I am going to explain how I managed to implement Microsoft Office Interop support for multiple Microsoft Office versions using C#.
Our solution should meet the following requirements:
- support for different Microsoft Office versions
- no Microsoft.Interop.dll deployment
- dispose of all (unmanaged) resources
- no use of dynamic keyword
- no direct COM calls
This time I want to share a really personal post with you. I am going to give you some insights in experiences I had this year. This will be a kind of review from my personal perspective of the ending year.
Finally on Christmas holidays, I started watching the Pluralsight course Refactoring Fundamentals by Steve Smith which has been released only days ago. To be honest, I haven’t made it through the entire eight hours lasting course yet, but what I’ve seen inspired me to write down my own refactoring experience.
Let me start with these words I recently posted on Twitter:
What most developers don’t know: Refactoring isn’t (only) for bad programmers or bad code. It’s a fundamental discipline in software development.
In this blog post I am going to explain what I mean by this sentence and what you should know about this software craftsmen discipline.
This time I want to share my favorite podcasts with you. I started listening to podcasts only months ago.
During the last few weeks I was not able to watch television or sit in front of a monitor because of a concussion. Well, I shouldn’t do such a risky sport like Volleyball, I know. Because of that, the only thing I had left to do was listening to the local radio program or even better to some great developer podcasts.
And here they are, my favorite developer podcasts in no particular order:
There is a new function since Visual Studio 2012, which means, that it is also available in the recently released Visual Studio 2013. This pretty tiny, but really cool feature allows you to generate C# classes based on XML or JSON input data.
I am not only going to show you where the function hides, I will also show you an example to make sure you realize the power behind the functionality. Well, to be honest, the only thing you’ll gain is time. But isn’t it always about efficiency?! Yes it is, there we go with the example:
I finally managed to install the newest version of Windows 8 called Windows 8.1. Formerly known as a service pack, Microsoft decided to ship upgrades via Windows Store. In this article I am going to give you some information about the process of upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and some personal thoughts about it.
I opened the Windows Store and found a huge tile on the left signalizing that there is an important upgrade to install. As I was curious I decided to install it. Because I was connected over WLAN, I was wondering how long it would take to install the upgrade and how the process would be?