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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Inserting Dates and Times from Visual Basic Web Form to MySQL Database

Not pretty but it resolves that invalid string error.

ASP code / mark up:
<asp:TextBox> TextMode='Date' ID='StartDateBox' runat='server'</asp:TextBox>
<asp:TextBox> TextMode='Time' ID='StartTimeBox'runat='server'</asp:TextBox>
Visual Basic server code:
Dim sTime As DateTime = Convert.ToDateTime(StartTimeBox.Text.toString) 
Dim insertstring as String='INSERT INTO [sometable] (Start_Date, Start_Time) values (@sd, @st)'
Dim mySqlcmnd = New MySqlCommand(insertstring, [your db connection])
mySqlcmnd.Parameters.AddWithValue('sd', StartDateBox.Text)
' 24 hour format
mySqlcmnd.Parameters.AddWithValue('st', sTime.ToString("HH:mm"))
Dim rowCnt as Integer = mySqlcmnd.ExecuteNonQuery

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Android to PHP Calendar Week View

I need to display a week of data between the Sunday and Saturday that surround a given date.


SimpleDateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd");
//current date on mobile
String formattedDate = df.format(Calendar.getInstance().getTime());
//format the get
String url = HOME_PAGE+"/mobile/getsessions.php?sessDate="+formattedDate";


$sessDate=mysqli_real_escape_string($dbconn, $sessDate);

//Get the day number out of 7 days
$weekdaynum = date('w', strtotime($sessDate));
// the following will handle what happens when a date falls on Sunday or Saturday.
// I DO NOT want to slide a week out in either direction
switch ($weekdaynum) {
case 0: // sunday
$startAtSun = strtotime('this sunday', strtotime($sessDate));
$endAtSat = strtotime('this saturday', strtotime($sessDate));
case 6: // saturday
$startAtSun = strtotime('last sunday', strtotime($sessDate));
$endAtSat = strtotime('this saturday', strtotime($sessDate));
default: // all other days
$startAtSun = strtotime('last sunday', strtotime($sessDate));
$endAtSat = strtotime('this saturday', strtotime($sessDate));

$format = 'Y-m-d';
$week_start = date($format, $startAtSun);
$week_end = date($format, $endAtSat);

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Android Program for Making a Week View

To follow up on the previous post, now that I have a PHP/MySQL program ready to send proprietary calendar data to the Android app, I need a week view to receive each appointment. The work done on this GitHub code is tremendous and is a good start. https://github.com/AnilMH/Android-WeekView-Demo.
To be continued...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

PHP Get Start of Current Week

I need to get the start and end date for the week of the current date.

$day = date('w');
$week_start = date('Y-m-d', strtotime('-'.$day.' days'));
$week_end = date('Y-m-d', strtotime('+'.(6-$day).' days'));

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Asus Zenfone Laser 2 - Lost Root Access

See about 3 posts ago. Anyhoos - This is where I have the files that I used to restore root: Google Drive. Of course, I used these files after resetting the device to factory.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

ASUS_Z00MD Android Moving Apps to SD card

This device is also known as the Asus Zenfone Laser 2 with 6 inch screen.

Moving Apps to the SD Card.

  • First, you must have a very fast SD card
  • Second, you must enable USB debugging and attach device to your PC.
  • Third, open command line and type "adb shell"
  • Fourth, type "sm list-disks"
  • Fifth, note the partition, which in my case was "disk:179,64"
  • Lastly, type "sm partition disk:179,64 private"

  • Now find an app that moves apps to the SD card.

    Good luck.

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Android APK uloaded to Google Play Supports 0 devices

    Recently uploaded a new APK for W.A.R. II only to discover that it now supports exactly 0 devices. This even after I installed the APK on my own devices running Marshmallow and Nougat.
    After e-mailing Google Support who did not identify anything specific in the manifest, I decided to add

    <uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.camera" android:required="true" /> <uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.location.gps" /> <uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.location.network" />
    and remove android:required = true from
    <uses-feature android:glEsVersion="0x00020000" />
    Now the W.A.R. app supports 11268 devices.