using SpriteFont’s in XNA

So the quesiton of the day is when creating a SpriteFont to use for displaying text in an XNA app, is there a way to change the size or does a new SpriteFont have to be created for each desired size. What I’m trying to do is have a single SpriteFont object exposed to all…

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random posting…

WOW…it’s been a while since I’ve posted.  Luckily I my self eductions of coding hasn’t been as slow as my posting on this blog.  heh. I’ve been noticing that I get a lot of random comments over time on some of my posts and overall they seem to be helpful…so knowing that I’ve actually helped…

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multi-select drill-through reports…

Today I’m trying to work on improving my Sql 2005 Reporting Services report based on all the feedback I’ve been getting. Basically this report currently provides a way to drill-through to get more detailed information, if someone clicks on an ID number for any of the given rows returned from the database. One of the…

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displaying an entire table on one page with SQL RS2005

Today I’m trying to figure this one out.  I’ve got this report I put together for my team that has a table which returns records from a database.  Currently, the report automatically creates a table with multiple pages which stores all the returned rows.  What I’m being asked for is if I can get all…

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question of the evening…

I’ve seen something in a couple of different databases that kind of confuses me.  I’ve been looking through books on line to see if there’s any advantage to it, but haven’t been able to find anything… What I’m seeing is multi primary key’s in one table.  I can’t really think of what the benefit of…

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setting up a Sql Stored Procedure to accept an array as a parameter…

Ok, I’m not sure the title is exactly right, so let me explain better what it is I’m trying to do this fine evening.  🙂 So I have this Sql Report Services report that takes a input parameter that is currently in a combobox at the top of the report.  It then feeds the value…

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using the T-SQL OPENXML command

Hello once again.  🙂  I’ve been getting great feedback from everyone that stumbles across my blog entries so I figured I’d post yet another of my great mysteries of coding… Today I’m trying to use OPENXML to shread an Xml document for the data I need.  For illustation purposes, here’s an example of what I’m…

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calling SqlConnection.Close() from class destructor causes exception

Well, today I’m designing a class that’s basically function is to talk to a database.  I’m having a SqlConnection member to share between all the methods and thought it would be a good idea to put a call to .Close in the class destructor. This is causing an InvalidOperationException…I’m a little confused by that…isn’t the…

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Sql 2005 and managed code…

Today  I proposed an idea to my boss which included using Sql 2005 in a manor that I “think” is possible. What I mean by that is I know Sql 2005 can store managed code as stored procedures…and I know to do that you compile the stored procedure, put it someplace that the database can…

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Using a ProgressBar control

 Hiya all. I recenlty made a cheezy test program to just roll dice.  I put a ProgressBar control to show give the end user an idea of how many rolls are left. Well, I noticed that when I tried to do 10000 consecutive rolls, the program slows waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down.  When I had this all setup…

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