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Applications & Tools
General
Posted: 24 Jul 2013   Updated: 10 Oct 2013   Views: 24,540   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 4.94
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 11   Downloaded: 0
This post will cover how to get the number of lines of code within your application in both premium and non-premium versions of Visual Studio through either the integrated Code Metrics tools (Premium-versions only) or by leveraging a crafty Regular Expression and without having to resort to USI.
String handling
Regular Expressions
Posted: 20 Aug 2013   Updated: 26 Aug 2013   Views: 16,130   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 43   Popularity: 8.12
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 67   Downloaded: 0
This post is going to cover a new library called RegExpBuilder which aims to transform very nasty looking regular expressions into easily readable formats that can easily be built and understood.
Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools
Community Reviews
Posted: 16 Oct 2013   Updated: 16 Oct 2013   Views: 2,870   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 0   Downloaded: 0
Semantic merge emerges (from Beta)

Average blogs rating: 4.81

Applications & Tools
Applications
Posted: 18 Jun 2014   Updated: 18 Jun 2014   Views: 4,160   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 6   Downloaded: 0
One of the common challenges for developers migrating from the Web Forms environment to MVC is learning how to adjust to a different application life-cycle. Web Forms had a very well defined chain of events that would be triggered prior to a page being rendered, however the lines aren’t as cle
General
Posted: 21 Jul 2014   Updated: 21 Jul 2014   Views: 3,040   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 5   Downloaded: 0
Although there is often some debate regarding its pronunciation, I believe that most of us can agree that NuGet is pretty great. In the past few years, NuGet has become one of the easily and most commonly used tools within a .NET Developers bag of tricks and rightfully so. Long gone are the days of
Tools with source code
Posted: 23 Apr 2013   Updated: 23 Apr 2013   Views: 3,100   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 3   Downloaded: 0
Handy development tools for assisting others from your browser
ASP
Code Project scripts
Posted: 23 Apr 2013   Updated: 23 Apr 2013   Views: 12,620   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 2   Downloaded: 0
How to find the ASP.NET configuration tool in Visual Studio 2012
ASP.NET
General
Posted: 24 Apr 2013   Updated: 24 Apr 2013   Views: 7,531   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.15
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 7   Downloaded: 0
Wherever there is a form or page that allows a user to post up information, there is an opportunity for repeat postings and spam. No one really enjoys being spammed or seeing hundreds of the same comments strewn across their forum, blog or other areas of discussion and this article aims to help curb
Posted: 13 Aug 2013   Updated: 13 Aug 2013   Views: 3,400   Rating: 4.60/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.19
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 3   Downloaded: 0
This post will cover the necessary steps to allow Visual Studio to take over the Intellisense duties from Resharper if you encounter a situation where both of the applications (Visual Studio and Resharper) are "fighting" for control of the Intellisense within Visual Studio and this conflict renders
Posted: 8 Oct 2013   Updated: 8 Oct 2013   Views: 15,330   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.54
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 15   Downloaded: 0
In this blog post, I’ll review over the three main ASP.NET web development technologies to help broadly cover what each of them do and which one might be best for you to get started with.
Posted: 23 Apr 2013   Updated: 10 Oct 2013   Views: 23,070   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 4.07
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 14   Downloaded: 0
This post will cover how to get yourself up and running using SignalR within Visual Studio 2010 in a jiffy.
Posted: 27 Nov 2013   Updated: 3 Dec 2013   Views: 8,050   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 6   Downloaded: 0
When MVC came along however, the water became a bit muddled and developers had a major choice to make when starting up a new project: Web Forms or MVC?
Posted: 10 Feb 2014   Updated: 10 Feb 2014   Views: 34,260   Rating: 4.76/5    Votes: 12   Popularity: 5.13
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 21   Downloaded: 0
“How do I learn ASP.NET?” or “What is the best way to learn ASP.NET?” are two questions that I am frequently asked on nearly daily basis. These questions are fairly subjective and as everyone should know, there is never any “best” way to learn, but I thought I wou
Posted: 18 Oct 2014   Updated: 18 Oct 2014   Views: 6,310   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 6   Downloaded: 0
I thought I would take some time to address a question that has frequently appeared in a few forum questions over the past month or so and that is “How do I use the TinyMCE Editor within ASP.NET MVC?”. Since I’ve answered this quite a few times, I thought I would take a few minutes
Howto
Posted: 23 Apr 2013   Updated: 23 Apr 2013   Views: 6,050   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 7   Downloaded: 0
Resolving controller blocking within .NET 4.5 and ASP.NET MVC.
