Save Control Settings with vb.net

What’s this you say? A new blog entry? If you haven’t completely deserted me …. well I don’t know what’s wrong with you! Smile jk. But anyway here is the latest. I am working for a national hotel chain in Memphis, TN. I got married, moved to New Jersey and am we are now separated. Yes it is a long story and no I am not going to bore you with the details!

Before I go any further, I actually write very little in vb.net anymore. The language is awesome. It’s just that very few people want that skill set now and if you want to be employed you need to write in C#. It’s just the way it is. However in this particular task, I found vb.net to be the tool of choice here. The reason is there is no C# equivalent to VB’s implicit ‘once only’ variable initialization within loops. I am not sure why that is but that is the case here. This code snippet is ideal when you want to allow the end user to dictate how a given control is to look or operate. Yes in my example I am using an Infragistic control so if you copy and paste this do NOT email me complaining about broken references please! I hope you find the code useful and thank you for showing up! Smile

Public Shared Sub SaveControl(ByVal StateName As String, ByVal ParamArray Controls As Control())
        Dim section As String = “”
        Dim appName As String = StringType.FromObject(Interaction.IIf((StringType.StrCmp(Application.ProductName, “”, False) = 0), “VSDesigner”, Application.ProductName))
        Dim control As Control
        For Each control In Controls
            If (Not control.FindForm Is Nothing) Then
                Dim form As Form
                If (StringType.StrCmp((StateName & “”), “”, False) > 0) Then
                    section = String.Concat(New String() { control.FindForm.Name, “.”, control.Name, “.”, StateName })
                Else
                    section = (control.FindForm.Name & “.” & control.Name)
                End If
                If TypeOf control Is Form Then
                    form = DirectCast(control, Form)
                    If (form.WindowState = FormWindowState.Normal) Then
                        Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, form.Name, “Top”, StringType.FromInteger(form.Top))
                        Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, form.Name, “Left”, StringType.FromInteger(form.Left))
                        Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, form.Name, “Height”, StringType.FromInteger(form.Height))
                        Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, form.Name, “Width”, StringType.FromInteger(form.Width))
                    End If
                    Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, form.Name, “WindowState”, StringType.FromInteger(CInt(form.WindowState)))
                ElseIf TypeOf control Is Splitter Then
                    form = control.FindForm
                    Dim splitter As Splitter = DirectCast(control, Splitter)
                    Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, section, “SplitPosition”, StringType.FromInteger(splitter.SplitPosition))
                ElseIf TypeOf control Is FilterListView Then
                    Dim view2 As FilterListView = DirectCast(control, FilterListView)
                    form = view2.FindForm
                    Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, section, “View”, StringType.FromInteger(CInt(view2.ListView.View)))
                    Dim header As ColumnHeader
                    For Each header In view2.ListView.Columns
                        Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, section, (“Column” & StringType.FromInteger(header.Index)), StringType.FromInteger(header.Width))
                    Next
                    Dim filter As FilterListViewFilter
                    For Each filter In view2.Filters
                        Dim tag As UserProfileSetting
                        If (filter.Tag Is Nothing) Then
                            tag = Context.User.Settings.NewItem
                            Dim setting2 As UserProfileSetting = tag
                            setting2.Type = UserProfileSettingTypeEnum.FilterListView
                            setting2.Name = section
                            setting2.Description = filter.Name
                            setting2.Value = filter.Filter
                            setting2 = Nothing
                            filter.Tag = tag
                        ElseIf filter.Deleted Then
                            tag = DirectCast(filter.Tag, UserProfileSetting)
                            If Context.User.Settings.Contains(tag) Then
                                Context.User.Settings.Remove(tag)
                            End If
                        Else
                            tag = DirectCast(filter.Tag, UserProfileSetting)
                            tag.Value = filter.Filter
                        End If
                    Next
                    Context.User.Settings.Save
