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Desktop Programming
Windows Forms
2 Feb 2007   Updated: 2 Feb 2007   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 53   Popularity: 8.41
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This article introduces a new way of instrumenting your code that enables help authors associate help topics with the application’s visual contexts at any time - even post-compilation – and to do so using the application’s user interface without the involvement of the developer.
16 Nov 2003   Updated: 28 Jun 2014   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 309   Popularity: 12.12
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A splash screen with some neat predictive progress bar features
5 Jun 2009   Updated: 17 Jul 2014   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.28
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This article provides a console utility and a method for extending a merge tool to ensure that only real changes (not reordering) appear when merging files from different source control branches.
Programming Languages
4 Jun 2013   Updated: 10 Jun 2014   Rating: 4.76/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.54
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This article presents solutions to problems relating to Undo/Redo when using the MSHTML editor.
29 Jan 2004   Updated: 12 Oct 2018   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 83   Popularity: 9.29
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A magical edit menu that works with no connections to the rest of your project

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Database Development
SQL Server
2 Jan 2012   Updated: 2 Jan 2012   Rating: 3.40/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.05
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I wanted to point out that while I agree with the general approach (storing DateTime in UTC and converting into local time for display as well as accepting input in local time), it's not always what the requirements call for. If you're creating a meeting calendar, then of course it's perfect,...
Desktop Programming
Windows Forms
2 Jan 2012   Updated: 2 Jan 2012   Rating: 4.20/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.26
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A few notes on this code: Wouldn't you get an exception if the user happens to put in a number bigger than can be stored in an int32? Wouldn't int32.TryParse be better because of this?The control can be initialized with a negative number as a constraint, but it doesn't permit the '-'...

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I've been programming in C, C++, Visual Basic and C# for over 35 years. I've worked at Sierra Systems, ViewStar, Mosaix, Lucent, Avaya, Avinon, Apptero, Serena and now Guidewire Software in various roles over my career.