Thursday, March 31, 2011

Parse XML Documents by XMLDocument and XDocument - CodeProject

A graphical depiction of a very simple xml doc...Image via WikipediaIntroduction

This article demonstrates how to parse XML documents using "XMLDocument" as well as "XDocument".

Parse XML Documents by XMLDocument and XDocument - CodeProject
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Incredible perspectives for your blogger blog ~ Blogger Widgets

Image representing Blogger as depicted in Crun...Image via CrunchBaseGood news:

Blogger has just launched a set of incredible perspective views which can turn your blogs into stunning examples of CSS3 and HTML5 Technologies.
Checkout the following perspective views of BloggerPlugins :..






Incredible perspectives for your blogger blog ~ Blogger Widgets
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Add Facebook Like to your Silverlight Application - CodeProject

Image representing Facebook as depicted in Cru...Image via CrunchBaseAdd Facebook Like to your Silverlight Application - CodeProject
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Sunday, March 27, 2011

DropSpace adds real Dropbox sync to Android

Dropspace is an interesting app considering that I like Dropbox and this app should make syncing my phone with Dropbox easier. Best of all It's a free app.

DropSpace adds real Dropbox sync to Android
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Image Upload and Silverlight Deep Zoom Viewing with Azure - CodeProject

Introduction to the Article


This article presents Azure based software to upload image and view it with Silverlight MultiScaleImage control. Browser performs both upload and viewing with no additional installation on user machine/device (the viewing browser should support Silverlight).


Image Upload and Silverlight Deep Zoom Viewing with Azure - CodeProject
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Friday, March 25, 2011

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How to easily test your ADO.NET connections - CodeProject

The old .NET Framework logoImage via WikipediaIntroduction to article

If you are having trouble connecting to a database using a program that uses an ADO.NET connector (which is pretty much every C# and .NET app), this program is a great way to test it step by step. There is no license for this code – do anything you want with it.
Note: We rarely use this ourselves as we have numerous development tools to accomplish the same thing. Where this is invaluable is sending this to our customers who are not developers and do not have any tools close to hand that can do this.


How to easily test your ADO.NET connections - CodeProject
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Follow By Email Gadget for Blogger ~ Blogger Widgets

Here is a new gadget for allowing people to subscribe to Blogger blogs via E-mail.

Follow By Email Gadget for Blogger ~ Blogger Widgets
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WPF Custom Control - FilterControl for ListBox/ListView - CodeProject

Introduction to article


ComputerCastle.Demo.Controls.FilterControl is a WPF-based Custom Control which can be used as quick filter for any ItemsControl like ListBox, ListView, DataGrid, etc. This article is to tell you how easy to create a Custom Control in WPF using combination of simple framework controls.
The article focus on:
  • How to create a Custom Control in WPF briefly
  • Explanation about FilterControl
  • How to implement FilterControl


WPF Custom Control - FilterControl for ListBox/ListView - CodeProject
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

What's New | ComponentOne Studio® Enterprise

Component One has released details on how their new suite of tools!



Top 10 Countdown: What's New 2011 v1 from ComponentOne on Vimeo.


What's New | ComponentOne Studio® Enterprise
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7 Ways to Protect your .NET Code from Reverse-Engineering - CodeProject

.Net Framework LogoImage via WikipediaIntroduction:

If you are making your software available internationally, and your software is written in .NET (which is particularly easy to decompile), then you ought to consider protecting your code. You can protect your code in various ways, including obfuscation, pruning, resource encryption, and string encoding. In this article, we will show you 7 different ways to protect your Intellectual Property against reverse-engineering, theft, and modification, by using just one tool: SmartAssembly.


7 Ways to Protect your .NET Code from Reverse-Engineering - CodeProject
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

iPad 2 Tech Review - G4tv.com

What You Need to Know
  • It really is thinner than the iPhone 4 and about 30% thinner than the original iPad.
  • A lot of people didn't like how heavy the first iPad was, so this one is about 4 oz. lighter.
  • The newer dual core processor is supposed to double performance, and provide up to nine times better graphics when you're playing games and it's noticeably faster.
  • Launching applications or loading web pages is definitely quicker than the original, which we expected, but the system itself is also peppier.
  • Some games are already optimized for the iPad 2, like Infinity Blade and Real Racing 2; these look and play fantastic, and they really lend credence to the claim that the iPad is a full-fledged gaming device.
  • Apps like iMovie and Garage Band are designed for the iPad 2 because of its speed and they're killer apps.
  • iMovie runs better than it did on the iPhone 4, but the larger screen is really what makes this app a useful tool; it wasn't the easiest thing to use on the iPhone's small screen.
  • Garage Band is a ton of fun on the iPad.
  • We finally get front and rear cameras on the iPad.
  • The rear camera takes good enough pictures and records 720p video, but it's not even close to the quality of the iPhone 4; it also doesn't have a flash.
  • The front camera is only VGA quality, but of course, it works just fine with FaceTime; we liked FaceTimeing on the iPad more than the iPhone because of the huge screen.
  • Apple also added video output, but you have to buy an HDMI adapter for an extra $40.
  • Everything you do on the iPad 2 is mirrored through HDMI, whereas before, the original iPad would only have video out of certain apps.
Price
  • $500 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi version
Overall Rating
  • 5 Seals of Approval Out of 5 (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • At that price, this is the best tablet on the market.
  • Original iPad owners don't need to upgrade, but if you waited to buy, now's the time.





