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WPF ListBoxItem – change background

2013-12-17 17:25:22 in Ken Spencer

Heres a link i found today thats really interesting. Its been around for awhile but its still really useful.

The key to this approach in setting the ListItemBackground when a listitem is selected is to...

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WPF Multi threading with TPLHelper

2013-12-12 20:07:37 in Ken Spencer

The TPLHelper library is awesome. I use it frequently in many apps to handle threading stuff for me.

For instance, you can set it up like so to fire up a task and then handle finish tasks and even an...

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VS 2010: Generate Submenu

2013-12-09 20:31:22 in Ken Spencer

I tell you what, VS 2010 really rocks. I have been using it since back in B2 and its awesome. So today i am heads down working and need to keep adding enums for business rules i am creating. On a whim,...

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WPF: Databinding case

2013-12-09 20:30:25 in Ken Spencer

Sometimes when you whip out a view and the databinding, the data does not show up.

Always check the VS details in the Output window. This is what i found the other day:

System.Windows.Data Error: 40...

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Create WPF fields from DB table

2013-12-07 15:12:43 in Ken Spencer

I was working on some data entry views today and needed to create fields to represent a database tables columns. So, i whipped out this little SQL script:

declare @TableName varchar(100)
set @TableName...

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Silverlight Futures

2013-11-14 20:28:34 in Ken Spencer

http://geeknizer.com/silverlight-iphone-android/

Visual Studio 2013 is out now and packed with new features.

Silverlight 5 looks great too: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/

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SQL Server 2014 CTP 2

2013-11-14 20:12:03 in Ken Spencer

SQL Server 2014 is moving along. Now its hit CTP 2 status. You can download it here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/sql-server-2014.aspx

Check out James Serra’s blog on the data tools:

http://www.jamesserra.com/archive/2013/11/sql-server-data-tools-bi-ssdt-bi-for-sql-server-2014/

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Death of the PC – oops - NO

2013-10-25 21:00:27 in Ken Spencer

I have always read lots of crap in the technology news with a grain of salt. Just saw this a bit ago:

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/10/25/why-death-pc-is-myth/?intcmp=obnetwork

The author makes...

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SQL Server 2014 CTP2

2013-10-16 16:35:33 in Ken Spencer

Check out this great little article on 2014 from my friend Andrew: http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-releases-sql-server-2014-ctp2-7000022002/

Looks like SQL Serer is getting better and better. The new features...

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Changing the Blog Provider

2013-10-08 17:45:17 in Dejan Sarka

After years of blogging at SolidQ site, I decided to move my blog here, to SQLBLOG.COM. It seems that most of the SQL Server specialists like to hang around together. In addition, blogging on a specific...

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Changing the Blog Provider

2013-10-08 17:44:39 in Dejan Sarka

After years of blogging at SolidQ site, I decided to move my blog here, to SQLBLOG.COM. It seems that most of the SQL Server specialists like to hang around together. In addition, blogging on a specific...

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Delta Airlines goes Surface

2013-10-01 15:38:12 in Ken Spencer

Delta airlines is getting Surface tablets for its pilots instead of moving to ipads.  Check out this article. Some of the reasons they are making the move are:

 

One reason Delta picked a Microsoft...

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EIM Seminar at SQL Rally Amsterdam

2013-09-17 09:26:05 in Dejan Sarka

Want to learn more about data quality and master data management? Then meet me at my pre-conference seminar at SQL Rally Amsterdam, November 6th. Here is the description of the seminar.

Enterprise Information...

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EMA – When a Cursor Is Faster than a Set Oriented Query

2013-09-10 18:45:34 in Dejan Sarka

Moving averages smooth extreme values. There are many different ways to calculate a moving average. Examples include:

  • Simple moving average
  • Weighted moving average
  • Exponential moving average

The...

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Windows 8.1 – more

2013-09-06 05:07:11 in Ken Spencer

Check out this video. Cool indeed.

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