Articles Written by Christopher Chartier

Threading Out Tasks in a C#.NET GUI

Make a task that happens in a GUI spawn-off and runs in a seperate thread so that the GUI doesn't effectively "die" when a long-running task is executing.

Putting Images Next to Menu Items in a C#.NET Menu

A tutorial on drawing a menu item with an icon/bitmap next to it. While this is commonplace, it was not as straightforward as one would have hoped. (beginning-level article)

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