Doing Nothing In .NetDoing Nothing In .Net

Dealing with Null values (nothing in VB.NET) is a common problem for programmers of any stripe. Null dates stored in the database seem to be a common issue deve

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The 7 Virtues Of Reading EbooksThe 7 Virtues Of Reading Ebooks

Recently I was able to publish my first two eBooks via WROX BLOX, httpModules and httpHandlers. Each of these books gave me an opportunity to share some valuabl

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From Nothing To Binding A Collection In 5 Minutes With Entity FrameworkFrom Nothing To Binding A Collection In 5 Minutes With Entity Framework

So I thought I would just do it, use the Entity Framework, I mean how bad can it be? Well, pretty easy to be honest. Granted I just bound a collection to a Grid

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Httpstatuscode ' An Enumeration For The WebHttpstatuscode ' An Enumeration For The Web

I have posted before about IIS Status codes, realize that is not exactly a correct name for them, it should be Http Status Codes. I wanted to point you to a val

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Revisiting The Ad-hoc Vs Stored Procedure DebateRevisiting The Ad-hoc Vs Stored Procedure Debate

So I stirred up a hornet's nest on a debate I honest did not know was so heated out there, and that being Stored Procedures vs Ad-Hoc queries. I must admit I ha

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Setting Up Compression With IisSetting Up Compression With Iis

One of the most commonly missed features of setting up a web server is configuring compression. All modern Browsers support both GZip and Deflate compression fo

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Leveraging Httphandlers To Stream Custom Content In Asp.netLeveraging Httphandlers To Stream Custom Content In Asp.net

WROX released my custom httpHandler eBook, Leveraging httpHandlers to Stream Custom Content in ASP.NET,late last week. It is the second part of two WROX BLOX

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Managing Settings In Visual StudioManaging Settings In Visual Studio

Last week I was talking some folks at TechEd and it seemed customized settings of Visual Studio came up in a few conversations. As a frequent speaker I am start

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Expanding Upon Getting The Days In A MonthExpanding Upon Getting The Days In A Month

I was perusing the ASP.NET forums tonight and saw an entry where the person was asking on help on getting the number of days in a month in .NET. While the asker

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Stop Telemarketers With Asp.netStop Telemarketers With Asp.net

So I found this really neat new site this morning written in ASP.NET, CallerComplaints.com. The site allows you to look up complaints about a phone number and r

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Type 'Asp.global_asax' Is Not Defined.Type 'Asp.global_asax' Is Not Defined.

I am honestly not sure how I created this error, but I know this I did not find much out there on how to solve the issue. I think part of the reason this occurr

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Custom Httpmodules Ebook From WroxCustom Httpmodules Ebook From Wrox

WROX, one of the .NET community's best friends over the years, has started a new line of eBooks called WROX BLOX. I like the idea of publishing in an eBook form

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How To Deal With The 'Failed To Access Iis Metabase' ErrorHow To Deal With The 'Failed To Access Iis Metabase' Error

You may get this the first time you try to execute an ASP.NET site on a Windows XP installation of IIS 5.1 The error will point you to a Microsoft Knowledge Bas

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Know Your Status CodesKnow Your Status Codes

Developing applications that work across the Internet requires knowledge of protocols. To actually debug any communications or protocol errors you need to be aw

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What Is The Difference Between An Httpmodule And An Httphandler?What Is The Difference Between An Httpmodule And An Httphandler?

I get this question all the time and if you happen to attend one of my presentations on using each you should know by the end of the presentation. I also see th

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What Does The Outputcache Directive Do On The Client?What Does The Outputcache Directive Do On The Client?

This was a question that was raised in my Front-End Performance presentation yesterday and I honestly did not know. So I came home last night and did a quick te

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I Still Say Use Stored Procedures!I Still Say Use Stored Procedures!

First, wow, I never ever dreamed pushing that publish button on something I wrote in about 20 minutes would get so much play! Thanks for all who shared their op

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New Release Of Enterprise Library 4New Release Of Enterprise Library 4

I have long had a love affair with the Data Access Application Block, DAAB since it was first release way back in the old days. Since then it has become part of

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Things I Hate About .NetThings I Hate About .Net

I hate several things about programming in the .NET stack, well not really that they affect me now. But it is really some of the ways we teach new .NET programm

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Put Your Path Together With Path.combinePut Your Path Together With Path.combine

At least in my history of programming I have always concatenated paths as I build them in my code. A good example of this is deciding where to store uploaded ph

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