Chris Pietschmann

husband, father, hacker, entrepreneur, futurist, innovator, autodidact


VB.NET: Syntax Highlighting in a RichTextBox control

This last weekend I expirimented a little bit with extending the functionality of the RichTextBox control. Below you'll find an example of a small class that enherits from the RichTextBox control and allows you to implement syntax highlighting (with the use of a couple Win32 API call to smooth over the process of course.) The code pretty much speaks for itself.   Public Class SyntaxRTB    Inherits System.Windows.Forms.RichTextBox    Private Declar... [More]

WI-INETA President, Brian Tinkler, takes a trip to Redmond

Brian Tinkler is out in Redmond this weekend where he get to be one of the 5 judges for the national competition for software design for the Imagine Cup. This is awesome! He is blogging about his experiences out there: First Impressions from Redmond: He got to meet Scoble: 2Go Services: ... [More]

Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2: Error 50266 installing .NET Framework 2.0

I ordered Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 about 2 weeks ago, and I received it in the mail yesterday! The SQL Server 2005 CTP cam with it! I couldn't wait to install them and start playing. I didn't play around much with Beta 1; I just didn't make the point to spend much time with it (There are so many things to learn/do I can hardly find the time for it all.) One of the reasons I'm so excited about Beta 2 is because of the Go Live license (which you must go onlin and sign first; located here: http://... [More]