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Writing a Total Commander plug-in in Visual Basic (or C#)  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 85  |  Today: 0Author: Ðonny      Rating:  
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Windows Explorer is not enough. People who have the same feeling as me can choose of several alternative file managers. One of the most popular is Total Commander - a shareware file manager for Microsoft Windows. It has the classic two-panes view known from Norton Commander from old DOS times, and supports many file operations. One of the important features of Total Commander is the ability to be extended via plug-ins. This article describes how to write a Total Commander plug-in in a managed la...

Document conversion with OpenOffice     
Total Hits: 107  |  Today: 0Author: duwke      Rating:  
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This is a document conversion application. It converts docs from OpenOffice format to HTML and PDF. It could easily be modified to open any OpenOffice supported document. See the OpenOffice website for a list of supported formats....

Retrieving Information From Windows Management Instrumentation  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 30  |  Today: 0Author: Digital Thunder      Rating:  
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This article and code is a grounding article for those people who are unfamiliar with or not sure how to exploit Microsoft’s wonderful world of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). The article explains how to use WMI to access information about the computer system and how to display this information to the user in a meaningful format....

Simple Image Mapping Utility  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 49  |  Today: 0Author: salysle      Rating:  
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This article describes an easy approach to building a simple image mapping utility that may be used to mark and store points as pixel based coordinates from an image file or directly from a web page. The application is capable of capturing a collection of points, and it allows the user to name and save a point collection established using the tool into a text file....

Free Delete (Shred)     
Total Hits: 151  |  Today: 0Author: LoboSoft      Rating:  
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In this code show how to delete a file safely with 13 different methods, including the method of Peter Gutmann, Bruce Schneier, US DOD ... And all this in writing. NET Framework. NOT API!!!....

New AutoCAD Managed VB Project Application Wizard     
Total Hits: 123  |  Today: 0Author: arxbird      Rating:  
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The original "AutoCAD Managed VB application wizard" is very simple. Only the "Autodesk.AutoCAD.Runtime" namespace is imported, but the ObjectARX application often needs other namespaces such as "Autodesk.AutoCAD.DatabaseSevices" and "Autodesk.AutoCAD.ApplicationSevices". Furthermore, the version of "System.dll" assembly and "System.Data.dll" assembly is 1.0, but in Visual Studio .NET 2003, we need the 1.1 version. So I decided to rewrite the wizard to solve these problems. Download the files in...

A Utility for BugZilla Users to Import Bugs from Excel File     
Total Hits: 102  |  Today: 0Author: AmitChampaneri      Rating:  
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Recently our organization adopted BugZilla as the bug tracking system and we needed to shift lots of bugs from one local bug tracking system to BugZilla. I Googled a little for such a utility providing a feature for importing bugs from outside the system in any format. But I didn't find such a handy utility to meet my requirements. This custom utility will help BugZilla users having a requirement for importing lots of bugs to the system. They can also make the enhancements with the current utili...

Managing virtual directories on multiple IIS sites and servers     
Total Hits: 84  |  Today: 0Author: Alberto Venditti      Rating:  
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Did you ever face the need of maintaining a family of similar web applications, eventually hosted on multiple web servers in a farm? If yes, for sure you must have discovered how uncomfortable the standard IIS management user interface (the "IIS Manager" MMC) can be for this kind of tasks. In fact, its classical "tree on the left / details on the right" structure is not suitable for the management of different web sites "in parallel", because it forces the user to concentrate each time on a spec...

Using a VB.NET 2005 Class to Convert RichText to HTML     
Total Hits: 79  |  Today: 0Author: George H. Slaterpryce III      Rating:  
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This code was written to solve the problem of having RichText data needing to be displayed in HTML, both in HTML reports and in ASP.NET web pages....

Exploring the Visual Basic .NET Resource Kit     
Total Hits: 160  |  Today: 0Author: Joel Semeniuk      Rating:  
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Developers are an interesting bunch. Generally speaking, they learn best by doing, yet still require a reliable set of resources they can use as a launching pad to relevant information and examples. Effective development-oriented resources are those that are geared to self-paced learning and should include plenty of sample code, task based videos and demonstrations, and lots and lots of reading and reference material. For those looking for a launching pad into everything Visual Basic .NET, look ...

