Microsoft opening up?

Microsoft has a history and/or image of being a competition-crushing behemoth, with a not-so-open attitude. And I mean open in a general way: they’re not into open source or open standards, giving away stuff for free, contributing to the community, etc.Yet one might think they’re opening up lately. The deal with Novell was controversial to […]

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Exporting a gridview to Excel

I was looking for a way to export a gridview of an site to an Excel-file (.xls). Most methods I found involved overriding a Page-method and/or disabling validation of the controls. The solution provided by Matt Berseth is safer and more elegant in that it uses a seperate class with a shared method (static […]

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Contact management class library

Is there a good and complete class library for contact management around? I’ve looked around on the internet but can’t seem to find one. One of the first ‘real’ programs I had to write during my education was a .NET application to manage contacts, an addressbook. Add, edit and remove people, with addresses, phone numbers, […]

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.NET source code available

Well, not all of it, but Microsoft has made it possible to enter the .NET Framework code when debugging. Although configuring Visual Studio to do this is a little more work than what you need to do with, say, Java and Eclipse (which is: none), I believe it is still quite a useful feature. It […]

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Quick and easy UML sequence diagrams

Following my previous post on UML, I’d like to point out a tool I like very much. It’s only for sequence diagrams but I find it does the job very good, and real quick too. Also, it’s far less of a pain than Microsoft Visio when changes have to be made. The name is Tracemodeler […]

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Thoughts on UML

Okay, here goes my first real post. Every developer must have at least a basic understanding of UML. In my opinion, it can be a very powerful tool for explaining the architecture of applications (even to yourself after not having worked in the code for a while). It’s much more easy to follow a neat […]

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