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22 Sep 2010
Guillaume Waser
Reflection Studio is a "developer" application for assembly, database, performance, and code generation, written in C# under WPF 4.0.
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7 Sep 2010
Colin Vella
This article presents an algorithm and data structures to implement auto-tiling as seen in RPG Maker, the Starcraft level editor, etc.
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11 Oct 2011
Enrique Albert
Baseline WCF Distribution Layer - Decoupling of WCF Services and ViewModels.
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10 Nov 2017
knockNrod
Creating Embedded Controls for WonderWare InTouch and WinCC
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19 Oct 2010
Florin Badea
This article presents a way to apply data templates dynamically by type in the Windows Phone 7 platform
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25 Sep 2010
Brij
In the last few days, I found a very elegant way to use the delegate...
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15 Sep 2010
Yury Goltsman
Extending functionality by wrapping entity using DynamicObject. Improving performance of Reflection by using cache and expressions
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22 Sep 2010
Abhijit Jana
Using DebuggerStepThrough attribute
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3 Sep 2010
Abhijit Jana
In this post, I have explained how you can mark methods as obsolete using obsolete attributes which are not in use or may be removed in upcoming builds.
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1 Sep 2010
Gil Fink
How to get the client's computer name using ASP.NET
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13 Jul 2017
hjgode
How to disable StartMenu clicks and Win key for kiosk mode application using a library
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14 Sep 2010
Ohmu
Low-level text rendering in iPhone.
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16 Sep 2010
Alex Soya
A simple console utility that allows you to query and modify port mappings on a UPnP enabled home networking router.
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6 Sep 2010
DaveyM69
How to convert a generic List of derived types to a generic list of base types.
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16 Sep 2010
Simon Dufour
If you don't need to check for other strings than True or False, then, you should use Boolean.Parse or Boolean.TryParse.// Return trueBoolean.Parse("true");// Return falseBoolean.Parse("false");// Exception.. you can prevent that from happening by using a try..catch// or using...
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22 Sep 2010
Hossein Ghahvei Araghi
This article is about DSL and SQL Server Modeling
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30 Sep 2010
David Furshpan
A simple code that shows how to create, bind and inject View and ViewModel
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1 Sep 2010
Abhijit Jana
In this blog post, I have going to list out all of my IIS articles that I have published over last few years.
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15 Sep 2010
Abhishek Sur
Creating a WCF service without Visual Studio
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13 Sep 2010
Ron Beyer
using System;using System.Runtime;using System.Runtime.InteropServices;public static class InternetConnectionStatus{ [DllImport("wininet.dll")] private extern static bool InternetGetConnectedState(out int Description, int Reserved); public static bool Connected() { ...
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7 Sep 2010
Joel Ivory Johnson
Continuation of a blog post on Windows Phone 7 programming. This part covers playing sounds using XNA
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23 Sep 2010
Abhijit Jana
A post on how to remove Hyperlink from ASP.NET TreeView Nodes Control Nodes
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27 Sep 2010
venugopalm
Integrating database development into Visual Studio to collaborate application development team and the database designers
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27 Sep 2010
Not Active
A Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint 2010 extension to import existing list definition and schema to SharePoint 2010 project
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29 Jun 2017
outcoldman
Config Transformation Tool: Using XDT Transformation
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27 Mar 2013
Thiru Thirunavukarasu
This is an FAQ about the use of tags. It can be modified by any Silver member.
