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The ‘Excel Volume Calculator’ is now available to buy as a direct download! :)

Microsoft Excel is a very versatile tool and can be used for many different purposes. The example we have here is a volume calculator for some simple geometric shapes. The user can enter values for the parameters (such as side length, or radius), and the corresponding volume is updated automatically.

However, rather than just display the parameters and calculated volume, it is often more user friendly to format the spreadsheet area with diagrams, and the odd splash of colour here and there!

Also, this example does not make use of any macros, but could be easily extended to do so. The volume equation for each shape is entered directly into worksheet cells but could be stored in macro code instead in the form of a custom worksheet function. This function could then be called as necessary, just like a standard worksheet function.

Category : Excel | Graphics

As an attempt to streamline site content etc. I have deleted the online labs section and consolidated all Silverlight samples and demo’s into one section. The idea was to have a labs section just for testing and a samples section for more mature applications. But the reality is that this is a lot more to maintain and would result in less content being produced so…

All new Silverlight content posted to the site can be found in the Silverlight 3 samples section here:

Enjoy! Oh, and any particular Silverlight apps you are interested in seeing just drop us a line. Always happy to hear cool suggestions. ;-)

Category : Silverlight

Just been updating the structure of the site to reflect our recent activity, which is pretty much mostly Silverlight at the moment. Check out the dedicated Silverlight Development page for more details!

Category : C# | Silverlight

We are pleased to announce that our high definition video tutorial sister site is finally getting off the ground. We have added some great videos already, and have lots more planned for the near future.


The site specialises in HD 720P quality video tutorials, and topics that will be appearing on the site in the coming months will include:

  1. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
  2. C# and Visual Studio 2008
  3. WordPress
  4. JavaScript, PHP, CSS
  5. Flash and ActionScript
  6. 2D and 3D Graphics
  7. XNA Development
  8. MS Excel

At the moment the site is in beta mode and s has a reduced monthly subscription plan. For just £3.95 per month you have access to all of the current video tutorials, as well as new ones coming out! So, why not check us out at, and let us know what you think!

Category : Misc

Just to let you know our WordPress ‘To Do List’ Plug-in has been updated, and the latest version is v1.3. You can see more details here, as well as download the Plug-in direct! :)

Category : WordPress Plugins

New product announcement. Just a quickie folks! :)

We have been mulling this over for a while now and have decided to press (pardon the pun!) ahead with a new Windows WordPress Plugin Management application (developed in C#) which is targeted at WordPress Plugin developers.

Features for the first version are not finalised yet but it will definitely include functionality to login to your WordPress account, browse your installed Plugins, create new Plugins, edit existing Plugins, and lots more besides!

There is still a lot to think about, but more details will appear soon, so keep checking back and be sure to let us know any comments, and what you think, as well as any suggestions for features that should be a priority. How would an application like this make your WordPress Plugin development easier, and more streamlined etc?

Category : WordPress Plugins

We are pleased to announce the release of Quadratic Solver 1.0. You can see more information on the product page.

Quadratic solver plots, and displays the solution to the quadratic polynomial equation. It can handle real and complex types of solution, and so displays the full complex number solution rather than just display an error message saying the solution is complex!

You can also see a HD video demo of Quadratic Solver on our YouTube page.

Let us know what you think!

Category : Mathematics | Programming