Welcome to AddressOf.com Sign in | Join | Help

March 2004 - Posts

.TEXT .95 Upgrade complete...

If you notice anything broken or out of place, please let me know. Maybe I won't wait near as long with .96 comes out ;-)
Posted by CorySmith | 0 Comments

Upgrading to .TEXT .95...

...In doing so, I will no longer be supporting the old BlogX RSS feed url. Everyones had a year or so to update their links ;-) If you haven't done so already, please use the RSS icon to the left to update your feed url.
Posted by CorySmith | 0 Comments

XBOX Friends Thing - 100 in one month and growing!

It's been about 30 days since this project was born and there's a few gamers already running this thing. The growth pattern has been pretty impressive to watch... first 20 days, about 22 people. Next 5 days... about 50 people... Following 5 days... entering
Posted by CorySmith | 16 Comments

In defense of WindowsForms...

Robert McLaws whines about the WindowsForms programming model , stating that “It's extremely obvious that this whole WindowsForms thing was not thought out as well as the ASP.NET side was”. Of course, this bias is based on the fact that he's coming from
Posted by CorySmith | 3 Comments
Filed under: ,

TransControls (part 1 and 2) source now available for download!

As promised, I've put together the source for part one and two of the TransControls articles. Be sure to review both source files, as the source for the TransPanel is very different between the two projects (as outlined in the articles). I'll be beginning
Posted by CorySmith | 1 Comments

Due to popular demand...

I will be putting together the source code and making it available for download for the first two TransControls ( Part 1 and Part 2 ) articles (hopefully, before the end of this week). I will also be starting on the third article in the series... a TransImage
Posted by CorySmith | 1 Comments

What's wrong with the following picture?

Well, unable to have an actual screen shot, so I'll have to draw it by hand... - Solution1 - Project1 AssemblyInfo.vb Form1.vb Class1.vb Class2.cs Class3.cs Interop.cpp Interop.h So, you have opened a project in VS.NET Whidbey and you see in the solution
Posted by CorySmith | 7 Comments
Filed under: , , ,

DevDays 2004... Inspirational?

Well, I have to think that going to DevDays 2004 yesterday and seeing a couple of different ways to approach everyday development problems kicked some creative synapses into gear. While at work today, some random ideas came to mind related to the login
Posted by CorySmith | 0 Comments
Filed under:

Fort Worth .NET Users Group

Well, the cats out of the bag ;-). In an effort to improve our membership numbers in order to attract more speakers and sponsorship, the executive members of the Fort Worth .NET Users Group has been having a lot of discussions on how to improve the organization
Posted by CorySmith | 0 Comments
Filed under:

Using COM? ReleaseComObject is your friend.

If you are using COM Interop from your .NET application, you really need to review the System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.ReleaseComObject method. Although setting COM object to Nothing would seem like the logical thing to do, the problem is that
Posted by CorySmith | 8 Comments
Filed under: ,

VB.NET Whidbey - The TryCast operator.

Introducing the TryCast operator (similar to the as operator in C#). Paul Vick explains the specifics on this and I urge you to visit his site for further details . Suffice to say, this on is definitely on my list of tools I'll be adding to my arsenal.
Posted by CorySmith | 7 Comments
Filed under:

VB.NET Whidbey Release - The IsNot operator.

Paul Vick explains that there will be a new IsNot operator coming in VB.NET. Although I don't see a problem with this, I'm not sure having it will make any difference in my development life. Some of the examples I've seen that point out this new operator
Posted by CorySmith | 3 Comments
Filed under:

Bug? Feature? You be the judge...

While working on the xbox friends thing, I decided to create a clone of the user interface that Windows Messenger uses. It's sort of like a treeview (or group box) and has a vertical scrollbar visible when the list is larger than the displayable area.
Posted by CorySmith | 19 Comments