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27 Sep 2010
Abhishek Sur
A discussion about how to draw Marble Diagrams
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20 Sep 2010
Ali BaderEddin
Restore an SQL database on a local or remote SQL server using PowerShell
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28 Feb 2011
jmix90
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Creating a full-screen window in WPF is quite simple, set WindowState to Maximized and WindowStyle to None. However, a border is still visible on the bottom and on the right sides. In this post we'll discover how to remove it.
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6 Sep 2010
Abhishek Sur
Use of Expression Trees in .NET for Lambda Decomposition
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9 Sep 2010
CodingBruce
When you want an application to trigger on an event (timer, system, file, etc.), but you don't want the overhead of the service manager
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28 Sep 2010
Oddleif Halvorsen
Ever been in a situation where you need to modify a SharePoint master page, but really would like not having to create a custom master page? It can be done. Sure, this depends on the amount of customizations, but in a lot of situations you can do what you need from code.
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22 Sep 2010
Gil Fink
Adding Tasks and Jumplists to Pinned Sites in IE9
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20 Sep 2010
Aescleal
If you can, the quickest way to calculate the Fibonacci numbers is to do it at compile time. This is a case of "My recursive method is quicker than yours...":templateclass fibonacci_number{ public: static const T value = fibonacci_number
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15 Oct 2010
401unauthorized
Allows working with most .NET classes in any COM-aware programming or scripting language
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7 Mar 2012
Larry Boeldt
A VBScript class for calling Yahoo!'s Placefinder for geocoding
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14 Sep 2010
Gil Fink
A post that explains how to enable client side validation in ASP.NET MVC 2.
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21 Sep 2010
Martin Jarvis
Protect against POET Attacks with Custom Errors!
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29 Sep 2010
outcoldman
This is a small sample of using code contracts.
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1 Jul 2017
outcoldman
C# 4.0 in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition
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4 Sep 2010
Issam Lahlali
Visual C++ 2010 comes with interesting new features and enhancements to simplify more native programming. The Concurrency Runtime is an added framework to simplify parallel programming and helps you write robust, scalable, and responsive parallel applications.
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20 Sep 2010
Florian DREVET
Brings you the ability to personalize your configuration files per developer, per machine, per configuration...
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24 Sep 2010
Ron Beyer
You may want to take a look at String.Join:Your code can be compressed to:Dim str as Stringstr = Chr(34) + String.Join(Chr(34) + "," + Chr(34), arr) + Chr(34)(My VB skills are a bit lacking, so the syntax may be a bit off, but you get the idea).
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21 Sep 2010
Mohammad Elsheimy
This is another article that talks about URL shortening services. Today we are going to talk about Cligs, one of the popular shortening services on the web.
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17 Sep 2010
hjgode
How to reset Windows Mobile device lock/PowerOn password
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20 Sep 2010
Andrey Permamedov
The way to find a hotspot without profilers
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14 Sep 2010
ostream
A stupid change :) int FibonacciR::Fibonacci(const int &n){ if(n
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27 Sep 2010
Frozen Rain
There is a simple way to consume WCF from clients which do not support Microsoft's SOAP implementation. It is achieved by using REST to accept data and convert REST calls to SOAP calls with the PHP Framework.
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20 Sep 2010
Mattia Baldinger
Make your application extensible with Reflection
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7 Sep 2010
hjgode
This is a skin for the remote viewer MyMobiler for Windows mobile showing the Intermec CN50 with numeric keyboard

Current Participants

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401unauthorized
United States United States
No Biography provided
Abhijit Jana
Technical Lead
India India
.NET Consultant | Former Microsoft MVP - ASP.NET | CodeProject MVP, Mentor, Insiders| Technology Evangelist | Author | Speaker | Geek | Blogger | Husband

Blog : http://abhijitjana.net
Web Site : http://dailydotnettips.com
Twitter : @AbhijitJana
My Kinect Book : Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide
Abhishek Sur
President
India India
Did you like his post?

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Visit his Website : www.abhisheksur.com to know more about Abhishek.

Abhishek also authored a book on .NET 4.5 Features and recommends you to read it, you will learn a lot from it.
http://bit.ly/EXPERTCookBook

Basically he is from India, who loves to explore the .NET world. He loves to code and in his leisure you always find him talking about technical stuffs.

Working as a VP product of APPSeCONNECT, an integration platform of future, he does all sort of innovation around the product.

Have any problem? Write to him in his Forum.

You can also mail him directly to abhi2434@yahoo.com

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Drop him a mail to contact@abhisheksur.com

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Aescleal
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I've been programming since 1985 - starting with Fortran 77, then moving onto assembler, C and C++ in about 1991. I also know enough Java and Python to read code but you probably wouldn't want me writing it.

I've worked in a wide variety of application areas - defense, banking, games and security with the longest stints being in security. I also seem to end up programming devices far too often. This time I'm programming terahertz band body scanners.
Alex Soya
Software Developer (Senior) Logan Industries, Inc.
United States United States
Alex is a software developer and project manager at Logan Industries in Melbourne Florida.

His skills include Windows Server management, router configuration, and software development in C, C++, and C#.

Alex started developing software in the days of Turbo Pascal (Borland) and 8080 assembly language. He progressed through the various stages of coding on various operating system platforms including MP/M-86, Concurrent DOS, MS-DOS, Unix and Windows. He is now most active in the .NET environment using C# and the Visual Studio development platform.
Ali BaderEddin
Software Developer Qualtrics
United States United States
https://about.me/ali.b
Andrey Permamedov
Software Developer (Senior) Transas Technologies
Russian Federation Russian Federation
No Biography provided
Brij
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
Brij is a 3-times Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET/IIS Category and a passionate .NET developer. More than 6 years of experience in IT field, currently serving a MNC as a Tech Lead/Architect.

He is a very passionate .NET developer and have expertise over Web technologies like ASP.NET 2.0/3.5/4.0, jQuery, JSON, Javascript, IIS and related technologies. He is also a Exchange Server (EWS) Specialist. He has great experience in design patterns and N-Tier Architecture.

He is also certified as Microsoft Certified Technologies Specialist-ASP.NET and Microsoft Certified Technologies Specialist-WCF in .NET 4.0. He has also received several awards at various forums and his various articles got listed as "Article of the day" at ASP.NET Microsoft Official Website www.asp.net.

He has done MCA from NIT Durgapur and completed his graduation from Lucknow University.

Learning new technologies and sharing knowledge excites him most. Blogging, solving problems at various forums, helping people, keeps him busy entire day.


Visit his Blog: Code Wala

Area of Expertise :
C#, ASP.NET 2.0,3.5,4.0, AJAX, JQuery, JSON, XML, XSLT, ADO.Net, WCF, Active Directory, Exchange Server 2007 (EWS), Java script, Web Services ,Win services, DotnetNuke, WSS 3.0,Sharepoint Designer, SQL Server 2000/2005/2008
CodingBruce
Engineer Big Company
United States United States
My professional career began as a developer fixing bugs on Microsoft Word97 and I've been fixing bad habits ever since. Now I do R&D work writing v1 line of business applications mostly in C#/.Net.

I've been an avid pilot/instructor for 13+ years, I've built two airplanes and mostly fly gliders now for fun. I commute in an all-electric 1986 BMW 325 conversion.

I'd like to get back to my academic roots of programming 3D analysis applications to organize complex systems.
Colin Vella
Software Developer (Senior)
Malta Malta
No Biography provided
DaveyM69
CEO Dave Meadowcroft
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
David Furshpan
United States United States
No Biography provided
Enrique Albert
Software Developer (Senior)
Ireland Ireland
No Biography provided
Florian DREVET
Chief Technology Officer Stambia
France France
I'm a 39 year old team deputy CTO, living and working near Lyon (France)

I started to write softwares in the end of 90's, when I was a teenager.

I acquired several but complementary skills, mainly (but not only) on Microsoft's technologies and platforms : assembly (x86, 68k), C, C++, .NET/C#, JavaScript/HTML/CSS, PHP, DBMS (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, etc.), etc.

During 2007-2012, I was particulary active on .NET, ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server and ORM (NHibernate) with a growing time spent on architecture, technical management, code review, etc.

Since 2013, I'm a full-time development team leader/manager at Everial, I stopped development at work but still love to develop some personnal programs during my spare time, mainly for domotic purposes. I use to play with Arduino, ESP8266/NodeCmu, Raspberry PI... running them with some C++ and .NET Core.

My hobbies are futsal, badminton, motorcycle, Formula One, domotic, gardening... and software developement.
Florin Badea
Software Developer
Romania Romania
No Biography provided
Frozen Rain
Web Developer
Ukraine Ukraine
No Biography provided
Gil Fink
Technical Lead sparXys
Israel Israel
Gil Fink is a web development expert and ASP.Net/IIS Microsoft MVP. He is the founder and owner of sparXys. He is currently consulting for various enterprises and companies, where he helps to develop Web and RIA-based solutions. He conducts lectures and workshops for individuals and enterprises who want to specialize in infrastructure and web development. He is also co-author of several Microsoft Official Courses (MOCs) and training kits, co-author of "Pro Single Page Application Development" book (Apress) and the founder of Front-End.IL Meetup. You can read his publications at his website: http://www.gilfink.net
Guillaume Waser
Architect
France France
WPF and MVVM fan, I practice C # in all its forms from the beginning of the NET Framework without mentioning C ++ / MFC and other software packages such as databases, ASP, WCF, Web & Windows services, Application, and now Core and UWP.
In my wasted hours, I am guilty of having fathered C.B.R. and its cousins C.B.R. for WinRT and UWP on the Windows store.
But apart from that, I am a great handyman ... the house, a rocket stove to heat the jacuzzi and the last one: a wood oven for pizza, bread, and everything that goes inside

https://guillaumewaser.wordpress.com/
https://fouretcompagnie.wordpress.com/
hjgode
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
Hossein Ghahvei Araghi
Program Manager System Group
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Hossein Ghahvei Araghi
Birth date: 1978
Birth place: Iran
Academic Credentials : BS(Tehran University)
Microsoft Credentials : MCP, MCAD, MCTS 2.0, MCTS 3.5, MCPD 2.0, MCPD 3.5
Issam Lahlali
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
CppDepend lead developer.
jmix90
Software Developer http://wpf-france.fr
France (Metropolitan) France (Metropolitan)
Jonathan creates software, mostly with C#,WPF and XAML.

He really likes to works on every Natural User Interfaces(NUI : multitouch, touchless, etc...) issues.



He is awarded Microsoft MVP in the "Client Application Development" section since 2011.


You can check out his WPF/C#/NUI/3D blog http://www.jonathanantoine.com.

He is also the creator of the WPF French community web site : http://wpf-france.fr.

Here is some videos of the projects he has already work on :
Joel Ivory Johnson
Software Developer
United States United States
I attended Southern Polytechnic State University and earned a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and later returned to earn a Masters of Science in Software Engineering. I've largely developed solutions that are based on a mix of Microsoft technologies with open source technologies mixed in. I've got an interest in astronomy and you'll see that interest overflow into some of my code project articles from time to time.



Twitter:@j2inet

Instagram: j2inet

knockNrod
Software Developer (Senior) TenovaCore
United States United States
Rod currently works in The Burgh using .Net technologies to create Human-Machine Interfaces for steel-making furnaces. He has 7 years in the steel industry, and 12 years of experience working in the nuclear industry at Savannah River Site in Aiken, SC. He enjoys riding his Honda Goldwing through the winding Pennsylvania farmlands, and taking his Jeep offroad.
Larry Boeldt
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
I've been in development since the late eighties. Although I've picked up many languages over the years and will likely pick up many more I have been a Microsoft BASIC programmer the whole time. Back in the early days it was on a Color Computer 3 writing articles for an enthusiast's magazine and developing solutions for color computer users. Now it is C#, VB.NET and (still) VBScript with all the fixins (ADO,XML,JSON,SQL etc...). Around 1996 I decided the internet was the way to go and dedicated myself to web development. I've been doing it ever since.

