layout and appearance with WPF. – UI, data binding and events can be specified in a XML file (XAML) – Same XAML specification can be used for Windows Apps and Web Apps. – Richer UI content support for videos, 3D, animation, etc. – Walk through tutorial: us/library/ms aspx
WPF Control Demo Create a Windows Forms Project Add a WPF User Control project in the same solution. Build the WPF user control using designer & XAML editor Build the project. Add a ElementHost to the Windows Form and select the WPF user control just created.