January 10, 2007

Graphical Tools for MSDE

Microsoft’s small-footprint SQL Server-compatible MSDE database (now replaced by as SQL Server Express) does not include graphical tools. That makes manipulating database objects difficult, or at least irritating. However, there are many graphical tools available for MSDE. Click here for a list of downloads.

The Baker’s Dozen: 13 Productivity Tips for Generating PowerPoint Presentations

any power users build presentations using data from Excel or other data sources. This article shows how to automate Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 from within a Visual Studio 2005 application. The article presents a class called GenPPT, which creates several different types of slides, including slides that integrate tables and charts.

Create Two-Dimensional Arrays in the Heap

This code demonstrates how to create two-dimensional arrays in the heap: // Returns a pointer-to-pointer to a newly created array// of size [row : col].int **Create2D(int row, int col){ int **p = new int* [row]; for (int j = 0; j < row; j ++) p[j] = new int[col]; return

Read Entries from JAR/ZIP Archives with the URL Class

This tip shows you how to display the entries from a JAR/ZIP archive using the java.net.URL class. The key of the example is the URL construction. import java.net.*;import java.io.*;import java.awt.*;import java.util.*;import java.util.jar.*;class read extends Frame{ URL url=null; JarURLConnection URLcon=null; JarFile jar=null; TextArea TA=new TextArea(15,35); public read(String titlu) { super(titlu); }