Two of my favorite projects are working for a little company called Nigrelli Systems and working with a team of brilliant Engineers to develop fully automated packaging systems for the food and beverage industry. The second is working on a "Burn Room" Nemschoff Chairs, again I was blessed with a team of people who knew their stuff. The burn room remains unique to this day because there are only a handfull of certified rooms in the US.

Bears, Beats, Battlestar Galactica
Martin Jarvis
Software Developer (Senior) Freestyle Interactive Ltd
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I'm a lead developer for Freestyle Interactive Ltd where we create many wonderful websites built on Microsofts ASP.Net and Ektron CMS.

I've been developing .Net applications (both Windows and Web) since 2002.
Mattia Baldinger
Software Developer
Switzerland Switzerland
No Biography provided
Mohammad Elsheimy
Software Developer (Senior)
Egypt Egypt
Mohammad Elsheimy is a developer, trainer, and technical writer. He is a MCP, MCTS (WinForms), MCPD (Windows Apps), MCSA (SQL Server), MCSE (Data Analytics), and MCT expertized in .NET Framework technologies, data management and analytics. He is also a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Quranic Readings Institute (Al-Azhar) graduate specialized in Quranic readings, Islamic legislation, and the Arabic language.
Not Active
United States United States
No Biography provided
Oddleif Halvorsen
Technical Lead Software Innovation
Norway Norway
No Biography provided
Ohmu
Architect
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I like to create and invent things. Recent projects include: A novel computer interface (Google for JediPad), a new musical system (www.toneme.org), a speech typer (http://spascii.wikispaces.com/)

Currently I am making some innovative musical instruments for iPhone/iPad

PS Currently stranded in Thailand with no money! Great! So, if you like my articles, please consider putting some coins in the box. If I have to sell my MacBook and teach in a school, that means No More Articles! PayPal is sunfish7&gmail!com. Steve Jobbs -- if you're reading this, pay me to fix your documentation.
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Afghanistan Afghanistan
No Biography provided
outcoldman
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
No Biography provided
Ron Beyer
President 6D Systems LLC
United States United States
I studied Software Engineering at Milwaukee School of Engineering for 2 years before switching to Management of Information Systems for a more business oriented approach. I've been developing software since the age of 14, and have waded through languages such as QBasic, TrueBasic, C, C++, Java, VB6, VB.NET, C#, etc. I've been developing professionally since 2002 in .NET.
Simon Dufour
Software Developer CGI
Canada Canada
I have a three years technical education in computer science (June 2006) and a four years bachelor's degree in Software Engineering from the École de Technologie Supérieure (August 2010). I worked as a Web Developper at the beginning of my career before being recruited as a .NET Analyst-Programer at SNC-Lavalin in Montreal. I worked there until they outsourced all development to CGI. I worked there since.
Thiru Thirunavukarasu
Software Developer
Canada Canada
me code
venugopalm
Software Developer (Senior) Logitech Engineering & Design (India) Pvt. Ltd.
India India
Venugopal works as a Senior Software Engineer in Logitech Engineering & Design (India) Pvt. Ltd. He hold a Masters in Computer Applications and has 4+ years experience in C#, XAML, Silverlight & WPF.

Venugopal firmly believes "technology is impermanent, change is not"!. While he has strong technical inclination towards MS technologies, he is deeply passionate about pursuing his career in Windows7-WPF and Silverlight Technology.

Venu engages in a wide gamut of temperamental hobbies ranging from making friends, traveling, helping his friends studies. To murmuring songs and watching movies in leisure time.
Yury Goltsman
Software Developer (Senior)
Israel Israel
Yury is Software Engineer since 1988.
His programming experience includes C#/VB.NET, WPF, C/C++(MFC/STL), Borland Delphi & C++ (VCL), JavaScript, HTML, CSS, XML, SQL, VB6, DirectX, Flash.
He has worked on PCs (DOS/Win3.1-Vista) and PocketPCs (WinCE).

Yury was born in Ukraine, but currently based in Jerusalem.
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