SYSK 383: FileSync Tool

Last weekend I wrote a utility that does file synchronization (yes, I know there many such tools), but where I can define in advance what I want to see happen if there are discrepancies, e.g.: If you think you might benefit from it, attached is the source code and the executable (in the bin\debug folder). …

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SYSK 382: File Comparison

Last weekend I wrote a utility that does file synchronization (yes, I know there many such tools), but where I can define in advance what I want to see happen if there are discrepancies…  To do that, I needed a class that would take an array of file names from one folder and another array…

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SYSK 376: Utility to Add DateTaken as File Name Prefix

I like to view photo images (.jpg files) using Large or Extra Large Icons view in Windows Explorer.  Unfortunately, this view doesn’t give me a way to sort the files by DateTaken property…  So, as a workaround, I created a small application that uses the date/time as a file name prefix, thus, letting the Windows…

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SYSK 375: Visual Studio Add-In for Managing Configuration Files Across Environments

One of common customer questions/requests I get is about industry best practices and recommendations on managing configuration file settings when deploying code across environments.    There are several options to change different configuration settings in web.config file based on whether the application is in a DEV, QA, STAGE or PROD environment, and, based on my…

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SQL Server Connection Leak Simulation Tool

Sometimes it’s necessary to test application performance in low available resource situations…  I’ve seen tools that simulate low available memory, do network throttling, etc., but I have not come across one that simulates a lot of SQL Server connections being in use…   Attached is such a tool.  I’m providing both, source code and the…

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SYSK 369: What’s Taking So Much Hard Drive Space? … or Getting ‘True’ Folder Size

If, from time to time, you delete some files & folders from your hard disk, either because it’s no longer needed or just takes too much space and needs to be moved elsewhere, you may find the following utility useful…   Basically, the tool below goes through all subfolders (starting with the specified location), and…

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SYSK 367: Outlook Add-In to Archive E-Mails

Do you wish there was an easier way to save individual messages to your hard disk in Outlook 2007?  Moreover, do you want this utility to automatically modify the file name making it unique?  For example, you may want to search for all messages from/to anybody at Contoso.com and archive them in \data\2009\Customers\Contoso\EMails folder as…

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SYSK 366: Tool to Automatically Set Internet Explorer Proxy

As a consultant, I frequently work at my customer sites, and at my home office.  Needless to say, remembering the proxy configurations, and changing them every time I plug in is a chore I’d rather delegate to software running in the background and automatically detecting network connectivity changes, and setting the IE proxy based on…

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