Just recently setup a new machine with Windows 8 and decided to install Hyper-V so that I could run windows XP for some of my legacy applications that will not run under Windows 8 64 bit. After installing Hyper-V components I attempted to setup a new virtual machine and start the install process whe... [More]
First, if you are a .NET developer and you are not using LINQPad yet go and check it out at www.linqpad.net. They offer a free version that is the same as the paid version but without intellisense and the pricing to upgrade to the full version is well worth the productivity gain you get.
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I am not a linux expert and so when I have problems from time to time I usually have to go searching for the answer. It usually takes me looking at several articles to get my answer and when I am finished I always try and put together a article that has everything I need to know in once spot. Please... [More]
I have been using LINQPad for a while now and I love it. This utility allows me to write and execute immediately code that I am working out before I put it into my project. However on occassion I need to reference assemblies from my project that are getting settings from the applications App.Config ... [More]
If you have tried to execute the following code on windows azure then no doubt you have run into a security violation. In fact if you try and run the same example on your local machine you will also get the same error as creating an custom event source on windows requires that it be performed by an ... [More]
Well I really enjoyed creating the MIX 2011 PlayOn plugin that I decided to do the same for TECH.ED 2011. I am going to do a bit more research and see if in the next release I can provide a folder for each year as they have published all of the archives for TECH.ED and MIX back to 2008.
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I have been using PlayOn software to view online content via my XBOX for about 6 months now and while it is really cool I dont find myself using it as much as I thought I would. However one thing I have enjoyed is using it to view last years MIX 2010 content that someone provided a plugin script for... [More]
For anyone using Visual Studio and trying to add a SQL Database File and getting the error: "Failed to generate a user instance of SQL Server due to a failure in starting the process for the user instance." you might want to give the following steps a try.
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ASP.NET has some nice validation controls built in that can help make validating forms much easier. Listed below are a few of the available controls. RequiredFieldValidator – Ensures that the user does not skip a field that has some requirement for being selected or filled out. CompareValida... [More]
The silverlight PivotViewer control allows you to build very large collections and embed them on your website. Works really well for collections that provide a visual representation of the data you are navigating and uses the silverlight deep zoom feature so navigating high resolution images is very... [More]