Integrate Syncrosoft Metro Studio 2 in your development process.

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.

The inline if statement in C# : Surprise !

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 and […]

Automatic Recovery & Restart in .Net application

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 if […]

Noninvasive global software mocking with registry

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 theses […]

Extract data from HTML page with XPath and Linq

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 page […]

Very simple plugin mechanism in C#

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 the […]

Mono and Firebird : IOControl Not Implemented

 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, […]