Thursday, 14 August 2008

Where Am I? Now I know!

I wrote some posts a while ago when Waldo's post on his blog inspired me to write a little tool similar to the one he was blogging about. I added some features and wanted it to look nice but I came up short in trying to get the FORM to stay open. I could find no way of stopping the user from clicking on the form and pressing ESC.

Today a person with a screen name of Viktoras on the Dynamics User site left a comment on Waldo's blog post explaining how to solve this problem and he was also kind enough to follow the link to my blog and leave a comment for me. So finally I was able to finish my little utility and I just need to tidy up a couple of things and then I can make it available for download. I realise that putting source code on a blog for people to copy and paste is a bit of a poor way to distribute code and so I will be putting the finished code on to a forum - I will write about it here of course!

Awesome Vista Sidebar Gadget

I've only just started to use Vista's Sidebar gadgets in anger. Sure I had the inevitable clock and the Weather forecast and even a calendar but the few times I had searched for something in the gallery I came up with a real "meh!"
Today a colleague pointed me to this App Launcher gadget and I think it's brilliant. I love the fact I can just drag shortcuts on to the gadget to add them to the launcher. I love the fact that folder shortcuts open in the flyout and that I can open my Internet Explorer favourites too. I'm guessing the fact I have a widescreen monitor and the Gadgets are always on top helps. If you're not using Vista, then poor you. If you are using Vista and you haven't seen this one, you should really give it a go. Click on the link at the top of this post to download.