Tag Archives: .NET

Use Visual Studio Server Explorer to Add New or Existing SQL Server CE Database

By | August 7, 2011

SQL CE is a free, embedded, lightweight  database engine that enables easy database storage. This does not required any installation and runs in memory. Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Came up with nice tooling support for SQL Server CE. We can add a SQL CE Data base using Add New Item option from Solution Explorer Context Menu. But In… Read More »

How to Retrieve WPF Visual Tree Programmatically ?

By | August 4, 2011

In previous tip, Abhishek discussed about basic of Logical and Visual Tree in WPF.  In this tip I am going to explain how you can retrieve and examine the Visual Tree programmatically in WPF. The VisualTreeHelper provides few API Methods GetChildrenCount(), GetChild() and GetParent() using which you can get details of the Visual Tree structure.

Dealing with HWND in WPF

By | August 2, 2011

If you are trying to run a WPF application, you must remember that WPF content is actually constraint to a single HWND. You could have only a single window handle that represents the entire window, and everything inside it is a bitmap drawn on the WPF canvas. Except Popup (which eventually have its own HWND) no WPF element… Read More »