Sunday, April 10, 2016

‘Science Kombat’ Has Actually Become A Real Game






Play it here



‘Science Kombat’ Has Actually Become A Real Game

Friday, February 26, 2016

AirDroid

A really great app that lets you have remote access to your android device!

Instructions: AirDroid Allows Remote Access & Control Of Android Over Wi-Fi Via Web Browser

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sand.airdroid

ScreenShare (tablet) - Android Apps on Google Play

 Here is an android App I wanna try out to remote control and view an android device on another device



ScreenShare (tablet) - Android Apps on Google Play

Best Google Cardboard apps: Top games and demos for your mobile VR headset

More Google Cardboard apps!



Best Google Cardboard apps: Top games and demos for your mobile VR headset

cardboard-games | all about google VR cardboard and Virtual reality games

Here is a link to VR cardboard games to try!



cardboard-games | all about google VR cardboard and Virtual reality games

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Controlling iOS Devices Via C# Code on Windows OS - CodeProject

Controlling iOS Devices Via C# Code on Windows OS - CodeProject

Throttling WCF

I found some really great articles on configuring throttling for WCF Services

From

I was looking up resources via Google on the entire concept of throttling in WCF. There are some very good pages if you use Google; sadly, MSDN is most definitely not on the list as it is practically useless for anything except class definitions. I decided to try to put into one document an overview of how throttling works, along with some sample projects to help get your head around it.


WCF Performance Tuning

 WCF is a programming platform that allows us to build, configure and deploy the network distributed services. Basically WCF works on a Service oriented concept. There are some points that can help us to improve the performance of WCF.



Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) includes a large set of performance counters to help you gauge your application's performance.


WCF throttling provides some properties that you can use to limit how many instances or sessions are created at the application level. Performance of the WCF service can be improved by creating proper instance.
Attribute Description
maxConcurrentCalls Limits the total number of calls that can currently be in progress across all service instances. The default is 16.
maxConcurrentInstances The number of InstanceContext objects that execute at one time across a ServiceHost. The default is Int32.MaxValue.
maxConcurrentSessions A positive integer that limits the number of sessions a ServiceHost object can accept. The default is 10.
Service Throttling can be configured either Adminstractive or Programatically

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

10 Reasons Why Visual Basic is Better Than C#


An interesting rant on C# in favor of VB.Net



10 Reasons Why Visual Basic is Better Than C#

4 Ways to Text from a Computer to a Cell Phone - wikiHow

4 Ways to Text from a Computer to a Cell Phone - wikiHow

GitHub For Beginners: Don't Get Scared, Get Started - ReadWrite

Here is a good article about what GitHub is and how to use it!



GitHub For Beginners: Don't Get Scared, Get Started - ReadWrite

Silverlight 4.0 feature #1: Right click Mouse events [Context Menu]

 Here is some code for get a right-click mouse event to work in silverlight!



Silverlight 4.0 feature #1: Right click Mouse events [Context Menu]

A C1 Visual Style aware Message Box - Our ComponentOne

Here ware two artcles about how to use the component one Message Box control for Silverlight.  The message box the comes with Silverlight is really limiting. It only allows users to send "OK" and "Cancel" as responses. the Component One version gives a lot more options but the problem is it does not return any values so instead you have to do the following:




C1MessageBox.Show("Do you want to delete?", "The question", C1MessageBoxButton.YesNoCancel, C1MessageBoxIcon.Question,
                new System.Action<MessageBoxResult>((result) =>
                {
                    switch (result)
                    {
                        case MessageBoxResult.Yes:
                            MessageBox.Show("You Pressed Yes");
                            break;
                        case MessageBoxResult.No:
                            MessageBox.Show("You Pressed No");
                            break;
                        case MessageBoxResult.Cancel:
                            MessageBox.Show("Are you sure you want to cancel");
                            break;
                    }
                }));




A C1 Visual Style aware Message Box - Our ComponentOne



and



http://our.componentone.com/groups/topic/c1messageboxresult/

WCF Throttling – Part 1 | Anders Lybecker's Weblog!

This is a great article regarding how WCF web services can be better optimized when running on IIS. I have been running into this problem when two or more users are trying to use my web service at the same time.  I will conduct a few more tests but I think this will solve the problem



WCF Throttling – Part 1 | Anders Lybecker's Weblog!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Open Port Check Tool - Test Port Forwarding on Your Router

This tool will get you information on a port using the computer's IP Address. Super duper useful

Open Port Check Tool - Test Port Forwarding on Your Router

Hostname to IP address Lookup

You can use this tool to find the matching IP address to a hostname and vice versa

Hostname to IP address Lookup

Friday, August 21, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Install Microsoft Kinect on PC - CodeProject

 Some practical steps to run Microsoft Kinect on a Windows PC



Install Microsoft Kinect on PC - CodeProject

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

FrequentlyAskedQuestions - selenium - WebDriver FAQs - Browser automation framework - Google Project Hosting

The following is an excerpt from an article about testing web apps by automating web browsers.

Q: What is WebDriver?

A: WebDriver is a tool for writing
automated tests of websites. It aims to mimic the behaviour of a real
user, and as such interacts with the HTML of the application.




FrequentlyAskedQuestions - selenium - WebDriver FAQs - Browser automation framework - Google Project Hosting

Thursday, May 14, 2015

How to: Delete a File in Visual Basic

Useful Article!!!



How to: Delete a File in Visual Basic

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Rudimentary PDF Generation in C# Using iTextSharp - CodeProject

Here is a great article about how to make your code generate PDF files



Rudimentary PDF Generation in C# Using iTextSharp - CodeProject

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Convert doc/docx documents to PDF with Foxit Reader - CodeProject

Here is another slick way to convert a word document into a pdf using 



Convert doc/docx documents to PDF with Foxit Reader - CodeProject

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Watching Folder Activity in VB.NET - CodeProject

I just found out that the .Net framework allows you to watch files and folders from code.  Here are two articles about how to use this function.

Watching Folder Activity in VB.NET - CodeProject

File System Watcher Class Demo (VB.NET)

.net - Strange -1.#IND error in VB.net - Stack Overflow

 Ever raised a negative number to a fractional power in a VB.Net program? Don't do it!!! Here is an article on how VB.net handles that!



.net - Strange -1.#IND error in VB.net - Stack Overflow

Can you convert a PDF table with Row and Column structure retaining in Excel? [A-PDF.com]

 Yes, y6u can. This tool actually works!



Can you convert a PDF table with Row and Column structure retaining in Excel? [A-PDF.com]

progressbar-2.3.tar.gz - python-progressbar - progressbar-2.3 - Text progressbar library for python. - Google Project Hosting

progressbar-2.3.tar.gz - python-progressbar - progressbar-2.3 - Text progressbar library for python. - Google Project Hosting

21 Borderline Genius Websites To Productively Procrastinate Everything

21 Borderline Genius Websites To Productively Procrastinate Everything

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Remote Debugging Using Visual Studio 2013



Eureka!!!!

I got the remote debugger to work on a web server ! This site helped me to connect Visual Studio 2013 to web server.


And here is the link for how to install the tools :




Thursday, March 5, 2015

Converting DataTable Contents into a PDF Report

I came across the need to convert DataTable into a PDF report and I found a couple of articles to show exactly how to do it. I was able to edit it for my use. Both articles use iTextSharp. It worked great!

VB.Net version

C# version