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My issue or question is about software development in genereal.

I am currently studying software development and will be studying software engineering shortly. At the same time I am doing an internship have been asked to create an employee database with Microsoft Access. As I am developing this by myself, I will doing it the traditional way: software elicitation/Analysis/requirements/implementation - the way taught at university.

This morning, I was asked by my boss how long it will take me to complete this project. As I am doing it for the first time in such a structured way, I would appreciate it if I could get some feedback from you guys how long it can take to complete a smaller Access project -  either each phase of development (following IEEE format) or for the entire project.

Although my boss has worked in (big) projects, they apparently never worked in structured way: not agile, spiral, waterfall etc.. Although the product works, I thought that not only is important to deliver a quality product, but also add quality how I work.

Could it be possible that my approach is too structured and some Projects are indeed never done in a structured way?
Or that what is taught in software development/engineering is not applied in real projects - in other words too theoretical?

Thanks for your feedback

Massimo
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Amazon Web Services
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Amazon Web Services

Are you thinking about creating an Amazon Web Services account for your business? Not sure where to start? In this course you’ll get an overview of the history of AWS and take a tour of their user interface.

C#.NET:  Need to write to a PDF which I password protect after I write to it.

I'll be creating a WinForms application in C#.NET and need a PDF library to read and write to a PDF and to be able to lock that file after I write to it.

Suggestions?

I prefer free, if possible.

Thanks
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Making a cross platform Forms App for Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android

I just installed .NET CORE for Mac and selected Project > New Solution but was surprised to not find an option for Windows. iOS is iPhone and Mac, true?

Anyway, do I build the entire app once for these four platforms? Or do I build common objects and need to create custom UI's for the mobile side with Xamarin?

Thanks
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How to read contents of a PDF file using .NET CORE?

I am new to .NET CORE but need to find if I need a library, or what I might need, in order to read the contents of a PDF report and turn it into parseable data.

I am okay exporting it to a text file, reading it into memory, or any other option.

Thanks.
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Baby steps into .NET Core

I'm a CE.NET developer who has worked on the full .NET stack, including MVC. I used to program Windows applications using Win Forms.

What do you suggest as my first baby steps into .NET Core?

My intention is to create a cross-platform application for Windows, Mac and UNIX, but I prefer coding in Mac, if possible.

I do have Visual Studio Code on my MacBook, but I also have a Windows partition.

What options to I have for development platform?

What steps do I need to take before I can write my first Hello World application?

Tanks.
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What are the big benefits of .NET CORE?

And how do they differentiate from .NET Framework?
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I have an MDI Form and a Login Form in VB.NET. When the user enters the data correctly, I present the mdi form that is the main one. When the user closes the MDI Form I want to present the Login Form again. So I want to know what to do to be able to present the same instance of the Login Form. I have tried several methods and none of them work for me.

Login_Form calls MDI_Form, when closing MDI_Form, present Login_Form again.

Please give me examples and what would be the best solution.

Regards...
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Please high level what microservices can do?

And from a C# perspective, what is the best way to create them?

.NET CORE?

etc...
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Hi, there is 'using System;' in the beginning of the file.

However  Console. WriteLine doesn't compile and requires System.Console.WriteLine.
Why? How can it be fixed?

Thanks.
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Hello. I need to create Offline Media to install OS and apps on some same notebooks. I need to enable Bitlocker. I have read it possible enable BitLocker in Task sequence in MDT tool. But my question is: where is kept the recovery key of Bitlocker if notebook isn’t connected to domain and all process of deployment is done from usb?
 Do you have any suggestions or best practices in this matter.
Thx in advance
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Build an E-Commerce Site with Angular 5
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Build an E-Commerce Site with Angular 5

Learn how to build an E-Commerce site with Angular 5, a JavaScript framework used by developers to build web, desktop, and mobile applications.

Hi everybody,

I have a question about in-class initialization and thread-safety. I searched a lot in the net about this but wasn't able to figure it out.

