Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Running 32bit powershell on a 64bit server from c# - Stack Overflow

It is possible to get a Powershell  to check to see what platform is running: 21 or 64-bit.

if ([System.IntPtr]::Size -eq 8) {'64-bit'} else {'32-bit'}


Running 32bit powershell on a 64bit server from c# - Stack Overflow

Friday, August 22, 2014

Using Powershells Scripts in Software Solutions

I've been working on a project that will require being able to run Powershell scripts from a Silverlight application. What we want is to give users the option of running their own scripts to do calculations that our app does not already do. Fortunately, one of my co-workers has already figured out how to add add a routine to run Powershell scripts. All we need to do is to pass it the script as a text string. He used two articles to write the service we are using:

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/18229/How-to-run-PowerShell-scripts-from-C
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/18409/Asynchronously-Execute-PowerShell-Scripts-from-C

In addition there are three things that came up in trying to write Powersehell scripts. 1. The set-excutionpolicy cmdlet must be set on the computer that will run the scripts. A good link for understanding what your options is: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee176961.aspx
You should choose the option that is best for your situation. Because our app will be on a webserver, we will need to use high security like the policy "allsigned" because then only signed scripts will be allowed to run.

2. This choice means that I  had to figure out how to digitally sign my scripts. One easy way would have been to buy a digital certificate from Globalsign or Verisign. Problem is that this can be expensive, so I opted for self-signing. Searching the internet kept turning up a solution such as:

http://powershellscripts.com/article3_powershell_script_signing.html

The problem with this is that I could not install the sdk so I could run MakeCert.exe This means that I could not create a certificate let alone sign my scripts. But I found a Powershell scripts that creates a certificate for free and when I tired to use the certificate, it worked! You can find the script at:

http://itproguru.com/expert/2013/10/how-to-create-a-self-signed-computer-certificate-using-powershell-step-by-step-much-easier-than-makecert-exe/

The following article explains what to do with the certificate after generating it. One important thing to remember is that when the script is signed, it is important to export the certificate because if you wanna run the script on a different computer than the one you wrote the script on, you have to install your certificate on that computer.

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/SigningPowerShellScripts.aspx

I did find a problem. Sometimes you may get an error when you try to run:

PS C:\> Set-AuthenticodeSignature c:\foo.ps1 @(Get-ChildItem cert:\CurrentUser\My -codesign)[0]

where C:\foo.ps1 is the name of the script you are signing. The error is an "Unknown Error". Here is a link that explains how to fix it. I just opened the script in notepad and then resaved it and the error went away just like the article said it would

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vijay/archive/2010/07/13/quot-set-authenticodesignature-quot-returns-unknown-error-while-registering-the-script-with-a-certificate.aspx

3. The other issue is that some scripts require administrative permissions to run properly. It would be best if the program could elevate itself rather than be ran from a prompt with administrative permission. This is very important for me too because I'm calling the script from Silverlight not from a command prompt. But this article saved me.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7690994/powershell-running-a-command-as-administrator

All in all,putting these three things together will mean being able to write powershell scripts in any Windows environment.



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A self elevating PowerShell script - Ben Armstrong - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Here is a link to an article sharing a powershell script that will cause a powershell script to elevate itself to run as administrator! It does work extremely well! I've added it to three of my powershell scripts and it works as advertized. I did learn to paste this code after the declaration of powershell commandline variables are defined!



A self elevating PowerShell script - Ben Armstrong - Site Home - MSDN Blogs



Sunday, August 3, 2014

Installing MoSync for Android (and other mobile platforms) - CodeProject

Introduction
Enter MoSync. The
MoSync Software Development Kit is a complete development environment
for all those platforms, and more. You write your program in C/C++ (or
Java), and MoSync will compile it for the platforms you choose. By using
the APIs provided, your application will work on all those devices,
without any changes.


Installing MoSync for Android (and other mobile platforms) - CodeProject

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Manage YouTube using C# and Youtube API 1.6 - CodeProject

This article explains how to write a program that uses YouTube using its API


Manage YouTube using C# and Youtube API 1.6 - CodeProject

Brainless Android - Introduction - CodeProject

 Here is good introduction to programming for Android





Brainless Android - Introduction - CodeProject

C# Get Frames from a GIF - CodeProject

Article explaining how to get the frames of an animated GIF using C#



C# Get Frames from a GIF - CodeProject





Saturday, July 19, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

SketchUp





SketchUp

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Screencast-O-Matic - Free online screen recorder for instant screen capture video sharing.

Here is an interesting tool: Record anything on your screen and capture it for social media like YouTube or Vimeo.No Download needed!

 Screencast-O-Matic - Free online screen recorder for instant screen capture video sharing.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Use Android Phone as Webcam and Surveillance Camera - CodeProject

Codeproject that tells how to use android phone as a webcam and surveillance. 

