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Tim Hibbard CEO for EnGraph software June 2005 Entries
EnGraph SQL Connection String Builder .NET Control
We have released SQL Connection String Builder .NET Control. This control is designed for situations where you need your user to enter their own SQL connection info. It has 4 textboxes and labels for Data Source, Initial Catalog, User ID and Password. You can pass in a full connection string and it will parse out the elements and display them in the proper field or you can let the user populate the data and pull out a valid connection string using the .ConnectionString property. The connection string ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 29, 2005 9:38 PM

Visual Studio freezing up

I've been running into issues lately where Visual Studio 2003 freezes up and no matter how long I wait, I end up having to end the process. I'll just be going along and it will happen in mid-keystroke. I lost almost an hour of work yesterday!! I'm running Enterprise Architect with Source Gear Vault.

Posted On Wednesday, June 29, 2005 4:09 PM

Trouble with Events when using implements
I am using, reworking one of our GPS solutions and I have class A that inherits from class B and implements interface C. I defined Events in interface C and when I raise those events from class A, they do not bubble up to application D that consumes class A. I found some information here, that says I need to define my events in class B and raise them by calling a overridable sub in class B. But I had trouble with that as well. The whole thing is not very intuitive, I wonder if I am missing ......

Posted On Friday, June 17, 2005 1:59 PM

Configure Cisco PIX for VPN
To enable your Cisco PIX firewall for VPN access: 1) Connect the cable between PIX and your COM port2) Open Hyperterminal (All Programs->Accessories->Comm... 3) When the Connect to box opens up, select the COM port that the cable is connected to 4) Enter your password when prompted5) Enter = config t - press enter 6) Enter = fixup protocol pptp 1723 - press enter 7) Enter = write mem - press enter Exit Hyperterminal ......

Posted On Thursday, June 16, 2005 4:15 PM

VSTO 2005 with Outlook!

You can now create managed add-ins to outlook using Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005. This will make a lot of headaches go this one. More info here.

Linked from Paul Stubbs

Posted On Monday, June 6, 2005 11:19 AM

Dev Con Recap
2005 KC Dev Con was good. The speakers were informed and the sessions got to the point quickly. There was the expected Microsoft spin...plugging VS 2005 and making sure we knew that EVERYTHING was being ran inside VirtualPC. There must have been a memo about it...We heard VirtualPC over 40 times I bet. I attended the Smart Client Track where Jon Box talked typed datasets, binding sources, background workers, as well as a bunch of cool stuff you can do with Visual Studio Tools for Office. I'm still ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 1, 2005 11:06 PM

Heading to Dev Con

I'm off to Dev Con 2005 in Kansas City. It's very exciting. I love these one day geek jam sessions!!

Posted On Wednesday, June 1, 2005 7:07 AM

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