Writing Plugin-Based Applications - Introduction     
Total Hits: 455  |  Today: 0Author: Tim Dawson      Rating:  
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Doing this in .NET is actually slightly easier than in COM, in my opinion, and far more powerful. For instance, getting your COM plugins to show an interface within a dialog shown by the host application was a bit of a nightmare, and required calls to SetParent and inventive use of window styles to get working properly. This is trivial in .NET because of the Windows Forms architecture. The process of opening and inspecting DLLs in .NET is much the same....

ScreenSaverNow: Starts the Screensaver     
Total Hits: 120  |  Today: 0Author: facorreia      Rating:  
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Since I work in a company, when I leave my desk I like to lock my computer, as a good security practice. I used to do this by typing the Windows+L key combination. But this brings up that ugly default dialog box. I'd much rather start the screensaver and have it configured so the machine will be blocked when the screensaver is interrupted.

The problem is: how to start the screensaver in a handy way? This utility, ScreenSaverNow, does this....

A Process viewer with alert notification     
Total Hits: 90  |  Today: 0Author: dnpro      Rating:  
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In this article, I would like to showcase a small utility which I developed for keeping track of
some process management tasks using a pleasant user interface. The bare idea I had in mind
was to develop a utility which can sit in the system tray and provide a mechanism to keep track of process startups and shutdowns and show the alert using some UI dialog. The utility being
developed is based on the mechanism of WMI architecture. It uses WMI to query process list, and to set process eve...

FileTrack: Co-Editing Files without Tears  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 51  |  Today: 0Author: Gabriyel      Rating:  
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Not everyone in this world knows how to setup CVS or SVN to track changes in files. It would be horrendous if a non-technical person is required to install such a system everytime a file needs to be shared and co-edited in some way. The worst part of it is that in the real world, people do share files and co-edit them in many ways. The most common example is sharing Excel files for all the possible reasons (accounting, logistics, scheduling, etc.). Although Microsoft provides an automatic mechan...

Directory Mirroring the way it should work  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 46  |  Today: 0Author: Jim Parsells      Rating:  
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DirMirror creates and maintains an exact copy of a source directory in a target directory, creating and maintaining "Restore Points" for directories you choose. The files and directories in the target directory will have the exact dates and supported attributes as in the source directory. The mirror process will only copy those directories and files that are different from those in the source. Files and directories in the target that do not exist in the source will be deleted. The "exactness" of...

Base64 decoder and encoder     
Total Hits: 97  |  Today: 0Author: Eugene van der Walt      Rating:  
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I got interested in decoding from base64 due to an e-mail that I received that had gotten reformatted and the attached images were only visible as base64 strings. Being an exceptionally inquisitive person I wanted to know what the file attachments contained. I am by no means an expert programmer, but I thought it would be an adventure to try and convert the data. I found (on this very site) sample code (in C#) for converting strings to and from base64. Because the image's base64 string was too l...

A simple .NET Profiler     
Total Hits: 81  |  Today: 0Author: Peter Schlang      Rating:  
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When optimizing my programs, I usually had the question: 'Which of my functions needs most of the time?'. Searching the web, I did not find any remarkable solution for my issue. So I had to resolve it by myself, I wrote a small DLL to be called from any of my .NET programs.

It measures the time needed inside the actual function and writes the result to a disk file, averaging (maximizing, minimizing etc.) the time used to process the function.

The DLL is rather simple, the source co...

RSS News Reader     
Total Hits: 105  |  Today: 0Author: SathiMahesh      Rating:  
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This is a simple RSS News Reader. A list of RSS feed sites is contained in an Access database. The news sites are displayed in a DataGrid, and the user can select news sites of interest. Following this step, the user can get all the news items in the selected RSS news feed sites. These items are displayed in another DataGrid. The user selects news items of interest based on item titles and/or descriptions. The selected news items are displayed in a browser, with a forward and backward scan throu...

Remote Desktop Manager (MSTSCUI.NET)     
Total Hits: 113  |  Today: 0Author: Anthony Collins      Rating:  
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MSTSCUI.NET is simply a graphical interface to Microsoft's command-line Remote Desktop Connection, mstsc.exe. This application makes it easier for those who use Remote Desktop sessions often through the day. It uses the .NET Framework v1.1....

SQL and VB.NET Code Generator     
Total Hits: 71  |  Today: 0Author: Raj Settipalli      Rating:  
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I have come across many projects that generate either VB/C# code or SQL code. This application generates both SQL stored procedures for a table and the VB.NET function module to call the stored procedures. This is a very useful tool for generating required code especially when you are converting ASP/VB code to ASP.NET/VB.NET. Also, this application has the options to select the table fields for generating a stored procedure....

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