Samples
Posted: 23 Apr 2013   Updated: 23 Apr 2013   Views: 9,681   Rating: 4.50/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.07
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 9   Downloaded: 0
This post will cover how to implement a very basic Audit trail within your ASP.NET MVC Application using custom ActionFilters, which will allow you to decorate specific Controllers and Actions that will be designated to log details of a specific user interaction to later identify (or incriminate) th
Posted: 9 Jul 2013   Updated: 9 Jul 2013   Views: 28,471   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.62
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 12   Downloaded: 0
This article will discuss the steps necessary to implement and enhance CORS support within ASP.NET WebAPI allowing you to handle CORS Requests at a Global, Controller, or Action level to provide more flexibility when working with possible cross-origin requests.
ASP.NET Controls
General
Posted: 23 Apr 2013   Updated: 23 Apr 2013   Views: 5,620   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 1   Downloaded: 0
Centering a SliderExtender control in ASP.NET WebForms.
Posted: 25 Apr 2013   Updated: 25 Apr 2013   Views: 6,950   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 5   Downloaded: 0
Canceling file uploads using the ASP.NET FileUpload control.
Client side scripting
General
Posted: 23 Apr 2013   Updated: 23 Apr 2013   Views: 16,390   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 4   Downloaded: 0
How to easily open and close them all from the page that spawned them.
JavaScript
Posted: 21 Jul 2014   Updated: 21 Jul 2014   Views: 1,770   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Time is money, especially when that time is spent handling things like calculating hours worked and filling out time-sheets. Recently, a user on the forums posed a question about how to go about calculating the number of hours worked between two specified dates. The request required that it must be
HTML / CSS
General
Posted: 1 Sep 2013   Updated: 3 Sep 2013   Views: 9,260   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 14   Downloaded: 0
Common approaches to responsive design
Site & Server Management
General
Posted: 16 Apr 2014   Updated: 16 Apr 2014   Views: 5,730   Rating: 4.07/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.46
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 1   Downloaded: 0
It’s always nice when you can just either install something or “flip a switch” and experience dramatic improvements within your application performance. This article covers one of those switches that you might be interested in flipping, the App Suspend feature, which is available i
Web Security
Security
Posted: 11 Sep 2013   Updated: 11 Sep 2013   Views: 14,770   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 3   Downloaded: 0
Regular Expressions are often used to handle all sorts of validation : E-mail Addresses Postal Codes Telephone Numbers Dates and Times Social Security Numbers This blog post focuses on validating the last of those : Social Security Numbers and why they may be a bit deceivingly more difficult to vali
Azure
General
Posted: 30 Jan 2015   Updated: 30 Jan 2015   Views: 1,900   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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As a follow up to the previous post on migrating your existing WordPress.com site to Azure Websites, this post will cover how to apply a custom domain for your Azure Website so that you don’t have to deal with that pesky trailing “.azurewebsites.net” in your URL. What do you need?
Windows Azure Developer Contest
Posted: 26 Jan 2015   Updated: 26 Jan 2015   Views: 1,050   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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For nearly two years, this site has been running over at WordPress.com and things have been great. WordPress provided everything that I needed to really get the blog off of the ground with no financial commitments of any kind, which was a big deal in the beginning. It had no hosting fees, incredible
C#
Applications
Posted: 27 Nov 2013   Updated: 3 Dec 2013   Views: 7,870   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 5   Downloaded: 0
Applying conditional attributes in ASP.NET MVC Views.
General
Posted: 23 Apr 2013   Updated: 10 Oct 2013   Views: 13,840   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.49
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 16   Downloaded: 0
How to create advanced audit trails using ActionFilters in ASP.NET
Other .NET Languages
Forth .NET
Posted: 22 Jul 2013   Updated: 22 Jul 2013   Views: 14,700   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
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This post will cover how to create a simple “cookie-aware” WebClient class that will authenticate and persist this authentication for the duration of the WebClient to allow access to secure areas of your MVC Application without the need for re-authenticating for each request.
