Category: "Computing"

Hoot With a Ribbon, MDI, and Inheritance

I just released a new beta version of Hoot. While it is fully functioning, it does involve significant changes in the way Hoot works. With version 1.9.0, Hoot employs an MDI (Multiple document interface). Previously, Hoot opened new windows for… more »

Programmatically - Let Designer show you

The web is full of queries about how to accomplish something programmatically. This can't help with all of them, but if it has to do with C# in Visual Studio, this might guide you in the right direction. Visual Studio is robust enough to do a lot of… more »

Managing Localization in Combo Boxes

Introduction This example combines the use of combo boxes, a separate DataSource, and localized s for alternate cultures. Background Using a combo box, programmers can use a selected item as a variable or parameter within a single method. In other… more »

Best Hoot Features

It's been about¬†five¬†months since I started developing Hoot and I'm reviewing what I've accomplished and what I need to work on next. With the release of version 1.6.7 I am weighing the most useful features in Hoot. By the way, Hoot is a freely… more »

Behind the AOTC Worksheet

Behind the AOTC Worksheet Introduction As a part of a campaign to increase awareness of education tax credits I created an AOTC worksheet. The Excel version of the worksheet is demonstrated in my article Amending for Education Credits , and includes the… more »

External Table Data in Access

I'm constantly coming up with new ideas for projects, articles, and ways to do things. One way I tried to keep up with that was create text files with those notes. Many years ago I used Microsoft's cardfile.exe, but it no longer exists in current versions of Windows. Then, a few years ago I tried out the AZZ Cardfile program. Shortly after that I created my own card file database similar to AZZ Cardfile, named simple Simple Cards. more »

Using the Windows Taskbar

Some time ago I wrote about how to organize your desktop to speed switching between opened files in Excel. Of course, you can easily switch between programs in Windows 7 and above by clicking the taskbar icon at the bottom of the screen. Here's another… more »
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