I've released a brand new video of my conference session titled "Rock Your Microsoft .NET Coding Standards" on demand. This video has lots of new tips, tricks and guidance. To see this session, live and in person click here to check out my conference schedule. Rock Your Microsoft .NET Coding Standards from David McCarter on [...]
Want to add speech to any of your apps running in Windows? It's pretty easy using the SpeechSynthesizer in the .NET Framework. You can see this code in action in my Visual Studio backup or cleaner apps. I use text to speach to notifiy the user what the app is up to without having to [...]
Do you need to see if a process is already running? It's pretty easy with the code below. I wrote this code for my console apps .NET back utility and .NET file cleaner utility. ''' <summary> ''' Check to see if the current app is already running. ''' </summary> ''' <returns><c>true</c> if app is not running, <c>false</c>.</returns> Public [...]
There are a number of ways to compress things in .NET, but I found out that only the code below works for files. I wrote the code below for my console apps .NET back utility. Imports System.IO.Compression ''' <summary> ''' Compresses the file. ''' </summary> ''' <param name="sourceFileName">Name of the source file.</param> ''' <param name="destinationFileName">Name of [...]
Do you need to kill (stop) a process running on Windows?
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Check out this video from Channel 9 about what is coming in the new release in VB.NET 14. Click here to view.