Monday, January 22, 2007

Custom Gradient Button with hover Effect C#.NET

Any one create a gradient button with this example. Which have hover effect
class CustomButton:Button
{
#region Fields
private Color _StartColor;
private Color _EndColor;
private Color _StartHoverColor;
private Color _EndHoverColor;
private bool bMouseHover;
private Brush _paintBrush;
private PointF _centerPoint;
StringFormat _sf = new StringFormat();
#endregion
#region Properties
public Color StartColor
{
get
{
return _StartColor;
}
set
{
if (value == Color.Empty)
{
_StartColor = Color.FromArgb(251,250,249);
}
else
{
_StartColor = value;
}
}
}
public Color StartHoverColor
{
get
{
return _StartHoverColor;
}
set
{
if (value == Color.Empty)
{
_StartHoverColor =Color.White;
}
else
{
_StartHoverColor = value;
}
}
}
public Color EndHoverColor
{
get
{
return _EndHoverColor;
}
set
{
if (value == Color.Empty )
{
_EndHoverColor = Color.FromArgb(255,255,207) ;
}
else
{
_EndHoverColor = value;
}
}
}
public Color EndColor
{
get
{
return _EndColor;
}
set
{
if (value == Color.Empty)
{
_EndColor = Color.FromArgb(224,220,207);
}
else
{
_EndColor = value;
}
}
}
#endregion
#region Constructor
public CustomButton()
{
InitializeComponent();
bMouseHover = false;
_sf.Alignment = StringAlignment.Center;
_sf.FormatFlags = StringFormatFlags.DirectionRightToLeft;
}
#endregion
#region Methods
private void OnMouseEnter(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
bMouseHover = true;
Invalidate();
}
private void OnMouseLeave(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
bMouseHover = false;
Invalidate();
}
private void InitializeComponent()
{
this.MouseEnter += new System.EventHandler(this.OnMouseEnter);
this.MouseLeave += new System.EventHandler(this.OnMouseLeave);
}
protected override void OnPaint(PaintEventArgs pevent)
{
base.OnPaint(pevent);
Graphics g = pevent.Graphics;
if (bMouseHover == true)
{
_paintBrush = new LinearGradientBrush(this.ClientRectangle,this.StartHoverColor,this.EndHoverColor,LinearGradientMode.Vertical);
}
else
{
_paintBrush = new LinearGradientBrush(this.ClientRectangle, this.StartColor, this.EndColor, LinearGradientMode.Vertical);
}
g.FillRectangle(_paintBrush, this.ClientRectangle);
_paintBrush = new SolidBrush(this.ForeColor);
//this._centerPoint = new PointF((this.ClientRectangle.Left + this.ClientRectangle.Right) / 2,
// (this.ClientRectangle.Top + this.ClientRectangle.Bottom) / 2);
this._centerPoint = new PointF(this.Width / 2, this.Height / 2);
g.DrawString(this.Text,this.Font,_paintBrush, _centerPoint.X, _centerPoint.Y-5, _sf);
paint_Border(pevent);
}
private void paint_Border(PaintEventArgs e)
{
if (e == null)
return;
if (e.Graphics == null)
return;
Pen pen = new Pen(this.ForeColor, 1);
Point[] pts = border_Get(0, 0, this.Width - 1, this.Height - 1);
e.Graphics.DrawLines(pen, pts);
pen.Dispose();
}
private Point[] border_Get(int nLeftEdge, int nTopEdge, int nWidth, int nHeight)
{
int X = nWidth;
int Y = nHeight;
Point[] points =
{
new Point(1 , 0 ),
new Point(X-1 , 0 ),
new Point(X-1 , 1 ),
new Point(X , 1 ),
new Point(X , Y-1),
new Point(X-1 , Y-1),
new Point(X-1 , Y ),
new Point(1 , Y ),
new Point(1 , Y-1),
new Point(0 , Y-1),
new Point(0 , 1 ),
new Point(1 , 1 )
};
for (int i = 0; i < points.Length; i++)
{
points[i].Offset(nLeftEdge, nTopEdge);
}
return points;
}
#endregion
}
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Friday, January 12, 2007

ASP.NET Search Engine Optimization Keywords

Here are the some keyword for asp.net which can be used for search engine optimization for your site.

