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November, 2008

Full view of ComboBox drop-down list components in C# 3.0

By default in C# 3.0 ComboBox controls don’t provide support for showing drop-down list items if they exceed the width of their parent ComboBox, like this one: This is annoying because users cannot read properly the information. To solve that problem, all we have to do is derive the ComboBox class and override the DropDown […]

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Controlling the commands executed with xp_cmdshell on SQL Server 2005

SQL Server has a special extended stored procedure called xp_cmdshell. This procedure has a lot of power: it allows to execute any command line code on the machine hosting the SQL Server. Imagine you want to list all the files on C: on the SQL Server Windows host: you could write a T-SQL statement like […]