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As a basic overview CodeProject articles have a certain layout to follow, so that users can learn the most from them. Each article attempts to answer the following questions: What problem does this solution solve? How does this help someone else? How does the code actually work? What is going on inside the code snippets?
Here is a submission from a first time author who did a terrific job, just to give you a basic overview of what a beginner article might look like: Avoiding InvokeRequired[^]
I am trying to find what (if any) vector graphic formats I can use in an article submission. Bitmaps are fine, but what if the source of my diagrams is in PowerPoint and I want to keep the precision of vector? I can worry about any needed format conversion. I am wondering though, what vector graphics formats CodeProject will accept and publish.
I'm so sorry Chris misses the question so completely. I don't want to create a bitmap from my PowerPoint diagrams. That's what 'extract the image' is. What I want is a vector graphic in my article. I get the impression this is only possible in HTML5. I DONT want an href to a bitmap. That's what an image is. I want a vector graphic. Thanks for not helping.
Please leave the attitude at the door. I'm trying to help.
Can you please explain what you mean by "vector graphic". A PNG file is a graphics file that can contain images in vector format. I use this all the time. Your other option is to upload an SVG (Standard Vector Graphics) file - this is also supported.
An "href" is only used in an anchor tag. For an img tag you use the src attribute.
I published an article, and posted also its relative code. Someone said that this code was not readable. I downloaded the .zip file, corrected the wrong files, removed the old file from article, and uploaded the new one.
He says that this file still not readable. It could be because the uploaded files are to be moderated? I saw that in revision page the last revision is published two hours after my publication. But the post where Michael_Davies says is unreadable is wrote after four hours.
You can see that at this discussion.
I see the time wasn’t in my time-zone. Wich one is used? I’d like to know if he download after or before the pulication...
Yes, I changed only two files. The problem was about a not perfect compatibility between VS2012 and VS2010. The first one runs the Team Foundation engine only if marked in .sln file. The second one crashed because in .sln file wasn't marked but there was a reference in .vbproj file.
I opened the solution with VS2010 and saved again. Now all works perfectly. Thank you
I don't know how article moderation exactly works here -- my idea was that someone of you who can, removes the blog from public viewing and informs the author about the reason for that. However, I will now leave a message to the author. Where should I report back if he doesn't respond, if not in this forum?
Moderation is a community activity, so if enough people vote for an article it will get published. I'm not sure if it has changed but blogs tend to get published automatically, so you cannot comment on them until after they are published. And to be honest there are plenty of articles/blogs/tips which really should not see the light of day, but there is not a great deal we can do about that, other than put comments in and downvote them. And the CodeProject staff probably have more than enough to do without trying to proofread everything that gets posted.
I notice that you have been a member here for less than a month, so I would suggest you spend a little more time studying how the site operates. It is quite a democratic place, but that also means that there will always be people who do not follow the generally accepted practices.
And to be honest there are plenty of articles/blogs/tips which really should not see the light of day, but there is not a great deal we can do about that, other than put comments in and downvote them
Actually you can. Report them as "unclear/incomplete", as "extremely poor quality" or as "innacurate/misleading"
If enough people does it, then the light of day will be switched off.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
It will be marked as "Closed". There will be a notice on the article saying who closed it and why, and the content will be hidden except for the people who have the privilege to moderate articles. The author can still improve the article.
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