ASP Web technology,
Microsoft asp,
asp.net,
vbscript,
.net,
array,
asp.net validation code,
asp.net request.servervariables,
server.mappath,
asp.net xmlhttp,
sql injection,
asp.net datagrid paging,
microsoft.xmlhttp,
sql case,
stored procedure,
asp/asp.net date functions,
asp.net interview questions,
microsoft interview questions,
vbscript date,
.aspx,
.ascx,
web development asp.net,
asp.net cart,
asp.net tutorial,
asp.net hosting,
asp.net Web Services,
Visual Studio .NET,
asp.net Whidbey,
Browse ASP.NET tutorials,
asp.net code snippets,
asp.net syndicated articles,
asp.net blogs, and forums postings,
ASP.NET books,
Latest Blog Postings - ASP.NET,
ASP.NET Weblog Recommendation,
asp.net Online Journals,
RSS Syndication Feed

Have a nice time
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gradient background control

C#.Every time you need gradient background for a particular control to make your windows application look more visual and appelaing. I have written a code that might help you.
Thorugh this you can created gradient button,toolstrip and menustrip or any control that have background .

Following are code in C#.NET 2.0. Here the example is for menustrip but you can use it for any
control.


class GreenMenuStrip: MenuStrip
{
protected override void OnPaintBackground(PaintEventArgs e)
{
base.OnPaintBackground(e);
Graphics g = e.Graphics;
Rectangle bounds = new Rectangle(Point.Empty, this.Size);

if (bounds.Width > 0 && bounds.Height > 0)
{

using (Brush b = new LinearGradientBrush(bounds,Color.FromArgb
(183,214,183) , Color.FromArgb(221,235,221),
inearGradientMode.BackwardDiagonal))
{
g.FillRectangle(b, bounds);
}
}
}
}
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Thursday, January 11, 2007

www.windowsforms.net- The Ultimate resource for windows forms

,I have found the most ultimate resource from Microsoft. The site called windows forms
which have all the information that a windows forms developer and smart client application
developer require.

it has following section

1) Get Started- where basic information is there for new windows forms developer.

2) Learn- Which has some great articles.

3) FAQ- This section contains all the questions that a windows application developer go through
with all the answers.

4) Downloads-This section provide great applications to download.

5) Resources- This section provide the links to resources that a developer might require.

6) Forums- A great forums for windows application developer.

For more details go to the following link:

http://www.windowsforms.net/
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Windows Vista- New Micorsoft Operating System- Vista Feautres

Recently the Micros ft Official launches the It's new generation Operating System called,windows vista. It is one of most advance step of Microsoft towards the new generation operating system.

It has some great features.. Following are the some features of the windows vista.

1) User Interface

It has great and stunning user interfaces. It is eye candy and very easy to operate it.It provides the great visual experience to the user.

2) Security


It is Microsoft's most secure operating system till date.The OS that could match up security level of MAC and Linux.

3) Better Filer Organization and Search
The user can search and manages files much better then the older version of Microsoft operating system.New feature like instant search can perform search anywhere.

4) Internet Explorer 7
Windows vista is now coming with Internet explorer 7.0. It has very great features. You can check my previous post regarding Internet explorer 7.0.

5) Windows Sidebar and Gadgets


Windows Sidebar boosts your personal productivity by providing instant access to gadgets—a wide variety of engaging, easy-to-use, and customizable mini-applications that offer information at a glance and provide easy access to frequently used tools.
6) Performance
It will increase the performance of computer with features like Sleep, Windows Super Fetch, Windows ReadyBoost, and Windows ReadyDrive.
7) Backup
Windows Vista provides valuable new innovations to help ensure you never lose information that is important to you. Windows Vista offers multiple layers of backup and restore protection from hardware failure, user error, or other issues.
8) Networking
windows vista has some great features for networking to manage your network and boost your network performance.Windows vista has some other great features like speech recognition, help and feedback etc.
for more details please visit following link...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

.NET Framework Release

The .NET Framework 3.0 has been launched with windows vista and 64 bit support. You can download the .NET Framework 3.0 components here:
.NET Framework 3.0 Runtime Components
Windows SDK for Vista and the .NET Framework 3.0
Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (Windows Workflow Foundation)
Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF), November 2006 CTP

Note, if you are using Windows Vista the .NET Framework 3.0 Framework is directly installed when you install the operating system.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2007

New AJAX Framework for the ASP.NET 1.1

ASPI have been constantly searching for the Ajax development for ASP.NET 1.1 technology. I want the ajax framework should be as simple as Ajax framework provided by Microsoft for ASP.NET 1.1.

