I know I’ve said on more than one occasion that I was going to write about my “first open source project”; well, that hasn’t happened, partly because shortly after starting work on that project, I began losing steam fast. It quickly came to feel like an ill-conceived idea (for those of you who aren’t familiar with it—i.e., about 100% of you—it was a library of “thread-safe controls,” classes which wrapped Windows Forms controls and exposed identical functionality in a way that is thread-safe by using
Control.BeginInvoke under the covers), and at this point I’m really not sure I even want it around anymore.
So with that behind me, I’d like to introduce a new open source project of mine: TaoControls. Unlike that other project I just talked about… which shall remain nameless even though it’s still definitely out there and I pretty much just explicitly named it mere sentences ago… this one should remain active for some time, as I continue developing in .NET and adding useful controls to it.
Right now the only control in the library is the
SplitDataGridView, which fulfills a very specific need but is nonetheless (in my opinion) pretty cool. Here’s a screenshot to give you an idea what its purpose is: