The 3rd party vendor don't consider this to be a valid customer API request as this is something they use internally (they have couple of apps that can do this and they have some interop wpf dll's for this but it is not exposed for others)
Hmmm... maybe its not possible then. If you can do it in C++, then you should be able to take that C++ window and host it on a WPF form. My only other suggestion would be to maybe package it as an ActiveX control and then host that on the WPF form natively. Not sure if it will work though...
I just noticed it now in your previous response, but you said they have interop WPF dlls that are working? Why don't you just use those? Are those written in C# or C++? If they are written in C#, you can view the exact code by using ILSpy, .NET Reflector, etc. If they are written in C++, you can view the DLL exports easily using the dumpbin utility that comes with Visual Studio.
You're rather trying to do something that will break WPF!
WPF is rendered using DirectX. The whole thing, there is just a window wrapper for win32 environment. You cannot do anything by passing it an WM_PAINT message.
Here comes the fix. Set up a winforms host inside your app xaml. Put a label control (winforms equivalent of STATIC) inside the host . Set the text to empty. get it's HWND by getting its Handle property and pass it to your native library that does OpenGL stuff through P/Invoke.
Here is a MSDN Walkthrough to guide you. Just replace that MaskedTextBox code with a Label.
I just moved to a new company. And they use this seemingly cool ORM: IdeaBlade, will let the developer do Linq2SQL on the client (Silverlight) side.
There are performance issue though...
Haven't work with real data yet (it's big) but just the ORM seems to have some down time (due to initialization and query parsing)
I wonder did anyone here used IdeaBlade (DevForce)? is it good?
How does it compare to WCFDataService?
I am facing an issue i.e., i created a login form and main window (after login, if login sucessfull). I implemented the application in mvvm pattern. I don't know how to call the main window after sucessful login using mvvm. Can anybody help me out from here.
I would like to present in a flat area a tree like view.
Each item would be a non-movable panel with its own controls. Each child will have connected with a line (Also selectable). On top of it, some childs are going to have multiple parrents. The closest that i have seen to compare is code map in VS2012 Update 2.
Example: Panel 1 and 2 are parents of panel 3
I would like some pointers where to go, or if there is a custom control as long as it is free and can redistribute with or without source code. When i finish my personal project i will release source. As i am hobbiest programmer, my understanding on WPF is limited, so thank you for your time and patience.
Thanks for suggestion, but i didn't knew what to search. I am currently reading a WPF book and in a book i saw word diagram in it. At that moment i found WPF Diagram Designer article that is perfect. Since my native language is not english i could not remeber word, that would help me search on google