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Ever received a "Could not load file or assembly" ... "The system cannot find the file specified" on your ASP.NET web application
Well I did, and the issue seemed to be intermittent. Here’s what it looked like for me: Here’s what I found out. You can read about the issue on Microsoft’s Help and Support at FIX: You may receive an InvalidCastException error in an ASP.NET-connected Web application ( Unfortunately, there’s no immediate download or fix. You have to call Microsoft Support to find out if the secret fix applies to your scenario. In my case ......

Posted On Thursday, January 25, 2007 10:17 AM

How to add Desktop Shortcut to ClickOnce Deployment Application
Here's a great post on how to add a desktop shortcut to ClickOnce Deployed Application. (Scott Schecter's post)http://blog.scottschec... Here's the version of this solution in VB. (Julia Lerman's post)http://blog.ziffdavis.... If you don't want to follow the link, here's the code: /// <summary> /// This will create a Application Reference file on the users desktop /// if they do not already ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 4, 2006 7:04 PM

Globalization & ClickOnce, ASP.NET Globalization
Great post from dasBlonde: Here’s the details: The blog is about globalization and how to architect Windows Forms and ASP.NET applications for localization, leveraging .NET resources where appropriate. Here’s the samples she listed: Globalized Windows Sample ClickOnce and Globalization ASP.NET Globalization Here’s the Additional globalization resources she listed: ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 4, 2006 6:19 PM

How to distribute COM components with your ClickOnce deployments
Here’s 3 options for distributing COM components for your ClickOnce deployments within an enterprise: - Use Reg-Free COM to get the COM components to autoregister after ClickOnce deployment. See for more details on this option. This is an awesome option, but requires a lot of testing when you get it implemented. You - Use the Bootstrapper to pre-deploy our prerequisites. See ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 1, 2006 7:52 AM

How to Customize Windows Installer
Great links to good articles on how to customize the installer for a windows application. Found them while looking for ways to accept some inputs during the install before the user runs it. ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 1, 2006 7:44 AM

E.Krishna Kumar’s Weblog » Visual Studio 2005 Code Snippets
Visual Studio 2005 Code Snippets IntelliSense Code Snippets are reusable, task-oriented blocks of code. Visual Studio 2005 includes code snippets covering tasks ranging from creating a custom exception, to sending an e-mail message, to drawing a circle. A set of Visual Basic and Visual C# Code Snippets are included in the Visual Studio 2005 box – additional Code Snippets can be found at: E.Krishna Kumar’s Weblog » ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 18, 2006 11:01 AM

DebugView - a great free debugging tool from SysInternals
Just wanted to introduce everyone to a great debugging tool, you can use with Visual Studio 2005. It’s called DebugView. You can find it at DebugView is an application that lets you monitor debug output on your local system, or any computer on the network that you can reach via TCP/IP. It is capable of displaying both kernel-mode and Win32 debug output, so you don’t need a debugger to catch the debug output your applications or device ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 7, 2006 12:19 PM

New IDE Features in Visual Studio 2005
New IDE Features in Visual Studio 2005 IntroductionTechnology evolves along with the need of people using the technology. Same is the case with Visual Studio. Visual Studio 2005 aims to simplify the development process thereby adding many new features to simplify the overall development experience. This article aims to discuss all major IDE related changes in Visual Studio 2005.Productivity featuresThe first time that you start Visual Studio, it asks to make a selection from a list of predefined ......

Posted On Friday, February 3, 2006 8:03 AM

Why does the .NET Framework 2.0 require 280MB of space to install?
Why does the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 require 280MB of space to install? …When the download is only ~28MB The Microsoft download site has the following prerequisite info for the download and install: System Requirements Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 3; Windows 98; Windows 98 Second Edition; Windows ME; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP Service Pack 2 Required Software: Windows Installer 3.0 (except for Windows 98/ME, which require Windows Installer 2.0 or later). ......

Posted On Thursday, November 17, 2005 1:25 PM

MSBuild Information and Links
Great links for MSBuild MSDN Chats: Visual Studio 2005: MSBuild ChatMSDN Chats: Overview of MSBuild, Part 1: From a Project Author's Perspective ("Longhorn" Technical Articles)Presents the new Microsoft build engine (MSBuild), shows how to write your own project file, and digs into how it integrates with Visual Studio 2005 (formerly code-named "Whidbey").http://msdn.micr... Overview ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 26, 2005 11:52 AM

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