Did you ever search an application in your start menu? Even with the search bar of Windows 7 or Windows Vista it takes some time to select the right shortcut. In this article I will show you a tool, which enables you to start your commonly used programs by speech.
A few weeks ago I blogged about a problem concerning coverage of unexecuted code in PartCover. The problem was that the report generated by PartCover does not contain any coverage information about uncovered methods. That implicated, that my tool ReportGenerator calculated a wrong coverage quota, since the lines of unexecuted method were considered to be 'not visitable'.
I claimed that it would not be easy to create a workaround for the problem, but actually it isn't that difficult, if you use the right tools.
During the last weeks I received several emails pointing me to a potential issue in my tool ReportGenerator. The problem is that methods that have not been executed during a test run using PartCover, are marked as 'not visitable'.
I decided to take a closer look at the problem. In this post I will explain how ReportGenerator works and why it is not easy to create a workaround for the deficiency of PartCover.
The upcoming .NET Framework 4.0 will contain the new Task Parallel Library (TPL). The TPL will be used by PLINQ, which is a parallel implementation of LINQ to Objects. PLINQ makes it easier to take advantage of today's multicore CPUs, without caring about thread synchronization. In this post I will do some benchmarks to get an impression of the TPL's performance, compared to current technologies.
The DocumentViewer is a great control for showing XPS documents in a WPF application. You can zoom and search the document, but the control does not provide a public API for its Find functionality. Microsoft is going to fix this in a future release, until then you can use the following workaround.
The most important advantage of Feedburner is the subscriber count. But Feedburner is not an option for everyone, since the address of your feed changes if you move it to Feedburner. You could redirect requests to your feed to the new address, the disadvantage though is that when someone opens the URL in his browser the browser will show the new address. In this post I will show an approach how you can get a subscriber count, without moving your feed to Feedburner.
In this article I will show how you could create an Outlook Addin that enables you to enter the recipients of an email by speech. First we setup the speech recognition engine with the contacts from the address book. Then we listen to the relevant events to start and stop speech recognition automatically.
In the first part of this series I showed how to implement a data structure for graphs. Now let's continue with the UI. The UI should be capable of creating graphs consisting of nodes and edges with some mouse clicks. Moreover it should be easy to execute previously created graph algorithms and to show their animations.
A few years ago I had to create some animations of graph algorithms. That meant two things: I had to implement algorithms like Dijkstra or Kruskal and then create a visual representation of the algorithm, so one could see what happens step by step. The code was written in C++ using LEDA for the graphs data structure and AGD (now called OGDF) for visualization.
In this series I will describe how I implemented a tool for creating graph animations in .NET using WPF. This first part will discuss the underlying data structures. The second part will concentrate on the 3D stuff and the animations.
Today I had to create a ClickOnce installation for a VSTO Word 2003 Addin. Until I finally managed to deploy it to an IIS 6 webserver, some problems had to be solved. First you have to configure your application in Visual Studio, afterwards you have to register some mime types in IIS.