A new Visual Studio power toy – Resource Refactoring Tool

Resource Refactoring Tool provides developers an easy way to extract hard coded strings from the code to resource files.

Features

  • Works with both C# and VB.Net projects.
  • A preview window to show changes in the tool window.
  • Lists existing resources by their similarity level to the text being replaced.
  • Automatically replaces hard coded string with a reference to resource entry.

 

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Technorati tags: tools, vs2005, dotnet, refactoring

C# String Library by Chad Finsterwald

Inspired by PHP String Functions that are missing in .Net.

Below is a list of the method names and descriptions in the string library.

  • Base64StringEncode: Base64 encodes a string.
  • Base64StringDecode: Decodes a Base64 string.
  • CaseInsenstiveReplace: A case insenstive replace function.
  • ReplaceFirst: Replaces the first occurence of a string with the replacement value. The Replace is case senstive. [The inclusion of this method and ReplaceLast was suggested by a reader's comment.]
  • ReplaceLast: Replaces the last occurence of a string with the replacement value. The replace is case senstive.
  • FilterWords: Removes all the words passed in the filter words parameters. The replace is NOT case sensitive.
  • HasWords: Checks the passed string to see if it contains any of the passed words. Not case-sensitive.
  • HtmlSpecialEntitiesEncode: A wrapper around HttpUtility.HtmlEncode.
  • HtmlSpecialEntitiesDecode: A wrapper around HttpUtility.HtmlDecode.
  • MD5String: MD5 encodes the passed string.
  • MD5VerifyString: Verifies a string against the passed MD5 hash.
  • PadLeftHtmlSpaces: Left pads the passed string using the HTML non-breaking space ( ) for the total number of spaces.
  • CaseInsenstiveReplace: Performs a case insenstive replace.
  • PadLeft: Left pads the passed string using the passed pad string for the total number of spaces. (It will not cut-off the pad even if it causes the string to exceed the total width.)
  • PadRightHtmlSpaces: Right pads the passed string using the HTML non-breaking space ( ) for the total number of spaces.
  • PadRight: Right pads the passed string using the passed pad string for the total number of spaces. (It will not cut-off the pad even if it causes the string to exceed the total width.)
  • RemoveNewLines: Removes the new line (\n) and carriage return (\r) symbols.
  • Reverse: Reverses the passed string.
  • SentenceCase: Converts a string to sentence case.
  • SpaceToNbsp: Converts all spaces to HTML non-breaking spaces.
  • StripTags: Removes all HTML tags from the passed string.
  • TitleCase: Converts a string to title case.
  • TrimIntraWords: Removes multiple spaces between words.
  • NewLineToBreak: Converts each new line (\n) and carriage return (\r) symbols to the HTML
    tag.
  • WordWrap: Wraps the passed string at the passed total number of characters (if cuttOff is true)or at the next whitespace (if cutOff is false). Uses the environment new linesymbol for the break text.

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Report Sharp-Shooter Express – Free version of Perpetuum’s .NET reporting product.

Report Sharp-Shooter Express is a free version of the well-known report generator, which provides developers with the base functionality of the product. The available features enable you to create professional reports for Windows Forms applications.Report Sharp-Shooter Express provides developers with wide capabilities for creating professional reports, however it is not possible for end users to change and modify final documents.

Report Sharp-Shooter Express supports the product functionality described on the Product page and Product Features page.

Get your free license for Report Sharp-Shooter

[Via Larkware News]

Moving to Community Server 2.1

I am still in the process of fixing all the things I blew up in the move to Community Server 2.1, and making sure I didn’t lose anything in moving to new blogging platform , so if a blog is missing images or has broken links please let me know.

Avoid the shutdown of your ASP.NET application after inactivity

To avoid the shutdown of your application after 20 min inactivity, you can use a ping tool like:

SmarterPing

SmarterPing is a Windows Service built around solving this problem. SmarterPing will hit selected web pages at regular intervals to keep them alive on the server. For low-activity sites, and those using shared hosting, SmarterPing will keep sites running smoothly and quickly.

 

Features:

  • Connects to only the pages you specify, exactly as you specify them
  • Customizable ping period
  • Implemented as a Windows Service to ensure continual operation
  • Easy-to-use front end
  • Installation on one computer in your network is enough to keep all of your sites alive

Download SmarterPing

 

WebMon

WebMon is a freeware web page update monitoring program – it saves you time and keeps you updated by automatically checking web pages to see if they have changed.

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Features:

  • Checking an unlimited number of web pages.
  • Scheduling automatic checking at set intervals.
  • Optional pop-up alerts and sounds when updates are found.
  • Running other programs when updates are found.
  • Selecting which part of the web page to check.
  • Update logging.
  • Proxy support, with authentication.
  • Unintrusive tray icon when minimized.
  • Importing IE favorites and Netscape bookmarks.
  • Help system – simply press F1 at any time.
  • Simple installation and removal.
  • Freeware, with no advertising or spyware.

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