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Using WCF with non-microsoft clients

The default wsdl that WCF creates isn't very friendly for human's and other non-microsoft clients to read. To remedy this you can intsall WCFExtras: To use it, in your endpoint declaration add a " behaviorConfiguration " element with a name something like " WsdlRedirect ". Then add an endpointBehaviors declaration something like this:       < behaviors >        < endpointBehaviors >          < behavior name =" WsdlRedirect " >            < wsdlExtensions location =" "                            singleFile =" True " / >          < / behavior >        < / endpointBehaviors >   And add an extension under system.serviceModel like this:      < system.serviceModel >      < extensions >        < behaviorExtensions >          < add name =" wsdlExtensions "    

"An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.” in IIS 7

Was working on an old website dev region that hadn't been used since we upgraded to IIS 7 and a 64-bit web server, and was getting this error: "An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format."   After some research I found the answer here: The solution that worked for me was to enable 32-bit applications in the AppPool.

Apple iPad Facebook crash

My wife likes Apple she has an iPhone and she wanted something like the iPhone except a little bigger so she could manage her business social media content easier. So we got her a first generation iPad. It worked great until she went to share a link in Facebook using Safari and it would crash.  The crash log said it was a memory issue.  I did some research and tried the "disable all the iCloud stuff" and the problem continued.  Then I discovered this is a problem that started in Sep 2012 and it even happens with the newer iPad's so it can't be a memory problem. It is a problem with Safari on Facebook. So I tried a bunch of other browser's like Dolphin, and Opera and still the same problem.   Finally was about to start selling her on an Android tablet when didn't I find a fix.  Almost sort of wished I hadn't found a fix because I like Android. It's what I have for my phone. But here it is: the Atomic Lite browser(or pay for the full blown ve

Visual Studio 2010 with TFS can't edit source code

Once in a while when I open a project in Visual Studio and get latest version of source from TFS and I go to type in a source code file it will not auto check out and will not let me type anything.  The quickest way I have discovered to fix this is to click on another source code tab(or open another source code file if there is only one tab available) then go back to the original source code and you should be able to start typing.

Viewstate MAC failed

When you deploy your ASP.NET website to production you may get an error saying the "Viewstate MAC failed" This happens if your production environment is a web farm.  To fix it you need to add a machineKey entry to the system.web section of your web.config as described here by jnet:

How to fix branches in TFS after an upgrade

We upgraded our TFS servers to 2010 but our branch information was lost. Fortunately +Richard Banks  provided an excellent post on how to rectify the situation.  You can read all about it here: Richard Banks - Agile and .NET: How To Fix Branches After Migration to TFS2010

.NET Enums

I like Enum . I love how you can define an Enum like this: Enum ColorType Red Green Blue End Enum Then use it as a parameter type like this: Public Sub ProcessColor(color As ColorType ) End Sub And when you go to use it in a method you get intellisense like this: Every so often I come across a data model that uses strings to signify types. Like an 'R' for Red and 'G' for Green and a 'B' for Blue. I would love to use my good friend Enum  and go: Enum ColorType Red = "R" Green = "G" Blue = "B" End Enum But unfortunately this is not possible.  If you are like me and wish you could do this please go here:  and Vote now. Until we get enough votes to get this implemented my current favorite alternativ

How to include a file in Visual Studio MSTest

Once in a while I add a xml file to be processed as part of an integration test in a MSTest project in Visual Studio but the file is missing when the test is run.  Here are the steps to get the file to show up when the test is run: Add file to MSTest project and set it to copy always. Go to Test -> Edit test settings -> Local(local.testsettings) Select Deployment Check “Enable deployment” Add DeploymentItem(“nameoffile”) attribute to test RESTART Visual Studio! Remember to do step 6 because it will only begin working after Visual Studio is restarted.

Show/Hide formatting text in MS Word 2010

Was updating a MS Word 2010 document and coming from a WordPerfect background I like to see the formatting text when I'm editing. A quick search found this:  That pointed me in the right direction. You click on the File  tab then click Options .  On the Word Options  dialog click on the Display  option on the left menu bar.  Then check the "Show all formatting marks" checkbox. Like this: Or if you only want to see specific formatting marks you can pick and choose between "Tab characters", "Spaces", "Paragraph marks", "Hidden text", "Optional hyphens", and "Object anchors".

Fixing bad sectors on WHS hard drive

When your WHS starts giving you hard drive errors make a note of where they are happening, somewhere on C:\fs\{drive letter}. Then open a command prompt and run: chkdsk /r C:\fs\{drive letter} After a few minutes it will then ask you if you would like to force a dismount. Say No. Then it will ask you if you would like to schedule a chkdsk /r the next time the system restarts. Say Yes. Restart WHS.

