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Running with Code Like scissors, only more dangerous September 2007 Entries
Why I'm Picking Halo 3 for Game of the Year
OK, so maybe I'm not even picking Halo 3. But I'm wagering that it'll be either that or Bioware's Mass Effect will be the ones that make Game of the Year. I have a theory about games that, much like other software, there's a certain amount of customizability that's necessary, particularly to keep the hardcore cluster intrigued. Games like World of Warcraft demonstrate this in its user interface customizability and (to some extent) the abilities of their classes. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion demonstrated ......

Posted On Monday, September 24, 2007 2:26 AM

Better than Downloading a DataGrid: ExcelXmlWriter
One of the common ways I've seen for any kind of "export to Excel" feature on websites is to output to a hidden DataGrid or GridView, and then rendering the contents of the GridView to the response stream, naming it with a .XLS extension. This has a series of problems, not the least of which is the "This file has contents that do not match the file extension" error dialog presented when you open the file in Excel. One of the cool tools I've found recently is called "ExcelXmlWriter" hosted and produced ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 12, 2007 2:17 AM

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