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  • systray icon tooltips behind taskbar

    once in a while, i notice that the tooltips of my icons are behind the taskbar which is rather annoying. i finally did a google today and found this tip: How To: Fix Tooltips hide behind taskbar
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 05-10-2006
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  • yahoo mail beta

    you might want to try the beta... ajax still ruling the public email world... log in to Yahoo Mail click Options select Account information from the left panel go to Member Information, General Preferences, Preferred Content select, for example, Yahoo UK click Finished go to Yahoo Mail you'll see a page...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 04-27-2006
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  • outlook tips

    i was curious on what the key icon on some of outlook events are after a series of synchronizations with my phone only to find out that it means "private" from this website . i will plan to read these sites if i have time beside having this ms press book on microsoft office in the office. great tips...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 04-26-2006
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  • Categories in Outlook Contacts

    I just knew this morning that you can flag your Outlook Contact with a number of categories. Before, I used to have a number of Contact folders to segrate my contact list. It became problematic when I tried synchronizing my phone book with Outlook. Now, I just have a single Contact folder with categories...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 04-10-2006
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  • birthday reminders after import contacts

    i noticed when i imported my contact list from a csv file that the birthday reminders were not populated. searched through usenet and it was the default behavior. the only way to repopulate the birthday reminders was to re-edit the birthday field and it will automatically create birthday reminders. i...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 04-09-2006
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  • profiling queries

    you want to know the queries being executed by your application which uses ADO.NET. sql profiler comes in. however you got agents running (whatever they are), you also browse the tables using Enterprise Manager or Visual Studio and you want them to be excluded in the watch list. Filter is the key, Under...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 04-05-2006
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  • executescalar() vs executenonquery()

    i was surprised to read John Papa's blog entry about these two methods. surprisingly, i also found codes in my previous project doing an executescalar() for an action query and not using the result and when i consulted my teammate, it turned out that he was not aware of the difference of the two methods...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 04-04-2006
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    i have heard of before but never really bothered to use it. now that my bookmark list is becoming cluttered with all the .NET resources that i have encountered in my career, i now wanted to use what i like most is the tags since i now can have a single page with multiple tags...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 04-04-2006
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  • SlickRun

    i just downloaded SlickRun after hearing it from boodhoo's episode in dotnetrocks. my officemate has been using it for quite some time now and i've decided that i give it a shot. seems like i can now eliminate the most used application icons in my quick launch tab. i was surprised though that it has...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 03-27-2006
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  • Server Explorer

    I wanted to browse the tables of a Microsoft Access mdb file but unluckily, i just have the standard edition of Microsoft Office on my machine (which obviously does not have Microsoft Access). Obviously it's not a problem for me, since I have Visual Studio installed. I just need to create a new data...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 03-21-2006
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    I have read a number of books/articles and I wonder why they always use the global variable @@IDENTITY in obtaining the generated identity after an INSERT operation. They should be using SCOPE_IDENTITY() instead which is safer due to triggers. With SCOPE_IDENTITY(), is there really a use for @@IDENTITY...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 03-19-2006
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  • adding page breaks

    i'm among the microsoft word users who uses a series of return/enter key strokes in order to reach the next page. i know it's not the correct way of editing since it will adjust the next page once i edit and added new lines on the previous page. i knew i've been seeing the page break line before with...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 03-13-2006
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    i was looking for the email address of my high school friend efren ablis jr. when google gave me a result from names database. i remembered using it before but i forgot how. a page required me to input 4 email addresses before accessing efren's info, took me around 10 tries since most have already been...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 03-12-2006
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  • Overriding CollectionBase.OnValidate

    i was searching for code generation tools when i read the Implementing CollectionBase post of Matt Berther (is he related to Roy Osherove?). What caught me was his comment on the most neglected thing when creating a strongly-typed collection using CollectionBase - overriding OnValidate method (i admit...
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 03-09-2006
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  • power alt

    power alt is the term i use in doing this: just hold that ALT key while you do your mouse select i usually do this when removing those tab characters from VS when copying code to a forum or a blog post.
    Posted to jokiz by jokiz on 03-05-2006
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