Welcome To TechSolus

What's Techsolus?

A bloke in Bolton, a computer and 20 years of experience in the IT industry.

What do I offer?

Online Databases
My primary focus is online databases. Say what? Simple websites for small businesses with a database to make them useful. Maybe a plumber can log in to their database via a mobile phone, tablet or PC and pull up their customer records or perhaps recent quotes. An engineering company could allow access to several users via touchscreen computers to view stock or upcoming jobs.
IT Support
From data cabling to getting your emails working, from setting up a new PC to sharing files from Microsoft Sharepoint, I can help. I've been working in IT Support for years, supporting home users and SMEs.

The Nerding Blog

C# Enum Including Loop Through Absolute Basics C# has enums you know. Ren's not quite sure what they are for or what to do with them, but here's a sample of code to get you going in case you find a use.
C# Console App Web Service Absolute Basic The absolute bare bones basic C# Console App for listening for and responding to web requests. Might be the foundation for a simple microservice
C# Two Sum Problem - Slow Answer The Two Sum problem. This is *a* solution but apparently it's not the *best* solution.
F# Basic Function Sample 1 My first F# program. I'm just getting to grips with this new language
C# Filter DataTable To New DataTable The basics of filtering, or select, against a DataTable and then how to use this for Repeaters, Grids or running through the results
JavaScript Press And Hold Button How to cause JS to work as though a button is constantly pressed or clicked rather than just repeatedly clicking the button.
Canvas OnClick CoOrdinates Need to know the location of a mouse click on an HTML canvas? It really doesn't need to be all that complicated.
Virgin Media VPN issues Viring Media's routers appear to be blocking VPNs. Fear not, if you can get into the router there are options.
Ionos Hosting, HttpWebRequest And Proxy Ionos won't let Ren HttpWebRequest! Aha, there's a catch but luckily it's an easy to fix catch.
Wifi On But No Networks All seems present and correct with the Wifi setup on the PC - but there are no networks where there should be networks. 'Ere, try this...
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Latest Posts

Fix DBNull In C# David S Squire said :-
I've been struggling with this for some time. It is the '.Value' part I was missing.
22/7//2021 2:55:46 PM UTC
PHP Mail() With HTML DSG said :-
Cheers, useful thanks
11/6//2021 2:48:44 PM UTC
C# Equivalent of VB's vbcrlf JohnS said :-
Thanks, durgh
7/8//2019 11:35:50 AM UTC
C# Hash SHA512 Simple Dirty JT said :-
Handy. Nice n simple
18/2//2019 11:55:49 AM UTC
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Latest Chit-Chat

Go To Chit-Chat Ren - The Ed said :-
Good call, I'm fixing that as we speak. Thanks Anonymous
19/3//2021 1:03:37 PM UTC
Anonymous said :-
Your hits page should not be public facing and should be locked down.

Full access to your visitor IP data and what sites/pages they've visited that you host. I would recommend putting authentication on it as IPs can be considered personally identifiable information under GDPR.
16/3//2021 9:43:51 AM UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
BAH HUMBUG!!
24/12//2019 10:34:40 AM UTC
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