I (accidentally) found a IMO nice way to implement somehting like an instance counter using in-class initialization like this:
// sample 1 using a static class member
struct Test1
{
	static int current;
	int num{ current++ };
};

int Test1::current{ 0 };

// sample 2 using singleton desing pattern
struct Test2
{
	static int& current()
	{
		static int curr{ 0 };
		return curr;
	}

	int num{ current()++ };
};

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Both methods work fine:
void foo()
{
	for ( int n = 0; n < 5; n++ )
	{
		std::cout << "T1: " << Test1{}.num << " T2: " << Test2{}.num << std::endl;
	}
}

// output is as expected:
// T1: 0 T2: 0
// T1: 1 T2: 1
// T1: 2 T2: 2
// T1: 3 T2: 3
// T1: 4 T2: 4

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Now I'm curious if this is thread safe. I know the instantiation of current itself is thread-safe, but I'm not sure what's about the ++ operator call: especially in the second example I would guess the ++ called for the returned reference is not thread safe, but on the other side I think compilers do a lot of complicated things to make statics thread safe, so probably my suspection is wrong.

JFI: I'm not sure since which C++ standard this can be used, I use C++17 (VS 2017), but maybe it works with older versions too.

Does anyone of you know better?

Best regards,

ZOPPO
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background: had vs2010, 2013, and 2017 community.   Just uninstalled 2010 and 2013 because of issues.  

I have a project with a component that we wrote, in vs2010 & .net 4.0.  I've created a new solution, imported the old projects within the solution.   It now have .net 4.7.1 since 4.0 is not available in the list anymore (and not downloadable apparently).   This component was using the Extensibility Tool (which i've installed on vs2017).

But i still have some errors, all related to this component:

CS0616	ProvideToolboxControlAttribute' is not an attribute class
CS0641	Attribute 'AttributeUsage' is only valid on classes derived from System.Attribute

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Note: within this file, beside System and System.Globalization, all the other "Using" are greyed out, like if they where not used.  

Anyone can help?  These classes are deprecated? (AttributeUsage?)  How can i solve this issue?

Thanks
ProvideToolboxControlAttribute.cs
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Whenever I perform a search within a document in Visual Studio it always highlights this characters below, besides the word I searched for, which makes it very hard to find what I was searching for:
 <%
%>

How can I disable highlighting those characters ?
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Hi
I need your help . I think there is possible to use something in Visual Studio Net (2017, C#) to calculate FFT, FIR and IIR filters.  I remember I read it somewhere but
I don't remember what was it.
Do you know what can I use for very fast process?
Looking forward for your suggestions.
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Hello Experts,

I have a problem with deploy a desktop application in a  client machine without installing crystal reports or visual studio.

I searched on the internet and i find a lot of suggestion , but i can't find the correct way ( i can't find the files of runtime for crystal reports)

Thank you.

Regards,
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When I manually move an email to a #folder I want a popup asking me if I want to create a rule called #folder to always move mails from its #sender to the #folder.
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I created a custom ContextMenuStrip at runtime on an overrided RichTextBox control (to enable Cancel, Cut, Copy and Paste basic functions on my overrided RichTextBox) - since the RichTextBox doesn't implement this out-of-the-box.
At runtime, I do get my ContextMenuStrip popping up when I right click on my overrided RichTextBox and the menus work well, BUT when I move the mouse over the ContextMenuStrip, I don't see the selection tracker over the menus. Why so? And how can I fix this?

       
        private void CreateContextMenuStrip()
        {
            _cms = new ContextMenuStrip();
            _cms.Items.Add(new ToolStripLabel("Annuler", null, false, cms_Clicked, "mnuCancel"));
            _cms.Items.Add(new ToolStripSeparator());
            _cms.Items.Add(new ToolStripLabel("Couper", null, false, cms_Clicked, "mnuCut"));
            _cms.Items.Add(new ToolStripLabel("Copier", null, false, cms_Clicked, "mnuCopy"));
            _cms.Items.Add(new ToolStripLabel("Coller", null, false, cms_Clicked, "mnuPaste"));
            _cms.Items.Add(new ToolStripSeparator());
            _cms.Items.Add(new ToolStripLabel("Tout sélectionner", null, false, cms_Clicked, "mnuSelectAll"));
            _cms.Items["mnuSelectAll"].Width = 150;
            _cms.Opening += new CancelEventHandler(cms_Opening);
            this.ContextMenuStrip = _cms;
        }

        private void cms_Opening(object sender, CancelEventArgs e)
        {
            // check to see if we can 

