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Interface unit for sending debug messages to SysInternals ProcessMonitor « bl.OGware

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/02/10

Interesting, I never knew that Process Monitor has had an API to send messages to, but it has had this ability for almost 5 years: See the I/O You Caused by Getting Your Diagnostic Tracing into Process Monitor | Wintellect.

I did know about OutputDebugString and the DBWIN protocols, but this was new.

The ZIP file for Process Monitor is offline (but you can find it by searching for ProcMonDebugOutput.zip), and contains .h files and a .NET example.

Thanks Oliver Giesen for the Delphi translation!

–jeroen

via: Interface unit for sending debug messages to SysInternals ProcessMonitor « bl.OGware.

Posted in .NET, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, C#, C# 2.0, C# 3.0, C# 4.0, C# 5.0, Delphi, Delphi 5, Delphi 6, Delphi 7, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

On my research list: NCrunch for Visual Studio

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/02/04

Thanks Stefan Glienke for pointing me to NCrunch for Visual Studio:

NCrunch is an automated concurrent testing tool for Visual Studio.

It intelligently runs automated tests so that you don’t have to, and gives you a huge amount of useful information about your tested code, such as code coverage and performance metrics, inline in your IDE while you type.

–jeroen

Posted in .NET, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, C#, C# 2.0, C# 3.0, C# 4.0, C# 5.0, C# 6 (Roslyn), Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

CSV libraries for .NET

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/27

A few libraries for writing and/or reading CSV files in .NET:

Most of the above links come from these SO questions:

Together with the links from my previous CSV post If you think CSV is easy; think again that should get everyone going.

–jeroen

Posted in .NET, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, C#, C# 2.0, C# 3.0, C# 4.0, C# 5.0, CSV, Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

RosettaCode: cool way to improve your coding skills

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/22

Wow: I feel like having lived under a stone for 8 years, as RosettaCode has been alive since it was founded in 2007 by Mike Mol.

The idea is that you solve a task and learn from that, or learn by seeing how others have solved tasks or draft tasks.

So in a sense it is similar to the Rosetta stone: it has different languages phrasing the same tasks.

There are already a whole bunch of languages on RosettaCode (of which a few are in the categories below), and you can even suggest or add your own languages.

When you want to solve tasks, be sure to look at the list unimplemented tasks by language that leads to automatic reports by language (for instance two of the languages I use most often: C# and Delphi).

I’m sure there are lots of programming chrestomathy sites, even beyond the ones, and it feels very similar to programming kata sites.

–jeroen

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.NET/C#: Chaning the ForeColor of a ReadOnly/Disabled TextBox (via: Stack Overflow)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/12/24

Once every while you still do WinForms work, and bump into something you hadn’t bumped into before.

This time it was trying to set ForeColor = Color.Red on a ReadOnly TextBox for displaying error messages:

  • Using a TextBox means the user can still copy the text to the clipboard.
  • Using a Red foreground draws enough attention (it’s was an app with a really busy user interface).

When setting a TextBox from ReadOnly = false to true sets the BackColor from SystemColors.Window (usually white) to SystemColors.Control (usually light grey), and leaves the ForeColor to SystemColors.WindowText (usually black).

Setting ForeColor = Color.Red (funny there is a plural in SystemColors but not in Color) it doesn’t display it as such:

To my surprise, the TextBox had ReadOnly text (you could copy, but not modify it), which showed with a a grey (SystemColors.Control) BackColor and a black (SystemColors.WindowText) ForeColor: the defaults for a ReadOnly TextBox, not using my ForeColor = Color.Red;

I vaguely remembered there was some odd way of solving this, but since I hadn’t written a blog article about it back then (somewhere around .NET 1.x or 2.0 I didn’t have a blog yet), I was glad that Cheetah posted this answer on StackOverflow: Read the rest of this entry »

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