C# Application Launcher with autoupdate. Part 2

Last time we started by defining project tasks and did some preparations (Part 1). Fetching web page Usually autoupdate launcher reads from update server one file with latest version info and other data. In our project we will read directory index listing. It is a bit more complicated as needs html parsing, but first issue to… Read More »

C# Application Launcher with autoupdate. Part 1

Today we start article about application launcher with autoupdate feature. By default Visual Studio offers ClickOnce publishing. It has lot of nice features with all kind bells  and whistles. But there area also some shortcomings like hardcoded url for update and install, no option to have simultaneously installed multiple versions of same application, no option to pass… Read More »

Error: Cannot import the following key file

Sometimes it happens that opening signed project will end to error similar to this : Error  Cannot import the following key file: Comodo_4.pfx. The key file may be password protected. To correct this, try to import the certificate again or manually install the certificate to the Strong Name CSP with the following key container name:… Read More »

Windows does not recognize USB connected Samsung Galaxy S4

This seems to be very common issue. I have Windows 10 and Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. For some time it worked fine. But the the issues started.  Usually USB device was not recognized or then malfunctioned (by error message). Sometimes phone was periodically found and lost in every few seconds. Tried different usb cables, reinstalled… Read More »

Using custom fonts in C# application revisited

I response to our article Using custom fonts in C# application from March 2016 we had question about loading multiple fonts.  After looking the the previous code I made few changes what makes it simpler and also allows to load more than one font. To see details  about embedding actual font files please see previous article. Used fonts… Read More »

Why your phone/tablet might be charging slow

USB Cable Resistance: Why your phone/tablet might be charging slow Tablets and smartphones are now ubiquitous, and almost universally, they rely on some form of USB connection to provide the power to charge the device. This is, in no doubt, because of a desire to reduce waste and meet EU regulations and has made it… Read More »

Using custom fonts in C# application

Recently I wanted to embed custom fonts in my application. After some googling and mixing the solution is this

Add your font file to project resources : Embed Font   Use the code above and you are ready to go. This solution also works with DevExpress edit components Nice tool to quickly make your font… Read More »

Payday 2 won’t launch on Windows 10 with Intel HD video

I had issus with computer with  HD 4600. On executing Payday 2  it closes immediately without any application window appearing.  For me the solution  was: Download d3d9.dll from one of links: http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/34778/ http://forums.techgage.com/showthread.php?t=5052%22 https://www.mediafire.com/?5ep8vp69g88iej5 (Same file as above just unzipped) http://depositfiles.com/files/35e9dehl4 (Same file as above just unzipped) Download the file from one of the links above… Read More »