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As someone who (still) works with WinForms, I was interested to read:
The Windows Forms designer is still in preview, and available as a separate download. It will be added to Visual Studio as part of a later release. The designer currently includes support for the most commonly used controls and low-level functionality. We’ll keep improving the designer with monthly updates. We don’t recommend porting your Windows Forms applications to .NET Core just yet, particularly if you rely on the designer. Please do experiment with the designer preview, and give us feedback.
You can also create and build desktop applications from the command line using the .NET CLI.
«One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.» Salvador Dali
I haven't found anything easier or more straightforward when I want a quick Windows program that just does something without me having to learn 6 new weirdly-named frameworks and 7 new ways of doing old familiar things.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
The caveat is that WinForms, even in .NET Core, is still Windows only.
The "only" benefits you get is a performance improvement and you can run applications without the need of having the .NET Framework installed on the client Windows computer (which is pretty sweet).
If you want to make use of Core packages, like Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore, Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration(.*) or Microsoft.Extensions.DependencyInjection you can just keep your current .NET Framework application as all of those are built on .NET Standard and will run in .NET Framework as well.
I just inherited a WinForms application, but it'll be a while before I port it to .NET Core.
I remember reading a few years ago that he had to put together some Kickstarter type of campaign to raise money for cover his medical issues because the guy was essentially broke. For someone who had a recurring role on a Star Trek series, that's downright embarrassing.
Just to be clear, I mean Paramount, not him, should be embarrassed. As an actor, the guy was probably just grateful to get any work at all.
I'm in need of a system that will track a box through different locations. For instance, I have a box of documents, and I want to know its current location. So far, I've thought of creating a QR code label for the box. Then we can have employees scan this code from different locations. But how would this help if the same QR code is being scanned from each site?
One thing with RFID we had trouble with: every time an item even shifted position a little bit within a location, the dang thing would get pinged again. Obvious ways to deal with that, but still a pita.
We won't sit down.
We won't shut up.
We won't go quietly away.
Secondly, anything that starts "I have an idea for a project" generally doesn't end well, in my experience. Sounds like your company has a problem with knowing where documents are. Fine; then analyse the problem, the business, the people, and come up with a solution. (extreme e.g. don't move the documents, move the people who need them; people generally know where they are!) If the solution involves IT, then ask a question in the appropriate forum.
The Master said, 'Am I indeed possessed of knowledge? I am not knowing. But if a mean person, who appears quite empty-like, ask anything of me, I set it forth from one end to the other, and exhaust it.'
― Confucian Analects