                ElseIf (TypeOf control Is ListView Or TypeOf control Is SortListView) Then
                    form = control.FindForm
                    Dim view As ListView = DirectCast(control, ListView)
                    Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, section, “View”, StringType.FromInteger(CInt(view.View)))
                    Dim header As ColumnHeader
                    For Each header In view.Columns
                        Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, section, (“Column” & StringType.FromInteger(header.Index)), StringType.FromInteger(header.Width))
                    Next
                ElseIf TypeOf control Is TabControl Then
                    form = control.FindForm
                    Dim control2 As TabControl = DirectCast(control, TabControl)
                    Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, section, “View”, StringType.FromInteger(control2.SelectedIndex))
                ElseIf TypeOf control Is TextBox Then
                    form = control.FindForm
                    Dim box3 As TextBox = DirectCast(control, TextBox)
                    Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, section, “Text”, box3.Text)
                ElseIf TypeOf control Is ComboBox Then
                    form = control.FindForm
                    Dim box As ComboBox = DirectCast(control, ComboBox)
                    If (box.DropDownStyle = ComboBoxStyle.DropDown) Then
                        Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, section, “Text”, box.Text)
                    End If
                    Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, section, “SelectedIndex”, StringType.FromInteger(box.SelectedIndex))
                ElseIf TypeOf control Is CheckBox Then
                    form = control.FindForm
                    Dim box2 As CheckBox = DirectCast(control, CheckBox)
                    Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, section, “Checked”, StringType.FromBoolean(box2.Checked))
                ElseIf TypeOf control Is DataGrid Then
                    form = control.FindForm
                    Dim grid As DataGrid = DirectCast(control, DataGrid)
                    Dim num As Integer = 0
                    Dim style As DataGridTableStyle
                    For Each style In grid.TableStyles
                        Dim num2 As Integer = 0
                        Dim style2 As DataGridColumnStyle
                        For Each style2 In style.GridColumnStyles
                            Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, (section & StringType.FromInteger(num) & “.” & StringType.FromInteger(num2)), “Width”, StringType.FromInteger(style2.Width))
                            num2 += 1
                        Next
                        num += 1
                    Next
                ElseIf TypeOf control Is KeyedDropDown Then
                    form = control.FindForm
                    Dim down As KeyedDropDown = DirectCast(control, KeyedDropDown)
                    If (down.DropDownStyle = ComboBoxStyle.DropDown) Then
                        Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, section, “Text”, down.Text)
                    End If
                    Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, section, “SelectedIndex”, StringType.FromInteger(down.SelectedIndex))
                ElseIf TypeOf control Is UltraGrid Then
                    Dim grid2 As UltraGrid = DirectCast(control, UltraGrid)
                    Dim enumerator2 As BandEnumerator = grid2.DisplayLayout.Bands.GetEnumerator
                    Do While enumerator2.MoveNext
                        Dim current As UltraGridBand = enumerator2.Current
                        Dim enumerator As ColumnEnumerator = current.Columns.GetEnumerator
                        Do While enumerator.MoveNext
                            Dim column As UltraGridColumn = enumerator.Current
                            Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, section, (“Hidden.” & StringType.FromInteger(current.Index) & “.” & column.Key), StringType.FromBoolean(column.Hidden))
                            Interaction.SaveSetting(appName, section, (“Width.” & StringType.FromInteger(current.Index) & “.” & column.Key), StringType.FromInteger(column.Width))
                        Loop
                    Loop
                End If
            End If
        Next
    End Sub

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Get CPU Usage of a Process using C#

This was a fun assignment. I was asked to write a piece of code that when a particular process id was passed to it it would return its CPU usage. WMI is fun. Have a great night….

public static decimal GetUssage(string pid)
{
//get the process
ManagementObjectSearcher searcher = new ManagementObjectSearcher(“SELECT * FROM Win32_Process WHERE ProcessID = ” + pid);
decimal PercentProcessorTime = 0;
foreach (ManagementObject queryObj in searcher.Get())
{
DateTime firstSample, secondSample;

