Category: .NET

Jul 27

Regional and Locale Settings Affects Parsing Decimal Strings in C#

Yesterday, someone who was trying to use Jackknife, our gesture recognition library, reported that he couldn’t reproduce our results with our C# code. Naturally, we started looking into the issue. Strangely enough, the code worked fine for me (both Debug and Release configurations). I then built the code under multiple versions of Visual Studio, tried …

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Jun 26

Visual Studio Setup Blocked or Can’t Uninstall

For some reason a Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition installation I had on one of my machines was experiencing problems: solution files were not loading properly, and what’s worse is that installation instance had gone totally missing from “Uninstall a Program” in Windows Control Panel. Also, every time I tried running the setup file vs_community.exe …

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Nov 04

Tracking down BadImageFormatException in C#

I know It’s been quite some time since my last post, but what can I say? I’ve been quite busy ūüôā Here¬†is the latest issue that I got stuck on for a few hours, and I thought I’d share what worked in the end. I was working on a large C# project that had a …

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Nov 13

CheckedListBox throws “Out of Memory Exception” When Adding New Items

I was using WinForm’s CheckedListBox control a few minutes ago and my application was crashing with an out of memory exception. This was happening on the line where new items were being added to the CheckedListBox. It did not make any sense at all, since I was only adding the second item to the control. …

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Jul 20

Distinguish Between Touch/Pen and Mouse Input in WinForms

In WinForms, mouse events are raised regardless of the original source of the mouse. If you click a button with the stylus for instance, you’d still get the MouseClick event. This MSDN page explains how to distinguish between the sources of the event. To make the long story short, you’d have to place an¬†API call …

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May 01

C# Deserialization of a List<> Returns a List with “null” objects

In .NET, the List<> class is serializable. However, you should note that during a call to the deserialization constructor of the objects the list contains, the list will be empty. All operations on the newly deserialized objects (such as value checking and so on) need to be performed in another function marked by the [OnDeserializedAttribute]¬†attribute. …

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Apr 16

Rotate a 3D object around its center and own axes in WPF 3D

In WPF 3D, various transformations could be applied to an object. One particular problem that I occasionally run into is when I want to apply a rotation transformation to an object and rotate it around its own center and axes. The way I do it is as follows. First I apply 3¬†identity¬†RotateTransform3D‘s to the object …

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