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The older C# Helper blog posts are once again available

After trying to convert a few posts manually, I just imported the older blog posts. Unfortunately WordPress removed the indenting from the code. I was also hoping to make a few formatting changes (such as formatting code within the text … Continue reading

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Switching the blog to WordPress

As many of you know, not long ago my hosting service (GoDaddy) dropped the Quick Blogcast tool that I was using to manage this blog. I was kind of hoping that my old blog posts would stick around even if … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to the C# Helper blog. Over the years I’ve gathered an extensive collection of .NET programming tips and tricks. In this blog, I’ll share those tips in the form of simple example programs. Important Note: The text on an … Continue reading

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Disable the charms gesture in Windows 8 (and learn a bit about user interface design)

I still really like my new laptop (see my post Quick review of a new laptop), but one thing I really hate about Windows 8 is the way the charms bar kept popping up at seemingly random times. I would … Continue reading

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Book Review: Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming

A great book, but is it the one for you? Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming By Jason R. Briggs 344 pages No Starch Press (December 19, 2012) ISBN-13: 978-1593274078 This book is exactly what it says it … Continue reading

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Post questions, tips, tricks, and suggestions here

This is just a post where you can post your questions, tips, tricks, suggestions, or what have you. Post these in the comments section. (They are still subject to moderation so don’t waste everyone’s time trying to post links to … Continue reading

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New Microsoft preview releases

Sorry I haven’t been able to post lately. Here’s a quick post to get out some information about the latest preview Microsoft releases. Visual Studio 2013 Preview is available here. Microsoft’s blurb for Visual Studio 2013 says: Applications created with … Continue reading

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Now Available: Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop

In case you haven’t heard, Visual Studio 2012 Express Edition does not support development for the desktop, only for the Windows 8 Metro interface. You can only build desktop applications with the Professional edition or above. Because of the hue … Continue reading

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Link to list of options for making Access data available online

Just a quick link to a brief list of options for making Access data available online: 10 Ways to Take Your Access Database Online

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Useful tools and links

This page lists some useful tools and links that I visit regularly. If you want to recommend any, please post them in the comments. Tools Programming Sites Forums Tools @icon sushi Image to icon converter that supports the mask editor … Continue reading

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