Tag: WinForms

Utility for opening CD Drive

The CD Drive on my mother’s laptop was somewhat tricky to open (the button was a bit fiddly) so I threw together a utility so that she could double-click a shortcut from the desktop to pop open the drive. I

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Handling long operations with cancel and progress in C# with async

In a previous post, I demonstrated a convenient way to make a wait cursor show up during “reasonably” long operations (up to a few seconds). For anything longer than that, though, a wait cursor won’t cut it — for one

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C# Wait Cursor that automatically goes away

I actually did a post around this topic a while ago on another site that is now defunct, but I figured it is still useful, and I have a few additional details to add. Back in the C++/MFC days, there

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