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1. ## Thread: Collisions -> half working...

by detlion1643
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### [C#]Re: Collisions -> half working...

Passel, thanks again for the great response!

Describing out in great detail really put it into perspective for me. It's not confusing (well the simplified approach anyways). I chose to go with the...
2. ## Thread: Collisions -> half working...

by detlion1643
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### [C#]Re: Collisions -> half working...

I'm now back to reworking the paddle collision. I have all of the brick and wall collisions working out great. I originally sliced the paddle into 13 sections and changed the x/y movement based on...
3. ## Thread: [RESOLVED] [C#] Finding angles based on side lengths

by detlion1643
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### Re: [C#] Finding angles based on side lengths

Jemidiah, thanks so much for the explanations and help. I have since gotten rid of all of that code I previously had and now with so many less lines of code, things seem to be working out great!

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4. ## Thread: Collisions -> half working...

by detlion1643
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### [C#]Re: Collisions -> half working...

Do you move the ball at a faster rate than the width and/or height of the minimum width and/or height of any brick? That would cause the issue. Or do you happen to move the ball before the collision...
5. ## Thread: [RESOLVED] [C#] Finding angles based on side lengths

by detlion1643
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### Re: [C#] Finding angles based on side lengths

That's why I posted. From what I've read when you don't know any angle but know the sides, you can compute the largest angle (opposite the largest side). That's where I started.

Thanks for the...
6. ## Thread: [RESOLVED] [C#] Finding angles based on side lengths

by detlion1643
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### [RESOLVED] [C#] Finding angles based on side lengths

I've been following solutions on various sites about the law of sines and law of cosines. However, I must be all mixed up or something because I can't figure out the formulas.

I know the lengths...
7. ## Thread: Collisions -> half working...

by detlion1643
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### [C#]Re: Collisions -> half working...

Good job dday! I like your level generation, very easy. I have my level generation via code to maximize all sorts of different scenarios.

Some things doable via code:
- Bricks at any X,Y starting...
8. ## Thread: Collisions -> half working...

by detlion1643
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### [C#]Re: Collisions -> half working...

I am almost there. Some really glitchy movements atm, but it's coming together nicely. It's hard to pinpoint where or why the movement isn't correct as there are tons of points to check. I actually...
9. ## Thread: Collisions -> half working...

by detlion1643
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### [C#]Re: Collisions -> half working...

:D:D:D
Did you do this in your bouncy ball game? If you did, I bet it plays a lot better :thumb:

I am already beyond any attempts of going to back to not using Sin/Cos, so I am continuing...
10. ## Thread: Collisions -> half working...

by detlion1643
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### [C#]Re: Collisions -> half working...

I have since attempted to change my ball to move based on an Angle property. From debugging, I noticed some things that seemed different from the calculations above in Passel's old quoted post.

I...
11. ## Thread: Collisions -> half working...

by detlion1643
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### [C#]Re: Collisions -> half working...

Passel, I must've been in the midst of writing my post when you posted. I've been idling through my words and thoughts and whatnot for damn near 2 hours now. Yes, I'm using C# (I thought I tagged the...
12. ## Thread: Collisions -> half working...

by detlion1643
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### [C#]Re: Collisions -> half working...

Now comes improvement time. I am currently basing my collision off of the outside bounding rectangle of the ball. I'd like to change that to coincide with the ball itself. I've read over this time...
13. ## Thread: Collisions -> half working...

by detlion1643
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### [C#]Re: Collisions -> half working...

Wow passel, impressive!

FYI: The animations are already calculated on a time based movement. I am using a framework that provides a built in Animation class that does this. So, when I move an...
14. ## Thread: [RESOLVED] Understanding the correlation of static methods/events compared to non-static

by detlion1643
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### Re: Understanding the correlation of static methods/events compared to non-static

I think it's beginning to migrate into some game discussion now, which I didn't intend. But good points brought up.

In the main game logic:
- Loop balls 'this is to handle if more than 1 ball is...
15. ## Thread: [RESOLVED] Understanding the correlation of static methods/events compared to non-static

by detlion1643
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### Re: Understanding the correlation of static methods/events compared to non-static

I'm unsure whether if in the future I'll be updating the score from anywhere else... I think you've opened my thought process though. Maybe it's best to make a public static method on the main form...
16. ## Thread: [RESOLVED] vb net 2010 how to read a single string from a sqlite3 database file

by detlion1643
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### VS 2010Re: vb net 2010 how to read a single string from a sqlite3 database file

Your SQL statement would look something like this:
"SELECT Quan FROM tablenamehere WHERE Name = 'scaff101'"
Or are you looking for the complete code of writing your specific Command and getting a...
17. ## Thread: [RESOLVED] Understanding the correlation of static methods/events compared to non-static

by detlion1643
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### [RESOLVED] Understanding the correlation of static methods/events compared to non-static

I currently have a thread going in the Games and Game Programming subforum about a brick breaker game I've been coding. I've come across a scenario where I'm unsure on the preferred method of...
18. ## Thread: Preferred way to exit an application?

by detlion1643
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### Re: Preferred way to exit an application?

Might I suggest looking at JMC's codebank submissions. He has a great on on logon forms. Helped me in the past.
19. ## Thread: Collisions -> half working...

by detlion1643
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### [C#]Re: Collisions -> half working...

If anyone is interested, I figured out a way to send the ball on different angles based on where it hits the paddle. I divided the paddle into 13 sections. To preface this decision, I am originally...
20. ## Thread: Collisions -> half working...

by detlion1643
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### [C#]Re: Collisions -> half working...

