Coding Hurts, But the Ribbon Breaks Your Heart

Normal 0 false false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 I was building a ribbon this week (yes, I can’t get enough of them), when I cam across what is a really stupid problem. My application is building a cascading dynamic menu , a list of all files in the selected directory, and all sub-directories in the parent directory are added as sub-dynamic menus (creating the cascade when they are clicked). No sweat I thought, just use FSO to get the files and the folders, and string the XML together dynamically … I’ve done it a hundred times, it will … Continue reading Coding Hurts, But the Ribbon Breaks Your Heart

Pride Dispensed, Pride Promised, And Pride To Go

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Just got back from London yesterday after the UK Excel Conference. A successful couple of days I think, we had a large audience, few no-shows, and a general good time. As this was organised mainly to avoid disappointing the many wait-listed people from the previous, April, conference, the agenda was largely the same as before. We had one new session on ‘Excel as a BI Tool’, which I think that many delegates found enlightening; to see Excel being used as an Enterprise reporting tool, querying huge amounts of data very quickly was an eye-opener. … Continue reading Pride Dispensed, Pride Promised, And Pride To Go

Class Conscious

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4   This is going to be the first in a series of items about Code Generation, automatically generating your code. I have posted a couple of times previously on this topic, here and here, but I thought a series of posts would be useful, so here is the first. The Last One I remember back in the 80s a UK company built a program called ‘The Last One’, its premise being that it was the last computer program because it would write every program from thereon after. Now, after you have picked yourself up … Continue reading Class Conscious