Author: dcarapic

OP.XmlPrettifier

Background In my recent project I had automatically generated XML log files which were pretty condensed to preserve space. Parsing them with an application is not a problem but sometimes I needed to read them and this cause issues since

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Created small note taking application – introducing OP.Notes

I have spent few days to create a small note taking application as I really needed something more then just text editor (Notepad++ is a fine application) to add notes, have simple TODO lists etc. I’ve placed the app on

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How to determine which application is stealing focus

Recently I’ve had an issue that every 15 minute whatever app I was working on would loose a focus for a few seconds. Obviously some another process window was stealing the focus but the problem was that this another window

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Custom Windows Forms localization

Recently while working on a customer project I had a request to provide ability to enable the end user to customize the labels and captions on Form(s) and UserControl(s). In general this is not a hard thing to achieve but

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Right-click to add watermark/copyright to your image

My wife is making hand-crafted jewellery, bags and similar things (you can see her site Čarapica). One of the problems that we had was that when she placed the images of the things that she created on the internet it

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DNS issues with Windows 7

Note: I have transferred this blog from my old blog site: http://dcarapic.blogspot.com/ so I am reposting most of the stuff from there Recently I’ve had a problem with my laptop connected to my home network. For some reason DNS was

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Right click to block programs in windows firewall

Note: I have transferred this blog from my old blog site: http://dcarapic.blogspot.com/ so I am reposting most of the stuff from there I am using the standard windows firewall and in several cases I wanted to quickly block an application

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Using full observer pattern instead of events

Note: I have transferred this blog from my old blog site: http://dcarapic.blogspot.com/ so I am reposting most of the stuff from there Wikipedia (at the time of this writing) defines Observer pattern as following: The Observer pattern (a subset of

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Generic PL/SQL procedure to update target table data with source table data

Note: I have transferred this blog from my old blog site: http://dcarapic.blogspot.com/ so I am reposting most of the stuff from there Sometimes you might need to update data inside a table with fresh data from another table which has

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Intermittent ORA-12545 error

Note: I have transferred this blog from my old blog site: http://dcarapic.blogspot.com/ so I am reposting most of the stuff from there Recently I have encountered a strange kind of error while setting up an application on the client computer(s).

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