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Finding the DataContext for a Single Linq To Sql Object - A Second Attempt

Patrik Löwendahls shout, February 8, 2008
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You can find the first attempt here: The basic idea is to find the DataContext used when fetching a single object from that object later in the applicati...

Web Application Project: "The type 'foo' exists in both 'some dll' and 'another dll'"

Marquee de Sells: Chriss insight outlet, June 5, 2006
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In using the most excellent Web Application Project support for ASP.NET 2.0 in VS05 from Mr. Guthrie and co, I ran into what was first an intermittent and then a constant problem that actually made it...

Balloon Tooltips .NET

GotDotNet: New resources, February 24, 2006
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Balloon Tooltips .NET is a powerful .NET component that allows you to create cool customized tooltips for your .NET controls! Some advantages that Balloon Tooltips .NET has over conventional tooltips:...

Email Template Framework

BiteTheBullet - Latest 25 Items, December 14, 2006
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New Version 2.0. Checkout my Email Template Framework, it allows you to create email messages in your .net web applications and provides a clean separation between the email message and your applicati...

Build and publish .Net 2.0 projects with NAnt and the MSBuild task - level 200

Jeffrey Palermo, August 12, 2006
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When .Net 2.0 first came out, I was left using the <exec /> task to call msbuild.exe to build my solution.  The NAnt <solution /> task is specific to .Net 1.1 because Microsoft change...


GotDotNet: New resources, February 25, 2006
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The SIP .NET is client Session Initiation Protocol API for Microsoft .NET Framework....

.NET blog software

mikes web log, April 4, 2007
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Now and again someone on an internal alias will ask about blog software written in .NET. I was perusing the Daily Grind today, and Gunderloy noted that Mads Kristensen had just released a new .NET-bas...

Bak2Basics: Threading: Waiting for another thread to finish.

Sahil Malik -, October 17, 2006
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.. one of the many tricks in syncrhonizing threads. So the topic of synchronizing threads is quite huge, so I am going to write up numerous short articles on how you can use...

Solving "The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send." (Webservices)

Webservices, January 28, 2004
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UPDATE: For solution when using WSE, see here! Sometimes when you invoke a webservice the call fails with the following exception: System.Net.WebException: The underlying connection was closed: An une...

Debugging an HTTP Handler (*.ashx) in ASP.NET 2.0 Features, April 7, 2006
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An ASP.NET HTTP Handler is a simple class that allows you to process a request and return a response to the browser. Unfortunately, when things go wrong, debugging an HTTP handler can be a little tri...

New article: How to detect and avoid memory and resources leaks in .NET applications

Fabrice's weblog, November 2, 2009
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My new article, which I've been preparing over the last few months, is now available. It's about memory and resources leaks in .NET.You'll find it in English on MSDN and in French on I...

Transparent Labels in WinForms

Rick Strahls WebLog, February 7, 2008
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One really annoying thing about WinForms is that there's no built in support for transparency for controls. If you want to create a label and want it to blend into any custom background colors this is...

.NET 2.0 vs .NET 1.1 !! Upgrade to .NET 2.0 "NOW"

Sahil Malik -, July 4, 2006
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Here is a short, brief list of reasons why you should be seriously thinking about .NET 2.0, if you haven't already done so. a) DataBinding in .NET 2.0 is quite different from .NET 1.1. The code is bac...

CS0117 :: 'Type' does not contain a definition for 'Identifier'

Scott Cates WebLog, June 10, 2007
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I just got stuck on something for an hour, that should have taken me 1 minute to find. The error is rather ambiguous, and left me hunting, and searching. Finally I found the answer. From the web searc...

Setting PropertyBehavior On All Properties With Rhino Mocks

youve been HAACKED, May 5, 2007
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Although I am a big fan of Rhino Mocks, I typically favor State-Based over Interaction-Based unit testing, though I am not totally against Interaction Based testing. I often use Rhino Mocks to dynamic...

