Posts Tagged ‘utility’

Haven’t given this a try yet but I definitely plan to soon.

I build this tool to help me build ADO.NET Data Services URL query ( for example http://e4d.com/Courses.svc/Courses?$orderby=Date/ )

and to see the result. this is first version, please send feedback…

Key Features:

1. URL IntelliSense

2. URL Tooltip

3. Data Grid View

4. XML Atom View

5. Data Service Metadata View

via ADO.NET Data Services Viewer Tool – Home.


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Fantastic tool for comparing directories and then files. For example, when you’ve got multiple copies of a project and you’re not sure which is newest or what the differences between the versions are. Also has configurable and built-in filters to only compare the files you want. (ie ignore the bin folder that Visual Studio generates)

WinMerge is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle.

via WinMerge.

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This is a fantastic text editor than can handle anything you throw at it, from XML to SQL to C#. And if you somehow find something it doesn’t there’s more than likely a free plugin that closes the gap. After trying MANY of the various text editors available this is hands down my favorite. So give the free as in freedom download a try and use it instead of that heavy IDE to quickly review some code or paste a snippet.


Notepad++ is a free (as in “free speech” and also as in “free beer”) source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL Licence.

Based on a powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendlyness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.

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