A little while ago, I received an email from Palo Mraz offering me a free license for his Dynamic Autocomplete .NET Component, to be used in SharpReader. Having given it a spin, I have to say I'm very impressed. Usage of this component is a snap: you just drop it on your form and all your existing TextBoxes become automagically autocomplete-enabled, meaning they now show a dropdown of past entries for the user to choose from at runtime. They will also get a number of extra properties in VS.NET's property-grid to customize the autocomplete behavior - very nice indeed. To get more info, check out these tutorials.

Using this component, dynamic autocomplete will be one of the new features of the next SharpReader release. Thanks Palo!

I have to say that seeing components like this makes me realize that there are most likely a lot of other commercial components out there that may be useful for SharpReader as well. If anybody has any suggestions of useful winforms components at a reasonable pricepoint, please let me know.

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Does this mean that there're no more plans to make SR Open Source?

Posted by mawic at June 22, 2004 6:08 AM

I have always wondered about this autocomplete thingys. Where does it store the previous data, flat file, registry, private mdb

Posted by Aunonymous at June 22, 2004 9:08 AM

When do you plan to make new release?

Posted by Alex Givant at June 22, 2004 9:12 AM

Some SharpReader Suggestions
I've been a loyal SharpReader (written by Luke Hutteman ) user for some time now. I have made extensive use of the Blog This plugin and use it for organizing my RSS reading for both this public blogs as well as internal company reading and and ...

Trackback from Ed Taekema - Road Warrior Collaboration at June 22, 2004 1:58 PM

I've added some clarifications to my request for a full text search capability in SharpReader back in my blog. You can read them here.

SharpReader is really a top notch tool. Hopefully, you find these suggestions valuable.


Posted by Ed Taekema at June 22, 2004 2:19 PM

Is this the only place to discuss all things #R? I've found some helpful comments that have nothing to do with the blog entries under which they're posted. Isn't there a more general forum or something?

Anyway, thought this tip was good. Why isn't the URL field editable in the feed properties? I wouldn't say feed URLs are *bound* to change, but it's certainly possible. Happened with PHP Everywhere just in the last week or two. Sometimes when I'm working on a feed of my own I'll change my mind about what I should call it.

A little thing.

Posted by alm at June 23, 2004 5:57 PM

I bought a license to the Infragistic user interface package and that's really quite nice. If you've got a high speed connection you can download an evaluation version of it to give it a whirl. It's built on a design of having a presentation layer and theming etc. are very easy to do.

Posted by Chad Knudson at July 6, 2004 11:39 AM


Trackback from Forever Blue Baggio at February 8, 2005 7:33 AM

Is there any system to have a refresh rate more frequent then 10 minutes?
I really need it.
Thanks in advance
Paolo Rebuffo

Posted by paolo rebuffo at March 15, 2005 4:02 AM
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