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SQLSessionState, SharePoint & Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
All right I admit, that's a very abstract title for a blog post, and its not eye catchy or snazzy as something like “What to do when you get a “Object reference not set to an instance of an object. exception on a SharePoint farm that uses SQLSessionState. “ But hey its supposed to grab your attention if you are having this problem. Ok so the error is Server Error in '/' Application. Object reference not set to an instance of an object. Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution ......

Posted On Thursday, September 16, 2010 1:13 PM

Find the NetBios Name of a domain in AD
Its been quite a bit of struggle for me to find an accurate way of finding the netbios name of a domain from AD using System.DirectoryServices. In case you are in the same jam here how you do it. Connect to AD using the following ldap url: LDAP://CN=Partitions,CN=Con... When querying AD using the Directory Searcher object uses the following filter: netbiosname=* This should give you a record from AD containing the netbios name of the domain as the ......

Posted On Thursday, July 30, 2009 8:46 AM

The MetaBlog API (Creating and Editing Posts)
I was writing an extension for my blog that uses the MetaWeblog API, so here is what I have learnt about it. It uses XML RPC for communication. So if you are coding in .NET you will need the xml-rpc library from CookComputing. XML-RPC Firstly an Introduction to XML RPC over here (I would recommend reading the whole series posted there) so that you may get an idea of 1. XML RPC Types 2. Request 3. Response 4. Errors (a.k.a. Faults) Using CookComputing XML-RPC.Net The following link shows you how to ......

Posted On Sunday, July 5, 2009 9:55 PM

Did you know: Did you know that VWD 2008 can load class libraries as well.
Did you know that Visual Web Developer 2008 can load class libraries as well. It can with SP1 installed, and it seems a bit hidden to expose this functionality. The trick is to enable "Show Solution" in the solution pane. here is the tip on the official blog. Once you have the solution showing on Solution Explorer, you can your class library projects. Please note this requires VWD 2008 SP1 ......

Posted On Saturday, June 27, 2009 5:01 PM

No VSE WSS for VS 2008 Until Summer
Dated: March/2008 Yes as saddening that sounds, it seems it is true. Having a bit of slack time and not being able to give VS2008 a whirl earlier due to project pressures, I broke it out today all eager to gauge what elegance this IDE brings, specially since I had the need to write a test WebPart. Out of instinct I went File -> New Project -> *hold up where is the SharePoint Category. So then me thinks ah! its not built in to the product, maybe another extension for Visual Studio. So googled ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 5, 2008 4:23 PM

.NET Videos
A couple of days back Ravi gave me a shout out to this .NET Video youtube-wannabe site. Check it out: www.dotnetvideos.net But guess what he's there is a tempting offer at the site as well, a free subscription to asp.netPRO magazine on registration. Thanks for the link Ravi Technorati tags: .Net Videos, Tutorials Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 30, 2008 2:09 AM

Motiah.net
Tools written in Csharp for Video and Audio work. Check it out - http://moitah.net/. There's some cool stuff there (if you are into that kinda thing anyways) Technorati tags: audio, video, tools, csharp, .net Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ......

Posted On Sunday, January 20, 2008 7:48 PM

ASP.NET NavBars
I went through this big list of vendors providing Outlook style navigation bars. Out of the list, 3 stand out in terms of quality of their products. Telerik's r.a.d. panel DevExpress's ASPxNavigation and ComponentArt's NavBar My ultimate goal was to use the control in a webpart, hence I was using the control entirely through code (no utilization of a designer/SmartPart capabilities) Out of the 3 above, the telerik product is just exceptional in terms of ease of programability. Its a very good product, ......

Posted On Thursday, September 14, 2006 6:05 AM

#1 on my Wishlist for the Zune
Not sure if MS will listen to me but my #1 request for the Zune/Argo is that it should support the Compact Framework. I am very dissatissfied with the ipod, I mean the ipod in itself is the most closed system I have ever come across. You can not do anything with the content you store on the device other than what is in built. I do hope that Microsoft sees this shortcomming and makes the Zune a cool platform mobile content platform for which apps can be written for. Technorati : Argo, Zune Cross-posted ......

Posted On Thursday, July 13, 2006 1:34 PM

.NET 3.0 = 2.0? Oh God! My head hurts.
Check out www.netfx3.com. Its the community site for everything 3.0 in the framework. To tell you the honest truth I spent some good time trying to understand this 3.0 business. "I mean you take the 2.0 Framework, you add Avalon, Indigo etc and then call it .NET Framework 3.0. But in fact its nothing more than .NET 2.0 (Compiler, run time etc.) with additions." So overall when you get the .NET Framework 3.0 you will not be getting the language enhancements in C# 3.0, VB.NET 3.0, you will not be getting ......

Posted On Monday, June 19, 2006 10:22 AM

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