Category Archives: books

List strings with a particular style in a Microsoft Word document in C#

I’m writing a new book and the development editor wants me to make a list of key terms that I specifically want included in the index. I want to include all of the words marked with the style KeyTerm, so … Continue reading

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Segmented Turning Helper, Version 3

John Di Stefano has released version 3 of this free tool Segmented Turning Helper. The program helps you design segmented turning projects such as turned bowls and vases. Here’s the basic description of the tool. Segmented Turning Helper assists you … Continue reading

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Solve Geometric Problems with C#

[This is a promo piece by Packt, the publisher of my book The Modern C# Challenge. It includes two of the 100 example problems and solutions in the book.] Solve Geometric Problems with C# Learn how to solve C# geometric … Continue reading

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Pingback: Code Project post “Orbital Mechanics Introduction, Part 2”

The Code Project post Orbital Mechanics Introduction, Part 2 by charles922 uses some code from my WPF 3D posts. His program lets you experiment with the following orbital parameters: Eccentricity – the eccentricity of the orbit’s ellipse. Inclination – the … Continue reading

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Winners of the book drawing

Congratulations to the following winners of the book drawing for copies of The Modern C# Challenge. Josh Williams Tony Ropson Richard Moss Mark Williamson William Cruz Stephen Igor Kuzmishov Paolo Mike Griffiths Francisco Javier L√≥pez Manzano If you didn’t win, … Continue reading

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Why you should study algorithms (plus a free book drawing)

There are several reasons why you should study algorithms. I’m going to talk about four of them. (If you want to skip to the bottom, you can read about the drawing I’m having in the next few days for one … Continue reading

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Book Drawing: The Modern C# Challenge

I’m holding a drawing for 10 copies of my latest book, The Modern C# Challenge. Here’s the short blurb about this book. The Modern C# Challenge Become an expert C# programmer by solving interesting programming problems This book includes 100 … Continue reading

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Use WPF 3d techniques to draw a snowman with WPF and C#

This example shows how to use the tools and techniques described in my book WPF 3d, Three-Dimensional Graphics with WPF and C# to draw a three-dimensional snowman. I won’t go into all of the details because there are a whole … Continue reading

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Book review: Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction To Programming

Over the years, I’ve read many thousands of books, some good and some not so good. Jason Briggs’ book Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction To Programming falls into the very exclusive category of books that I wish I had … Continue reading

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Review posted: “The Modern C# Challenge”

The Modern C# Challenge: Become an expert C# programmer by solving interesting programming problems Clock End Gooner has posted a review of my latest book, The Modern C# Challenge: Become an expert C# programmer by solving interesting programming problems. Please … Continue reading

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