//populate the process info
firstSample = DateTime.Now;
queryObj.Get();
//get cpu usage
ulong u_oldCPU = (ulong)queryObj.Properties[“UserModeTime”].Value
+ (ulong)queryObj.Properties[“KernelModeTime”].Value;
//sleep to create interval
System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(1000);
//refresh object
secondSample = DateTime.Now;
queryObj.Get();
//get new usage
ulong u_newCPU = (ulong)queryObj.Properties[“UserModeTime”].Value
+ (ulong)queryObj.Properties[“KernelModeTime”].Value;

decimal msPassed = (decimal)(secondSample – firstSample).TotalMilliseconds;

//formula to get CPU ussage
if (u_newCPU > u_oldCPU)
PercentProcessorTime = (decimal)((u_newCPU – u_oldCPU)
/ (msPassed * 100 * Environment.ProcessorCount));

Console.WriteLine(“processor time ” + PercentProcessorTime);
}
return PercentProcessorTime;
}

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How to make Linq and IList sort Dynamically using C#

I apologize that it has been a while. I have been extremely busy and in the time that I have been away I went through treatment for a medical issue. Needless to say I had other issues to deal with other than this blog. But I will try to publish more frequently. Today’s topic was a question from another developer which was to have have a Linq and IList sort dynamically. So long as you don’t force execution by using ToList, you can keep tacking on to your query until you are ready to actually run it. This is because much of LINQ uses “deferred execution”. For example, you could do something similar to:

var query = apps.AsQueryable()
.Select
(Application => new
{
ID = Application.ApplicationId,
Force = Application.Force.Description,
Function = Application.BusinessFunction.Description,
Category = Application.Category.Description,
SubCategory = Application.SubCategory.Description,
Name = Application.ApplicationName,
Description = Application.ApplicationDescription
}
).Take(10);

switch (sortType)
{
case “ID”:
query = query.Orderby(Application => Application.ApplicationId);
break;
case “Force”:
query = query.Orderby(Application => Application.Force);
break;
}

IList tempList = query.ToList();

As always it has been great getting your all feedback while I was gone. Thank You! Smile

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My Baked Chicken Recipe

If you know me at all you know one of my favorite foods is baked chicken (especially broasted chicken if done right). With some experimentation I came up with this recipe that is excellent at least to my liking. So I thought I would share it with you.

First thaw your chicken in a container you can immerse it in with water and a can of Bud Light Lime.

Then remove the neck and gizzard.

With these ingredients…

1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon sage
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup butter
1/4 can of Bud Light Lime
1/2 cup crushed Tostitos with a Hint of Jalapeño Tortilla Chips

Mix the dry ingredients well in a plastic bag, then coat the cut up chicken parts with the mixture.Melt the butter. Place the chicken parts in the pan. Bake the chicken at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until done. Or if you are like me and have a NuWave Oven cut that time by about 25 percent.

It is delicious. Smile

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Class Set as DataContext in XAML without Code Behind

In dealing with a problem at work and I am probably as guilty as anyone of relying on code behind to do basic functions without soley using XAML. Why? Because that’s the way I have always done it. But it’s a new day and time to learn new ways to do things. So here we go….

This example shows a class set as datacontext – the code behind file is completely empty.

Have a great week….

 

<Window x:Class=”cSharpTest.MainWindow”
        xmlns=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation”
        xmlns:x=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml”
        xmlns:vm=”clr-namespace:cSharpTest”
        Title=”MainWindow” Height=”350″ Width=”525″>
    <Window.Resources>
        <vm:MyData x:Key=”ViewModel”/>
    </Window.Resources>
    <Grid DataContext=”{StaticResource ViewModel}”>
        <ListBox Name=”MyListBox” ItemsSource=”{Binding Primes}”/>
    </Grid>
</Window>

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;

namespace cSharpTest
{
    class MyData
    {
        public MyData()
        {
            _primes = new int[5] { 1, 3, 5, 7, 11 };
        }
        private int[] _primes;
        public  int[] Primes
        {
            get { return this._primes; }
         }
    }
}

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C# Application linked to SharePoint List Web Service

This weekend found myself knee deep in a crisis that my friend who had migrated from SharePoint 2003 to 2007 (there were reasons he couldn’t go to 2010). Simply put the migration from SharePoint 2003 to 2007 had broken his application (tracking program that submitted data to a 2003 SharePoint List) because in SharePoint 2007  you can’t do this while not on the actual server if you have “Web Page Security Validation” enabled. So for the code below you have to have SPWeb.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true; . Obviously not the ideal solution for my friend but we didn’t have time to screw around. Here is what I did….

