Add Bookmark dialog not working – FireFox

I have had this annoying problem with FireFox for a while: when I try to bookmark a web page, the “Add Bookmark” dialog does not respond after I click “Add”. If I select a different folder to save the bookmark, the “Add Bookmark” dialog will respond but only add the bookmark without a name – a blank bookmark entry pointing to the web page. I didn’t use FireFox as much as I do now, so […]

VMWare Server on Fedora Core 6

I am a .NET developer and work with the Windows platform almost all the time, then why Linux out of a sudden? The reason is Virtulization. Every developer should have some kind of virtulization tool to help them test their applications under different environments. Microsoft’s Virtual PC may be an option. But the problem with MS Virtual PC is that if I install it on my Windows PC, then I have to maintain the security […]

I love this error message!

I got a 503 error message the other day when I was trying to write a post, which made me love the WordPress developers more. Why? Look at the screenshot of the error message and you will see: BTW, “Matt” is one of their developers. Don’t you love these guys? Maybe I should ask my supervisor if I can write an error message like this and put his name in it. 🙂

Reflector 5.0 available

Just in case you have not heard about it, Reflector, a must-have for .NET developers, was released version 5.0. If you have not used it (shame on you – I am kidding :-)), here is what it is: “Reflector is the class browser, explorer, analyzer and documentation viewer for .NET. Reflector allows to easily view, navigate, search, decompile and analyze .NET assemblies in C#, Visual Basic and IL.” Reflector can be downloaded here.

Download MS Virtual PC 2007

Microsoft is giving away their Virtual PC 2007. Yeah, it’s FREE. Here is the download link: Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (FREE) Enjoy!

The advanced theme of WordPress rich text editor

Do you know there is an advanced theme in the rich text editor of WordPress? If you don’t know, then you have missed a lot. Here is the way to turn it on: First of all, you have to choose to use rich text editor, which can be set in the Options. 1. Place your cursor in the rich text editor with the Viual mode selected. 2. If you are using FireFox, then press Shift+Alt+v; […]

Data Type Summary (Visual Basic)

Visual Basic type Common language runtime type structure Nominal storage allocation Value range Boolean Boolean Depends on implementing platform TrueFalse Byte Byte 1 byte 0 through 255 (unsigned) Char (single character) Char 2 bytes 0 through 65535 (unsigned) Date   class=SpellE>DateTime 8 bytes 0:00:00 (midnight) on January 1, 0001 through 11:59:59 PM on December 31, 9999 Decimal Decimal 16 bytes 0 through +/-79,228,162,514,264,337,593,543,950,335 (+/-7.9…E+28) † with no decimal point; 0 through +/-7.9228162514264337593543950335 with 28 places […]

Controlling Variables in For Loops

The For and For Each loops let you define their controlling variable as a block variable, using this syntax: For i As Integer = 1 To 10 … Next This syntax was introduced in Visual Studio.NET 2003. Many books and articles, however, continue to use the old syntax: Dim i As Integer For i = 1 To 10    … Next The new syntax is preferred in all cases because it prevents you from accidentally reusing […]

AJAX Drop Down List – Part Three

In the part one and part two of AJAX Drop Down List tutorial, I have described how to populate a drop down list with plain string data and XML string data respectively. If you followed the first two parts of the tutorial and built your drop down list, you will probably notice that you cannot use “ddlChildList.SelectedValue” to retrieve the value from the drop down list. The reason is that the drop down list is […]