Archive for January, 2007

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Retrieving Value from a DataSet

Monday, January 29th, 2007

In the continued spirit of posting whenever I answer a question of mine, here’s a simple snippet of C# code that retrieves a value directly from a dataset. myVar = myDataSet.Tables[0].Rows[0][“myColumnName”]; Note that the string name can replace the numeric indexes used to more accurately identify a table.

Formatting Strings in C#

Monday, January 29th, 2007

This article provides a great overview for formatting strings in C#. As I have been dabbling with a new GUI for my database, I’ve been having fits with formatting certain types of strings. This site helped me find my way…  String Formatting in C# Of particular help were these examples: String.Format(”{0:$#,##0.00;($#,##0.00);Zero}”, value); This will output […]

Creating single instances of MDI Children

Friday, January 19th, 2007

I needed a way to create a single instance of an MDI Child form within my MDIContainer form. After doing some research, I found the following code at CodeProject that did just the trick in a few lines of code. This will stop those pesky QA guys from chewing up all the system memory from […]

Chuck Norris Commentaries

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Well, had I not read it myself, I wouldn’t have believed it… Chuck Norris, of roundhouse kick fame, has his on commentary site at Chuck Norris Articles [@ WND.COM] Granted, I haven’t read all of the articles, so I can’t speak to whether his writing skills match up to his roundhouse skills, but it […]

Concatenating Strings In QTP

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Today’s tech post is in response to a surprising amount of queries asking how to concatenate strings in QuickTest Pro. First, it is important to remember that QuickTest Pro scripts are written using VBScript. With that in mind, you can investigate many corners of the internet for sample code and examples of VBScript code. Using […]

Introduction to Performance, Load, and Stress Testing

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

In doing some research for an upcoming workshop on Performance, Load, and Stress testing that I will be hosting, I came across this article. This article will provide those that are interested with a solid primer into the world of PLS testing. Written with an agile viewpoint, the information should be useful to all testers. […]

Perhaps there is hope for my own nation after all…

Monday, January 8th, 2007

An astute reader passed this article along to me: Magic Sealand : FOR SALE! Apparently, the abandoned sea platform built during WWII had been “taken over” by the Family Roy; which then proclaimed itself a sovereign nation. After battles with the UK and several skirmishes with some naughty German businessmen, Prince Roy gained sovereignty over […]

Uploading a file to your .NET Web Application

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

I have been working on a skunk works project at my office for the past few days and have been struggling with one small detail — uploading a file to a specific folder within my project path. I wanted to store the file in a relative path, in case I had to move the application […]

Final Fantasy Fan parody

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

I can’t speak to the quality, or humor, firsthand, but apparently this is worth a watch. When I get home, I’ll give this a watch. However, it looks like it has been made by college students with an extreme amount of time on their hands, which is usually a recipe for comic gold. College Saga

For those who’ve made the typical New Year’s Resolution

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

If you are like me, and the throngs of other people, who just days ago dedicated themselves to shedding unwanted poundage, here’s a story for you – care of MoneyCentral at MSN. Just last year, I had an incident with my local gymnasium. The gym was fine, but, as one would expect, I didn’t go […]

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