 

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Collections;
using System.Xml;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.Net;
 
namespace Trigger_Tracker
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {//form move on click and drag
        bool FormMoving;
        Point initialPoint;
        TriggerTrackerPictureBox frmPicture;
 
        public Form1()
        {//form move on click and drag
            InitializeComponent();
            comboBox1.SelectedIndex = 0;
            FormMoving = false;
 
            frmPicture = new TriggerTrackerPictureBox();
            frmPicture.localForm = this;
            frmPicture.Owner = this;
            frmPicture.Show();
            frmPicture.Width = 68;
            frmPicture.Height = 65;
            SetPositionOfPictureForm();
        }
 
        private void SetPositionOfPictureForm()
        {
            frmPicture.Top = this.Top + 26;
            frmPicture.Left = this.Left + 87;
        }
 
       
 
        private void TrackerButton(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            string listGUID = “A93E1A7E-67D0-4D7D-A4ED-803D7DFE684B”;
            string viewGUID = “6B2F3EF2-4B0C-41E1-B87E-0C3185B587DD”;
            //string viewGUID2 = “6B2F3EF2-4B0C-41E1-B87E-0C3185B587DD”;
 
            int ItemCounter = 1;
            ServiceList.Lists listService = new ServiceList.Lists();
           // RetentionLists.ListsSoapClient listService = new RetentionLists.ListsSoapClient();
 
            //////
           listService.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials;
           //listService.ChannelFactory.Credentials.Windows.ClientCredential   = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials;
 
            XmlNode activeItemData = listService.GetListItems(listGUID, viewGUID, null, null, “100”, null);
            XmlDocument xDoc = new XmlDocument();
            string tmpString = activeItemData.InnerXml.Replace(“\r\r”, “”);
            xDoc.LoadXml(tmpString);
            XmlNamespaceManager nsManager = new XmlNamespaceManager(xDoc.NameTable);
            nsManager.AddNamespace(“z”, “#RowsetSchema”);
            nsManager.AddNamespace(“rs”, “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:rowset”);
 
            XmlNodeList xNode = xDoc.SelectNodes(“/rs:data/z:row”, nsManager);
 
            foreach (XmlNode tmpNode in xNode)
                ItemCounter++;
 
            StringBuilder strBuilder = new StringBuilder();
            strBuilder.Append(“<Method ID='” + ItemCounter + “‘ Cmd=’New’>”);
            strBuilder.Append(“<Field Name=’Attachments’>” + “0” + “</Field>”);
            strBuilder.Append(“<Field Name=’Title’>” + PolicyNumber.Text + “</Field>”);
            strBuilder.Append(“<Field Name=’Reason’>” + comboBox1.Text + “</Field>”);
            strBuilder.Append(“</Method>”);
 
            string strBatch = strBuilder.ToString();
 
            XmlDocument newDoc = new XmlDocument();
            XmlElement newElement = newDoc.CreateElement(“Batch”);
            newElement.SetAttribute(“OnError”, “Continue”);
            newElement.SetAttribute(“ViewName”, viewGUID);
            newElement.InnerXml = strBatch;
           
