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Visual Studio Algebra Components

Posted 19 December 2011 - 12:07 PM

Hello everyone, It's been a long time since I've been on here... going to be getting back into the swing of .NET developing... Going to be using VS2010... C#

I was wondering if anyone knows of any visual studio .net algebra components, for like radicals, exponents, fractions, etc.?

I have searched and searched, but can't find any...
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 12:10 PM

Something like this?

http://www.mathdotnet.com/About.aspx

(search terms: ".net math library")
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 12:21 PM

If your using VS2010 have a look at Tools -> Extension Manager
This is one way of access nuget packages.
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 12:23 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 19 December 2011 - 01:10 PM, said:

Something like this?

http://www.mathdotnet.com/About.aspx

(search terms: ".net math library")


Thank you for the reply, but not quite what I'm looking for... I'm actually looking for the components, being able to use functioning radicals, exponents, fractions, etc.
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 12:25 PM

What do you mean by components?
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 12:27 PM

View PostAdamSpeight2008, on 19 December 2011 - 01:21 PM, said:

If your using VS2010 have a look at Tools -> Extension Manager
This is one way of access nuget packages.


Thanks for that, I'll have a dig in there and see what I can find... I took a quick glance and from what I can tell, even if I don't find what I'm looking for, there's a lot of other cools things ...

View PostAdamSpeight2008, on 19 December 2011 - 01:25 PM, said:

What do you mean by components?


Like textboxes, or datetimepickers, richtextboxes, etc.
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 12:29 PM

How does one have a GUI object for "radians"? I mean sure.. you can have graphs in radians, but what's the gui representation for that? Same with fractions.. fractions are a specific string not a gui control.
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 12:35 PM

Don't tell you still at the level of everything has to be control or gui elements. :ban:

Things don't have to be controls for you, to be able to use them.
.Net is an Object Orientated Language, everything is provide via object.

Look how simple it is.
Public Class Cat
 Public Sub New()
 End Sub
 Public Function Speak() As Meow
   Return New Meow
 End Function
 Public Class Meow
   Public Sub New()
   End Sub
 End Class
End Class


I've just create a Cat type and it can Meow (which is also a new type).

The Math.Net library modi123_1 will provide objects that does math-y things.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 12:54 PM

View PostAdamSpeight2008, on 19 December 2011 - 01:35 PM, said:

Don't tell you still at the level of everything has to be control or gui elements. :ban:

Things don't have to be controls for you, to be able to use them.
.Net is an Object Orientated Language, everything is provide via object.

Look how simple it is.
Public Class Cat
 Public Sub New()
 End Sub
 Public Function Speak() As Meow
   Return New Meow
 End Function
 Public Class Meow
   Public Sub New()
   End Sub
 End Class
End Class


I've just create a Cat type and it can Meow (which is also a new type).

The Math.Net library modi123_1 will provide objects that does math-y things.


Sorry, I just have never had to think about how one would go about creating a control that looks like a radical, with 2 input boxes, one of them being considerable smaller than the other... The nTH of the root ... and then the root itself
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 01:01 PM

What's wrong with raising it to the (nth reciprocal)?

r = X ^ ( 1 / n )
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 01:08 PM

View PostAdamSpeight2008, on 19 December 2011 - 02:01 PM, said:

What's wrong with raising it to the (nth reciprocal)?

r = X ^ ( 1 / n )


I suppose that would work, but for a math program, it wouldn't be very practical for usability purposes for people, who are learning algebra, trying to input an answer in that format...

Take Microsoft Math for instance, you can click on a radical, it puts it in, and you can enter the nTH of the root and the root and then continue with more of the equation...

It would seem that I need to look at creating my custom control... Don't know how well that's going to turn out, but I suppose it's worth a shot...
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:17 PM

Hi, so here I am again regarding this algebra project I'm trying to put together...

So recently I was using Mathxl.com for my algebra classes at college... a very nice, clean, and functional application... The problem is, is that they use all Flash... I guess what I'm wondering, is there any way to accomplish the same or similar interface by just using .Net, in terms of being able to insert the special algebra symbols like they do?

Here is an example of what theirs looks like...
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:18 PM

I don't see why not.
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:43 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 21 December 2011 - 03:18 PM, said:

I don't see why not.


Thank you for your reply, at least now I know that it is possible, that's one step closer than I was a bit earlier...

Could you help ease a poor old man's mind and throw me a bone as to where you might start or how you would go about creating such a thing?
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:50 PM

Merging duplicate topics.. moving to the .NET area.

There's a St. Louis, Macau? Odd.

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Could you help ease a poor old man's mind and throw me a bone as to where you might start or how you would go about creating such a thing?

What part? The whole damn thing, or just exponents? I would start with custom user controls. A few placed text boxes... some custom code to handle the exponent.. and then branch out from there.
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