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  1. Trick the Environment.UserInteractive from command shell?

    Hi,

    the following code:



    Console.WriteLine(Environment.UserInteractive.ToString());


    Seems to ALWAYS return true, such as compiled into a Console application, and when executed from a...
  2. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    Forums will never need more than 64K responses to a post.

    - Bill Gates
  3. Re: C# keyword enhancement: try / catch / retry / finally

    Yes, as I originally stated. Also, your "frictionless" solution does not address waiting, and performing alternate retries that are designed to be polite. Your solution, in a cloud-based, high...
  4. C# keyword enhancement: try / catch / retry / finally

    Looking for feedback on this idea I had. I am mostly using C# so I am just thinking about this language but probably this is a .NET framework topic.

    Over the years, I have had to implement a...
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    Re: Export ADO recordset to Excel

    Wow an 8 year old post gets me a friendly Thank-You? You're welcome!
  6. Re: Problem with multiple users accessing an excel sheet through ado

    I may win the award for the worst response ever but....

    Nope.
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    Re: Has anyone used Lightswitch?

    Following up - this article discusses the next version of Lightswitch: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/worlds-first-m2m-time-clock-powers-payroll-doesnt-fudge-the-numbers/78028?tag=nl.e539

    I think...
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    Re: Right-Click-> New HTML5 document?

    You sir, are awesome! I believe that is exactly what I am looking for; maybe I should have posted to a different forums... I will try this later this week and resolve it, thanks.
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    Re: Right-Click-> New HTML5 document?

    I guess I don't know what you mean by "Make a Temlate File" - you mean from MSWord? Or you mean just make the file once, then copy it later...
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    Re: Right-Click-> New HTML5 document?

    I neither created a template nor saved one. I thought he was referring to some files built into windows somewhere on the FS...
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    Re: Right-Click-> New HTML5 document?

    Where are they located?
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    Right-Click-> New HTML5 document?

    Yo,

    Been doin mainly web dev for the past year and it occurs to me: Why can't I right-click on my desktop and have a New HTML document show up? Just an empty shell with all the markup.

    So,...
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    Re: Mailer-Daemon returned email

    Too morbid for public discourse
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    Re: Mailer-Daemon returned email

    No, there is no plain text, only garbled text amid a bunch of cryptic keywords. I was hoping there is some crappy utility out there that automagically recovers the original message...?
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    Re: Mailer-Daemon returned email

    I have the returned email and it has a lot of garbaldy-gook in it. It has a block of text that reminds me of UUEncoded text files.

    Is there some software out there that can "decode" these...
  16. Re: [RESOLVED] Multiple barcode scanners, single PC

    I re-wrote the C# app that comes with the download. If you dig into the C# code, you will find the place where the barcode scan is detected. What I did was create delegates to "Raise Events"
    ...
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    Mailer-Daemon returned email

    Is there a way to see the original sent email from the contents of a returned, undeliverable email?

    Thanks!
  18. Re: [RESOLVED] Multiple barcode scanners, single PC

    What scanners do you have?
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    Re: Qt 4.5 Just Released!

    Anybody know if it is possible to convert a QT Creator project to .NET?
  20. Re: [RESOLVED] Export data (dbGrid or Flexgrid) to .xls format - NO EXCEL INSTALLED

    BTW I have used the above technique on CSV and Access Database files (MDB files) and they all work. The only notable exception is the driver won't CREATE a new .MDB file from scratch. You have to...
  21. Re: [RESOLVED] Export data (dbGrid or Flexgrid) to .xls format - NO EXCEL INSTALLED

    Ya, still around. Rate the post if it helped you. Did you notice the CREATE TABLE actually creates a new .XLS file on disk from scratch? I always that that was cool.
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    Re: WinXP Mystery kbd shortcut

    I have XP SP3 and Win + Tab cycles thru all the proggys like Alt + Tab does for me. However it seems to be a graphical benifit only, because when I let go if the Win key the proggy does not activate...
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    Re: WinXP Mystery kbd shortcut

    Meh, I think maybe my mousewheel+click brought up the ability to choose between running programs, through the Catalyst functionality. Maybe that is all I was seeing, I will post pic.
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    WinXP Mystery kbd shortcut

    All,

    This is no joke. I rolled a ball across my keyboard by accident, and it bumped some key combo and brought up this awesome thing.

    I am using 5 monitors, and it brought up some screen that...
  25. Re: Mobile Broadband (Cell phone internet) router

    Alternatively, the Android 2.2 OS update will allow your Android phone to act as a WiFi hotspot, which is coming out in the next week or so!
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    Re: I want to put XP on a modern netbook

    That's a great point I would def. be paying a few bucks for the OS. I havent seen any with no OS.

    I guess also I could use recommendation of netbooks too.
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    Re: Deleting old updates for XP prof

    I delete them all on all my home and work PCs - never had an issue. I think they are only needed to roll-back a Windows Update, which I never do.
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    Re: I want to put XP on a modern netbook

    The ones I am looking at are always either Linux or Win7 Starter. It is one of these I would probably buy, but ya I am not sure how to ensure I will find XP drivers for all the built-in hardware.
    ...
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    Re: How do LCD's die?

    On-board power converters... Didn't think of that! I wonder though, the screens power up for a split-second and then go dark. Is this a common failure behavior for failing power converters? I...
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    I want to put XP on a modern netbook

    I'm interested in purchasing a modern netbook - I have seen many nice-looking models under $300.

    However I own the MSDN OS edition which means I have spare XP and Vista licences.

    I want to buy...
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    Poll: Re: Haunted MouseWheel?

    I have ruled out the physical movement of the wheel notch. I have carefully noted the wheel does not need to move or click for this to occur. I have had the wheel actually move a notch on rare...
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    Re: How do LCD's die?

    Can't blame the power supply cause they all use 120V AC straight from the wall, but ya that fluorescent backlight sounds like it could be a culprit.
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    Re: How do LCD's die?

    Is this related to my Haunted Mousewheels?
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    Re: How do LCD's die?

    tried on multiple PCs
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    Re: How do LCD's die?

    We have a branch in South America where we send all our "dead" PC hardware too.

    I have used various power cables, and yes hooking them up = connecting VGA to a live PC.

    Just seems very odd and...
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    How do LCD's die?

    I don't have much personal experience with LCDs as I've used CRTs exclusively at home up till a month ago, so I don't know how LCDs normally die.

    The reason I ask, is we have like 12 "dead" LCDs...
  37. VS 2008 Re: Where is the Master Pages Template?

    Doh!
  38. VS 2008 [RESOLVED] Where is the Master Pages Template?

    All,

    I was attempting to follow this tutorial on using Master Pages in ASP.NET: here.

    But, when I try to Add New Item... there is no installed template for Master Pages.

    I've looked around...
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    Re: Virtual Com Port PortOpen Timeout

    Welp, I pointed the function to a networked drive, to open a file. I killed the network conenction, and tried to open the file, and the drive was non-existant, but the CreateFile() API call did not...
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    Re: Virtual Com Port PortOpen Timeout

    Tinkered with the args. This works now:

    m_lngFileHandle = CreateFile("c:\\unicode.txt", GENERIC_READ Or GENERIC_WRITE, 0, ByVal 0&, CREATE_ALWAYS, 0, 0)
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