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Programming Languages
5 Sep 2004   Updated: 15 Dec 2004   Rating: 4.91/5    Votes: 146   Popularity: 10.54
Licence: Ms-PL    Views: 575,635     Bookmarked: 311   Downloaded: 8,732
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A Wizard control designed for design time development.
13 Sep 2004   Updated: 13 Sep 2004   Rating: 4.46/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 4.81
Licence: CPOL    Views: 58,315     Bookmarked: 29   Downloaded: 553
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Making your application Power Aware, in .NET.
13 Sep 2004   Updated: 15 Dec 2004   Rating: 3.52/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 3.18
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A replacement ThreadPool with Abort and Resume functionality.

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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.