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ASP.NET - Chart Control Download Links

On popular request I wanted to share a simple list of download links with all the tools and installers needed to enable the usage of the ASP.NET Charting Controlsout of Visual Studio 2008. Downl...

Howto: Handle MouseWheel messages (WM_MOUSEWHEEL) manually

Today i had to manually handle the mouse wheel functionality in a customer project and suppress the raising of the MouseWheel event as long as a specific condition returned false. After some resea...

Posted: 1/25/2008 7:58:00 AM by mdenkmaier | 0
Filed under: How toC#Development
Is the Visual Studio 2008 Javascript debugger crippled?

Kevin Dente is discussing a little but annoying problem regarding to the Javascript debugger in the new Visual Studio 2008! Share this discussion...

Videos: Visual Studio 2008 Training Videos

Microsoft is publishing tutorial videos on Visual Studio 2008 at! Watch Scott Guthrie and other Microsoft guys teaching the essentials to get ...

Whitepaper for IIS7 developers

Scott Seely just published a 30 page whitepaper on IIS7 which includes a great overview of many of the new IIS7 features and architecture details. Along with lots of great code samples for .NET ...

Posted: 6/13/2007 7:04:26 PM by mdenkmaier | 0
Filed under: IISDevelopment
Colorpicker.NET Source Mirror

I am a big fan of Chris Sano`s ColorPicker.NET but the website seems to be outdated or offline. The following links are outdated or contain wrong links to the binaries/source code: - http://blogs....

Posted: 6/6/2007 7:18:51 AM by mdenkmaier | 0
Filed under: GeneralDownloadDevelopment
How to: Ensure correct german characters in SQL scripts using sqlcmd.exe

The command line tool sqlcmd.exe is well known in the world of a Microsoft (SQL Server) developer.Normally you will execute SQL scripts using the following syntax: sqlcmd.exe -E -S <your_server...

Posted: 5/11/2007 9:29:00 AM by mdenkmaier | 0
Filed under: SQLHow toDevelopment
Error 1939 when trying to create an index on View in SQL Server 2005

When you try to create an index on a column belonging to a view you receive the following error: Error: sql server error 1939: The Index cannot be created because the view is not bound to a sche...

Posted: 3/12/2007 11:01:14 PM by mdenkmaier | 0
Filed under: SQLDevelopment
How to define optional C# method parameters with [Optional] attribute

One feature that i am missing when using C# is the ability to declare a method parameter as optional. If you have to call a specific method without having enough input values to meet the exact sig...

Posted: 3/9/2007 7:08:32 PM by mdenkmaier | 0
Filed under: How toC#Development
Visual Studio 2005 build process locks assembly output

Under some circumstances the Visual Studio 2005 process can generate locks on the output assemblies while building your projects. This typically occurs in projects with more than 10 projects in one...

Posted: 3/6/2007 1:38:16 PM by mdenkmaier | 0
Filed under: C#Visual StudioDevelopment
SQL Server 2005 management views

With SQL Server 2005 Microsoft introduced a new set of so called Dynamic Management Views (DMV). The following views could be a good starter when searching for specific information in or around yo...

Posted: 3/3/2007 1:22:55 PM by mdenkmaier | 0
Filed under: SQLDevelopment
PlatformNotSupportedException when trying to open a socket in C#

A few days ago i ran into some strange behavior when trying to open a socket an a clients computer using a simple network enabled application: ...[3452] System.PlatformNotSupportedException: This o...

Posted: 3/2/2007 5:12:53 PM by mdenkmaier | 0
Filed under: C#Development
How to disable Visual Studio 2005 automatic item population of toolbox

If you have many projects with even more user control in your Visual Studio 2005, you will encounter an extremely long delay when opening a form with the forms designer. This delay exists because V...

How to ensure that only a single program instance is running

Often you want to ensure that only a single instance of your application is running on a maschine. Therefore you need a mechanism to determine if an instance is alread<y running to avoid startin...

Posted: 2/9/2007 8:38:38 AM by mdenkmaier | 0
Filed under: How toC#Development
ArgumentNullException when calling Clipboard.SetText

The following code throws an error with a misleading error message: stringtext = “”;if(text != null ){ Clipboard.SetText(text, TextDataFormat.Text );} System.ArgumentNullException: The value must ...

Posted: 2/8/2007 8:50:51 PM by mdenkmaier | 0
Filed under: C#Development
How to get current SQL connections

A frequently asked question is how to get currently opened and used connections on a SQL Server. The easiest way is to use one of the SQL Server managed views to select all open connections: sele...

Posted: 2/4/2007 1:04:51 PM by mdenkmaier | 0
Filed under: SQLDevelopment
How to create Open here explorer context menu entry

As an developer you often have quickly execute some batch files or console programs from within specific folders. Therefore it is a real pain if you always have to open a command prompt by hand and...

Posted: 12/14/2006 12:49:50 AM by mdenkmaier | 0
Filed under: How toDevelopment