Convert Accented Characters to ASCII

It is pretty simple in .NET to convert Western Unicode (non-ASCII, accented, diacritics) to ASCII, but regardless I had a hard time figuring it out it so I’m posting here for my own future reference. [code lang=”vb”] Dim strTest as String = "Any string containing accented characters, e.g. åäöéèêÅÄÖÉÈÊ" strTest = System.Text.Encoding.ASCII.GetString(System.Text.Encoding.GetEncoding(1251).GetBytes(strTest)) [/code]

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Looking for Credential Tiles hangs Remote Desktop

On my new Acer TravelMate 5530G I run Windows Vista Home Premium. I use Windows Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) to connect to my server which has been working just fine. But this weekend after setting up a new Windows 2008 server and trying to connect to it, RDC shows a dialog “Looking for Credential Tiles”.… Continue reading Looking for Credential Tiles hangs Remote Desktop