Two usefull snippets, if you need to do a quick file search, here a recursive and a breadth first implementation (ignored the not-authorized-exception):
(took me only 2 mins, love .Net 🙂
Depth First Implementation:
static string FindFile_DepthFirst(string directoryName, string fileName)
return Directory.GetFiles(directoryName, fileName, SearchOption.AllDirectories);
Breadth First Implementation:
In .Net when you want to update a GUI Control, for example a ListView, you have to execute your update code in the GUI Thread which controls your Form and its child GUI Objects. While you are in another Thread, you call the Invoke or BeginInvoke (for async.) method of your GUI Control for this purpose. You pass this method a delegate of your method, which contains your update code, and the GUI Thread invokes the method that is passed. Well the whole story is infact much more complicated and this article gives you a nice in-depth view on this topic:
WinForms UI Thread Invokes: An In-Depth Review of Invoke/BeginInvoke/InvokeRequred
This is how Microsoft wants us to manage our GUI stuff, Continue reading
I found a nice open-source FTP-Library that can upload files, change the directory etc. (ftpLib.cs was originally written by Jaimon Mathew and modified by Dan Rolander and others).
But it lacks the feature to upload a Directory recursiv, therefore i coded a class with some Extension Methods.
I also made up a small Example:
I often encounter a problem when downloading my daily tv show in form of rar parts. When doing that i want to open the video file already while downloading (like streaming).
Therefore i made up a small application that clicks the button of the rar application every 1,5s.
Because of that i can watch the partial extracted movie with VLC (i guess several other players can do that too).
The code of the Application basically consists of two functions: