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Daniel Schroeder Sharing my tips and tricks to help other developers be more productive. This blog has moved to http://blog.danskingdom.com May 2013 Entries
Why I Chose WordPress Over Geeks With Blogs, And Moving From WordPress.com To A GoDaddy Hosted Solution
A while back I wrote about some reasons why I didn’t like GWB (Geeks With Blogs) and was attracted to WordPress. 6 months later and I am confident that I made the right decision. GWB was good to me, but… Read more at http://blog.danskingdom.com... ......

Posted On Friday, May 17, 2013 5:57 PM

Powershell functions to get an xml node, and get and set an xml element’s value, even when the element does not already exist
I’m new to working with Xml through PowerShell and was so impressed when I discovered how easy it was to read an xml element’s value. I’m working with reading/writing .nuspec files for working with NuGet. Here’s a sample xml of a .nuspec xml file: Read more at http://blog.danskingdom.com... ......

Posted On Thursday, May 16, 2013 5:18 PM

PowerShell function to create a password protected zip file
There are a few different ways to create zip files in powershell, but not many that allow you to create one that is password protected. I found this post that shows how to do it using 7zip, so I thought I would share my modified solution. Here is the function I wrote that uses 7zip to perform the zip, and 7zip supports using a password to zip the files. Read more at http://blog.danskingdom.com... ......

Posted On Thursday, May 9, 2013 5:45 PM

Powershell Multi-Line Input Box Dialog, Open File Dialog, Folder Browser Dialog, Input Box, and Message Box
I love PowerShell, and when prompting users for input I often prefer to use GUI controls rather than have them enter everything into the console; some things like browsing for files or folders or entering multi-line text aren’t very pleasing to do directly in the powershell prompt window. So I thought I’d share some powershell code that I often use for these purposes. Read more at http://blog.danskingdom.com... ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 1, 2013 6:05 PM

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