I actually like no hacks

This post on 37 Signals blog titled “What if I actually like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript?” tries to make rather positive case for HTML/CSS/JavaScript in light of upcoming rich browser based internet application technologies like Silverlight and Flex.

I think that applicability of any technology is in direct relation to the number of hacks you must employ to develop application using it…

The goal would be to use zero hacks but only those in Shangrila can achieve that.


Wow, I did not know we were even nominated, but I just found out that DotNetBar has won the Visual Studio Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for 2007 in UI Components for Windows Forms category.

Here is the complete list of awards given to the products across 22 categories.

Being voted for by developers using DotNetBar without you even knowing or asking for it, as the UI Component of choice for 2007 is, I think, the greatest honor one product can receive.

I want to say big Thank You to everyone that voted for DotNetBar. We just concetrate on making your UI look good so I guess it rubs the other way as well 🙂 Thank you!


At least up to 800% off

So the store I drove by is going out of business and it has this sign to attract people in (font size tries to mimic the actual sale sign):

Entire Store
Up To
30% off
At Least

Does that even make sense??? So they sell everything up to 30%…… at least 🙂 I thought “at least” and “up to” would negate each other.

I went in, most items are discounted 10%. They should have said at least up to 90%. That would attract even more people.

No wonder they are going out of business. Talk about deceptive advertisement.


We just posted new version DotNetBar 6.7, with over 40 new features and enhancements. Highlight of this release is Office 2007 Style DataGridView drop-in replacement control. If you are using DataGridView control in your applications you just need to replace it with DataGridViewX control included with DotNetBar 6.7 and… Voilà, no code changes needed, you have great looking DataGridView control in Office 2007 Style. Here is screenshot from the sample we included with DotNetBar 6.7:

DotNetBar 6.7 with Office 2007 Style DataGridView Control

Here are some of other new features:

  • Help button support for Office 2007 Form
  • Visual enhancements for tabs in Office 2007 Style
  • On-focus highlighting ability for TextBoxX control
  • Automatic multi-line support for ButtonItem controls on RibbonBar control
  • Control over the level of details displayed by Super Tooltip control
  • Much, much more… Complete release notes as usual are in the help file.

DotNetBar now includes total of 31 controls that will help you create the best looking Office 2007 Style applications, no doubt about it. You can download fully functional trial version at: http://www.devcomponents.com/dotnetbar/

Thank you for using DotNetBar!


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