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I have developed a form in Fastfield forms. I am trying to use Zapier to send the Fastfield form as a text message after the form is filled out.  The text message is being sent, but the form with the information is not in the form. the question that I have is: Does Zapier interface with Fastfield?
Help is greatly appreciated.
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Hello,

I'm working on a project. Need to work in 2 shifts.
9am to 5pm, and 9pm to 5am.

How do I make and manage calendars?

San
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Introduction to Web Design
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Introduction to Web Design

Develop a strong foundation and understanding of web design by learning HTML, CSS, and additional tools to help you develop your own website.

My company run Exchange server 2016 and Outlook 2016
Some users have have many (hunderds) of folder in their inbox keeped updated manually. I want to automatically create rules to keep their structure updated.

Let me expain with an exemple:

(inbox) exemple@mycompany.com
- Folder Clients
> Sub folder A
>> mail from exemple1@a.com
>> mail from exemple2@a.com
>> mail from exemple1@a.com
> Sub folder B
>> mail from exemple1@b.com
> Sub foldder C
- Folder suppliers


Selecting a folder I want to automatically create rules for all subfolders. In this exemple selecting the root I want to create those rules:
1) move mail from exemple1@a.com or exemple2@a.com to folder clients/A
2) move mail from exemple1@b.com to folder clients/B
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I have many (hunderds) of folder in my inbox. I divide clients in 1 folder for any region and then 1 folder for any client. I keep this structure updated manually over ther years.

I want to automatically create rules to keep this structure updated. Something like: for any unique sender address in a folder create a rule to move the the actual folder.

> Exchange server 2016
> Outlook 2016


How can I do so?
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Need exercises on the Big O Notation

I have engineering optimization on various software projects in the past, but need to pass a test which will evaluate my skills solving the Big O Notation.

I will need to code in C# with arrays, data sets and the like as a way to show I can optimize code.

Any exercises I could play around with?

Thanks.
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In Microsoft Word Table, Open file in scite text editor from hyperlink or onclick
How can I set up a hyperlink to open a file with the self-executing scite text editor in the same directory

I've tried

scite.exe filename
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We are teaching programming to kids and having problems with the Atom IDE as we need to add a new user account for each new student on the PC. So we are looking for an IDE that can be installed from within our administrative account (teacher) and configured properly with some extensions, and then we would like to be able to add a new user account on the same Windows 10 laptop and would like the user to use the VS Code WITH installed extensions without having to re-install those extensions every time a new user is added to the same computer. Is that possible? So the procedure we would like to have is:
1. From an Administrator account on a Windows 10 PC we would like to install VS Code for All Users.
2. From the same account, we would like to add some extensions to VS Code that will fit our needs.
3. Then we would like to add a standard user account on the same PC from which the user can open and work with VS Code and hopefully with all the extensions we installed from within the Administrator account previously.

If that is not possible, meaning the extensions will not be available from this new user account, would it then be possible in some way with the help of a macro program like AutoHotkey to place or add the relevant extensions somewhere so that the new user can add them first thing when he opens VS Code? or do they have to be downloaded every time when we add a new user account?
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Hello everyone,

could any one can help me to find out the difference between "Text from file" option and paste (ctrl+v) in ms word
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Microsoft Development

48K

Solutions

32K

Contributors

Most development for the Microsoft platform is done utilizing the technologies supported by the.NET framework. Other development is done using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) for programs like Access, Excel, Word and Outlook, with PowerShell for scripting, or with SQL for large databases.