            XmlNode returnNode = listService.UpdateListItems(listGUID, newElement);
 
            this.comboBox1.Text = “Please Select….”;
            this.PolicyNumber.Text = “”;
            this.PolicyNumber.Mask = “0000000000”;
 
            comboBox1.Focus();
        }
 
       
 
 
        public void Form1_MouseUp(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
        {//form move on click and drag
            FormMoving = false;
        }
 
        public void Form1_MouseMove(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
        {//form move on click and drag
            if (FormMoving)
            {
                if ((Left + e.X – initialPoint.X) <= 0)
                    Left = 0;
                else if ((Right + e.X – initialPoint.X) >= Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds.Right)
                    Left = Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds.Right – Width;
                else
                    Left = Left + e.X – initialPoint.X;
                if ((Top + e.Y – initialPoint.Y) <= 0)
                    Top = 0;
                else if ((Bottom + e.Y – initialPoint.Y) >= Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds.Bottom)
                    Top = Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds.Bottom – Height;
                else
                    Top = Top + e.Y – initialPoint.Y;
            }
            SetPositionOfPictureForm();
        }
 
        public void Form1_MouseDown(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
        {//form move on click and drag
            FormMoving = true;
            initialPoint = new Point(e.X, e.Y);
        }
 
        public void pictureBox1_MouseDown(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
        {//form move on click and drag
            FormMoving = true;
            initialPoint = new Point(e.X, e.Y);
        }
 
        private void pictureBox1_MouseMove(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
        {
        }
 
        private void pictureBox1_MouseHover(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
        }
 
        public void label1_MouseHover(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            FormMoving = false;
        }
 
        public void label1_MouseUp(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
        {
            FormMoving = false;
        }
 
       
 
        public void Form1_MouseHover(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            this.Opacity = 1;
        }
 
        public void Form1_MouseLeave(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            if(!PolicyNumber.Focused)
                this.Opacity = .25;
        }
 
        public void pictureBox1_MouseLeave(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            this.Opacity = 1;
        }
 
        public void pictureBox1_MouseHover_1(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            this.Opacity = 1;
        }
 
        public void Form1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            comboBox1.Focus();
        }
    }
}

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Databind ComboBox with WPF and C#

Its been a while my apologies. I have been extremely busy.

This topic came up because in existing applications data binding at design time was heavily used. I personally avoid such data binding as much as possible because well in all honesty it causes me a lot of problems later on. I realize many of you live and die with it. So don’t take it personally.

So I am converting one of these apps to XAML and WPF. They insisted I maintain a ComboBox databind. As many of you know data binding has changed a bit in WPF from your standard application. I created a property to bind the ComboBox to. I set the DataContext of the page to itself, which I like to do. It lets me expose various properties and quickly bind to them. Have a great weekend!

XAML
—-
        <ComboBox
            Height=”23″
            HorizontalAlignment=”Left”
            Margin=”10,10,0,0″
            Name=”comboBox1″
            VerticalAlignment=”Top”
            Width=”120″
            ItemsSource=”{Binding MyDataColumns}”
            DisplayMemberPath=”ColumnName”
            />
 
CODE BEHIND
—-
 
public partial class Window1 : Window
{
    public Window1()
    {
        InitializeComponent();
        LoadData();
        DataContext = this;
    }
 
    private DataTable _dataTable = null;
 
    private void LoadData()
    {
        SqlConnection cn = null;
        SqlCommand cmd = null;
        SqlDataAdapter adapter = null;
        DataSet dataSet = null;
 
        try
        {
            cn = new SqlConnection(“Data Source=MyMachine;Initial Catalog=MyDb;Integrated Security=True”);
            cmd = new SqlCommand(“select top 1 * from MyTable”, cn);
            adapter = new SqlDataAdapter(cmd);
            dataSet = new DataSet();
 
            adapter.Fill(dataSet);
 
            _dataTable = dataSet.Tables[0];
        }
        finally
        {
            if (cmd != null)
                cmd.Dispose();
 
            if (adapter != null)
                adapter.Dispose();
 
            if (dataSet != null)
                dataSet.Dispose();
 
            if (cn != null)
                cn.Dispose();
        }           
    }
 
    public IEnumerable MyDataColumns
    {
        get
        {
            return (IEnumerable)_dataTable.Columns;
        }
    }
}

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