Monday, September 28, 2009

Programming for beginners

I’ve seem quite a few instances now of people who are Revit Users that would like to be Revit Programmers as well. I came to Revit development from the other way – I have a background in I.T. and was taught Revit on a need to know basis (this is how you do it in Revit, now go code it, nerd boy!).

If you are someone daunted by programming in general, or perhaps you are someone who did a bit of Autocad customization and doesn’t know much about .NET, a good place to start might be at the MSDN Beginner Developer Learning Centre.

I always recommend that before you try to learn how to program in Revit, you try to understand C#/VB.Net, the .NET framework and software development in general. This site can help you do that, It has a few different tracks (Windows Track is probably best bet for Revit) that you can work through.

Let me know if it helped you out, or if you have any better resources!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Install Certificate button not visible on IE8

A non-programming related blog post for a change. A problem I ran into today in IE8 is that when you manually need to install a certificate (which we need to do for our remote login page) the normal install certificate button was not visible.

A Google brought up this bug report, which suggests you need to run the browser as an administrator for that button to be visible.

Once you right click on IE and run it as an administrator you are then able to install the certificate as per usual!