Passing Arrays between FoxPro and .NET with COM Interop

Rick Strahls WebLog, July 27, 2006
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I’ve been struggling with a complex Web Service interface and trying to get this thing to work over COM interop and slowly but surely I’ve worked through each one of these issues.   ...

Full Name Parser - Recent Patterns, April 1, 2008
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Finds title, first name, middle initial, last name, and suffix of a name. Middle names are added to first name. Uses .Net capture group names....

Orcas release date, first estimates

Fabrice's weblog, May 17, 2006
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Roger Jennings has spotted very interesting information on Scott Guthrie's weblog. It's not like there is anything but excellent content on Scott's blog, but I haven't seen this kind of information el...

Creating ASP.NET Photo Album using FileSystem as Data

ASP.NET Daily Articles, March 1, 2006
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Photo Album is application which allows you to easily create online photo album just by specifying folder containing subfolders and images. I created this application to share personal photos ...

Team Foundation Server: Experiences with Team Build

Charles Young, March 8, 2006
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I've spent some time in the last few days using the Team Build features of Team Foundation Server.   I've recorded some observations on this, and also on the Solutions Build Framework (SBF) ...

Web Parts in WSS 3.0

Software/Technology Discussion, July 3, 2006
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Web Parts have become a hot topic for developers of late. Windows SharePoint Services v2.0 and SharePoint Portal Server offered developers the ability to create specialized pluggable custom component...

An Easier Way To See The Rotor Code

youve been HAACKED, July 12, 2007
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Have you ever wanted to take a look at the internals of the .NET Framework? Sure you can (and should) fire up Reflector and see the Base Class Libraries, but what about the fully commented source code...

The Death Of The Subtext Build Server

youve been HAACKED, April 25, 2007
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Take a good look at this picture. That there is pretty much my Shuttle machine today, metaphorically speaking of course. We had a brief power outage today which appears to have fried just my hard d...

Delay Loading a DLL with a Linker Switch in Visual Studio

Rick Strahls WebLog, December 2, 2007
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I've been updating a bunch of Win32 code in a utility library for West Wind Web Connection today when I ran into a realization that I had by accident introduced a dependency to the .NET framework into...

Perception Vs Reality Regarding The .NET Framework Source Code

youve been HAACKED, October 6, 2007
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I think Miguel de Icaza nails it regarding some of the FUD being written about Microsofts latest move to make the source code to the .NET Framework available under the Microsoft Reference License (Ms-...

Creating a User Defined Language in Notepad++

JonGalloway.ToString(), November 25, 2006
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I just posted about adding PowerShell syntax support to Notepad++ by adding a User Defined Language definition. It's pretty simple; here's how I did it. Like most of these editors, Notepad++ saves la...

CodePlex To Roll Out TortoiseSVN Support

youve been HAACKED, May 21, 2007
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This just in. CodePlex is planning to roll out TortoiseSVN support! A little while ago I wrote a comparison of TFS vs Subversion for Open Source projects. Ill spare you the suspenseby telling you tha...

Art Of Test WebAii Looks Promising For Testing The Web

youve been HAACKED, August 2, 2007
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A coworker of mine ran into some problems using WATIN to test our website. Specifically issues with Javascript and AJAX. Yes, I know theres Selenium out there, but I hoped for something we could run f...

Building a Database Driven Hierarchical Menu using ASP.NET 2.0 - The #1 ASP.NET Community, May 4, 2006
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In this article, Michael demonstrates how to create a database driven hierarchical menu with only a few lines of code using ASP.NET 2.0. This is a must read tutorial for everyone who needs a professio...

Christmas For .NET Open Source Came Early This Year

youve been HAACKED, June 27, 2007
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Last year when all the hubbub surrounding NDoc was happening, I tried to rally people around the idea of a Contribute to Open Source day on July 26th. Why July 26? Because I happened to write that p...

Duplication of Efforts Is Not The Problem

youve been HAACKED, December 3, 2007
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Oren Eini, aka Ayende, writes about his dissatisfaction with Microsoft reproducing the efforts of the OSS community. His post was sparked by the following thread in the ALT.NET mailing list: Brad: If... your first application

Code Climber, September 2, 2009
Views: 3,748 | Hits 532 tutorial How to get started with the main concepts your first application In the first two posts of the tutorial you learnt how ...

