String.Trim is good to use, but as I told him before (no one listens), he should use String.Compare. This optionally takes case-sensitivety into account, as well as specific CultureInfo, which is necessary to use when worrying about globalized applitions. If you're not globalizing anything (and are 100% sure you never will), using what you wrote would work. Of course, to say that something in this field is 100% absolute will most likely lead to a hole in one's foot!
That's the worst possible idea - it's too expensive to compile and run and doesn't take culture into account. String.Compare does. All he needs to do is trim the string (String.Trim) and then use String.Compare.
Could someone please point me in the right direction.
I have an windows application that I am writting for the schools bookstore. They wish the application to start when Windows starts up (IE: like McAffe would). I have searched through the articles here and on google and found nothing on this. Although to be fair it may be my not entering the right search string.
If any one could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.
The registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run is one place to do this. Placing an app in the Startup folder would also do it.
But you know when the truth is told,
That you can get what you want or you can just get old,
Your're going to kick off before you even get halfway through.
When will you realise... Vienna waits for you? - "The Stranger," Billy Joel
What do you think that Start->Programs->Startup folder is for? Just put a shortcut to your application in there, or add a registry key to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run to start it for the current user of the system (each user has their own person hive), or use HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run for all users of the machine. Be careful using the registry editor (regedit.exe) because anything you screw up could have disasterous results to applications or all of Windows.
Thank you for your help. As a student finishing up his degree and carrying 18 hours in his final semester it is useful to have a board like this to help out when you have a brain freeze.
Of course it would be more helpful if some people didn't go so far out of their way to stroke their own ego by making others feel stupid (IE: What do you think....is fo?), when they ask a simple question. But I guess it was my own fault for asking a question.
If you want the app to run when a user logs in then the suggestions already provided are the best way to do it.
If you want the program to start on startup regardless of whether or not a user is logged in then you need to install the program as a windows service. There was a great article on how to do this on osnews just the other day. Below is a link
I am having a problem playing mp3 files from my application.
I use the lame.exe to convert to mp3 from wav.
I use directX to play it.
In WinAmp3 it sounds perfect, but in my (and directX SDK sample) application it flickers and it is inpossible to hear annything but scrambeling noise.
First time I tried it out, I got an error message, something like "d:\...dx...ampifier.cpp", I then reinstalled directX and now it sounds
like scrambeling noise.
In advance THANKS
PS: Sorry about my english
Something might be wrong with the code - which you didn't post, so there's no way to help you. Please try posting some sample code - not the entire application.
It might also be better to post this in the Microsoft public newsgroups at news://msnews.microsoft.com[^] for the applicable DirectX newsgroup. This seems more like a problem with DirectX than a programming question if the samples aren't even working correctly.
i want to get the 7 dates of week. like if today is the 6 jan in calendar control 2nd day of current week. i want to get all the 7 dates from monday to sunday from(5-01-04 to 11-01-04)how can i get thoes dates from calender control.did u get my point or not.
First of all, Tuesday, January 6th, 2004 is not the 2nd day of the week in the en-US culture - nor in many other cultures - it is the 3rd. This all comes down to culture-specific information. Use the following to get what the day of week is for the specific culture:
CultureInfo culture = Thread.CurrentCulture;
int dayOfWeek = (int)culture.Calendar.GetDayOfWeek(DateTime.Now);
An enum like DayOfWeek can be cast to an int. In this case, the DayOfWeek members correspond to the number for the week, i.e. Sunday = 0, Monday = 1, Tuesday = 2, etc. You should add 1 to this value since most people think in base 1, not base 0.
Thank you very much for your help
could u give me some help that how can i create a Year View calendar in ASP.net in which i can show the user all the 12 month of a year and can navigate through diff years.
This isnt really a question relating to C# but the application that I am working on is written in C# and there isnt really another forum section which is relevant to my question.
Within my application I am taking various values pulled from an MS SQL database and creating a comma delimited CSV file, the problem is that the values in the db have various /n and and /r. In previous versions I have simply stripped this out as if they are present it causes the stream writer to generate incorrect CSV's. The problem is that, as a result of stripping these out, I loose any formatting.
An example is this query :
SELECT val1, val2, val3, val4 FROM table
The code then generates the following CSV file :
val1, val2, val3, val4
abc, def, ghi, jkl
Does anybody know of a way of creating the CSV with the /n and /r included? Double Quoting? Escaping?
post.mode = signature;
SELECT everything FROM everywhere WHERE something = something_else;
> 1 Row Returned
Use a TextWriter and while writing each line, parse the string for each delimited value. If it contains a quote, carriage return, or line feed, quote the string. In the case that it does contain a quote, double-quote it. There really is no other escaping defined for common CSV (keep in mind there's really no "standard"). Excel displays carriage return, line feeds as boxes but a lot of other programs should accept it.