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NuGet package: Configuring the devDept Server

Through the devDept NuGet Server users can easily include the Eyeshot packages and update to the latest official version. The following steps will demonstrate how this can be done in Visual Studio: 1. Navigate to the Package Manager Settings menu. 2. Add a new sourc…

by Marcello Stagni | May 02, 2024 | Share


NuGet package: Manual Installation

It is always possible to manually install Eyeshot 2024 packages via the Visual Studio NuGet package management page. This is the only way to install Eyeshot 2024 packages in non SDK-projects or when using Visual Studio 2019 or previous version.   Check the package source mapping The first thing to …

by Federico Fucci | January 18, 2024 | Share


Add 3D mouse support to an MFC application

A 3D mouse is an input device used by CAD users. If you are hosting one of Eyeshot's WinForms controls within an MFC application, you'll notice that your 3D mouse won't work at all. The problem Eyeshot WinForms controls process 3D-mice-related Windows Messages by implementing the IMessageFilter int…

by Stefano Volpe | June 16, 2023 | Share


How to generate a thumbnail for each assembly component

This article proposes a solution to a common problem in CAD applications: saving a bitmap for each leaf node in an assembly.  The suggested method is based on Eyeshot's assembly navigation system, so it is recommended that you read the article Assembly Navigation first. Our Pulley Transmission arti…

by Leone Ruggiero | May 03, 2023 | Share


Shortcut menus (ContextMenuStrip/ContextMenu) and the 3D mouse

A 3D mouse is an input device used by some CAD users. After a 3D mouse is detected for the first time, whenever the user right-clicks on an Eyeshot control with their (standard) mouse the normal shortcut menu is repopulated with navigation options specific for 3D mice. Please be aware that Eyeshot …

by Stefano Volpe | April 28, 2023 | Share


System.AccessViolationException with Intel integrated graphics card

When setting the ProjectionMode in the OnLoad() override of a WinForms application you may get a System.AccessViolationException if the renderer is OpenGL and WorkSpace.AskForAntiAliasing is true. Unfortunately, this is a bug in the graphics driver, Intel will fix it but only for 11th Gen and onwar…

by Simone Maccaferri | September 22, 2022 | Share


WinForms vs WPF

After fifteen years in business, we still discuss this topic frequently with our customers. The bottom line is that between these two popular UI platforms there is no clear winner. A list of links we collected during the years, where the WinForms vs WPF topic is discussed, follows. https://www.gee…

by Alberto Bencivenni | September 06, 2022 | Share


Eyeshot Visual Studio Debugger Visualizer

  What is it? Since Eyeshot 2022.2 a Debugger Visualizer will be deployed, which is a custom Visual Studio extension providing the ability to inspect Entities and other Eyeshot objects at debug-time. Items are taken by Visual Studio from the code that is being debugged in order to show information…

by Federico Fucci | June 09, 2022 | Share


.NET Support

The Eyeshot installer comes with official NuGet packages for .NET 6, 7, 8, and .NET Framework 4.7.2.You can easily install these packages by using the new entry under the Visual Studio Extensions menu.  Once the package devDept.Eyeshot.Control for the proper platform, WinForms or WPF, has been ins…

by Marcello Stagni | May 26, 2022 | Share


Silent installation

A new MSI-based installer is used starting from Eyeshot 2022 and you can run a silent installation with the standard commands for MSI packages. Listed below are some command line samples: WinForms with a verbose logEyeshotFem20221271.exe /exenoui /qn /L*V log.txt ADDLOCAL=ALL REMOVE=WPF WPF with …

by Marcello Stagni | February 11, 2022 | Share