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Using FontAwesome Fonts for HTML Radio Buttons and Checkboxes

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Creating nice looking checkboxes and radio buttons in browsers is still kind of a pain. If you want to have spruce up checkboxes and radios in your Web applications and don’t want to rely on the crappy and differing implementations in various browsers, you have to take things into your own hands. In this post I’ll show how to use FontAwesome symbols for radio button and checkbox selectors. I originally had been using background images for my radio buttons, which looked alright but I found out that the images would not print properly. I needed another solution so I
started looking around to see if I could use FontAwesome fonts and of course you can. I found a few examples, but as is often the case there were a few complications and a few additions I had to make. This post covers all the issues I ran into. What’s wrong with checkboxes and radio buttons? Currently I’m working on an application that has a lot of surveys so it consists of a tons of radio buttons and checkboxes and I wanted to have a nicer and more bold look to them than the boring plain form interface provided in...(Read whole news on source site)

Linux, Debts and Out Of Memory Killer

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Imagine that you go to the bank, and ask for a 100,000$ mortgage. The nice guy in the bank agrees to lend you the money,  and since you need to pay that in 5 installments, you take 15,000$ to the contractor, and leave the rest in the bank until it is needed. The bank is doing brisk business, and promise a lot of customers that they can get their mortgage in the bank. Since most of the mortgages are also taken in installments, the bank never actually have enough money to hand over to all lenders. But it make do.
Until one dark day when you come to the bank and ask for the rest of the money, because it is time to install the kitchen cabinets, and you need to pay for that. The nice man in the bank tell you to wait a bit, and goes to see if they have any money. At this point, it would be embarrassing to tell you that they don’t have any money to give you, because they over committed themselves. The nice man from the bank murders you and bury your body in the desert, to avoid you complaining that you...(Read whole news on source site)

Comment on Creating Windows 8 App by morris

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My name is morris. I'm vb beginner programmer. I love programming. I'm currently creating a horoscopic app. But I'm stuck as I can't seem to get it right regarding dates. My intention for the app is to get birth date and month. Then display star sign . For instance, if the user was born on the 22 january. It must display" aquarius" . My code is as follows: if strMonth=january and intDate>=22 And intDate<=30 then lblhoroscp.text= "aquarius" . Please assist me in getting the code regarding dates.

The Morning Brew #1808

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Software Announcing the 1.0.1-alpha preview of Microsoft Azure WebJobs SDK – Pranav Rastogi Oops! I did it again: introducing DecentCMS – Bertrand Le Roy Information Understanding .NET 2015 – Beth Massi A Look at ASP.NET 5: Part 1 – Getting Started – Shawn Wildermuth Identity Updates for Web Developers in Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 – […]

Fix Access database error - AOIndex is not an index of this table

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I have been working with Access 2003 for so many years. Recently, after replicating the access database, I have stored it in a folder available on the same network. After that, I was not able to connect with my database and got corruption error - “AOIndex is not an index in this table”. I have tried multiple techniques to get access to my database, but did not get succeeded. I have tried to restore the database from the copy of backup, but due to wrong action, unfortunately, my backup also got corrupt. I was desperately looking for a solution to
get my Access database back. Here, I will explain every technique I have tried, and will recommend the best one according to my experience.  Access database can be corrupt due to following reasons: MSysAccessObjects table corruption.Corruption in MS Access database.Invalid indexes error.Wrong entries in the MSysAccessObjects table. Available option to resolve the problem: 1. Restore Backup: Firstly, if you have a backup, you can simply use the copy of database to restore the database. (Link)2. Jet Compact Utility: Try to repair your Access database by free Microsoft Jet Compact Utility program (make sure you are applying it on a copy of your original database)....(Read whole news on source site)

Another Reason to Like Azure Web Sites - Free Analytics

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Not sure how I missed this when it originally aired, but this Azure Friday video from last June does a great job of showing off one of the benefits of Azure Web Sites, namely free analytics. They come in two flavors, server-side stats, which are enabled as soon as you create your site, and client-side stats, which require that you add a small snippet of JavaScript to your main site layout. Once the feature is enabled, you can get rich information about visitors to your site, including browser stats, page response time (and you can set
up alerts to make sure you're aware when stats exceed certain thresholds), and more. As someone who used to use a separate analytics package (Piwik) to capture this data, it's much nicer to be able to have it all in the same management portal (note that the advanced analytics features are only available in the newer "Preview" portal at the time this post was written)....(Read whole news on source site)

Connect(“Live”); – Debugging and Cloud Diagnostics Visual Studio Team Q&A

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One of the best parts of my job as a Product Manager in the Visual Studio team is working on events for you, our community. Last year in November I worked on one such event called Connect(); where we announced a ton of releases such as Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 2015 preview, Visual Studio Community 2013, .NET open source and much more. Today I am happy to announce a new series we are starting called Connect(“Live”);. With this new ongoing set of live stream sessions our goal is to give you more opportunities throughout the year to
hear from, ask questions to, and engage with the product teams building the developer tools you love such as Visual Studio, .NET, Azure SDK, and many more. Connect(“Live”); // Debugging & Cloud Diagnostics Visual Studio Team Q&A The series begins Thursday February 26th, streaming live from 09:30am to 10:30am PDT on Channel9. The session will be hosted by Dan Fernandez and feature members of the Visual Studio debugging and cloud diagnostics product teams. Team members will talk about what’s new for developers in Visual Studio 2015, and Azure SDK 2.5 and take your questions. Ready to join us this Thursday? Here are...(Read whole news on source site)

A Look at ASP.NET 5: Part 1 - Getting Started

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been playing with the new ASP.NET 5 (also known as ASP.NET vNext) bits using Visual Studio 2015. I’m trying to make sense of the new changes and how they will affect how I build websites. I’d like to share some of what I’ve learned about the new stack. I’m going to do this by talking through an example website I wrote using the new bits. Do know that we’re still pretty early and Visual Studio 2015 (CTP6 as of this writing) and ASP.NET 5 Beta 3 are both in
a state of flux. This is definitely about what’s coming, not what is here so far. I’ll explain what I’m doing in a series of blog posts and link them all here as I write them. The plan is to write posts about: Part 1: Getting Started (this post) Part 2: Understanding Configuration (coming soon) Part 3: Using Entity Framework 7 (coming soon) Part 4: ASP.NET MVC 6 (coming soon) Part 5: Building an API (coming soon) Part 6: Web Tooling with VS2015 (coming soon) The project will continue to evolve and you can always get the latest version...(Read whole news on source site)

Displaying Microsoft Band heart rate via Raspberry PI2 using Mono, C#, OWIN and a Windows Phone

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Intro – what? WHY? As regular readers of my blog might have seen, I got myself a Raspberri PI 2 and a Sunfounders sensor kit, and was happily dabbling a little with it. And then suddenly, out of the blue, Microsoft dropped a development kit for the Microsoft Band – and Gerard Verbrugge (Microsoft DX Netherlands) challenged me to make something with it. So I thought to combine a number of gadgets: my Microsoft Band, my Windows Phone and  the Raspberry PI plus some of the stuff from the sensor kit. I created an application that
shows your heart rate with a blinking led connected to the Raspberry PI, with a connected buzzer making sound as well. The LED blinks at the heart rate as reported by the Band, and using the  buzzer, the PI also emits and audible tick-sound as the LED blinks. At low heart rate the LED blinks blue, at medium rate green, and at high rate red:
Raspberry PI2 controlled by Microsoft band at heart rate <80
Raspberry PI2 controlled by Microsoft band at heart rate > 80
If you crank up the sound, you can hear...(Read whole news on source site)