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Closed: HDD Guardian – Home

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/16

Too bad: it was fun while it lasted.

Mid april 2017 [WayBackHDD Guardian – Home closed down, so the latest commit removed all the [WayBackHDD Guardian – Source Code.

HDD Guardian provides a Windows front-end for smartctl, a utility which monitors your hard drive(s) and SSD(s) for health status, taking advantage of S.M.AR.T.

The WayBack machine and Archive.is have archived some links though:

Anyone interested in getting it before codeplex itself shuts down:

git svn clone https://hddguardian.svn.codeplex.com/svn

–jeroen

Posted in .NET, Development, Power User, Software Development, VB.NET, Windows | Leave a Comment »

Visual Studio 2015 Frequently Asked Questions – install size

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/04/14

Visual Studio is a pretty big product and will take over 30GB of disk space after installation

Source: Visual Studio Frequently Asked Questions

LOL. It’s about half the size of recent Delphi versions.

–jeroen

Posted in .NET, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, C#, C# 5.0, C# 6 (Roslyn), Delphi, Delphi 10 Seattle, Delphi XE8, Development, Software Development, VB.NET, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio and tools, Xamarin Studio | 4 Comments »

License for MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO COMMUNITY 2015 (which includes Xamarin use)

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/04/07

Wow, Microsoft has come a long way:

MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO COMMUNITY 2015


These license terms are an agreement between Microsoft Corporation (or based on where you live, one of its affiliates) and you. They apply to the software named above. The terms also apply to any Microsoft services or updates for the software, except to the extent those have different terms.


IF YOU COMPLY WITH THESE LICENSE TERMS, YOU HAVE THE RIGHTS BELOW.

  1. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.
    1. Individual license. If you are an individual working on your own applications to sell or for any other purpose, you may use the software to develop and test those applications.
    2. Organization licenses. If you are an organization, your users may use the software as follows:
      • Any number of your users may use the software to develop and test your applications released under Open Source Initiative (OSI) approved open source software licenses.
      • Any number of your users may use the software to develop and test extensions to Visual Studio.
      • Any number of your users may use the software to develop and test your applications as part of online or in person classroom training and education, or for performing academic research.
      • If none of the above apply, and you are also not an enterprise (defined below), then up to 5 of your individual users can use the software concurrently to develop and test your applications.
      • If you are an enterprise, your employees and contractors may not use the software to develop or test your applications, except for open source and education purposes as permitted above. An “enterprise” is any organization and its affiliates who collectively have either (a) more than 250 PCs or users or (b) more than one million US dollars (or the equivalent in other currencies) in annual revenues, and “affiliates” means those entities that control (via majority ownership), are controlled by, or are under common control with an organization.
    3. Demo use. The uses permitted above include use of the software in demonstrating your applications.

The license continues, but the above are the most important aspect to verify if you can use Visual Studio 2015 under that license.

Source: MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO COMMUNITY 2015

Via Danial Rail and Mason Wheeler in this thread.

–jeroen

Posted in .NET, C#, Development, Software Development, VB.NET, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio and tools | 1 Comment »

Get a Windows 10 development environment – Windows app development

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/02/16

When you own the full stack:

virtual machine (Build 201602)

These installs contain:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation, Version 1511
  • Visual Studio 2015 Community Update 1
  • Windows developer SDK and tools (Build 10586)
  • Windows IoT Core SDK and Raspberry Pi 2 (Build 10586.0.151029-1700)
  • Windows IoT Core project templates (Version 1.0)
  • Microsoft Azure SDK for .NET (Build 2.8.2)
  • Windows Bridge for iOS (Build 0.1.0.160114)
  • Windows UWP samples (Build 2.0.4)Windows Bridge for iOS samples

The VMware VM link redirects to https://windowsdeveloper.azureedge.net/vm-1602/Win10Eval_1602_VMware.zip

Also available for Hyper-V, VirtualBox, Parallels

–jeroen

Source: Get a Windows 10 development environment – Windows app development

Posted in .NET, .NET 4.5, C#, C# 5.0, C# 6 (Roslyn), Cloud Development, Development, Hardware Development, Raspberry Pi, Software Development, VB.NET, VB.NET 14.0, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio and tools, Windows Azure | Leave a Comment »

Difference Between Int32.Parse, Convert.ToInt32, and Int32.TryParse – CodeProject

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/08/05

Every C#/VB/.NET developer should read Difference Between Int32.Parse, Convert.ToInt32, and Int32.TryParse – CodeProject.

Then also read TryParse with default values.

It is all about handling values that are not Integers, Overflow values and Nulls. There are subtle differences, in the handling of the methods, and the exceptions they could throw: ArgumentNullException, FormatException and OverflowException.

Finally read all about the NumberStyles enumeration, IFormatProvider interface and CultureInfo (especially the difference between InvariantCulture, CurrentCulture, CurrentUICulture and InstalledUICulture).

Because getting your conversions right matters.

–jeroen

Posted in .NET, .NET 1.x, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, C#, C# 1.0, C# 2.0, C# 3.0, C# 4.0, C# 5.0, C# 6 (Roslyn), Development, Mono, Mono for Android, Prism, RemObjects C#, Software Development, VB.NET, VB.NET 10.0, VB.NET 11.0, VB.NET 7.0, VB.NET 7.1, VB.NET 8.0, VB.NET 9.0 | Leave a Comment »

 
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