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HMI with C# and WPF part 2: Navigation with PRISM

This article is part of a series that explains how to write an HMI with C# and WPF. Part 1: getting started with MVVM and plc driver Part 2: this article Navigation in WPF is one of the most complicated topics, because it can be implemented in many different ways, ...

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WPF navigation with dependency injection (DI/IOC): part 2

This article explains how to create dialogs and modal windows in a WPF application that uses dependency injection. We will use services and factories to abstract the creation of windows and MessageBoxes. We will also see how to write unit tests for MVVM navigation. This is the second part of ...

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WPF navigation with dependency injection (DI/IOC): part 1

This article explains some approaches to create the architecture for a WPF application when using dependency injection. In particular we will see how to navigate through views and how to deal with dialogs, both windows and system dialogs. This article is divided in 2 parts. Part 1 (this article): Creation ...

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Communication with Siemens S7 Plc with C# and S7.Net plc driver

In this article I explain how to implement a Siemens S7 plc driver by using the open source driver S7.Net. You can find S7.Net sources on GitHub: https://github.com/killnine/s7netplus. How to video Summary Why S7.Net: features and capabilities of the driver Documentation on the driver and S7 protocol Getting started with ...

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Create DPI-aware and resolution-aware WPF applications

In this article i will analyze two techniques that can help you on writing a DPI-aware application and how to scale it properly. There are two common scenarios which force you to make your application to scale to fit the screen: Different resolution Different DPI In fact it’s very common ...

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WPF touch-friendly controls for resistive touch-screen

While it’s fairly common, when working in automation field, to make software that runs on resistive touch-screens, I admit that it’s not a trivial task to make a good user experience, especially with a desktop technology like WPF and C#. In this article I posted some of the problems that ...

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Writing your first HMI project in C# – WPF

UPDATE 08/03/2017: I see that this article is quite popular, however it takes a simple approach to get you started, by using timers and other shortcomings. If you want to build your HMI with WPF and MVVM you can check also my new series HMI with C# and WPF. In ...

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How to use Windows 7 dialogs with WPF

Wpf is an advanced technology to build responsive user interfaces, but for many tasks (MessageBox, Folder Browser, Progress Dialog) you still have to use the old Windows Forms dialogs. Windows 7 replaced this old forms with new ones to provide a better User Interface and a better feeling to their ...

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Real-time Line charts with WPF and Dynamic Data Display

When logging datas from sensors it’s important to visualize them with a powerful real-time chart. In automation especially it’s common to analyze processes with the help of charts to predict and regulate the process. One of the most powerful charts (and for many the best) is Dynamic Data Display, an ...

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