• c#

    Creating a MessageBox in Java

    by  • January 5, 2010 • .net, c#, java • 0 Comments

    I wanted to see if there was a Java equivalent of .NET’s MessageBox class. Turns out there is but it’s a little more hidden away as a static method on JOptionPane, so I’ve pasted the code here for referring to it in the future: JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null,”message”,”title”)); This creates and shows a message dialog with no parent […]

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    Convert TeX .bib bibliographies into Word 2007 XML bibliographies

    by  • January 14, 2009 • .net, c#, xml • 2 Comments

    I’ve just released a small tool on CodePlex that lets you convert from a TeX bibliography (such as that done in JabRef) into an XML file that can be read with Word 2007. It’s called bib2Word07Xml and you can get it from http://www.codeplex.com/bib2Word07Xml, under the Releases tab. There are some limitations, these are documented on […]

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    Creating your own custom Grammar, and filtering recognition based on confidence

    by  • January 8, 2009 • .net, c#, grammar, speech recognition • 1 Comment

    This follows on from an earlier post, Speech Recognition and the System.Speech namespace, where I was trying to find out roughly what the the topic of a given set of unannotated lectures was. As expected, using the DictationGrammar didn’t help too much, in fact some of the results from the recogniser were pretty funny! So […]

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    Effective server side paging in SQL Server 2000

    by  • July 14, 2008 • asp.net, c#, sql • 2 Comments

    Recently a client asked me to implement paging on the administrators side of a CV/online application submission system. This essentially lists all the current applications in the system and other data (time of submission, personal details etc). The system has been well received and little thought was paid when developing it in order to scale […]

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    Converting .doc to .docx programmatically

    by  • July 25, 2007 • .net, c# • 1 Comment

    I’ve been looking for something that can aid me in converting doc files and other formats to html, or some internal representation that I can do additional parsing on server side, and have come across some interesting applications such as PurePage, ConvertDoc etc. These are great, and have some nice, simple and effective API’s but unfortunately […]

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    .NET Evolved

    by  • May 18, 2007 • .net, c# • 0 Comments

    This year has been a great year for developers with the general release of the .NET Framework 3.0 that provides a new set of APIs to produce visually stunning client applications with the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), create distributed applications with the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and design and manage long-running, interconnected processes with the […]

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