Posted: 5 Apr 2014   Updated: 5 Apr 2014   Views: 2,560   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 5   Downloaded: 0
“How do I learn ASP.NET?” or “What is the best way to learn ASP.NET?” are two questions that I am frequently asked on nearly daily basis. These questions are fairly subjective and as everyone should know, there is never any “best” way to learn, but I thought I wou
Posted: 14 Apr 2014   Updated: 14 Apr 2014   Views: 2,200   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 0   Downloaded: 0
If you have attempted to handle any kind of conditional logic within MVC Views before, you know that the process can often be tricky to get everything to work just right. A feature is present in newer versions of ASP.NET MVC provides support for handling conditional attributes, which might make thos
Posted: 14 Apr 2014   Updated: 14 Apr 2014   Views: 2,370   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 2   Downloaded: 0
Prior to the introduction of ASP.NET MVC into the .NET Framework in 2009, a .NET developer that needed to create a site or web application had one choice : Web Forms. When MVC came along however, the water became a bit muddled and developers had a major choice to make when starting up a new […
Posted: 18 Apr 2014   Updated: 18 Apr 2014   Views: 3,530   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 1   Downloaded: 0
How to use a Cookie-Aware WebClient to Persist Authentication in ASP.NET MVC
Posted: 9 Feb 2015   Updated: 9 Feb 2015   Views: 1,550   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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The needs and requirements of many applications can change and evolve over time and managing these changes can often be difficult. This is one of the reasons that it’s important to be able to try and build modular applications that can easily separate all of the areas of your application and a
XML
JAXB
Posted: 16 Feb 2015   Updated: 16 Feb 2015   Views: 4,060   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Configuration files within ASP.NET applications can often seem a bit convoluted. Sections strewn all over the place, settings with nothing but strings everywhere and last but certainly not least, it’s all in XML. While this can be just fine for most scenarios, some developers may want or need
.NET Framework
Applications
Posted: 14 Dec 2013   Updated: 14 Dec 2013   Views: 21,680   Rating: 4.87/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.77
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This quick article will cover how to go about creating and using ASP.NET MVC5 applications within Visual Studio.
Posted: 6 Apr 2014   Updated: 6 Apr 2014   Views: 4,910   Rating: 4.57/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.81
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Using ASP.NET MVC5 within Visual Studio 2012
General
Posted: 10 Oct 2013   Updated: 10 Oct 2013   Views: 7,080   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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This article covers one of the switches that you might be interested in flipping, the App Suspend feature, which is available in .NET 4.5.1 on Windows Server 2012 R2.
Cross Platform
General
Posted: 22 Jan 2015   Updated: 22 Jan 2015   Views: 7,170   Rating: 4.33/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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This morning, the announcements made at Microsoft’s Connect() event in New York have been rippling through the web and the effects of these announcements are likely going to be felt for years to come. This post will cover some of the highlights of the keynotes by Scott Guthrie and Soma Somaseg
Posted: 3 Feb 2015   Updated: 3 Feb 2015   Views: 5,840   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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This morning, the announcements made at Microsoft’s Connect() event in New York have been rippling through the web and the effects of these announcements are likely going to be felt for years to come. This post will cover some of the highlights of the keynotes by Scott Guthrie and Soma Somaseg
Libraries
General
Posted: 23 Apr 2013   Updated: 23 Apr 2013   Views: 7,410   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 4   Downloaded: 0
Querying Wikipedia in ASP.NET using LINQ-to-Wiki.
LINQ
General
Posted: 24 Apr 2013   Updated: 7 May 2013   Views: 6,180   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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Generating an MD5 hash from a string using LINQ.
