Power BI provides exceptional business analytic services, and the Power BI component Power Query, provides a very powerful and dynamic tool for loading that transform data into Power BI’s data model. However, one shortcoming Power Query has is a good way to convert a Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to a local time of your choosing while preserving Daylight Savings Time […] Read more
Two things happened around the time I finished up writing a wrapper for Microsoft’s UITestControl class: I wondered if I should do the same thing for a web testing technology like Selenium, and I discovered that at least some discussions exist on if wrappers could be considered an antipattern. As I began to investigate writing a wrapper for Selenium, and […] Read more
There are multiple ways to use Task.Delay() when a timer is required.
For scenarios prior to .NET 4.5, several timer classes are available, including System.Windows.Forms.Timer, System.Timers.Timer, and System.Threading.Timer.
The development team designed System.Windows.Forms.Timer specifically for use within a rich client user interface. Programmers can drag it onto a form as a nonvisual control and regulate the behavior from within the […] Read more
The Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) is built to take full advantage of the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern. Though it is possible to create WPF applications without using the MVVM pattern, a little investment in learning can make building WPF applications much simpler.
If you are just getting started with WPF I would suggest taking a look at this getting started guide. Read more
Struggling to get Git to connect to VisualStudio.com? Here’s a possible solution.
Tip: A proxy/firewall can be one of the causes of this frustration.
A big shout out to Andrew Scott for working this with me.
1. Install the Git Credential Manager for Windows
Go to https://github.com/Microsoft/Git-Credential-Manager-for-Windows/releases, or you can also get this from the Git Installer for Windows at […] Read more
** UPDATE ** IntelliTect has achieved GOLD status within the Microsoft DevOps Partner competency, joining an elite tier of Microsoft partners in the country to have achieved this status. We needed to provide several customer references to reach this status as well as achieve certain certification and sales requirements to confirm our service was of a high standard. This new […] Read more
Back in November, in the Connect() special issue of MSDN Magazine, I provided an overview of C# 7.0 in which I introduced tuples. Click here for the overview. In this blog I delve into tuples again, covering the full breadth of the syntax options.
To begin, let’s consider the question:
On occasion, you’ll likely find it useful to […] Read more
This will not be a BORING job!
IntelliTect hires developers that have been coding as long as they can remember, live and breathe innovative custom code and hate to be bored. Unfortunately, for this position we can’t train you to have the right skills, we are looking for the developer that knows they are good and can make an immediate […] Read more
Many .NET developers are familiar with ClickOnce, Microsoft’s simple deployment solution for quickly packaging and deploying software that is easy for end-users to install. However, these conveniences come with limitations.
There are only a couple automatic update situations. To show custom UI when an update is available, requires disabling the automatic updates and […] Read more
In a couple of recent applications that IntelliTect developed for clients, we decided to use SQL Server Temporal Tables in order to track changes in the database over time. The apps we were working on were ASP.NET Core web applications, using Entity Framework Core (EF). While we could have simply modified the databases using queries against the database server directly, […] Read more