Hey dday, I was writing up a reply to this thread when you replied. You might like to know that I fiddled with it a little this morning and think I got it figured out...

Well after not coding...
21. ## Thread: Collisions -> half working...

by detlion1643
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### [C#]Collisions -> half working...

I am working on making an attempt at coding the collisions for breakout/brick breaker. I have already looked at the Bouncy Ball demo from dday. However, mine differs from that as I'm testing for...

by detlion1643
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### Re: Debug

I imagine you probably already looked at and/or tried a lot of suggestions. A quick search brought up this (some settings being checked and the app.config file):...
23. ## Thread: How to Connect arduino + ethernet shield to vs 2010?

by detlion1643
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### VS 2010Re: How to Connect arduino + ethernet shield to vs 2010?

I don't know much about arduino's except for what they actually are and/or used for. A lot of car/pc enthusiats use them and have coded for them. There might be a library already built for this. A...

by detlion1643
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### Re: Debug

Do you happen to leave VS open for long periods of time and change code on the fly while debugging? I've come across issues where obvious lines can't become breakpoints when adding/changing code...
25. ## Thread: web browser drop down boxes

by detlion1643
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### Re: web browser drop down boxes

I was just pointing out that the id attribute is the one that gets tested and not the name attribute when using .ElementById("*"). If the element doesn't have an id attribute, then you gotta find...
26. ## Thread: web browser drop down boxes

by detlion1643
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### Re: web browser drop down boxes

FYI:

That should be:

<select id="somethingUniquelyNamed" name="SomeNameHere"...
The .ElementByID("*") refers to the id, not the name.
Not really so, in my testing, if using .ElementByID("*")...
27. ## Thread: web browser drop down boxes

by detlion1643
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### Re: web browser drop down boxes

We need to get the "option" elements that are part of the "select" element. Easiest way is to get a collection of the "select"'s children elements:

Dim htmlCol As HtmlElementCollection =...
28. ## Thread: web browser drop down boxes

by detlion1643
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### Re: web browser drop down boxes

.GetElementById("") does just that, get's an element by it's id... The different options in the dropdown list don't contain id's. ID's are just like the "value=" you see, only it would be "id=*".
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29. ## Thread: Issue with Webbrowser raise Click

by detlion1643
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### VS 2010Re: Issue with Webbrowser raise Click

How are you entering the value? Are you doing it manually? Via code?

As for your "click event", do you see a click event attached to that element? Are you sure you're clicking the right element on...
30. ## Thread: Issue with Webbrowser raise Click

by detlion1643
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### VS 2010Re: Issue with Webbrowser raise Click

The keypress event looks like all it does is click the go button. If, like you said, you already hit the go button, why do you need to raise the event for the keypress?
31. ## Thread: [RESOLVED] Help with vb.net

by detlion1643
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### VS 2008Re: Help with vb.net

So, what have you done in the class up to this point? We're here to help you learn, not do your projects for you... Do you know what classes are? Constructors?
32. ## Thread: [RESOLVED] Plugin Based Application

by detlion1643
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### VS 2012Re: Plugin Based Application

I hope this seems relevant to the discussion, but is it worthwhile to have events in the interface?

If the interface has events, then the main application has to hook those events for each plugin...
33. ## Thread: Relative path! PROBLEM!

by detlion1643
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### VS 2010Re: Relative path! PROBLEM!

First off, in the last screen, your not setting dbPath to the returned combined path...

I don't know much about OLEDB so I'm bowing out now.
34. ## Thread: Relative path! PROBLEM!

by detlion1643
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### VS 2010Re: Relative path! PROBLEM!

It'll return a string.
Dim dbPath As String = Path.Combine(Path.Combine(Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.ApplicationData), "YourAppName"), "YourDBName.accdb"). Now when you need...
35. ## Thread: Relative path! PROBLEM!

by detlion1643
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### VS 2010Re: Relative path! PROBLEM!

Why not use the special folders? IE:
Path.Combine(Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.ApplicationData), "YourAppName") creates a folder in C:\Users\*\AppData\Roaming\ named...
36. ## Thread: Object Orienting -> proper methods

by detlion1643
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### Re: Object Orienting -> proper methods

Ah shoot.... I realized I posted this in VB.Net and not in C#. Could an admin/mod please move it for me? I can't seem to report my own thread for it, apologies...
37. ## Thread: Object Orienting -> proper methods

by detlion1643
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### Object Orienting -> proper methods

I'm still learning the proper ways of OOP, and making things easier for other users and myself. With that said, I'd like to run a few ideas/code through the forums here to see if what I am doing is...
38. ## Thread: I have made most of the cosing but need help with finishing it off

by detlion1643
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### Re: I have made most of the cosing but need help with finishing it off

Because you need to protect all of the code that you have copied so far!?!?

If another user has an issue with the exact same assignment, I'm sure they'd understand to stay far away from this...
39. ## Thread: SQL Query works in management studio but not in .Net

by detlion1643
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### VS 2012Re: SQL Query works in management studio but not in .Net

I apologize if the loop isn't VB ready, I normally do more C# these days.

If...
40. ## Thread: Changing from ClickOnce to a setup project

by detlion1643
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### VS 2010Re: Changing from ClickOnce to a setup project

After working with this for a while, I have gotten the entirety of it to a point I am satisfied with. Except for one issue...

I have 2 different apps, let's call them MainApp and AppUpdater. The...
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