DotNetKicks Going Open Source

youve been HAACKED, March 20, 2007
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Gavin Joyce, creator of DotNetKicks, has decided to open the source for the site and allow the community to help out in implemeting features and bug fixes. Thismakes a lot of sense fora community site...

Identicon Handler For .NET On CodePlex

youve been HAACKED, March 19, 2007
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A while ago, Jeff Atwood blogged about Identicons for .NET. An Identicon is an anonymized visual glyph that can represent an IP address. I likened it to a Graphical Digital Fingerprint. The original...

Building a Continuous Integration Process In An Hour On DNRTV

youve been HAACKED, April 29, 2007
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If youve read my blog at all, you know Im a big proponent of Continuous Integration (CI). For the Subtext project, we use CruiseControl.NET. Ive written about our build process in the past. Given the ...

Get System.Drawing.Color from RGB HTML color

Laurent Duveau, October 31, 2007
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Back to some real content here!Maybe you already know about this, but as I still often see static method like GetColorFromHTML() in companies static class, it could be a good reminder. The idea is whe...

Disable Copy/Paste in a Textbox in Your WinForms Application

DevX: .NET Feed, June 2, 2008
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Use these following steps to disable the Copy/Paste feature in a textbox....

My .NET Rocks Interview Is Now Up

youve been HAACKED, August 7, 2007
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Run, dont walk, over to .NET Rocks and download their interview with yours truly(as in me, not any other yours truly). I had a real blast chatting with Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell. We covered ...

Windows Workflow Interview Questions

K. Scott Allen, October 31, 2007
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A few people have asked me what "hard core" WF questions to ask a job candidate. For advanced topics, I like open-ended questions. Not all these questions have a right or wrong answer- but they sho...

NDoc no more and Open Source

Rick Strahls WebLog, August 6, 2006
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I was just over at Scott Hanselman’s Blog and browsing around some recent posts when I ran into this note about the demise of NDoc. NDoc of course is free tool to document .NET assemblies. Go ah...

Say hello, static constructor?

Simple Talk, August 3, 2007
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When does the static constructor of your .NET class actually get called? Sounds like it should be pretty obvious really - at least going on the side of "how late can it possibly be called". Robert C...

Custom Configuration Sections in 3 Easy Steps

youve been HAACKED, March 12, 2007
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Are you tired of seeing your configuration settings as an endless list of key value pairs? <add key="key0" value="value0" /> <add key="key1" value="value1" /> <add key="key2"...

SetDataSource and "Load Report Failed" in Crystal with .NET 2.0

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., March 6, 2006
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Okay this was an obscure problem. Luckily, I found the solution quickly enough in this long MSDN forum thread. The problem was that when I was trying to pri...

DebugView and the elusive 'Capture Global Win32' option

Charles Young, September 16, 2007
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Like most BizTalk Server developers I am addicted to the use of DebugView. This, in case you are one of the three BizTalk developers out there who are still not aware of it, is a free utility written ...

Using SPAN to query entities in Entity Framework

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., July 4, 2007
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By default, when querying entities, you need to explicitly use the Load method to get related data. This is often called "lazy loading" and ensure you only get what you ask for rather than having a...

Building a .NET Console Application for Scheduled Tasks Features, May 9, 2008
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This article walks you through the process of building a simple .NET command-line application that is designed to be scheduled to execute. The sample application will send an HTTP request to a web se...

.NET Framework 3.0 - It's Not What People Think

Bill Evjens Blog, June 13, 2006
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On Somasegar's WebLog, there was a post about the name change from WinFx to the .NET Framework 3.0. There is also a clarifying post from Jason Zander's WebLog on the matter. This is an interesting mov...

New .NET Technology Preference Poll New Articles, January 8, 2008
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This is a simple poll designed to gauge user preferences for the newest .NET Technologies.  read moreBy Peter Bromberg ...