Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Windows 8

Installed the Windows 8 Developer Preview a few days ago and love it! Really like the new features in Visual Studio 11 and don't forget SQL Server 2012 - got it installed on a sweet server at work.

Hopefully I'll start posting more soon!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Programming for Kids

Over the past few months my 2 boys (7 and 9) have been having a good time in computer class. They are writing their first programs or should I say, games!! Ha! Microsoft has released this cute game programming tool for kids called Kodu.

It's great for teaching logic and a great introduction to learning programming interactions.

Give it a try!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

PDF manipulation

Ran across a great article when working with PDF files that are dynamically generated:
dotnetscraps

Thursday, April 28, 2011

C# Escape Sequences

Some escape sequences commonly used:


\n Newline
\t Horizontal Tab
\v Vertical Tab
\b Backspace
\r Carriage Return
\f Form feed
\a Audible Alert (bell)
\\ Backslash
\? Question mark
\' Single quote
\" Double quote
\uxxxx - Unicode escape sequence for character with hex value xxxx
\xn[n][n][n] - Unicode escape sequence for character with hex value nnnn (variable length version of \uxxxx)
\Uxxxxxxxx - Unicode escape sequence for character with hex value xxxxxxxx (for generating surrogates)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Silverlight 4 DVD Shelf

Wanted to share something I did this past summer, almost forgot to post about it. It is a little Silverlight 4 project that displays my superhero collection (well not all of them by any means).

http://superherocollection.talkelley.com/

It uses a simple XML file as a datasource. I'll try to post some sample code after the new year!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A lil' HTML Help

Thought I'd post a little help with HTML Special characters and such. Hope you enjoy!

HTML Source

Swidget