Author Archives: Peter Meinl

About Peter Meinl

Perpetual Traveller, IT Consultant

Global Error Handling for UWP-Apps

[ Für Details zur Fehlerbehandlung in .NET im Allgemeinen, unter Berücksichtigung von von multi-threaded Programmierung (insbesondere mit Task und Await)  siehe meinen Artikel “Lass da mal was sein” im dotnetpro Magazin 3/2013. Für Details zur Fehlerbehandlung in UWP-Apps siehe meinen … Continue reading

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Tracing for UWP-Apps

There are several tools available for tracing in UWP Apps: MetroLog PortiLog Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) via Diagnostics.FileLoggingSession I wanted to use ETW via Diagnostics.FileLoggingSession but it proved to be unstable and there was no way to convert the … Continue reading

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Quirks with date and number formats in UWP Apps and Windows 10

In Windows 10 users can configure several languages, a region, a Regional format and additionally several on-screen keyboards (OSK) in different languages. How to switch between OSK and their handling of region-specific decimal separators is not immediately obvious. UWP apps do … Continue reading

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Good Gear and Tools for Digital Nomads (with DE shopping links)

[ April 11, 2016: created ] Für einige Überlegungen zum digitalen Nomadetum siehe meinen Artikel “.NET unter Palmen” im dotnetpro Magazin 3.2016. [ Jan 22, 2018: Digital Nomad 35 backpack added ] Digital nomads need robust and flexible gear to … Continue reading

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Good Gear and Tools for Digital Nomads (with US shopping links)

[ April 11, 2016: created ] Für einige Überlegungen zum digitalen Nomadetum siehe meinen Artikel “.NET unter Palmen” im dotnetpro Magazin 3.2016. [ Jan 22, 2018: Digital Nomad 35 backpack added ] Digital nomads need robust and flexible gear to … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Experiments on Cloud Encryption

[ Dies ist ein Auszug aus meinem Artikel “Wolkentresor” im dotnetpro Magazin 9.2015 mit einigen ergänzenden Abbildungen ] Private files should only be stored in the cloud being encrypted via a key controlled and known by the user solely (= end-to-end … Continue reading

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How to completely clean install Windows 10 on a UEFI PC

With Windows 10 I generally do recommend to simply upgrade which preserves your apps (modern and desktop), data and settings. In contrast to previous Windows versions the Win 10 upgrade is robust and has worked fine for me on several … Continue reading

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Windows Service Worker Options

[Für Details siehe meinen Artikel “Perfekter Service” im dotnetpro Magazin 1/2016.] Implementation patterns used for Windows Services can seriously influence performance, reactivity, computing resource consumption, stability and energy consumption of our systems. This post shares alternative patterns for creating Windows … Continue reading

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Simple WCF

[Für Details siehe meinen kommenden Artikel “WCF Leicht und robust” im dotnetpro Magazin 1/2016.] Choosing WCF options and configuring them can be quite cumbersome and demanding. This post shares a very simple approach for using WCF services. Download complete code. … Continue reading

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Tamed FileSystemWatcher

[Für Details siehe meinen Artikel “Gezähmte Beobachter” im Windows Developer Magazin, Sept 2015] [July 11, 2015: Fixed bugs in code. See changelog in readme.txt] [Feb 21, 2018: Fixed bug in code: Filter no being applied with OrderByOldestFirst=false] [Mar 02, 2018: … Continue reading

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