Use Android Phone as Webcam and Surveillance Camera - CodeProject

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Utilize the Accessory File Transfer on Samsung Gear - CodeProject

Article Intro



The tutorial found below analyzes how a Samsung Gear File Transfer
application is created. This session is a four-part series. Parts 1 and 2
show the development on the Android part of the application. The first
deals with the Service part of the application, while the second deals
with the creation of the Activity part. Part 3 shows the development of
the Tizen part of the application. Finally, Part 4 demonstrates the
complete Gear File Transfer application, which is a package composed of
the combined Tizen part and the Android part.




Utilize the Accessory File Transfer on Samsung Gear - CodeProject

How to get user activity from Gear using Remote Sensor - CodeProject

Article Intro



The tutorial found below discusses how to create a Samsung Gear Remote
Sensor application. Remote Sensor allows you to collect remote sensor
data from a wearable device. The data can be a pedometer data, user
activity event, or wearing state. Bluetooth communication facilitates
the transfer of sensor data from the wearable device. The Remote Sensor
Service, packaged in the SDK, uses the Gear Manager to support the
Bluetooth communication with wearable device.


How to get user activity from Gear using Remote Sensor - CodeProject

Monday, June 30, 2014

Motion Detection in Android - Howto - CodeProject

Using OpenCV4Android in Android App to performing image processing and motion detection. OpenCV, which is an open source computer vision and machine learning software library,



Motion Detection in Android - Howto - CodeProject

Friday, June 27, 2014

HTML5: Tips !!! - CodeProject

Gonna be handy!



HTML5: Tips !!! - CodeProject

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Share As Image | Turn Text Into Images

Here is a really great tool for taking text from a website and saving it as an image. This would be a great tool for Tumblr, pinterest, and blogs!

Share As Image | Turn Text Into Images

Android on Visual Studio - CodeProject

 Okay! It's possible to write code for Android using Visual Studio 2013!



Android on Visual Studio - CodeProject

PhoneGap Cordova JSONP RSS Feeds - CodeProject

Here is an article about how to use phonegap to make mobile apps that is based on RSS feeds. Really useful!

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PhoneGap Cordova JSONP RSS Feeds - CodeProject

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Add text to animated gif image

Need to edit and create animated gifs? Sure you do!  Try the following site



Add text to animated gif image



I used it to add the text and image together from a post I found on Tumblr!



Friday, May 30, 2014

Querying Databases With Powershell

I've been trying to get a PowerShell script to query a MS Database for a couple of weeks and no success. I even ended up having to re-image my computer because I ended up trying to install AccessDatabase_x64.exe on Windows 7 and my script began to work - for a short time. Then Office 2010 stopped working. I think the problem was that my OS is Win7 64-bit but my MS Office 2010 is 32-bit. This broke office. I found the fix by running PowerShell as 32-bit. MS Office processor type must match the version of PowerShell running the script.  This worked just fine! Here are some links that helped me fix this.

ODBC Fails in 64 bit environment - Access MDB
Use ACE Drivers and PowerShell to Talk to Access and Excel
HOW TO: FIX ERROR - "the 'microsoft.ace.oledb.12.0' provider is not registered on the local machine"
How to Use Databases from within Windows PowerShell
Using Powershsell to Access SQL Data
Using PowerShell with an MS-Access Database




Thursday, May 22, 2014

How To Publish Your EPaper or Ebook For Free Using Google Drive | TutorialFeed

Intro

Hello my dear readers recently I have tried that how to publish any
epaper or emagazine in your website or blog for free. I have looked
certain ways but that was neither good nor freely available.



Then I tried Google Drive and  found that how easily we can publish
any epaper or emagazine to website or blog. After reading the whole post
below you'll find that how easily you'll be able to publish your epaper
or emagazine.



This post is very helpful those who has print magazine or paper and want to publish online in their website or blog.



In this post I am going to share that how you can publish any epaper or emagazine to your website or blog.



Please follow the steps below:





How To Publish Your EPaper or Ebook For Free Using Google Drive | TutorialFeed

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Droid Screencast

Droid Screencast will allow you to project
the screen of virtually any Android device
onto your PC Screen.
Droid Screencast is the perfect
solution for providing Android app and
product demonstrations to prospective
customers without the need for extra
hardware or software running on your Android
device. Driod Screencast will even work on
non-rooted devices.
Droid Screencast

androidscreencast - Desktop app to control an android device remotely - Google Project Hosting

This is an interesting app for making your computer see your android screen!

androidscreencast - Desktop app to control an android device remotely - Google Project Hosting

Online iPad simulator - Test your mobile web sites

The following website allows one to test to see how a website will look on an iPad or a few other devices.



Online iPad simulator - Test your mobile web sites

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A PowerShell Form Generator - CodeProject

A good article about how to get forms in PowerShell!