Archive for May, 2010

The icons in the toolbox for Visual Studio 2005 on my machine was gone (they all showed the same icon), this can be fixed by importing your own settings!

Do it like this:

From Tools>Import and export settings…>Import selected environment settings>No, just import new setting, overwriting my current settings>My settings>CurrentSettings.vssettings.

Uncheck all by clicking on the “All settings” box, then under “General settings”, check the box left of Toolbox and click Finish. This will fix all you icons!

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How do you write special characters (thats not directly on a key on the keyboard)?

It’s easy, just press the ALT key and the same time enter the ascii code on the numpad for the character, for example ALT + 252 gives you the character ‘³’.  Note that it seems that you must use the numpad to enter the digits (at least on my laptop with Win 7 64 bit installed).

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If you’re using xsd as a data source for you Crystal Report in Visual Studio, and you make some changes to it, it’s a bit tricky to get the new changes into an existing report. Trying to re-add the data source often causes the fields to be lost on an report (and must be re-added manually again). I found out a way that at least works for me in Visual Studio 2005:

In the ‘Field Explorer’, select the data table that exists in the dataset that you have made changes to and simply right click and select ‘Verify database’. When doing so, the data table will be updated and the field on the report will not be lost, at least not for those small changes I made to the data set.

You might also have to close an re-open the solution and or Visual Studio to clear the cache (VS seems to cache the data base fields).

If this does not work, you might want to check out this blog,http://aspadvice.com/blogs/rjdudley/archive/2005/05/27/2606.aspx, but that did not work for me…

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Since I’m not using a internal drive on my Xtreamer, I want to access files from my file server as simple as possible.  Using regular file sharing in Windows, you have to jump several steps every time you need to go to a specific folder in the Xtreamer menu (since ‘Add to favorites’ does not seem to work for these folders, and the created “shourcut” is not really any shortcut). However, using the ‘F’ile Shares’ menu instead you may! However it seems you need to install a third party server software called Hanewin for doing this, checkout this post:


After installing HaneWin NFS (btw, disable Windows built in file sharing first, otherwise it would not work), I could use the ‘Add to favorites’ so my folders are listed directly under the Favorites menu!

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Having bought the Xtreamer (www.xtreamer.net) media player the other day, I lacked the support for Swedish internet radio stations. However, stations could be added manually. Following the guide at http://shop.xtreamer.net/Support/questions/722/Adding+13000{2B}+radio+stations+to+your+Internet+Radio+men
, I first
added all those Shoutcast stations (13000+). Then I did exactly the same for some Swedish channels.

You can download the package of Swedish channels  from my page at:

Unrar the files and folder (exaclty as is) to the internal hd of your Xtreamer (or as I did, I unrar them to an USB memory  which I use in my Xtreamer since I do not use an internal drive). After unraring, the fakeshell files should be in the root of the drive and the MySwedishRadio folder directly under the root.  Then, I connected the USB memory to the Xtreamer and went to the home page of my Xtreamer (web server must be enabled on the Xtreamer!) on a computer in my network:


Here, I entered the following in the box, just right to the # sign:

ln -sf /tmp/usbmounts/sda1/MySwedishRadio /usr/local/Live_Radio/*MySwedishRadio*

Now, *MySwedishRadio* appears as an option under the ‘Internet radio’ menu (as well as *MyShoutcast*) on my Xtreamer and I can play those channels included in the rar!

You can easly add sub directories as well as more channels by adding plsx files to the directory. I guess I’m going to add more channels when I got the time.

Happy Xtreaming every Xtreamer owner!

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