Monday, October 31, 2005

Saturday, October 29, 2005

InfoPath Date Display

Q: While working on an InfoPath form the other day, I created a text box for the sole purpose of displaying date/time. When I set the text of the field to Now(), the date appeared as "2005-10-21T13:48:51".

A: To get rid of the "T" in the middle and make the date more readable, I changed the data field type of the text box from Text to Date/Time. The date then appeared as "10/21/2005 1:48:51 PM".

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

How to Ask a Question?

Ever post a question to an online forum but got an answer that didn't quite hit the spot? I found an article on MSDN that discusses how to avoid such problems http://support.microsoft.com/?id=555375)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Combining C# and VB.Net projects in VS2005

Q: Can a C# project be combined with a VB.Net project in VS 2005?

A: You can compile each project separately then combine them together into a single assembly file using the assembly linker (AL.exe). This is a Microsoft utility that installs in the .Net framework folder (C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322).

Another option is to compile one project into a DLL or EXE then reference it from the other project.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

MSN Virtual Earth (using ATLAS)

For those who attended PDC 2005, there was a discussion of ATLAS and how powerful of a tool it is. To further demonstrate its capabilities, Microsoft created virtualearth.msn.com, a very cool map site. To further explain how the site was put together, check out http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2005/09/14/425131.aspx. The ATLAS add-on toolkit will be available for Visual Studio.Net 2005 sometime in 2006.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Career Eye for the IT Guy (or Gal)

The Greater Cleveland PC Users' Group will be hosting a roundtable meeting about IT careers in Cleveland, featuring local industry leaders and developers. Some of the topics discussed include the future of IT in Cleveland, the value of certification, and many more.

Last year over 100 people attended our discussion about the state of IT careers in Northeast Ohio. This year the GCPCUG is pulling out all the stops. On Saturday, October 8th, we’re having four roundtable discussions to talk about what technologies and skills are in the greatest demand. And what you can do to get those skills.

As always, our meetings are free and open to the public. For more info, visit http://www.gcpcug.org/genmeeting.php