It’s like having a reality tv camera for your desktop

It’s like having a reality tv camera for your desktop

I just discovered this productivity application online. TimeSnapper is a tool that continually takes screenshots of your work. It makes timesheet recording a breeze and it helps you recover from unexpected crashes or lost data. What a neat concept???  There is TimeSnapper Classis which is a free download and there TimeSnapper Pro which has more(…)

Object and Array Initializers in VB 9

You can create a new object and initialize some of its properties in one shot. Most examples online are in C#, so here is an example in VB:

As for array initialization, it looks like this:

According to MSDN it says I can do it this way:

But that(…)

Automatic Properties and VB

I am PISSED…  Why doesn’t VB 9 have automatic properties???  VB has always been about simplicity and speed of coding.  How can you give that feature to C# on VB…  :( If you don’t know what I am talking about automatic properties in C#, let’s you do this:         public string FirstName {            get; set;        } Instead of this:         private string _firstName;                public string FirstName {(…)

Type Inference in VB.net 9.0

I typed Dim x = New List(Of String) but on the next line I realized that the implicit type inference didn’t work and Intellisense treated x as Object.  It turns out, it was an easy fix.  You have to open the project properties and turn “Option infer” to On.  Or type

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Visual Studio 2008 "Orcas" and Visual SourceSafe (VSS)

Visual Studio 2008 "Orcas" and Visual SourceSafe (VSS)

[Workaround below] I just installed Beta 2 for VS 2k8 and everything went well.  Then I installed VSS and tried to open a project from VSS and it wouldn’t work…  If I open a solution or a project, it just takes me back to “My Computer”.  I tried both VSS over the Internet and over(…)