Entries:
Comments:
Posts:

Loading User Information from Channel 9

Something went wrong getting user information from Channel 9

Latest Achievement:

Loading User Information from MSDN

Something went wrong getting user information from MSDN

Visual Studio Achievements

Latest Achievement:

Loading Visual Studio Achievements

Something went wrong getting the Visual Studio Achievements

Discussions

itsnotabug itsnotabug
  • Microsoft.​Office.​Interop.x

    hrmm... so i have an .xlsx file on my desktop. if i change the extension to .zip and open it up, i see the xml internals with relationships. is it naive to think if i could write these xml/rels as text, i could recreate the file from scratch?

  • Microsoft.​Office.​Interop.x

    @phreaks:what exactly are you trying to do in excel? if you're just reading data out then go with ado.net and treat it as a datasource.

    for simple things i sometimes take advantage of the fact that excel (and word) can read/open html files. no interop needed for quick simple tasks of displaying grids of data with some lite formatting. just write the html file out to the browser with an excel extension header.

    if you're diggin deeper with pivots and formulas, as far as i know interop is the way to go with office installed on the server. i think there are other 3rd party libs out there as well, but i have yet to have the need (would love to also hear recommondations though).

  • Self driving cars, please!

    @Bas:you're in the minority. it sounds like you use logic to come to reasonable conclusions, but have you watched the news lately? unless there is a compelling reason to do so, a very, very large portion of people will not like this one bit, if not for any other reason, than "i've driven this way my whole life, my daddy drove this way and my grand-daddy drove this way... and awe-be dammmed if i let a google drive ma cars!"

  • ASP.NET and iTextSharp (free PDF Generator for .NET)

    @robnisbet:yes, after mucking with the pdfStamper (which is admittedly good if you have a solid template + key/value pairs), i prefer just watermarking the heck out of a pdf. you have much more control over the position, layout and can use images. you can use multiple watermarks per page, transparencies, easy as pie.

  • Self driving cars, please!

    the tech may exist but there's a big psychological hurdle for humans surrendering control in potentially dangerous situations. even though i am not the best driver in the world, i would like to know i am in control of my 2-ton death machine as it flies down the highway. if i screw up and kill myself, at least it was my fault... not an unhandled coding error.

  • ASP.NET and iTextSharp (free PDF Generator for .NET)

    @robnisbet:hi, try using a watermark. i think it can be text or image... even with transparency. you need to know the exact coordinates. see my last post.

  • WP7 Event

    in case anyone wants a play by play: http://www.intomobile.com/2010/10/11/windows-phone-7-launch-wp7-nyc/

    i'm not a fan of the design choice made to cut words/graphics off. why not make the headers a bit smaller to fit on the screen? or is it to accomodate the tablet ui as well?

  • Microsoft may buy Adobe

    @vesuvius:as a ms dev, why would you *hope* it fails? even though it's unlikely, i would see this as good news. they're going all in with silverlight wp7 and having the only other real competition (until html5 gets up to snuff) under the same roof would protect my interests/skillset. philosophically, it's a different story, but in a practical sense...

  • Microsoft may buy Adobe

    ms doesn't buy companies to support their products. it buys companies to destroy them.

    *IF* they were to aquire the flash division, i see them fazing it out in favor of silverlight, offering their customers an .net/expression blend upgrade path.

    //or this is all just media posturing to gain leverage in negotiations with other companies. the *real* talks never get publicized.

  • The problem with combined ​address/sea​rch bars

    @PerfectPhase: ahhh nice. i will be replacing chrome with ie9 then when it comes out of beta.