What's on my mind...


  • Changing My Mind on Windows 8 Pro Just over a year ago, I evaluated Windows 8 Consumer Preview and wrote about it here. A lot has happened in the hardware side of things since then, namely Microsoft's introduction of the Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets.  In my original review, I declared that my only interest in Windows 8 was a tablet or maybe even an ultrabook.  I've been skeptical of the Surface Pro as the reviews are wildly mixed as to good or bad.  Some claim the batter life isn't all that great for a tablet for the price.  So that basically left me scratching my head for a replacement for my now 2 years old HP Elitebook 8540W that I recently threw ...
    Posted Jul 2, 2013, 10:53 AM by Tim Key
  • My Thoughts On Windows 8 In case you haven't heard, Microsoft is soon the release a new version of their flagship product they have named Windows 8.  I have downloaded and installed the Consumer Preview version as well as the Release Preview that came out last week.  I installed both of them in VirtualBox for testing and the latest  Release  Preview version was the simplest and most stable version of the two to install and use.My initial reaction to the new "Metro" interface was not positive and I found it awkward to navigate.  I feel it will be all but too much for an average user to make the switch without hours of exhausting frustration.  In an effort to not be so closed ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2012, 10:41 AM by Tim Key
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Tutorials

VB.Net

  • Launch and Manage MDI Child Forms Change the words YourChildFormName to the actual string name of your child form.  Change the words YourChildForm to your acutal ChildForm object and the words YourParentForm to your actual MDI ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2010, 8:39 PM by Tim Key
  • Set Control Focus at Startup Often times when developing application and using panels, getting a control to receive startup focus can be somewhat of a pain.  After much trial and error and a lot of ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2010, 8:38 PM by Tim Key
  • Get User Screen Resolution There are a couple of ways to do this but the basic principle is the same.  Here are a couple of ways to do this: 1) As a string function ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2010, 8:37 PM by Tim Key
  • Trap The Enter Key In VB.Net All you need to do is copy and past the segment of code below into the keypress event of the control.         If Asc(e.KeyChar) = Keys.Enter Then            'Do something ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2010, 8:36 PM by Tim Key
  • Pause or Delay Your Applicaiton Public Declare Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (ByVal dwMilliseconds As Long)Public Sub Pause(ByVal seconds As Single)    Call Sleep(Int(seconds * 1000#))End Sub'Add the code snippet above and ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2010, 8:33 PM by Tim Key
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C-Sharp Tutorials

  • How do I declare an image property in the ORM Data Model Designer See step by step solution at DevExpress.comFollow this link...
    Posted Feb 15, 2016, 9:36 AM by Tim Key
  • ObjectClassInfo of XPCollection component does not show available XPO objects from referenced assembly I have a WinForm on which I drag an XPCollection component. A separate Class Library project contains all my XPO objects. This class library is referenced by the WinForm application ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2016, 7:51 AM by Tim Key
  • DevExpress XPO Data Model Image Field I am using the Data Model Xpo Data Model Designer, I need to store images in the Database, what is the field type for this case?SolutionTo accomplish this ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2016, 6:46 AM by Tim Key
  • Trap Enter Key         private void txtTextbox_KeyPress(object sender, EventArgs e)         {             //Trap the enter key             string info = e.KeyChar.ToString();             if (info == "\r")             {                 //Your code here                 //This signals the event that you have ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2012, 9:00 AM by Tim Key
  • Common Mask for DevExpress TextEdit Control Simple Mask Type:     Phone - (999) 000-0000RegEx Mask Type:    Email - [a-zA-Z0-9.-]+@[a-zA-Z0-9-]+\.[A-Za-z]{2,}
    Posted Nov 30, 2011, 9:38 AM by Tim Key
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