Enable / Disable Power Button on Start Screen of Windows 8.1 Update

After installing the Windows 8.1. Update on my Windows RT device, I was missing the power button on the start page (for new features in Windows 8.1. Update, see windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/whats-new). Looking around in the Web, I learned that the appearance of the power button depends on the device type and …

Avoid CSS Footer Class To Overlap Content

Preface Unfortunately I can’t recall where I found the initial implementation. Anyway, from somewhere I copied some CSS class definition to create a footer that is fixed at bottom of a web page, no matter how high the browser window and the page’s content is. When using this in my …

Paging Made Easy with ASP.NET MVC 5, Entity Framework 6 and PageList.Mvc

Preface In former days, implementing paging sometimes took a little bit of time. That was independent from the used platform, native Windows Client or Web or whatever. Fortunately, that was then and this is now. Implementing paging in an ASP.NET MVC 5 Entity Framework 6 application really became simple. Just …

Handle Deactivated JavaScript in ASP.NET MVC Web Application

Preface Depending on what your ASP.NET MVC Web application is supposed to do, it might be necessary that the client’s browser has JavaScript support enabled. If this is not the case, maybe you want to make sure the user will be informed and cannot use the application. And because there …

Factory File Manager & Factory File Commander Has Been Tested and Rated

BestWindows8Apps.net tested the Windows 8 twin apps Factory File Manager and Factory File Commander. The apps were rated as follows: Factory File Manager: 9/10 Factory File Commander: 8/10 I can’t tell why the two apps gained different ratings, since they offer the 100% identical features. Cheers

Create a 1:1 Table Relationship using Entity Framework

Preface My database roots are pure SQL. When I create a database, I use an Excel sheet for documentation purposes, which creates SQL statements to build up the tables. Table relationships (parent / child) with foreign keys I do define by hand, like the good old craftsmen do. It’s simple …

Factory File Manager Updated to Ver. 1.2.1.0

The Factory File Manager was updated: Ver. 1.2.1.0: AppBar Seperator Style adjusted #341: Copy path of focused item to clipboard and show the copied path in lower left corner #348: Active index immediately changed when opening active tab selection (Ctrl+Tab) #350: Close ButtonAppBar when “Same Path” was pressed #352: Changed …

Factory File Manager Available in Windows Store

Because of naming conflicts, we removed Instance Factory’s File Commander from the Windows Store. You can now find the app under its new name Factory File Manager. Factory File Manager is a side by side file management app. Multiple tabs can be created to manage different file locations within the …

“Device Not Functioning” Exception on Invalid PrimaryLanguageOverride Value in Windows Store Apps

Oh, what a title for a post. The correct title is “‘A device attached to the system is not functioning. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007001F)’ Exception Occurs When Showing A TextBox and ApplicationLanguages.PrimaryLanguageOverride Is Set To An Invalid Value in Windows Store Apps on Windows 8.1“. Symptom Building the Factory Commander, …