I ran into a seemingly simple problem the other day, but it took me several attempts with various libraries to find a solution, so I figured I’d share.
I had a need to print a single-page PDF file (in this case, a mailing label, but your case may vary) directly to a printer from C# without prompting a user. Continue reading
I’ve been working on building SuiteCommerce Advanced sites recently, and I have run into the following error when deploying on two sites Continue reading
With Ionic 1.2 right around the corner, I decided to take a stab at creating a Universal Windows App using the new version of the framework. Following is my experience configuring what is roughly a clean Windows 10 Pro machine (with VS2015 Update 1 installed.)
For the past few days, I have had some trouble with my favorite task manager replacement, Process Explorer.
Upon initial load, the first column would not appear Continue reading
We all (hopefully) use some sort of source control at work. If you don’t, talk to someone about it (consider the potential cost of having to recode a day, week, or month’s worth of work) or find a new job. Seriously. There are few feelings worse than having to rewrite something because the original source was lost or overwritten.
But that’s not really what I want to talk about here. Source control at home serves multiple purposes, and free options exist so one can set up a system without breaking the bank. Continue reading
C# doesn’t allow for multiple inheritance, as Microsoft made a design decision when creating the .NET framework not to do so. Presumably, this is to avoid situations such as the diamond problem from occurring in the languages, among others.
However, what if we want to share methods or properties across classes that already have differing base classes?
I tend to vocalize (read: harp) on guard methods quite regularly, and given the debugging session I just completed, it is fresh on my mind.
So here goes:
As a developer, I rarely have the opportunity to create things that end-users realize exist. Now, that isn’t to say that what I create isn’t potentially useful; hopefully it is just that. Otherwise, what is the point in my doing it?
But when I work on something like, faceted (or guided) search, for example, I write the backend code that retrieves data from the database or the search engine. I together the markup that makes things appear on the page. Continue reading
While flying home from Sacramento to Detroit today, I decided to utilize my time effectively by signing into the in-flight wifi, remoting into my work machine, and knocking down a few of the defects on the list for a project on which I’m working.
At first, I connected my VPN to the office and attempted to remote into my office machine directly. However, something in the combination of the wifi connection, the wireless from the plane to wherever (satellite, probably?), and my VPN made my RDP session unbearably slow. Or maybe I didn’t give it a chance.
I just encountered a situation in which I needed to wait for multiple animations to complete before continuing execution, but I only wanted the next command to execute once (as opposed to once per animating element).