Exception Handling
General
Posted: 18 Apr 2014   Updated: 18 Apr 2014   Views: 3,820   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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If you have ever worked extensively with any kind of system that involves names, addresses or basically any kind of arena that allows users to enter data, then you might find this helpful. Users often don’t have any concern with how things might appear within an application and there may be a
Game Development
General
Posted: 24 Jan 2014   Updated: 24 Jan 2014   Views: 4,240   Rating: 4.50/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Software development is a fascinating thing. With a scope so vast and so many languages, topics and general cool things that people are doing, it can be difficult to keep up. So I have decided to start compiling a few of the links, resources, blog posts and other projects that I find “interest
Posted: 17 Feb 2014   Updated: 17 Feb 2014   Views: 2,700   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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In this installment of my monthly treasure trove of development stuff, we take a slightly more .NET-oriented approach by covering several ASP.NET specific topics, resources and more. But there are quite a few other things that may be applicable to just about any kind of developers (and especially th
Posted: 18 Mar 2014   Updated: 18 Mar 2014   Views: 5,160   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 8   Downloaded: 0
In this St. Patrick’s day installment of an Interesting List of Development Stuff, we dive into a more .NET-centric approach (with a majority of the topics at least being in the realm of .NET) but as usual, there should be something for everyone. The Roslyn compiler continues to make waves and
Posted: 5 Apr 2014   Updated: 5 Apr 2014   Views: 2,420   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 4   Downloaded: 0
In this installment of my monthly treasure trove of development stuff, we take a slightly more .NET-oriented approach by covering several ASP.NET specific topics, resources and more. But there are quite a few other things that may be applicable to just about any kind of developers (and especially th
Posted: 5 Apr 2014   Updated: 5 Apr 2014   Views: 2,620   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 1   Downloaded: 0
In this St. Patrick’s day installment of an Interesting List of Development Stuff, we dive into a more .NET-centric approach (with a majority of the topics at least being in the realm of .NET) but as usual, there should be something for everyone. The Roslyn compiler continues to make waves and
Posted: 5 Apr 2014   Updated: 5 Apr 2014   Views: 2,440   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 3   Downloaded: 0
Software development is a fascinating thing. With a scope so vast and so many languages, topics and general cool things that people are doing, it can be difficult to keep up. So I have decided to start compiling a few of the links, resources, blog posts and other projects that I find “interest
Posted: 6 Apr 2014   Updated: 6 Apr 2014   Views: 1,800   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 0   Downloaded: 0
Earlier this year I began this blog as part of a News Years resolution to give back to all of the communities that have helped me become a successful developer and I am proud to say that it was a resolution that I stuck with. So I thought I would wrap up this year with […]
Posted: 15 Apr 2014   Updated: 15 Apr 2014   Views: 3,930   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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In this month’s installment of the ILODS, we take a look a quite a few announcements that were made at Microsoft’s Build conference, articles to help you figure out if you are over-thinking your development projects or if you are simply blaming the guy that was there before you, the Hear
Posted: 16 Apr 2014   Updated: 16 Apr 2014   Views: 3,340   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 1   Downloaded: 0
In this month’s installment of the ILODS, we take a look a quite a few announcements that were made at Microsoft’s Build conference, articles to help you figure out if you are over-thinking your development projects or if you are simply blaming the guy that was there before you, the Hear
Posted: 18 Jun 2014   Updated: 18 Jun 2014   Views: 2,940   Rating: 4.50/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 4   Downloaded: 0
In this month’s installment of the ILODS, we will take a look at all of the exciting announcements from Microsoft’s TechEd 2014 event as well as the usual collection of all sorts of other development-related news. Exciting things are ahead! How Scott Hanselman Changed My Life If you are a soft
Posted: 22 Jan 2015   Updated: 22 Jan 2015   Views: 2,990   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 1   Downloaded: 0
An Interesting List of Development Stuff (November 2014)
Posted: 29 Jan 2015   Updated: 29 Jan 2015   Views: 5,480   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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In November, Microsoft began an initiative towards bringing a large portion of it’s development technologies into the open source. The largest and most talked about of these was the acclaimed .NET Framework and Core. Since these announcements at Connect(), you can pay a visit to the many .NET-
Programming Tips
General
Posted: 6 May 2013   Updated: 6 May 2013   Views: 4,630   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Overflow and underflow aren’t errors that most developers encounter within their daily lives (unless you work with numbers often) and its likely even less often that you will actually encounter an actual Overflow exception. This is because by default within Visual Studio Arithmetic overflows a
String handling
General
Posted: 16 Sep 2013   Updated: 16 Sep 2013   Views: 4,240   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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Handling casing issues though Extension Methods in C# and Visual Basic.
Text Conversion
Posted: 13 May 2013   Updated: 13 May 2013   Views: 4,770   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Handling larger JSON string values in .NET.
Tools and IDE
General
Posted: 13 Sep 2013   Updated: 14 Oct 2013   Views: 18,200   Rating: 4.71/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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How to merge smarter with Semantic Merge.