iPad 2 Tech Review - G4tv.com
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WPF 2D Image Carousel - CodeProject

Introduction

This article describes how I went about creating a 2D image carousel. The reason for creating it,... I just wanted to see if I could. I was actually watching a Blackberry Playbook video and I wondered whether I could create a carousel like control that replicated the carousel features in the video. The Playbook's though is more elegant and I may all but envy. My carousel UserControl, aptly named ImageCarousel, only deals with images and five images at that. Sad as that may be you'll hopefully pick up something useful from this article so read on if you're still interested.


WPF 2D Image Carousel - CodeProject
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A Silverlight custom control for zooming and panning with a small window to see he image with thumb - CodeProject

Image representing Microsoft Silverlight as de...Image via CrunchBaseIntroduction

This article provides the ability to interactively view high resolution images. You can zoom in and zoom out images. This Silverlight custom control enables deep zooming using Storyboard animation and smooth panning by handling the MouseLeftButtonDown, MouseLeftButtonUp, and MouseMove events. The following features are included:

* Deep zooming
* Panning an image
* Small window with thumb to view the exact location of the zoomed image




A Silverlight custom control for zooming and panning with a small window to see he image with thumb - CodeProject
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Migrating VBA customizations to ArcGIS 10 (ArcObjects .NET 10 SDK)

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ArcGIS 10 is the last release to include Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), so it is important to migrate customizations currently implemented using VBA to another supported customization environment. VBA no longer provides the optimum toolset for customizing ArcGIS Desktop.

This topic outlines how to work with VBA at ArcGIS 10, and describes the available options for migrating VBA customizations to the new customization framework.


Migrating VBA customizations to ArcGIS 10 (ArcObjects .NET 10 SDK)
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Convert VBA code for ArcGIS8 to ArcGIS9

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This application is intended to help users update VBA code from ArcGIS 8 to ArcGIS 9. While there is a utility included in the ArcGIS 9 developers pack to do this, some users may not have the ability to use this resource.

This application updates VBA code by adding the correct type library to objects previously contained in the esriCore library. If an object is contained in multiple type libraries, those libraries are displayed and the user prompted for the correct one.

This application updates code that explicitly identified the old esriCore library (i.e. Dim pAV as esriCore.IActiveView), as well as code that does not make this explicit identification (i.e. Dim pAV as IactiveView). The application does not identify or update library information for ESRI extensions and controls. If these libraries have been explicitly identified in code, they will need to be removed manually for the application to update the associated object.



Convert VBA code for ArcGIS8 to ArcGIS9
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python - Convert .mxd with embedded VBA command button to ArcMap 10 - GIS - Stack Exchange

Python logoImage via WikipediaHere is a great post for converting VBA to Python in ArcMap

python - Convert .mxd with embedded VBA command button to ArcMap 10 - GIS - Stack Exchange
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Profiling Silverlight Applications after installing Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 - CodeProject

The Microsoft Visual Studio .NET logo.Image via WikipediaIntroduction to the article

Now that the dust has settled and everyone has downloaded and installed Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1, its time to talk about a new feature included that will help Silverlight Developers profile their applications. Let’s take a look at what the official documentation says about it:
Performance Wizard for Silverlight – taken from VS2010 SP1 KB.
Visual Studio 2010 SP1 enables you to tune the Silverlight application performance by profiling the code. A traditional code profiler cannot tune the rendering performance for Silverlight applications. Many higher-level profilers are added to Visual Studio 2010 SP1 so that you can better determine which parts of the application consume time.



Profiling Silverlight Applications after installing Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 - CodeProject
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Best Social News App for Android | Widgets Lab

Here is an interesting app. It gives android the ability to put a lot of social networking sites in the same place at the same time.

Best Social News App for Android | Widgets Lab

Commercial for app





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Thursday, March 10, 2011

WCF Streaming: Upload/Download Files Over HTTP - CodeProject

Introduction to Article

I have tried to transfer large files over HTTP to/from WCF, but I have faced problems in that I was not able to upload files more than 45 KB in size. I have Googled over www, but I did not find any ready-to-use sample code/solution. Using the explanations over the www and MSDN, I have tried many configuration setting combinations and finally succeeded in transferring large files (I have tested up to 1GB on IE6).
I would like to share my experience so as to support efforts of others in this direction and to invite review comments from the developer community.


WCF Streaming: Upload/Download Files Over HTTP - CodeProject
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