A few more productivity/knowledge enhancers

Here are three interesting productivity/knowledge enhancers to help your get your daily work done efficiently.


Better numeric input for AVR for .NET Windows apps

Although ASNA Visual RPG for .NET works with Microsoft's masked input control, that control's behavior is a little finicky and it's most effective with fixed-size inputs only (eg, a US social security number). It doesn't work well for entering numeric values of varying lengths. This article shows how to fix that.


Save big bucks with the Microsoft Action Pack

Microsoft has a well-kept secret available called the Microsoft Action Pack. This article explains the Microsoft Action Pack and provides the links you need to enroll.


Understanding AVR for .NET's shared class members

Not only do AVR for .NET shared class members generate a lot of questions for us in ASNA tech support, but their misuse causes AVR for .NET programmers' grief and consternation. This article explains exactly what shared members are and when to use them.


SQL Server's "Recovery Pending" error

SQL Server is a robust and reliable database. But disaster can strike and one thing to watch for is its "Recovery Pending" error message. This article sheds a little light on this error and provides a few tips for getting it resolved.


MS ends support for Windows 7 in January 2020

Microsoft ends Windows 7 support on January 14, 2020. This means no tech support, no software updates, and no security updates. Plan now for getting it replaced soon.