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Converting between String and Char arrays

Someone asked me if I knew how to convert values between String and Char arrays... I remember needing to do that in the past and just gave up choosing to use Byte arrays instead (which for that pur...

You know your in the zone....

…when you sit down at your computer around 10pm to work for a little while and the next thing you know your wife comes in around 6am to tell you to go to bed ;-)

Knee deep in ASP.NET (XboxFriends.com)

I've just completed my round one work on XboxFriends.com moving to ASP.NET and bridging the gap between the WinForms world and the WebForms world.  I've still got a lot of TODO: items, but at ...

Extremely Simple TripleDES Encryption/Decryption with Base64 Encoding/Decoding.

A friend of mine needed a way to store some values in a configuration file that is somewhat sensitive (coming from a web service using WSE2 with encryption).  I thought about using DP-API, how...

Windows XP MCE 2005 Upgrade Problems (and Solutions)

Like every other developer out there that has taken the plunge into Windows XP Media Center Edition, I downloaded the Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 a couple of days ago and applied...

Google Desktop... Uses 2.3GB of your drive???????????

Everyone seems to be shouting praises about Google Desktop... however, reading through one persons experience, I have a concern. “It finished surprisingly fast (over the night). 216K items, o...

Let the countdown to having absolutely positively no life outside of the house begin...

Halo 2 has officially gone gold… 29 days and counting…

Date value and timezones via Web Services

I'm using a web service to pull some dates from a web server... which pulls the information from a separate SQL server.  The values I was getting were off by one hour, which makes perfect sens...

Format Code to HTML within a VS.NET 2K3 Macro (leveraging Microsoft Word)

Brad Abrams pointed out that he uses copy and paste into Word from Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition.   Mike Parsons commented that he uses a VS.NET macro to help automate the same ...

WinForms + Control Inheritance Tip (or at least a Reminder)

OK, this should be a given, however since it happened to me I guess I'll pass it along ;-) I created a new Button type control, so I inherited it from a System.Windows.Forms.Button.  Because I...