The Amazon Filler Items Searching Website is Upgraded

I released a simple ASP.NET MVC website using Amazon service 2 days ago. I might call it MyFiller project version 1. In the 1st version, I actually have not finished all features which I wanted. So in past 2 days, I modified something on it. Now I can call it version 2.

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Microsoft Signed Agreement to Acquire Xamarin

I just read the BIG and GREAT news to all Microsoft technologies developers this morning. But I read it some lately: Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Xamarin !! This is really an existing news, and it happened 2 days ago (actually less than 48 hours ago).

All mobile developers and all Microsoft tech developers should know Xamarin, which is the leading platform provide for mobile app development !

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How to disable Progress bar’s animation in .NET

The Windows Forms progress bar control comes with re-draw bar function by default, you will see the drawing process from left to right when you have one or multiple progress bar controls on your screen.

So how to disable the animation since in some cases we do not want to see the re-drawing.

There is no a good solution for it. But there is a simple way to resolve the issue, but just looked wired.

Just put the following code, and then you set the value to progress bar, the animation will gone ! Because the progress bar has a wired feature: when you set a value to it, and –1 right away, the animation will be disappear!

this.progressBar1.Maximum = 101;  
this.progressBar1.Value = 101;
this.progressBar1.Maximum = 100;

An error occurred while signing with SignTool Error

When I opened an old .NET project in Visual Studio 2013, I got the following error when I tried to rebuild the project:

Error    1    An error occurred while signing: Failed to sign bin\Release\app.publish\xxxx.exe. SignTool Error: No certificates were found that met all the given criteria.    xxxx

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The reason should caused by the old .NET framework platform about ClickOnce manifest certificate.

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WPF and Windows Form Integration Application Localization

We have a Windows From application to load WPF modules, due to Microsoft programming guide, they called this kind of application as WPF and Windows Form integration application.

What ever, we now need the integration application to support multiple cultures, is localization.

Let’s start from a simple application, a Windows Form application load a WPF control.

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