WingDings fonts

This is a font available in Visual Studio where you can find some interesting graphics, like “Enter button”: From wikipedia: WingDings 1: WingDings 2:

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WPF and multithread: debugging with Console

You can download the sample here: https://www.mesta-automation.com/Downloads/multithread.rar With WPF it’s almost a must to use multiple threads to keep the User Interface responsive, and debugging them can be a problem when they are complex. Usually i debug the background threads with the Console, while keeping the Main Window visible, like in ...

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WPF Localization based on Database with Design support

Get the lastest source code with examples from my github repository. Time ago i wrote a post on using a library that permitted to get strings from a database and using them as a resx resource to localize the application. As pointed out by Scott Whitlock, getting the strings in ...

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Keypad for WPF applications with touch-screen

This is a keypad that i often use in my applications. You can download the source code and a sample application from here:https://www.mesta-automation.com/Downloads/keypad.rar The original graphic and concepts has been taken from here: http://wosk.codeplex.com/ (check for the latest source code) and this control comes with the original license attached (it’s a free ...

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WPF Gauge with samples

Get the latest source for CircularGauge.dll with samples from my github repository. As i mentioned in an earlier post i often use EvelynT Gauge for my industrial software. Because of the limits of the original source code i made some changes to scale it automatically, to use databinding on min-max values ...

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Using RsLinx OPC Test Client to debug OPC Servers

Usually when i have to analyze OPC Servers connectivity i use RsLinx OPC test client. This is a software provided for free in every version of RsLinx (it’s included in the lite too) and you can download RsLinx lite following the procedure described here. Using the OPC test client is ...

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NetToPlcSim: how to connect Step 7 PLC-Sim to Scadas

This is a tutorial on how to connecto to NetToPlcSim. The official site to download the program is here: http://nettoplcsim.sourceforge.net/ With NetToPLCSim you are able to connect your SCADA/HMI-systems via S7-communication to PLCSim over TCP/IP, and read/write data areas from your simulated PLC. What do you need to connect: 1- PLCSim v ...

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