A Handy Utility to Access Web APIs and Web Server Information

  • 5 July 2016
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A Handy Utility to Access Web APIs and Web Server Information
When working with web APIs or diagnosing website problems, often it's useful to send HTTP requests through the command line, rather than through a browser. One of the most straightforward ways to do that is with the cURL utility, which you can download from http://curl.haxx.se/download.html. (You can also install it as add-on through Cygwin.)

Simple Shortcuts to Help you Edit DataGrid Data

  • 28 June 2016
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Simple Shortcuts to Help you Edit DataGrid Data
You're probably aware that you can use the [Esc] key to cancel an entry before leaving a cell and use the [Home] and [End] keys to move to the beginning or end of the current row. However, the DataGrid also supports several other shortcut keys that can help you during data entry. For example:

Change the Appearance of Tabs in a TabControl

  • 28 June 2016
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Change the Appearance of Tabs in a TabControl
Unfortunately, you can't easily change the back color of the tab or the font of its text. However, that doesn't mean you have to settle for bland, boring tabs. Three simple adjustments you can make to TabControl tabs without writing a single line of code include: adding images to each tab, changing the position of the tabs, and stacking multiple tabs for easier viewing.

The Differences Between Libraries and Frameworks

  • 21 June 2016
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The Differences Between Libraries and Frameworks
Many developers loosely refer to jQuery as a "framework" or fail to understand the essential difference between it and bonafide JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS and Bootstrap. Worse, by misunderstanding the difference, developers may miss the reasons to use frameworks or libraries.

What to do When the Immediate Window Disappears in Visual Studio

  • 29 August 2016
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What to do When the Immediate Window Disappears in Visual Studio
One of Visual Studio's most useful debugging features is the Immediate Window, where you can execute commands and find out an expression's value while execution is paused. This feature is a little hidden, as it exists on a fly-out menu under Debug | Windows. However, it really is possible that it can disappear altogether. That could happen if someone removed it while customizing the menus.

Keep Browser Workarounds Organized with this Handy Framework

  • 13 June 2016
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Keep Browser Workarounds Organized with this Handy Framework
With so many new features offered in recent browsers, supporting older browsers has become even more complex than in the past. Flashy CSS3 and HTML5 effects are often demanded, and complicated polyfills have been written to emulate these in earlier browsers. Whether you use a polyfill or a simple background image to substitute for a new feature, it's necessary to first test whether that feature exists.

A GUI to Easily Create CSS3 Gradients

  • 13 June 2016
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A GUI to Easily Create CSS3 Gradients
Gradients are among the many graphical goodies that CSS3 offers. Used to give a spatial transition effect to background colors, they can help make your site visually exciting and reduce the need for images. However, finding the right gradient effect often involves experimenting with different numerical values and reloading the page until it looks the way you want. Furthermore, complex gradient effects can require a lot of CSS code, especially when you factor in all the different browser versions of the respective CSS properties.

Trick to Handling Broken CDN References for Libraries

  • 6 June 2016
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Trick to Handling Broken CDN References for Libraries
Calling CDNs (content distribution networks) for commonly used libraries can help performance by taking advantage of the browser's cache to save on loading time. However, one big downside is that a CDN may not be always be available. This is especially true if your content can be accessed offline or through an intranet.
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