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  • VB.NET's Array Size -- ugh!

    Do you have any idea why the following test case fails? Imports NUnit.Framework <TestFixture()> _ Public Class ArrayTests <Test()> _ Public Sub ArraySize() Dim myArray(5) As Integer Assert.AreEqual(5, myArray.Length) End Sub End Class The reason is one of the differences between vb.net and...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 09-26-2006
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  • Shift+N for "No to all" during a copy operation

    Raymond Chen has this interesting post about Hibernate option from Shutdown, Alt keys, and so on. It mentions the Shift+N shortcut for "No to All" when encountering overwrites during a copy operation. I have eversince settled for holding Alt+N for this and didn't know about Shift+N until...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 09-20-2006
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  • TimeSnapper

    Jon Galloway recommends TimeSnapper here . The advantage of using it in filling up timesheets attracted me so if you are having a hard time filling up your timesheets, you can try the classic version also. I am also trying it out.
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 09-12-2006
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  • Limiting TortoiseSVN Show log entries

    When you are using SVN Show Log, you'll have a list of the top 100 (default setting) logs/revision logs from Subversion. It may take some time to populate them if you already have a number of revisions in your current project but you have the option to limit the entries from TortoiseSVN Settings ->...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 09-11-2006
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  • yahoo mail captcha prompt before sending mails

    i have just noticed that yahoo mails included a captcha prompt before sending emails to fight spamming using yahoo mails. captcha is still around although it was controversially demo'ed by casey a year ago that it is still vulnerable to attacks.
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 09-10-2006
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  • Decimal data type for financial applications

    My current project uses a double data type for its values and i have raised a suggestion to convert it to decimal data type instead. I remember that it is recommended to use decimal over double for financial applications because decimal data types have greater significant digits compared to floating...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 09-06-2006
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  • Use standard format characters in string formatting

    Whenever you want to format a currency, date, etc. for your application, try to avoid hardcoding your custom format's in your BoundColumn's DataFormatString, ToString format parameter, etc. More often that not, you'd want those formats to be the same application-wide so, try to configure a custom CultureInfo...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 09-06-2006
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  • Resolving file locks using ProcessExplorer

    I often encounter file locks once in a while and finding out which process is locking a specific file is a painful task without the proper tools (devenv.exe i think is the ultimate file locker). Luckily Process Explorer exists to aid us with it. Some of the development scenarios is you can't delete a...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 09-06-2006
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  • Scott Hanselman's Tool List for 2006

    Scott Hanselman has posted an update for his recommended tools. you might want to check them out here . i am currently using some of the tools like ProcessExplorer, Resharper, SlickRun. You might as well checkout his weely podcast hanselminutes .
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 09-03-2006
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  • formula parser for .NET

    my current requirement is to support a formula parser for our application. although it supports just a subset of the common MS Excel functions, what's trivial for me is the support for grouping symbols. we had a similar requirement back in college in parsing mathematical expressions but we ended up not...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 08-28-2006
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  • MRT G-Pass

    i just bought my own G-Pass this morning. It costed me 100 bucks with a free 50 peso MRT load. Too bad loading is just through G-Cash or their booths, it would have been better if it will just be included to the globe bill - hassle free.
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 08-24-2006
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  • sending messages from pc

    anyone using a better software to send sms from pc through one's mobile phone? I'm currently using Nokia PC Suite and the Send Messages feature is tiresome for me, opening the inbox folder most of the time, etc. if there's an outlook addin, better.
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 08-23-2006
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  • Top Answerers in MSDN Forums

    it was my first time this month to be included in the top 100 answerers in msdn forums. i am currently placed 76th in today's ranking. the list includes two other filipinos, a co-msforumer joeydj who specializes in SQL and Paul Domag, a Microsoft MVP from deep south. Chris Vega who used to be active...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 08-21-2006
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  • dropping dropdowns

    i haven't really used this shortcut key for the past years and eversince i used firefox with the web search, i became hooked into it. i've been using it in every application (ms excel, visual studio) to toggle the dropdownlist items. no need to use the mouse. so next time you want to select an...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 08-09-2006
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  • double quote and @ keys are switched in visual studio

    i noticed yesterday that my double quote key is switched with the @ key in visual studio. i tried it in notepad and it seems to be working. i'm glad i found a helpful post in the msdn forums this morning on how to fix this and it turns out that i have two language settings installed, US and UK, i...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 08-08-2006
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