I've always been a fan of keyboard shortcuts, using them whenever possible. Today I accidentally pressed the Windows key and D at the same time — and suddenly found that my whole desktop was revealed. How did I not know about this? A quick search led me to a great page with another 8-10 shortcuts I didn't previously know. Now you too can be enlightened about the many uses of the Windows key.
October 2007 Archives
Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Sanitize Your Database Inputs!
Passing Objects Does Not Require 'ref'
I'm willing to admit that I made a mistake, and I share this now for your reference (no pun intended): in C#, your basic data types (int, string, short, bool) are value-types. If you want to pass them to a method and have the original value updated, instead of a copy, then you must pass them with the
out keywords. But not so with reference-types (hence the name!), which includes classes.
One gray area: what to with structs. That last link says: "when a struct is passed to a method, a copy of the struct is passed, but when a class instance is passed, a reference is passed." So there you have it. Definitely pays to know the differences between C# and C++!