Stuart Leeks

Stuart Leeks - Application Development Consultant

August, 2009

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    Options for creating a test project

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    I was rooting through the Tools\Options dialog in Visual Studio recently and noticed the following options for Test projects: Whilst these are probably reasonable defaults in terms of discoverability of features, I’ve always found that the first thing...
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    Setting the window title for a command prompt

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    Very quick tip in what seems to have become a mini-series ( Part 1 , Part 2 ). I often find myself with a number of command windows open and switching between them can be problematic. To address this I use the “title” command to set the window title,...
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    Finding files in your path environment

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    Occasionally I’m working at the command prompt and have a utility that is in the path environment, but need to find where the file actually is. So, I wrote a little batch file that does exactly that @echo off echo Searching path for %1 if "%~$PATH...
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    PowerShell script to clean and zip a directory

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    As part of my role I’m often sending sample code to customers. Sometimes this is a small snippet inline in an email, but often it will be a zipped up Visual Studio solution. Simply zipping up the folder as-is ends up including bin and obj directories...
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    Quickly creating an Outlook rule

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    I’ve had a couple of conversations with people recently where they’ve said that they keep meaning to set up an Outlook rule to move specific messages to a separate folder. On each occasion the need to navigate the Tools\Rules And Alerts window seems to...
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    Adding links containing spaces to an email message

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    Possibly slightly off-topic for this blog, but so far I’m doing quite a good job of not settling down on a single topic ;-) Outlook has the nice feature that if you type something that looks like a link into an email, it will automatically create the...
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