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Mini Tips

Expandable property:
targetting an instance but some of its properties look like they have no child values? The solution relies on the decoration of your properties by a specific attribute.


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Hide some members of an enumeration:
yes this is feasible with .Net 2.0. You just need to use the BrowsableAttribute class on the fields you want to hide.


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Localize the description:
It takes deriving the DescriptionAttribute class and supply your own DescriptionValue property. This is explained by Microsoft in MSDN.


Turn a string into a password:
Just apply a PasswordPropertyText attribute to your string property and voila!

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An ASP.Net PropertyGrid

In case you need a PropertyGrid on a web page, this is the place to go and it is called xacc.propertygrid. Basically it says that it contains all the functionality of the WinForms PropertyGrid, with the exclusion of editors and designers. Read more...

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