After Searching So Far i have found a framework called Magicajax.net.

MagicAjax.NET is a free open-source framework, designed to make it easier and more intuitive for developers to integrate AJAX technology into their web pages, without replacing the ASP.NET controls and/or writing tons of javascript code. MagicAjax initially appeared as a codeproject article. Now it is hosted on Sourceforge and you can find the latest release at the downloads section.

It has some great features like following..


Easy integration

  • Just a few lines in web.config are enough to have MagicAjax
  • Only one easy to use control (AjaxPanel) is required to be your page to enable the AJAX functionality

Usability

  • You put the part of your page that you want to have AJAX =
    functionality inside an Ajax Panel and that's it; the Magic Ajax framework takes care all of the intrinsic details for you
  • The Ajax Panel works like the ASP.NET Panel and can display its contents on the Visual Studio Designer, allowing you to add controls to it visually
  • No javascript code is needed to be written

Programming

  • For most cases you can add AJAX functionality to your existing pages by only adding Ajax Panels and without even a single change in the source code
  • Magic Ajax replaces Post Backs with AJAX callbacks (Ajax Calls) that do not cause a refresh .on the client's browser
  • The Post Back and AJAX functionality can co-exist in the same page
    only the controls that are inside an Ajax Panel will perform an Ajax Call
    instead of Post Back
  • The page's View State is shared amongst Post Backs and Ajax call on changes to it by an Ajax Call will be available to a Post Back and vice
    verse
  • You handle an Ajax Call just like a Post Back, using the ASP.NET
    server-side programming model
  • Magic Ajax intuitively spots the changes that occur ed during an Ajax Call and sends the minimum possible required javascript that will reflect the changes on the client's browser
  • There are plenty of helper methods to help you with handling an
    Ajax Call. by code (i.e. if you want to send additional custom javascript to the client)

User experience

  • The user of your page enjoys a faster and richer browser UI, without the annoying Post Backs
  • A 'Loading' label notifies the user that an Ajax Call has been invoked
  • Instead of downloading the whole page for a Post back, the client only
    downloads chunks of javascript code that apply the changes made to the
    page's html
  • Magic Ajax's changes to the page are kept in the browser's cache, so if the
    user navigates to another page and then presses the browser's 'Back'
    button,he will see the same page that he was viewing before

Customization

  • Many configuration options give you total control of the inner workings of Magic Ajax
  • A small set of attributes applied to your ASP.NET controls can customize the way that they will be handled by Magic Ajax
  • You can define that an Ajax Call will be invoked asynchronously or synchronously for all controls of an Ajax Panel or for a single control You can define that certain controls of an Ajax Panel will invoke a plain Post Back
  • If the 'tracing' configuration option is enabled, a pop up window is created that displays information about the data that were sent to and from the server, allowing you to monitor the traffic of Ajax Calls that the page invokes
  • Clean object-oriented design makes it easy to extend the framework and add your own controls

Compatibility

  • Internet Explorer, FireFox, Netscape and Opera browsers are supported
  • If a browser is not supported or the user has disabled javascript,the
    page will revert to plain Post Backs automatically

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Internet Explorer 7

One the most awaiting browser Microsoft Internet explorer 7.0 is launched Recently for both Microsoft XP and Windows Server 2003 Operating Systems.

Internet Explorer 7.0 have great features like....

1) Tab base browsing.
2) Favorites are organized better.
3) In buit Search functionality for various search engine like Google,yahoo,live,wikipedia etc.
4) Quick tabs- A feature that display all tabs in the one window
5) Zoom- A web page can be viewed as 400% then it's original side.
6) Better Security.
7) Automatically detection RSS Feeds.

For more details:

www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/about/features/default.mspx
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