SQL: CONVERT to DATETIME | Blinded by the lights

I’ve heard that SQL Server developers happen to have problems with CONVERT function when try to obtain a value of datetime type. Recently, I’ve had that problem during a Data Transformation Services (DTS) package implementation. One of the task in that package was “Transform Data”, which transferred data between a source and destination. To retrieve…

Media convertion | Blinded by the lights

Many times it happened to me that I needed to convert a file from one format to another (text documents, images, movies, etc). It can be difficult and expensive to download different pieces of software that can do that. Media Convert service comes with helping hand. Let me cite the authors: Media-Convert is 100% free….

C#, decimal.toString(), and how to get rid of trailing zeros | Blinded by the lights

Today I spend A LOT OF time on trying to display a percentage – string representation of a decimal but without trailing zeros, e.g. 15.1% instead of 15.10%. In the application I already had NumberFormatInfo for displaying monetary values and percentages. An object of that type was defined as follows: NumberFormatInfo nfi = new NumberFormatInfo();…