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By Peter Henry on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 9:11 PM

DataRow Debugger VisualizerIf you are doing DB development, I'm sure you have come to love Visual Studio's DataTable and DataSet debugger visualizer, but have you asked why isn't there one for DataRow and DataRow[]?  Well I did, read on for part of a solution and part of an explanation for the other part.

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, September 08, 2010 9:51 PM

70-562 Study GroupThe latest ODNC web study group material is now available for download from CodePlex.  Read on for more informatio.

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, September 08, 2010 8:07 PM

Outer joins in .NET 2.0How would you do an outer join using .NET 2.0?  If you're thinking EASY, LINQ or just query the db again, you're not really reading the question.  Read on, don't worry, it's not really a trick question.

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 8:03 PM

MS Instant MesangerDo you use some type of instant messanger tool?  If you do, cool!  If you don't, I encourage you to read on for a few reasons why you should reconsider!

By Peter Henry on Monday, September 06, 2010 11:21 PM

Static resource as application nameEver notice who WP7 apps ALWAYS repeat the hard coded application name and page name string?  Ever wonder why?  Ever wonder how you can FIX it?  Read on for a quick'n'easy way to keep things DRY!

By Peter Henry on Saturday, September 04, 2010 7:28 PM

USB devices with custom picsDo you have a few USB devices?  Ever try to figure out which one is which in Windows Explorer?  Check this quick tip out to help you out!

By Peter Henry on Friday, September 03, 2010 9:53 PM

Unhandled exception with Debugger VisualizersDo you have some Visual Studio debugger visualizers that worked in VS 2008 but don't work in 2010?  Are you getting an unhandled exception that cannot cast your custom object to an ImageDebuggerVisualizer object? I (hopefully) have the quick fix for you!

By Peter Henry on Thursday, September 02, 2010 8:43 PM

Office shortcutsIf you're like me, you like to keep your hands on your keyboard as much as possible.  Read on for a quick cheatsheet for MS Office, Word and Excel.

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, September 01, 2010 8:03 PM

Last week I blogged about two VS 2010 Extensions you should at least look at.  Here's an update to that blog entry.  Read on for a cool review and tip if you're using them.

By Peter Henry on Monday, August 30, 2010 9:42 PM

MSDN MagazineDo you read MSDN Magzine?  If you do, you might want to check this blog out, if you don't cause it's too much, you might want to check this out as well!

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:10 PM

Some people know me as a bit of a keyboard/shortcut junky.  Here's a link to Visual Studio's updated keyboard shortcuts if you want to try learning a few too.

By Peter Henry on Sunday, August 22, 2010 7:17 PM

Loading resources at runtime, main formEver want to stick a DataSet into your program, just not sure how?  Read on for two ways to do it.

By Peter Henry on Saturday, August 21, 2010 7:25 PM

Are you seeing just WAY too much logged to the Output window when you debug into your code?  Read on for a quick trick to trim things back to help you focus on just your code.

By Peter Henry on Friday, August 20, 2010 2:27 PM

When you install Visual Studio, what do you do next?  Configure your keyboard?  Change your settings?  I would like to encourage you to add to your list by installing these two extensions.

By Peter Henry on Thursday, August 19, 2010 1:44 PM

What are you doing to better yourself with your programming skills?  Here's an update of my progress.

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 8:39 PM

Visual Studio 2010Notice anything peculiar about Intellisene lately?  Read on for a good and a bad tradeoff (which I think you'll be ok with LOL).

By Peter Henry on Sunday, August 15, 2010 3:02 PM

AutomagicallyHave you heard someone say the word "automagically" lately?  Ever wonder if it's in fact a REAL word? Read on!

By Peter Henry on Thursday, August 12, 2010 9:00 PM

WP7I read an article today about Apple vs Microsoft, more specifically, iPhone vs WP7.  Should EITHER one be afraid?  Read on for some (I hope to be thought provoking) ideas.

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 9:44 PM

Visual Studio 2010If you're using Visual Studio 2010, then you might be interested in this quick bug fix.  Read on for info about a bug fix with Find and Replace dialog.

By Peter Henry on Monday, July 12, 2010 9:16 PM

WP7 BetaThere's a new WP7 drop is available! YAHOO!  Read more about my first install experiences.

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