Archive for the ‘.Net’ Category

How to Remove Table Partitioning

How to Remove (Undo) Table Partitioning I have seen plenty of articles and blog posts out there for how to setup and implement table partitioning, but very few for removing or undoing it.  So I thought I would cover a few ways to accomplish this while still preserving the data. There could be many reasons […]

C# Snippet Tutorial – Get File Listings

 Ok, so can you even begin to tell me how many files you have on your computer? I can’t either. There are so many reasons you could need to get file listings in C#, and thanks to the System.IO namespace, doing so is just about as easy as including the namespace itself. Really all you need […]

Bind a Combo Box to an Enumeration in Visual Studio .NET

 An enumeration is a related set of constants. The enumeration members between the Enum and End Enum statements are initialized to constant values. Enumeration is used to group a set of constants under a common name, so the value can be referred to by a string value rather than the numeric value. For example, this […]

Web Testing with Selenium Sushi: A Practical Guide and Toolset

Some testing categories, such as unit testing, are well-supported by tools. User-Interface (UI) testing, however, has challenges all its own, and is often looked upon with trepidation because it is difficult to automate. So each new release of a product requires hoards of manual testers clicking and typing away to regression test the UI. Automation […]

Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010: Support at Last

Irrespective of what platform we work on, as developers, it’s unlikely that we are ever satisfied with the basic toolset we are given to work with. While Visual Studio can hardly be called basic, there is no doubt that we, as a breed, always seem to find something to complain about or wish for. Back […]

Partitioning Your Code Base Through .NET Assemblies and Visual Studio Projects

This article is aimed at Providing a list of DO and DON’T when it comes to partitioning a code base into .NET assemblies and Visual Studio projects. Shedding light on.NET code componentization and packaging. Suggesting ways of organizing the development environment more effectively. The aim of this is to increase the speed of .NET developer […]

Hitting the Ground Running with Parallel Extensions in .NET 4.0

Over the next few years, your users will begin replacing their current computers with newer machines containing increasing numbers of of multi-core processors, and they’ll expect your software to make that investment pay off. Although concurrent programming and the tools associated with it has traditionally been an arena reserved only for the true gurus of […]

LINQ Lycanthropy: Transformations into LINQ

Contents A Brief LINQ Introduction LINQ Operations LINQ Providers The Two Faces of LINQ LINQ to Objects Declarative vs. Imperative Design The Transformation Target First Pass: Pseudo-Code Second Pass: Imperative Code The Journey to LINQ What Can You Gain From LINQ? Conversion Stage A Conversion Stage B Conversion Stage C Conversion Stage D Conversion Stage […]

Calling SQL Server With A BlackBerry Phone

R Glen Cooper Overview This article provides a simple Web page to play multimedia files on a home computer using a BlackBerry phone. It does this by using SQL Server to store selected binary images (documents, music, videos, etc.) bulk copied to it. Such images may be opened on a smart phone, copied to other […]

A Parser for Formatted Text in WPF / Silverlight

I finally got round to implement on-the-fly text formatting for Sketchables, which will  allow you to define text formatting while typing (similar to wikis or forum posts). Sketchables will parse such strings and format them on the fly for you: the star renders *bold* text I didn’t rely on regular expressions here, but wrote a […]

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