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WPF Control Lifeycle and Navigating through Containers to set Focus

I wanted to understand a control's lifecycle in WPF. Let me explain my scenario: I have a complex screen containing various container controls hosting forms. Let's say my screen has 3 Accordion ...
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using parent child windows - is chrome phasing this out?

I use child pop ups extensively in my browser based web application. Examples include using child to search for information which is passed back down to parent form that is updated or I use child to ...
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How to manage focus for a small set of simple widgets

I'm developing a set of simple widgets for a small (128x128) display. For example I'd like to have a main screen with an overlay menu which I can use to toggle visibilty of main screen elements. Each ...
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How can I help myself focus on a project when there is a more fun one I can work on? [duplicate]

I suffer from adult ADHD. Sometimes I get bored with projects or work items assigned to me at work because they aren't particularly interesting. I end up inventing more interesting work and working on ...
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How not to forget new and interesting information [closed]

The thing is that I read a lot of things over a period of time because it is interesting and I like to know it and secondly it will be helpful in my future job interviews. For example I read about ...
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How broad should a computer science/engineering student go?

I have less than 2 years of college left and I still don't know what to focus on. But this is not about me, this is about being a future developer. I realize that questions like "Which language should ...
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How to avoid context switching while developing full stack web apps?

To give some context, I've been a Ruby & Rails developer for the past few years, and just recently started doing quite a lot of JavaScript to add more responsiveness to the apps. When programming ...
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What can be the cause of new bugs appearing somewhere else when a known bug is solved?

During a discussion, one of my colleagues told that he has some difficulties with his current project while trying to solve bugs. "When I solve one bug, something else stops working elsewhere", he ...
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Calculating last Sprint's Focus Factor

We have finished our Sprint in half the expected time and now we want to compute our focus factor to use in the next Sprint. Though, by doing the math by the book, we get an awful number. How are we ...
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How can I stay focused and motivated on a project?

I'm working on starting my own software development business, but I've noticed that I have major issues getting projects out by their deadlines, and in general getting them out of the "almost-done" ...
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How do you stop yourself from making mistakes? [duplicate]

I used to pride myself with the high quality of the code I delivered. Today I made a mistake that wiped the grin off my face. It was a null reference exception caused by a hasty fix to an edge case ...
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Interested in a million things, have a million goals: how to choose what to focus on

I am currently working as a Web Application developer using .NET Technologies. I am interested in learning more about the technologies that I work with, but I am ALSO interested in a million other ...
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Is practicing meditation a good or bad thing for programmers? [closed]

I'm practicing mindfulness since a few weeks, a popular form of secular meditation which concept is to focus yourself on the present moment. It works so great I don't understand why not more people ...
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Is it wise for a high level developer to spend time studying assembly? [closed]

It is clear that the knowledge of low level stuff is very important in our work. But in a situation where you're already developing commercial software on a high level, and when you already have a ...
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How do you keep focused through long compiles

I find it fairly simple keep focused on a task at hand whilst I am actively engaged on it, however, during a long compile (and our current main project can compile in 5-10 mintues on a bad day) that ...
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What tools do you use to stay focused? [closed]

This is related, but I'm thinking about something more like a chastity belt for keeping me from checking programmers.SE or my email every time I compile. Rather advice like "go take a walk and you'll ...
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The project is almost complete, what can I do to retain interest and not lose focus?

So I find every project I get involved in, the start is great and I am all gun-ho lets do some coding. Next thing you know, the project is nearing completion, we are refining, testing, revising, ...
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Are you able to close your eyes and focus/think just on your code? [closed]

I have some colleagues at work, they arrive at the morning, switch off email, phone, close the door, etc. Then they close their eyes and during 30 minutes try to focus on their programming (C++, C, ...