Screen sharing apps are commonly used in business meetings where people aren’t sitting next to each other in a boardroom. Another use I have for them is in technical support for software where your client shows you on their computer what bug they discovered in your software.
The screen sharing compiler can be found at www.skype.com/interviews. I’m guessing by the name its meant for job interviews but there are other uses as well, such as students helping each other code.
This is a very useful site and it will probably wind up in the Skype application itself. It will run much better as an app than a web site when it comes to streaming audio and video.
Once again, Microsoft is giving away gigabytes of free books. Eric Ligman (Microsoft Director of Sales Excellence Blog) announced on July 11 that even more books than last year are freely available. If Microsoft is trying to gain loyalty by giving away free stuff, its working. 🙂
You have the option of downloading individual books or all of them in one shot with a PowerShell script. I recommend running this in Visual Studio Code with the Code Runner plugin. If you only cut and paste the code in VS Code and not save it, you’ll have to use the Select Language Mode (lower right corner) to choose PowerShell before you can run it. I downloaded books selectively and it resulted in 3.88 GB of files.
Anyways, I want to thank Microsoft for supporting developers and the IT community with the resources to do our jobs well.
Internet Explorer 11 and Edge work in a different way with fixed width text boxes (see examples below) than previous versions earlier than 11. IE 11 and Edge inherits the white-space property from its parent. So, if text overflows in these browsers, it won’t wrap in the box.
<textarea rows="4" cols="50">Lots of text ...</textarea>
<asp:TextBox ID="TextBox_Address" runat="server" Rows="5" TextMode="MultiLine"></asp:TextBox>
This can be fixed by applying the following CSS to the text box:
Now overflowing text will wrap in the box in all IE and Edge versions.
This is the “Hello World! program that every programmer learns in their first 5 minutes of their schooling. Compile this as a console project to test if your compiler is working.
static void Main (string  args)
Console.WriteLine ("Hello World!");
I recently made changes to a web form that populated a PDF through an XFDF file. In the new code, instead of outputting to an XFDF, the page outputs to an HTML file. Everything worked great, except the HTML page lacked one feature the PDF did. If you have 2 fields with the same name on a PDF, when you update one field, the other field automatically gets the same content. This naming trick won’t work in HTML.
<form name="aForm" action="" method="" />
<input type="text" name="TextBox1" onkeyup="document.aForm.TextBox2.value = this.value" />
<input type="text" name="TextBox2" />
<asp:TextBox ID="TextBox1" runat="server" onkeyup="document.aForm.TextBox2.value = this.value"></asp:TextBox>
<asp:TextBox ID="TextBox2" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>