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  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    DV Pass-through

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    DV pass-through is a feature that some DV cameras have which allow you to connect an analog signal to one of their inputs, and the camera will convert the signal to DV and output it to its DV port. This can be a nice way of capturing an analog signal...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    NewsReader Update

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    Well with Mobility Day over and things getting back to normal. I finally got a chance to read through some email and make some updates to the NewsReader Pocket PC RSS reader. I added some new functionality and fixed a few bugs that had been reported....
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    Wes Haggard discusses the new iterators in C# 2.0

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    Recusive GetFiles for DirectoryInfo via a C# Iterator I have been working on a project using C# Express and so I have been playing around with some of the new C# 2.0 features. In my project I had a need to get all the files of a particular type in...
  • TS Tidbits

    Discovering Microsoft InfoPath 2003 including SP 1 - Detroit

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    Brad Rozen was sad since there wasn't any content in the blog yet so he asked me to share this info. The Great Lakes BPA team is pleased to present this InfoPath seminar at the Microsoft office , in Cincinnati and Detroit for both customers and partners...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Pattern Matching

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    At some point everyone has written code to test values that match patterns. There are many different ways this can be done. Typical examples, include string handling or using the myriad of other algorithms available. Recently, I have been working the...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Validating Zip Code

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    I was recently putting together some proof of concept for a customer and realized that I hadn't posted one of the common Regular Expressions that I had been using. Validating a Zip Code: Private Sub Button1_Click( ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal...
  • Reckless

    Specs committed to be royalty free

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    I get this question a lot. "What are the IP terms associated with the WS-* specifications?" So we put up a Web site to let people know. Check it out .
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Finding a Value

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    Character matching is one of the most powerful features of regular expressions. They allow the developer to quickly find certain patterns and characters within strings. The “.” is one of the most important and easiest to use examples of this. The period...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Validating a Phone Number

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    Simple example of validating a phone number: Private Sub Button1_Click( ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click ' Invalid phone number 'Dim strPhone As String = "123456789" ' valid phone number Dim strPhone As...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Validating Email

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    While doing some coding the other day I needed an expression to validate email addresses. The trick was that it had to be flexible enough to handle emails in the format of username@company.com and firstname.lastname@company.com . Imports System.Text.RegularExpressions...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    What is a Regular Expression

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    Regular expressions are about finding and changing patterns. One of the most common that I always find is the need to reformat a “proper name”. It seems that every conversion program that I get involved in requires the re-ordering of the name. Regular...
  • mattavis's WebLog -

    Deprecating the SoapFormatter

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    Now that I have your attention... We are seriously considering deprecating the SoapFormatter in .NET Framework 2.0. It is the nexus of a whole host of serialization issues and implies a promise of interop that it does not and will not live up to. It...
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