PowerShell - Print All Odd/Even Lines
· ☕ 1 min read
As a little brainstormer, suppose you have a variable with the following test content. Here is how you can print all odd lines from it. Or, if you want all even lines, change the initial $f value to 1.

VB.NET - Thread Safe Progress Bar
· ☕ 1 min read
Normally, when you are using .NET built-in progress bar in a multi-threaded application without Callback tricks, you are likely to get an exception on value assign. I recently wrote a fairly simple wrapper class, which solves the problem.

SQL Reporting Services - Fix Border Thickness
· ☕ 1 min read
When the report is rendered on the screen in preview mode, it looks okay. However, when it is saved to PDF and/or printed, table borders might have slightly different thickness depending on relative location on the sheet. I believe this issue is related to DPI scaling.

VB.NET - Nullable DateTimePicker
· ☕ 2 min read
One of the popular ways to do this - change format to " " (space) whenever null value is being set and roll it back to the old format on anything else. I have been looking for clean implementation of this approach. In the end I decided to write my own, using source code available on the net. Here is what I came up with.

PowerShell - Get MAC Address Of Any Remote IP
· ☕ 2 min read
Here is a PowerShell one-liner [...] If you need to dynamically resolve a host IP from its name [...] The whole script may look like the following [...] Because it's WMI based, computer can be from any network. But you must have necessary account permissions and firewall rules.

PowerShell - Control Code Execution
· ☕ 5 min read
In this article we are going to discuss basics of how to control code execution in a PowerShell script. There are several keywords, which have slightly different behavior - BREAK, RETURN and EXIT.

PowerShell - Get Current User
· ☕ 1 min read
Actually, there are many ways to get name of the user, which is currently logged on, including built-in .NET commands. But let's keep our code clean and stick with native PowerShell.