Rhymes with Amharic #5 (a.k.a. [Sub]setting up this code where it can do the most good?)

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2007/04/15 12:21 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2007/04/15/2145619.aspx

I may never be entirely used to working for Microsoft, as opposed to working with Microsoft products....

One of the things Scott Hanselman suggested yesterday in response to this whole series about font embedding in a managed application (prior posts here, here, here, and here) in bold red so that it would not be missed, in this post of his:

I hope that folks tell Michael and Microsoft that this is a significant business scenario and encourage them to advance Michael's Sample Code into a full-fledge and supported feature in WinForms.

This idea had never occurred to me!

No need to convince me about the scenario, though. I recognized the number of times that this would be useful and it is one of the reasons I put the sample together (it is hard to pass up those "real world" requirements when they come up. 

I had been thinking about perhaps getting some samples integrated into the documentation eventually (after they were cleand up a bit, of course!), but the idea of adding support for embedded fonts into WinForms directly to get proper support within managed applications is a really good idea for people to be thinking about, I think.

Interestingly enough, I was sitting in a meeting on Friday where some people across the street working on .NET asked me for some product feedback ideas for next version telling me that this was a good time to bring up actionable ideas. They were BCL people, to be sure. But ideas are still ideas, right?

My timing is never this good!

Next step, talk to some people on the WinForms team.... :-)


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