Outlook not working, staying in "prcoessing..."

July 30th, 2016
Outlook not working, staying in "prcoessing..."

Yesterday, I found my Outlook is not working anymore. I cannot open it! It stayed in a splash screen,the "processing..." wordings is staying in there. After I did some researches and testing, I found the root cause is from the COM Add-ins for Outlook. To solve this problem, you need to go into the safe mode of outlook, you just need to type "outlook /safe" in "Run...." or command prompt. After you enter safe mode, you need to File->Options->Add-ins->COM-Add-ins->Go

Then you checked all add-ins you do not need to use. Finally, you close your outlook, open it in normal mode again. It will work again.

IKEA not just about furniture

July 26th, 2016
IKEA not just about furniture

Yesterday, I went to IKEA in Logan for shopping. I found their product ranges are expanded in the tech side too. There are some wireless chargers. Also, I found this fancy battery charger too. It looks pretty and it can charge ten batteries each times. In addition, it got a digital display which can indicate the charged level of each battery, that looks great! But it costs AUD$40, which is a bit too much for me. I did not buy this.

ZXing.Net.Mobile in Xamarin got a black screen

July 23rd, 2016

I started to build a library management system for small organisations. This system doesn't require a pc at all. It will works in any iOS and Android devices. It used a camera in the device as a bar scanner. I used an open source framework ZXing.Net.Mobile to do that. I found when I fire the scanner activity, it got a blank back screen. I initialized the framework


MobileBarcodeScanner.Initialize (Application);

And I gave the camera permission in AndroidManifest.xml, that still got a blank screen.
After I read the document from ZXing.Net.Mobile, it need the flash light. After I gave the flashlight permission, it works.

New version Visual Studio Team Service

July 21st, 2016

In ten years ago, we started to use Visual Studio Team Foundation Server. That sounds only a source control system. Last night, I went .net user group meeting for the new version of Visual Studio Team Service. The presentation is great. The new version have on-premise and on the cloud. Moreover, that is more than a source control system. It is similar with JIRA, and it can handle the change request and user story, you can use it to do scrum meeting. In addition, it is not for Visual Studio, it got the plug-in for eclipse and Android Studio. Also, it got build agents for Android and Linux too, even you use the cloud version, you can install a build agent on your computer. The on-cloud service can trigger the agent. Lastly, it just supports TFS, it supports ZGit, and can link up any external git system. That is great!

.Net Custom SQL Provider for ASP.net Identity

July 19th, 2016

I am working on the redevelopment of AdvGenCMS which is a simple .Net CMS. It built by myself and a couple of intent university students. I have not updated for a few years. These few days, I am working on redevelopment it. Currently, I am working on the authentication framework.I am upgrading that from ASP.net Membership system to ASP.net Identity. In last version, that is using a custom SQL Provider. I found that is more workable with a similar SQL provider. But I need to change the UserStore and my own user class need to be implement IUser interface.
public partial class AdvUser : IAdvUser, IUser