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  1. In Topic: linera interpolation

    Posted 27 Nov 2015

    "not working" is kind of broad. Can you be more descriptive about what is not working. Are you getting compiler errors/warnings? Are you getting crashes?

    It's like going to the doctor and saying "I don't feel well." Do you expect her to just cure you with that bit of information?
  2. In Topic: Getting access to a list from another Form

    Posted 27 Nov 2015

    One could argue that there is little difference between passing around a pointer to memory (when you pass a class instance around) and passing around a file handle, but there is a subtle difference. (One could just as easily pass around a connection string for a database as well.) When you pass the class instance around, you are also passing around the metadata of how the data within the memory is laid out and what the access rules are for it. That metadata exists in just one place. With just the file handle (or database connection string), the metadata needs to live with the reader code and the writer code.

    Arguably, with a database, one could derive the metadata by examining the table names, column names, indexes, and constraints, but that is assuming that those were well named and complete. You'll still need to write code to transform that metadata into access methods.

    The same is true for passing around XML or JSON data.

    Now, at some point, you would say "I'll have this helper class that encodes all the metadata and the access rules so that I just write it once". So why not just pass an instance of that class around? The class can be implemented to read/write memory, file, database, XML or JSON, but the two forms only need to know that they are talking to a class.
  3. In Topic: Getting access to a list from another Form

    Posted 27 Nov 2015

    By abstracting the data into just a file handle, now you have to duplicate the code and/or knowledge between the two forms about what the data format looks like within the file. If you make one form add extra data, not you have to update the other form to know about that data even if it may not be relevant to the other form. You'll be touching code at two places rather than just one place.
  4. In Topic: Help with a matrix

    Posted 27 Nov 2015

    Please don't open duplicate posts about the same code. Merging threads...
  5. In Topic: How does a media server broadcast itself locally?

    Posted 27 Nov 2015

    Going into this completely blind, I would guess there is some use of UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) protocol exchanges being done.

    After doing a quick Google search, it looks like one of the protocols that seems to be gaining ground is DIAL (Discovery and Launch).

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    moonlight1020 Icon

    07 Jul 2015 - 06:26
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    tarmizi_adam2005 Icon

    08 Mar 2014 - 09:03
    Congrats on the 3k rep ! also, before your rep changes nice palindrome rep, 3003.
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    tarmizi_adam2005 Icon

    27 Nov 2013 - 18:56
    Just wanted to stop by and say thanks on the advices you gave in my post (read wav files C/C++) the other day.
    Thanks again Skydiver
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    raspinudo Icon

    03 Jul 2013 - 05:51
    Nice Star Trek t.n.g. Reference
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    todddowers Icon

    26 Jun 2013 - 23:07
    hello i was wondering do you know anything about text based games.
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    CY5 Icon

    10 Jun 2013 - 07:07
    Thanks SkyDiver you're always there to help on C# forum
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    Jovel Mark Icon

    05 Mar 2013 - 23:51
    salamat sa pagtulong .. keep it up the work..
    kung wala kamo wala kami mahimo sang amon nga project ba,, madamo gd nga salamat sa pagtabang..
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    tlhIn`toq Icon

    30 Dec 2012 - 16:20
    Congrats on the Mentor badge. I think that is new record. Glad to have you on board.
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    lp94 Icon

    07 Oct 2012 - 06:09
    thank you soooooo much <3
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    kai_itz me Icon

    25 Sep 2012 - 04:40
    i agreed with MrShoes.
    More knowledgeable than many; more patient than most.
    very well said :)
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    tlhIn`toq Icon

    01 Sep 2012 - 15:22
    I just saw the Expert badge... Well done!
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    nazzie Icon

    22 Aug 2012 - 00:34
    Thanks for your Help! Keep up the good work.. thanks so much! ^_^
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    vikuseth Icon

    17 Aug 2012 - 23:12
    thanks for helping me in Dll issue .
    you are the best. ..
    good luck...
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    MrShoes Icon

    08 Aug 2012 - 00:49
    More knowledgeable than many; more patient than most.
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    BarackObama Icon

    31 Jul 2012 - 00:59
    This guy is the best! Love him
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