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Programming Languages
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A guide to the methods of triggering .NET events in a thread-safe way.
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Techniques for maintaining multiple editions of a software application, and a detailed look at conditional compilation.

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How to set the current directory correctly when running batch scripts as administrator
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This code provides SafeTrigger extension methods as a way of triggering events in a thread safe way.For details on usage, a discussion of reasons and alternatives, and a full solution download see my article on safely triggering events[^]Multiple overloads are provided for convenience to...
Programming Languages
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The PowerCommands[^] addin for visual studio also includes an option to "remove and sort usings" for all files in a whole project (or solution). It can come in handy when you don't want to go through and do each file manually.

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I discovered programming aged 11 with my school's BBC micro, and a book titled "Write your own space action games". (Their ideas of "space action" games were very different to mine. My ideas didn't include a bunch of * signs controlled via a text based menu)

I got hooked on VB for a while (mainly because I discovered I could replace the * signs with .bmp files) until someone pointed out the wonderful world of objects and Java. I also went thought a c++ phase.

I've now been a professional developer for 5 years.

My current language of choice is C#. I spend my free time playing with XNA and microcontrollers.