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In trying to comparing complex objects to confirm a unit test, I thought rather than going through the hassle of trying to implement IComparable or overriding .Equals that perhaps reflection would be a better means. A quick google search turned up some useful code that compares via reflection. This was close to what I wanted but I thought it’d be better ......

The debate has risen of what the best practice is for WCF proxies, should they be generated using Visual Studio references pointing to a WSDL or should they be hand coded and shared alongside service and data contracts through libraries? Now, admittedly of course using the WSDL option is the instant preference for WCF services that have the potential ......

After a couple painfull rollbacks of TFS checkins I dreaded doing so again with TFS Powertoys or individually checking out specific file versions one by one. This time I found a much easier trick. Open up the Team Explorer for source control, browse to the root directory of your project and do a get history. This gives you the history going back of ......

Just wanted to note what looks to be an interesting book on SOA related design patterns http://www.soapatterns.org/... Unfortunately the book won't be released until later this month but it's written by the editor of a leading SOA magazine so it looks like it is worth checking out ......

I've been delving a fair bit into WCF lately and have been encountering enough gotchas that it is clear that it's time for me to resurrect my tech blog. My first post: an errant WCF Socket Exception which looks like a timeout due to the message is actually an exception caused by DBNull. You may have come across the above msg at some point in working ......

A few years back when OneNote first came out I gave it a try. I was excited by it's features but it was lacking one major feature, the ability to link between pages in wiki style. With the release of OneNote 2007, this was one of the promoted features and one that I most looked forward to. Another feature I was looking forward to was the ability to ......

Can you help me find: A collaborative development platform that is based upon a wiki. For example, classes are laid out in pages. Function references map as links when you write them and link to that function's location. You can check in and out portions of the code and submit them for approval. Changes are kept via versioning with the latest approved ......

As I jump back into some SQL Server development, I've come across a couple things that I wish were features in SQL Server. One is that when developing many stored procedures or functions, it has always been a pet peeve of mine that SQL Server basically lists every one together. This is a bit cumbersome as if you are developing functions for a specific ......

I'm in the process of figuring out how to migrate an old VBA based Excel Add-in to VSTO .net Quite unfortunately, UDF function support in Excel is critical for the add-in I'm updating and yet it is not supported in the present version of VSTO nor will it ever be with Excel 2003. Thus, I'm stuck figuring out a means around the issue. After a great deal ......

I'm at one of those points where I want to jump up and down, scream, rant and rave all while shaking my fist at the sky cursing Microsoft. All I'd like to do is something that I thought would be simple. I came across a couple great articles on how to use Visual Studio Tools 2003 for Office to integrate .net with Office applications such as Excel. It ......

Ok, felt this bug was worth noting. I'm maintaining some code that was originally written to utilize a sql connection code generator called bonebox. I was notified of an error that occured where a few reports that were running were timing out. Upon reviewing my log messages I discovered that the sql server appeared to be blocking during connection attempts. ......

I've been stuck for a while now on a problem where I'm trying to format columns in a datagrid using dynamic column styles (datagridcolumnstyles). The issue was when I was using the DataGridTextBoxColumn.Format property with a value of “c00“ for formatting the column to display a $ at the beginning of numbers. It was odd because the first ......

I've been kicking myself repeatedly trying to debug a crosstab class I'm creating, then I stumbled accross this dataset viewer that will help me immensly so I thought I'd make a note of it Source for this post: http://weblogs.asp.net/rosh... Finally! someone came up with a way to view the contents of a Dataset object ......

I've been working furiously lately to pull together a few projects of mine that I'm working on. One thought I've had is to launch a copy of wikipedia locally so that I can consolodate all my ideas, projects and things I'm working on into one place. As part of this I've been hunting around to find a means to convert my HTML and Word files into wiki but ......

System.Net.WebException: The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a receive. I've been trying to figure out what the cause of this problem is for a few days now and I've finally tracked down the error. It's due to a bug in .net that closes the connection prior to it being finished. I'm concerned about the performance issues ......

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