VS 2022 and NET 6
I have just installed VS2022 having happily been using VS2008 since it was introduced.
I am gradually getting used to the IDE and have found ways to remove things like line numbers, connecting lines etc. I haven't found a way to reduce the number of popups and tips which I find to be a nuisance because they hide the code.
I have written my first .NET 6 test bed project and it seems to me that most of the underlying classes and controls are little changed from VS2008, the key change being that I can't use the FixedSys font which is so helpful in spotting issue because it lines code up so neatly.
Some of the things that I had hoped would be easier are:
Using system icons in TreeView and ListView
Getting extended information on a file such as its display name etc. instead of using:
SHFILEINFO shfi = new SHFILEINFO();
uint uFlags = (uint)(SHGFI.SHGFI_SYSICONINDEX | SHGFI.SHGFI_SMALLICON | SHGFI.SHGFI_TYPENAME | SHGFI.SHGFI_DISPLAYNAME | SHGFI.SHGFI_ATTRIBUTES);
IntPtr ipTemp = shell32.SHGetFileInfo(fileObject.ObjectPath, 0, ref shfi, Marshal.SizeOf(shfi), uFlags);
Viewing documents in a browser control as we once could so I can build a multi purpose file viewer
Including objects in a ListView such as a ProgressBar
A panel with specified border colour
A combined Label and TextBox
Up to date API Codepack and source code for controls (that is compilable).
It may be that I will discover some of these things but is there a summary anywhere that anybody can point me to please? Those I have found don't mention controls and any searches around the API lead to the same places they have for 20 years. It seems ironic that code I wrote for Win 98 using the API still runs perfectly well although I still have to rely on the API.
Many thanks, I now have to give my spell checker some first aid.