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Posted 5 Sep 2004

Designer centric Wizard control

, 15 Dec 2004 Ms-PL
A Wizard control designed for design time development.
using System;
using System.Windows.Forms.Design;
//If you are misssing ParentControlDesigner, then don't forget that you need a reference in
//this project to System.Design

namespace Gui.Wizard
	/// <summary>
	/// </summary>
	public class InfoContainerDesigner : ParentControlDesigner

//		/// <summary>
//		/// Prevents the grid from being drawn on the Wizard
//		/// </summary>
//		protected override bool DrawGrid
//		{
//			get { return false; }
//		}

		/// <summary>
		/// Drops the BackgroundImage property
		/// </summary>
		/// <param name="properties">properties to remove BackGroundImage from</param>
		protected override void PreFilterProperties(System.Collections.IDictionary properties)
			base.PreFilterProperties (properties);
			if (properties.Contains("BackgroundImage") == true)


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About the Author

Al Gardner
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
** Apologies but my daughter was born in October 2004, and so coding now comes second. My reponses tend to take a lot longer**

I've been coding since I got my first ZX Spectrum. From Basic to assembly, through C,C++ and arriving at C#. On the way I've throughly enjoyed Perl, Lisp and XML.

I find I can make the intellectual leap to understand the problem, I love big picture designs, patterns and reuse. I may be addicted to abstract classes Smile | :) GOF has a lot to answer for. I miss delete() even though I spent too much time finding the leaks.

My favourite part of coding is in UI design because of the complexity, the event driven nature, and the fact its (virtually) tactile. I hate GUI's that don't follow system guidelines, don't resize, and don't display properly when you change system colour and font.

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