As I got bored of blog theme, so I have changed it once again. 🙂
anyways , there are lot of thoughts that have been acculmated in my head, and wanted to be scattered out. I will see when I get enough time to spit them out. Until then , enjoy the life : ).
Finally I got some time to rant again over this blog. Although I wasn’t really busy during this whole duration, but I didn’t get anything particular to blog about.
Just to update all of my beloved readers, about the things happened in between my last and this post. Well I have stated my MS Computer Science (finally) at George Mason University, begining this fall, bought a psp few months back and successfully moded it. I intend to write about my admission process in another blog entry, so wait for it.
what else, oh yes, I have also started cooking ,(well if you count ,turning the switch of rice cooker as cooking). 😀
see you then.
Well , another long vacation ends up here.
Googling, has now become a verb , meaning to search on Google. Google has recently added a new feature in which it also looks for malicious code on the websites while crawling and indexing them, and in case google found one, it will notify it in the search results that “This site may be harm your computer.” you might have seen this message , but I guess, it appears in the search very rarely , only if the website contents have been compromised .
Well, well, I have been googling for the last 10 minutes and thats what I am getting in every search. (this is just one of them)
Google search result displaying “This site may harm your computer.” for every result.
Something has gone wrong into the indexes datastore at google, or it might be the code interpreting the value for indication of harmful website, totally opposite of what it actually meant. 😀
If you are a developer, than I guess Property Grid isn’t a stranger to you. Property grid has been used in win form designer to manipulate the properties of the selected object in the designer. Property Grid can also be used as control to use on your own form , to give user a compact way to manipulate properties( It is not available in the tool box , you will need to add it by using choose item option in Visual Studio). Property Grid has an interesting feature , it can show Type specific editor if one is available . e.g editing a color value will result in opening a color box, similarly for font and other types. If you want to have an editor for your custom data type , then you can implement a UITypeEditor and bind it to the target type using attirbute.
Some times you don’t use the whole Property Grid , but only want to display a certain type editor on your form, e.g you want to give user , option to edit a font , and want to utilize the font editor . How this can be achieved? Well, its simple , all you need to do is implement the IWindowFormsEditorService interface and provide a form or control to host the uitype editor. 😀
I came across a very insightful article on DevX about implementing these requirements. Emmanuel Tissandier has not only explained the underlying architecture of UITypeEditor but also impelement a control which can be used to host any UITypeEditor, and so you can have a generice type editor.
Article can be accessed here: Build A Property Editor That Can Edit Any .Net Type