As a lot of WPF developer, I love the free Metro Studio from Synchrosoft. Most of my WPF projects, professional or not, use at a moment or another Metro Studio as the icon source but also image source as they are scalable vector graphics. But, out of the box, the integration between Metro Studio and Visual Studio is not great. At the end of this article you’ll be able to regenerate dynamically your resource file on project build. Also you’ll be able to do this on a build server as we don’t actually need Metro Studio installed on the build machine for the generation.
Here’s a simple code snippet to read the serial inputs in C#. I had to use this code several times when working with arduino like devices.
If you’ve already use System.Random in a fine tuned app you’ve probably notice something strange. You get the same random values across sessions. Why ?
Hi, I got a strange issue today I posted on stackoverflow. The Issue Here’s the situation, I’ve abstracted the name and logic to focus on the issue. Got 3 types, A, B and C. B & C have implicit operators defined to convert to A object. Then, when I do this, the code compile andContinue reading “The inline if statement in C# : Surprise !”
The goal here is to improve the reliability of a .net client application by managing cases where things goes wrong and the universe of your product fall on himself, for example due to memory corruption, unhandled exception, Stack/Memory/<place your stuff-Overflow and so on. The Issue In the current situation, when you want to know ifContinue reading “Automatic Recovery & Restart in .Net application”
I recently had to do something unusual for me. The issue In production-like environment, I had to “mock” a third party application called by mine. My application call the third party app just like as we do when we run something from command prompt with some arguments. The problem was a little bug in thesesContinue reading “Noninvasive global software mocking with registry”
As developer, we usually need to extract data from a html web page in our projects, but most of the time we try to find another solution due to the complexity of the task. Indeed, the classical approach would be to use regex or similar and try to find out our informations in the pageContinue reading “Extract data from HTML page with XPath and Linq”
Once again I had to face the famous content aggregator problem. I already have done that on several project so I decided to write an article on that for the ones who wonders how to accomplish things like that. Background So, the situation is : I have a system, who consume several services, aggregate theContinue reading “Very simple plugin mechanism in C#”
This is a repost from a question I asked on stackoverflow.com that I finally manage by myself… The issue I’m actually working on a project where I need to host a .NET webservice on a linux server hosting a firebird database. When I try to run the sample code from http://www.mono-project.com/Firebird_Interbase and call the method,Continue reading “Mono and Firebird : IOControl Not Implemented”
A little code snippet to export to XPS a WPF control, for instance your view, and fit it into an A4 standard page, in example for printing purpose. (in this case, take care of the margins !!)