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Dot Net Hacker Alan Savage July 2008 Entries
A good reason to upgrade if you develop on a Windows 2000 machine
I encountered something frustrating the other day, I installed a Windows Service that I had developed, made a few improvements and wanted to install the newer version. I opened up the trusty old command window (which has to be opened up in Administrator mode in Windows Vista, by the way) and ran the InstallUtil app with the /u switch. However, it did not seem to have worked. I clicked on refresh in the services and it was still in there. I ran the InstallUtil again to remove but it was saying it ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 22, 2008 12:24 AM

New CodePlex project released
For anyone that is interested I have released a project on CodePlex, this is named Core. It is written in C#.NET 3.5 and uses SQL 2005-any edition and uses WCF for communcicating. What does it do? The goal of Core is to be able to provide the ability to scale out processes running in applications-often processes that might not take a lot of CPU cycles when the application is new, but as features are added and the database grows in size, the same process could increase in time and CPU cycles taken ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 22, 2008 12:15 AM

The required column does not exist in the results
I've been using the new SQL-LINQ feature in ASP.NET and recently came across the following error message when calling a stored procedure from the SQL to LINQ data class: "The required column <ColumnName> does not exist in the results" The strange thing was this seemed to work fine when I called the stored procedure directly in SQL, but threw an exception when called in C#. After a night's sleep, I figured out what the problem was: The stored procedure was pretty meaty but basically the following ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 9, 2008 10:39 PM

Watch Out For Exploding Petrol Stations
If any tanker drivers read this, then please don't take offence and use this as an excuse to stage another strike to shirk out of work for a few days. The other day I was nipped out to buy a sandwich on my lunch break and decided to walk to a petrol station near to where I work. I decided to give my wife a phone call and see how her day was going, anyway I was about wrapping up the conversation as I approached the petrol station. The petrol station was also having a delivery of fuel, this fuel tanker ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 2, 2008 9:13 PM

ASP.NET Ajax

For those interested in AJAX development, the roadmap for ASP.NET AJAX has been released today and can be viewed here

Posted On Tuesday, July 1, 2008 6:41 PM

Hello Everyone
I have decided to start a blog, I plan on posting solutions & tips for other developers to use in all things .NET and also post any other interesting facts and activities that I feel would be of importance to others. I also hope that readers of this blog may be able to help with providing answers to my questions too. Anyway, I am currently working on 2 projects over on Code Plex (there is a 3rd in the pipeline-that uses these 2 libraries): www.codeplex.com/DotNetLibrary The Dot Net Library contains ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 1, 2008 1:53 AM

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