Category Archives: Programming

WP8 LongListSelector and not correctly updating ContextMenu’s

These last days I have been working on a simple WP8 app that uses TvDb.com to keep track of the next/upcoming series episode to watch. I made extensively use of the LongListSelector combined with a ContextMenu from the WP8 Toolkit … Continue reading

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Static properties on design-time

A couple of weeks ago I was working on a component to use & generate html help files. The idea was to drop a component on each form where it would do it’s work: Generate files for Microsoft’s HtmlHelp Workshop … Continue reading

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RadioCheck for MenuToolStrip

Today I wanted to code a submenu with menu items that are checked like a radio button group. So once a single menu item has been checked, there is exactly one item checked all the time. The task proved a … Continue reading

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Debugging Java HTTP sessions

At the moment I use 32 bits Eclipse under Windows 7 x64 for writing Java applications. Some days ago I tried to mimic a web browser session that included logging into Drupal. Because Drupal uses form based login and cookies, … Continue reading

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How to test if a JScript variable exists

Sometimes simple things tend to be tricky. This one eluded me for quite some time (upto today that is). I use to use a construct that casts a variable to a string and test if it’s “null”. So code like: … Continue reading

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PHP and XDebug

  Just as I found how to trigger the JScript debugger a similar way exists for PHP script and XDebug. At the same time I discovered that XDebug can do much more! XDebug Debugging The ‘normal’ way of starting a … Continue reading

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Debugging PHP

As an old fashioned programmer I grew up with debugging methods like post-mortem traces and trace statements. Today however we have and are used to GUI’s for debugging and can single step code or even re-compile code and retry the … Continue reading

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