Microsoft releases new iterations of Microsoft Office suite every three years for desktop and Microsoft Office 365 is the subscription based cloud version of their Office software. Earlier in 2016, Microsoft released the 2016 edition of Office and some updates to Office 365 which added new features in Excel. Some very useful functions like the CONCAT and TEXTJOIN functions are added which make concatenating or joining text very easier with multiple cells or strings in your spreadsheet. These functions are only available in the latest Office 2016 desktop installation and Office 365 subscription. To show these new functions, here is the Excel CONCAT and TEXTJOIN function tutorial. I am breaking them into 2 different tutorials for ease of access.
The Excel TEXTJOIN function joins or combines text from multiple cells in your spreadsheet with each string separated by a delimiter. The delimiter can be a comma or space. If the delimiter is empty, the Excel TEXTJOIN function will concatenate the strings like in the previous tutorial. Here is how to use Excel TEXTJOIN function tutorial:
The format of the Excel TEXTJOIN function is:
TEXTJOIN(delimiter, ignore_empty, text1, text2, … , textN)
Now here is how we use the Excel TEXTJOIN function:
You can view more Office Excel Tutorials in the link too!
A quick note on Web.config file in the ASP.NET project. It is worth noting that the file is a XML File (read this for more info – https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff400235.aspx )
One issue that hindered my process earlier was that the content in the value has special character it in, particularly, one of my SQL server’s password has a special character in it.
I would have to go and replace them accordingly. For instance, my password is <Password1& (note that < and ” is inclusive), i would have to change it to
You can refer to the list here – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_XML_and_HTML_character_entity_references
Recently I have a few enquries asking me to send them a summary of the tutorials that i have done up and posted on my site.
Just in case any of you are finding that. You can find it here.
or you can click on the “Tutorials” tab on the navigation bar.
I was revisiting my old projects and reflecting on how I could improve on those products. I didn’t realised that there are so much we can do with the new Windows Phone APIs! I was looking at the MSDN’s Microsoft.Phone.Tasks Namespace and found out that there is a Bing Maps Direction Task Class now!
The first thing I thought of was the Green App project which I did during codeXtremeApps 2010 Its a Windows Phone 7 project where we direct our users to the nearest recyling bin around Singapore for them to recyle their waste product. There are more functions which I will not elaborate on here. I will be updating my project/portfolio page soon! I was playing with the Bing Maps Direction Task API just this afternoon. Thought it will be useful to post a tutorial on how to use it. 🙂 Should you face with any problems, feel free to contact me via the Contact Me form or email me at email@example.com
Step 1 : Adding using Microsoft.Phone.Tasks and using System.Device.Location into references.
Step 2 : Adding the Microsoft.Phone.Tasks and System.Device.Location into the project
Step 3 : Initialize a BingMapsDirectionsTask and create a start and end LabeledMapLocation . Note that start is optional. Should you not provide start location, the API will use the current location by default.
At the end of it, .Show() it and it will show the map.
BingMapsDirectionsTask Direction = new BingMapsDirectionsTask();
LabeledMapLocation start = new LabeledMapLocation(“Hougang Ave 4 919 Singapore , Singapore”, null);
LabeledMapLocation end = new LabeledMapLocation(“Paya Lebar Air Base, Singapore”, null);
Direction.Start = start;
Direction.End = end;
You can download a usage demostration of the class here. Source code included.
Please note that this is written for WP7.1
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via the contact form, comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do check out the tutorial page too!
I was at Yishun Town Secondary School the other day to assist on the Gerald, Microsoft School Technology Innovation Center Manager, presentation on a hands on session for Microsoft Office techology.
We were posed some questions, I realised that it is useful to post some of them in a form of guide here so it will help teachers. How do we protect some cells and not allow editing on them while allowing some others to be edited. It will be useful when ICT HODs or teachers want to do up an excel document with the formulas and wish to send to his/her team to use but they do not want them to mess it up.
This concludes the tutorial on how do you protect selected cells in Microsoft Excel 2010. I have attached the sample document which you can download and have a look.
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