Code Generation
General
Posted: 18 Feb 2014   Updated: 18 Feb 2014   Views: 2,780   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Time is valuable and sometimes taking the time to open up a new browser tab to search for an example of code to do something can be a pain (because we can also be lazy). Thankfully, Microsoft’s Language Experience team created a product just for you: Bing Code Search. What Does It Do? Released
Posted: 5 Apr 2014   Updated: 5 Apr 2014   Views: 2,560   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 0   Downloaded: 0
Time is valuable and sometimes taking the time to open up a new browser tab to search for an example of code to do something can be a pain (because we can also be lazy). Thankfully, Microsoft’s Language Experience team created a product just for you: Bing Code Search. What Does It Do? Released
Testing and QA
General
Posted: 20 Oct 2014   Updated: 20 Oct 2014   Views: 2,330   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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If you have ever worked on a project that involves interactions between 32-bit and 64-bit applications and referencing their DLLs, you may have encountered this guy before : BadImageFormatException: An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007000B)
Work Issues
Pro Developer
Posted: 30 Jul 2014   Updated: 30 Jul 2014   Views: 3,930   Rating: 4.33/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.20
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If you have ever worked in an environment that may not have been the most reliable or you are simply a worry-wart when it comes to possible data loss, then this might be for you. When discussing a recurring issue with another developer, he complained that his older computer frequently crashed which
Uncategorised Technical Blogs
General
Posted: 23 Apr 2013   Updated: 23 Apr 2013   Views: 5,450   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Missing Intelligencia.UrlRewriter.dll file
Posted: 13 Feb 2014   Updated: 13 Feb 2014   Views: 6,190   Rating: 4.50/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.20
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Sometimes things just blow up. If you have recently attempted to create a new ASP.NET MVC5 project (or any new Web Project within Visual Studio 2013) and decided that you wanted some of that sweet SignalR magic in your application, then you may have encountered the following error : An exception of
Posted: 5 Apr 2014   Updated: 5 Apr 2014   Views: 2,540   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 2   Downloaded: 0
Sometimes things just blow up. If you have recently attempted to create a new ASP.NET MVC5 project (or any new Web Project within Visual Studio 2013) and decided that you wanted some of that sweet SignalR magic in your application, then you may have encountered the following error : An exception of
Posted: 12 Apr 2014   Updated: 12 Apr 2014   Views: 2,850   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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A little over a month ago, the ASP.NET team announced several changes and updates to the .NET Reference Source and in this post we are going to discuss how to actually integrate it into Visual Studio so that you can step into the actual .NET Framework source when debugging your applications. What is
Posted: 14 Apr 2014   Updated: 14 Apr 2014   Views: 2,270   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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A little over a month ago, the ASP.NET team announced several changes and updates to the .NET Reference Source and in this post we are going to discuss how to actually integrate it into Visual Studio so that you can step into the actual .NET Framework source when debugging your applications. What is
Posted: 18 Apr 2014   Updated: 18 Apr 2014   Views: 3,240   Rating: 4.50/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.23
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 7   Downloaded: 0
Regularly express yourself using RegExpBuilder
Posted: 19 Apr 2014   Updated: 19 Apr 2014   Views: 4,860   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Resharper is great. I believe that most developers that use it within the .NET environment can attest to its many merits and how it can make your life easier and you more productive. However, I recently noticed a minor power struggle occurring within Visual Studio and Resharper over Intellisense and
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Any experienced developer at one time or another has encountered issues when merging their code and has been met with that nasty (typically red) conflict icon. A new product from Plastic SCM called Semantic Merge is hoping to get red of that little red guy once and for all by using a merge that actu
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Introducing Glyphfriend
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With so many source control options out there, it can be a daunting task in choosing one, especially that you enjoy using and integrates well with your development environment. In recent years, the open-source-centric Github has taken over as a premier repository for allowing users to store, develop
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Earlier this year, I wrote a short post that covered different tools that you can use from the comfort of your favorite browser to help create examples, prototypes and just tinker in general. This post serves to introduce the newest member of the Fiddle family of tools (which surprisingly are only r
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The Newest Fiddle Sibling: .NET Fiddle!
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In an earlier blog post this year I provided a brief overview of Semantic Merge, which is an incredibly tool from PlasticSCM that makes the process of merging code both smarter and “prettier” through easy-to-understand visualizations that will show you exactly what is going on within you
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Line counts have always been one of the most common metrics associated with software development projects, albeit not a very meaningful one. Although Visual Studio is Microsoft’s flagship IDE, there are often a few features that many users would like to be able to easily access once in a while
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Using Pex and Microsoft Code Digger to Better Understand and Test Your Code

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A one-stop-shop for improving the web.
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This post will provide a short walk-through for handling and updating these areas of your application to gain more control over debugging, testing and running your applications through Visual Studio.
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