Posts for April, 2005

WinForm Modal dialogs need to be explicitly disposed

Came across an interesting problem today. It turns out that WinForm modal dialogs are only hidden once they have been used. You need to explicitly call their Dispose method if you want to mark them for garbage collection. There’s a MSDN page with more information about this.
Published in .NET on Friday, April 29th, 2005

Generated ASP.NET page source files

I found a really useful article about the ASP.NET page compilation process. The thing I was looking for was actually where to find the generated page source files. They’re stored in a directory like: C:WINDOWSMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv1.1.4322Temporary ASP.NET Files
Published in ASP.NET on Wednesday, April 6th, 2005

ASP.NET syntax highlighter components

For once I’m going to resist the urge to reinvent the wheel.. :) What I’ve found so far: Actipro CodeHighlighter
Published in ASP.NET on Wednesday, April 6th, 2005

Has google become sentient?

Scary thing that just happened to me.. I was looking at my logs and noticed someone had been to my portfolio site by searching on my full name. I put it into google because I was surprised it was near the top on such a general search (because there are heaps of other people with […]
Published in Web development on Tuesday, April 5th, 2005

msconfig lets you configure your computer's startup

After enjoying my friend’s rant about the hundreds of programs running in the taskbar (yes I *need* real and quicktime to always be running on my computer) I found out there’s a nifty little program called “msconfig” that lets you choose what starts when you boot your PC.
Published in Sysadmin on Tuesday, April 5th, 2005