The DSUI Team Blog

This is the team blog for the User Interface team in Microsoft Developer Support. We handle support for native and managed User Interface and Graphics technologies.

System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException with WPF application in Visual Studio 2015

I recently had a customer report that sample WPF code from the Chapter 10: Resources chapter of the...

Author: Steve Horne Date: 08/13/2015

WPF Render Thread Failures

A common problem developers face with WPF applications is how to deal with exceptions related to...

Author: Keith Fink-MSFT Date: 11/18/2013

Summary The Microsoft User Interface Automation (UIA) framework is great for helping automate...

Author: Jon Burchel - Microsoft Date: 08/28/2013

Using Theme APIs to draw the border of a control

In this article, we will take a look at using the Theme APIs to draw the border of a control using...

Author: Dave Anderson-MSFT Date: 06/26/2013

Printing from a Windows Service

It is often desirable to print a document to a printer from your Windows service. While calling the...

Author: Greg Binkerd Date: 06/24/2013

Debugging a GDI Resource Leak

One of the most common graphics-related problems we see is a “GDI leak” (or, simply the...

Author: David Wooden - MSFT Date: 04/23/2013

Using Direct2D from a service in C#

It is often desirable to create graphical images on disk from a service context. For example, some...

Author: Greg Binkerd Date: 04/16/2013

Ways to capture the screen

Capturing the screen (or put another way, creating an in-memory copy of the image currently being...

Author: David Wooden - MSFT Date: 03/25/2013

Troubleshooting CreateWindowEx failures

Several years back, my team was handling multiple issues where Windows Forms application would throw...

Author: Dave Anderson-MSFT Date: 11/05/2012

Debugging Windows Forms Application Hangs During SystemEvents.UserPreferenceChanged

Hi Everyone, One of the most common issues we debug related to Windows Forms applications is when an...

Author: Keith Fink-MSFT Date: 10/31/2012

Welcome to the DSUI Team Blog

Hi All, Thanks for dropping by. We are the User Interface team from Microsoft Developer Support. We...

Author: Keith Fink-MSFT Date: 10/03/2012