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Visual Studio 2010 Keyboard Shortcuts for General Development Environment

Visual Studio 2010 keyboard shortcuts for the general development environment increase developer productivity by allowing you to perform most common tasks without taking your hands off the keyboard. [more…]

Visual Studio 2010 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Visual Studio 2010 is a complete rewrite of the user interface, but it still has the familiar commands and tools from previous releases. Visual Studio 2010 provides a dizzying array of editors, controls [more…]

Python's Built-In Functions

Built into the Python interpreter are a number of functions (pieces of code that carry out specific operations and return the results of those operations), including math functions other than the standard [more…]

Python String Methods

The following list shows you how to perform common string methods, or actions on a string, in Python. Type the specific order to achieve the desired result. [more…]

Python For Dummies Cheat Sheet

New to programming in Python? No worries. Whether you're working with string methods or built-in functions in Python, this Cheat Sheet helps you program the correct order for the operation so you achieve [more…]

How to Read a Complex C++ Expression

C++ is full of little symbols, each of which adds to the meaning of expressions. The rules of C++ grammar are so flexible that these symbols can be combined in almost impenetrably complex combinations. [more…]

Avoiding Pointer Problems in C++

In C++, a pointer is a variable that contains the address of another variable in the computer's internal memory. Use these steps to avoid problems with pointers in C++: [more…]

How and When to Make Deep Copies in C++

Classes that allocate resources in their constructor should normally include a copy constructor to create copies of these resources. Allocating a new block of memory and copying the contents of the original [more…]

Beginning Programming with C++ For Dummies Cheat Sheet

C++ is not an easy language to master. Only through experience will the myriad combinations of symbols start to seem natural to you. However, this Cheat Sheet can give you a few hints to help ease that [more…]

The Different Lines in UML 2

Lines connect nodes to complete the meaning of your UML diagrams. Spice up a UML recipe to delight developers by using these zesty lines that connect UML's basic ingredients: [more…]

UML 2 Node Basics

Nodes are the nuts and bolts of your UML diagrams. Your development projects can be enhanced by using each node's symbol form to add rich texture. This table shows you the basic parts that can be combined [more…]

UML 2 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you’re using UML 2, make sure you know the essentials of nodes and you get the hang of working with different lines to communicate and create systems effectively. [more…]

General VBA Editor Shortcut Keys

The following table shows you some helpful shortcut keys, and their functions, available throughout the Visual Basic editor, where you write, edit, and test your VBA code. [more…]

VBA Debugging Shortcut Keys

Since code in a programming language has to be written exactly, there can be no errors or bugs. Fortunately, you can debug code in VBA quickly with these debugging shortcuts: [more…]

Common Code for VBA Programming and Debugging in Access

This list which shows you the most common jobs performed in VBA and the statements you need to type to get the VBA task completed, so keep this list handy: [more…]

Navigating and Selecting Code in VBA

Use these VBA shortcuts in the Code window (used for writing, editing, and viewing VBA) and the Immediate window (which lets you run code any time, right on the spot) to get your jobs done quickly. [more…]

How to Supply Information for Your iPad App to the App Store

Apple is very strict about the App Store. Actually uploading your iPad application to the App Store is pretty easy. The hard part is collecting all the little bits of information about your iPad app that [more…]

How to Avoid Getting Your iPad App Rejected

To avoid having your iPad app rejected by Apple, read the documentation, steer away from Apple trademarks and images, and stay away from content that's questionable in any legal sense. These kinds of things [more…]

Tracking the Success of Your iPad App

The App Store is the place to list your iPad apps. Marketing those apps so that people will buy them, however, is entirely up to you. The App Store is right at your iPad customers' fingertips. [more…]

Keeping a Close Eye on BlackBerry App Callbacks

Your BlackBerry application uses callbacks to allow the smartphone's OS to call into your application for specific operations. Your BlackBerry application itself likely employs callbacks to allow the threads [more…]

Matching BlackBerry JDE, Simulator, and Device Versions

The BlackBerry Java Development Environment (JDE) is available in several versions. The version number of the JDE is directly related to the version of the OS running on the smartphones where your app [more…]

Implementing Basic Java Application Classes for a BlackBerry App

Your BlackBerry application starts off from a blank slate. The Java Development Environment (JDE) creates an empty workspace, and you will add a project and Java source files. You need to implement subclasses [more…]

BlackBerry Application Development For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You need creativity, Java programming skills, and patience to implement, refine, and deliver your BlackBerry application. Your BlackBerry application development efforts require you to come to grips with [more…]

Word Namespace Classes for Extending the Office Object Model with VSTO

The Microsoft.Office.Tools.Wordnamespace contains classes that represent objects in the Word object model. Here is a list of the class names, along with their descriptions, that you can use in VSTO to [more…]

Windows Forms Controls in VSTO

VSTO contains two namespaces that hold classes that contain Windows Forms controls, which you can use on the Word documents or Excel worksheets. All controls in the [more…]

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