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If you are like me who has multiple mail profiles configured in Outlook 2007, you will be tired of selecting the profile everytime. Instead using command-line switches (parameters) for Outlook.exe you can create a shortcut for each profile that you want to run. For example I have a Profile (configured using the Mail Applet in Control Panel) named “Vishwak” and another named “Hotmail”. So to run the Vishwak Profile I create a Shortcut that points…

(Flashback Post: March 15,1997) Delete ’97 and subsequent Delete XP has been one of the popular command line utility that I wrote & made available for free! Description: Delete XP is for deleting files from Command Prompt in Windows (Windows 9x and Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP). Unlike, the standard “DEL” command which only deletes the file, Delete XP deletes the files and sends them to the recycle bin. In our opinion, this is what DEL command…

(Flashback Post: February 5,1999) WhoAmI is a utility I wrote and released for free in 10/December/1996. This is a Windows command line program that displays the currently logged in user on a particular Windows Machine, FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name of the PC) and how much time has passed since you started this Windows session and the path of Windows Directory. Download the utility from here & full source code from here. Platform:    Microsoft Windows…

Today I presented in Tamil Internet 2004 conference held at Singapore, on counting the number of letters/alphabets in a Unicode String. The problem is that if we use the string length functions included in major programming platforms we get only the number of characters based on the storage locations needed. They don’t understand the language and so don’t return letter (எழுத்து) count, instead, they return the count based on the number of Unicode code points.…

Many times while working in Indic Language web pages, I want to find the true character length of a string. .NET String.length() or its variants from other major programming languages, return character length based on storage space. They don’t follow the language rules, so they are incorrect according to language grammar rules. For example if the string is Tamil ‘வி’ or ‘கொ’, or Hindi ‘मा’, the returned length is ‘2’. Obviously this is incorrect, as per…