On this page you will find an overview of all articles that I have written since 1997. The more recent articles deal with software development with .NET (C#, Visual Studio, LINQ, WPF, Silverlight, WCF RIA Services, ...) in particular. The older articles were often written for the purposes of courses or demonstrations at my computerclub and these articles are mostly about photo editing, databases, Windows, Office, Delphi and PHP.
Below the most recent additions are shown. Use the left panel to filter the more than 100 articles.
These articles can be used freely for personal use. Placing the full articles on other websites is not allowed without the permission of the author.
.NET - Cleaning up and organizing Outlook mailboxes
This small article contains a few C# scripts which can be executed in LINQPad to clean up and organize Outlook mailboxes. If you want to keep Outlook performing as fast as possible and to reduce the size of mailboxes then these scripts and my OutlookProvider component can simplify this job.
- English - .NET, Office, Outlook, LINQ, LINQPad
.NET - Querying Excel worksheets with LINQ
A while ago I was looking for a way to query Excel with LINQ. I needed a simple solution that allowed me to query tables in Excel worksheets in a tool like LINQPad. This article will describe how I implemented my ExcelProvider and it will demonstrate its features by giving an example of a LINQ query and the result in LINQPad.
- English - .NET, Office, Excel, LINQ, LINQPad
.NET - Display Outlook contact pictures in WPF application
In this article I will show you how to create a ValueConverter class which can be used in a WPF application to display the pictures of the Outlook contacts.
- English - .NET, Office, Outlook, LINQ, WPF
.NET - Execute queries on Office data with LINQPad
This short article is an addition to my 'Querying Outlook and OneNote with LINQ' article. It describes how you can utilize the free LINQPad tool to execute queries on Office data.
- English - .NET, Office, Outlook, OneNote, LINQ, LINQPad
.NET - Querying Outlook and OneNote with LINQ
In this article I will describe how I developed two wrapper classes for Outlook and OneNote. These classes can be used to execute LINQ to Objects (.NET 3.5) queries on emails, appointments, tasks, contacts, notebooks, sections, pages, ... So you could call it LINQ to Outlook and LINQ to OneNote.
- English - .NET, Office, Outlook, OneNote, LINQ
Use data from Outlook in Access
This is a small article, written in Dutch, which demonstrates how to export data from Outlook (agenda, contacts, ...) to Access. In Access these data can be used to build queries or reports.
- PDF - Dutch - Office, Outlook, Access
Excel - Create your own functions with VBA
This article contains several examples of VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) functions for Excel.
- Dutch - Office, Excel, Scripting
Access - Selection queries
This article gives an overview of all operators (>, <=, between, like, and, ...), expressions and functions (count, sum, right, year, len) which can be used to create SELECT queries in MS Access.