Jonathan Wood

Description:I'm a software and website developer working out of the greater Salt Lake City area of Utah. I've developed many websites including Black Belt Coder, Trail Calendar, and others.

I hike each week with my dogs Suki and Sasha. You can see my hiking blog at Hiking Salt Lake.
Time Zone:Mountain Standard Time


Converting Between Integers and Strings Using Any Base
.NET provides the Convert class, which among other things can convert between integers and strings using different bases. Inexplicably, the Convert class only supports base 2, 8, 10 and 16. Here's a class that can convert between integers and strings using any base.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Monday, April 11, 2011
A C# Command-Line Parser
.NET applications can use Environment.CommandLine to access any command-line arguments that were supplied to the program. However, there's more work to do if your command line support many options. Here's a command-line parser class to make it easy.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Creating a User-Friendly TimeSpan String
The .NET TimeSpan class is great for keeping track of the difference between two instances of DateTime. However, while TimeSpan has a lot of formatting options, none of them produce a very user-friendly result. Here's a class I wrote to produce a much friendly description from a TimeSpan.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Implementing VB's Like Operator in C#
VB.NET provides VB developers with the Like operator. C# doesn't provide the same operator, but here are several ways C# developers can achive the same functionality.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Monday, July 27, 2015
Implementing Word Wrap in Email Messages
In this article, the author presents code to implement word wrap in emails sent using C# on the .NET platform.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Wednesday, July 04, 2012
A Convenient LogFile Class
Here's a convenient little class for logging program events to a LOG file.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Converting Between Integers and Spreadsheet Column Labels
Instead of numbers, spreadsheet programs use a system of letters to label columns. Here's a handy routine that can convert an integer value to a column label, and also convert column labels back to integers.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Monday, April 11, 2011
Implement Accelerators in an MFC Dialog Box
Menus within MFC dialog boxes do not, by default, support accelerators. This articles shows the simple change required to implement accelerators in a dialog box.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Sunday, December 12, 2010
Advanced Message Map Techniques
This article describes a few, more advanced message map techniques that are not implemented automatically by the MFC Wizards.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Saturday, December 04, 2010
Redirecting to WWW on ASP.NET 4.0 and IIS7
Simple way to redirect pages to URL with a WWW prefix.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Tuesday, December 07, 2010
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