Using PowerShell to automate redundant tasks

It’s nice to have powershell when you need to do a lot of redundant file work.  I’m use Subversion as the source code control backing for a lot of my hobby projects.  I have pretty much all the code I’ve ever written as a hobby or for school stored in SVN.  The biggest downside to…

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Responding to Windows Shutdown

.Net 2.0 Added a lot in the way of allowing programmers to easily interact with Windows.  One of the best additions is the Microsoft.Win32.SystemEvents class.  It holds events for a lot of system relatied events (hence the name).  A common scenario I see on the forums is users wanting to respond to a system shutown…

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Custom ComboBox

This is another forum request.  I’ve seen multiple requests from users who are looking to customize the drop down window for the ComboBox control.  There is no builtin way to do this with the existing control.  Instead you must create a custom solution. Start by adding a new UserControl to your windows application or library…

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PowerShell Tutorial

PowerShell is an exciting product coming out of Microsoft.  It’s a shell technology many old *nix junkies will find refreshing and very intuitive.  It’s based on .Net and has a syntax feels like a mix between Pearl, C# and VB.  I’ve blogged about it before but due to several extraneous factors I stopped using it…

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