404 error in a REST WCF service

I created my first WCF REST service the other day and was getting a 404 error when I deployed the service to our server.  After some research I found the solution here: I needed to add: Factory ="System.ServiceModel.Activation.WebServiceHostFactory" to MyService.svc <% @ ServiceHost markup. There is also a very good write up on WCF REST service design here:

.NET FxCop recommends not using List<T>

I like to use FxCop when I’m coding and sometimes I get hit with the rule that says do not use List<T>, but it doesn't say what to use instead or it’s not clear what to use instead. After some research I found some suggestions: That recommend using Collection<T> but neither of them bothers to mention where Collection<T> is. So I did a little more research and I discovered it here: System.Collection.ObjectModel.Collection<T>

How to check if the current user has rights to read a file in .NET

I could not find any function in .NET that just straight out does this.  Furthermore I could not find any code on the web that explained what would be the best way to go about it.  Finally I found some code here: (post is no longer there) that checks if you could write to a file and I modified it to check if you could read: Public Shared Function CanReadFile( ByVal fileNameWithPath As String ) As Boolean Dim currentUser As System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity = System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent() Dim currentPrinciple As System.Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal = System.Threading.Thread.CurrentPrincipal Dim acl As System.Security.AccessControl.AuthorizationRuleCollection = System.IO.File.GetAccessControl(fileNameWithPath).GetAccessRules( True , True , GetType (System.Security.Principal.SecurityIdentifier)) Dim denyread As Boolean = False Dim allowread As Boolean = False For Each

.NET generics with private accessors not compatible with MSTest

Was playing around with generics and suddenly my unit test project failed with this error: “Signature of the body and declaration in a method implementation do not match.” After some research I found a post here that explained my problem was using a private on a generic class, and was a known bug that will not be fixed in VS 2010 as explained here .  Changed the private to public and was able to carry on.

Save yourself hours of debugging time in an ASP.NET web site/app.

If you are working on a web application that has added code to the Global.asax that logs and clears all unhandled exceptions, down the road in the development/maintenance unit test cycle you may forget to check that any errors have occurred during your live testing and can’t figure out why your application isn’t working correctly.  To prevent this from happening to you and other developers on your project add a Debug.Assert message just before the code that logs the unhandled exception. For example: Debug.Assert( False , String .Format( "Exception about to be logged to database:{0}" , unhandledException)) Then when you are running in debug mode and an unhandled exception occurs you will get a popup like this:

ASP.NET 2.0 page lifecycle

Every once in a while the ASP.NET 2.0 page lifecycle doesn’t quite work as I thought and I have to re-research it again. Here is a link I found that helped me this time. What was of special note to me this time was that a web user control will not have created its child controls until the page.OnPreRenderComplete event. Which, makes complete sense to me now.

Fixing HTTP Error 401.1 in IIS 7.5 on Windows 7

For a test I was trying to run a website on my local Windows 7 machine in IIS 7.5.  I put the website files in my C:\inetpub\wwwroot\MyWebsite. I opened IIS 7.5 and right-clicked on Sites and selected "Add Web Site". In the "Add Web Site" dialog I entered the "Site name", "Physical path" as above and "Host name" and clicked "OK". For the "Select Application Pool" dialog I selected "Classic .NET AppPool" which is .Net 2.0 with Classic Pipeline. I double clicked on "Authentication" and disabled everything and enabled "Windows Authentication" as this is a local intranet website. In "Application Pools" I went into "Advanced Settings" for the "Classic .NET AppPool" and changed the Identity to "Custom account" and entered "my companies domain\my userid" and password, because that is how the website is run on the corporate server unde

VS 2008 Next Error keyboard shortcut

When I’m refactoring some code if there is an interface change I usually make the interface change first and then fix all the error’s that come up.  Using the mouse to go to the errors window and double click on the next error can get tedious so I did some research to figure out a better way and found there is a keyboard short cut "ctrl-shift-F12" in VS 2008 that will take you to the next error. For more information on keyboard short cuts check this out:

Microsoft .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise

The book Microsoft® .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise (PRO-Developer) by Dino Esposito and Andrea Saltarello is written for Programmers/Application Architects to use the latest state of the industry .NET techniques and technologies for software development. They provide very clear explanations of the technologies and techniques like WCF, Entity Framework, Domain Driven Design etc. Excellent examples of when and where to use each technology and technique and when not to use them. They clearly reference where each technique came from and how to find more information. For me it had just the right amount of code examples and written explanations.  Buy a copy today.

Speed Improvement by avoiding exceptions

I learned a neat thing.  If you press ctrl-alt-e in Visual Studio you bring up this dialog: Then check the Thrown checkbox for "Common Language Runtime Exceptions" like this: Then run the project in debug mode and if an exception occurs the run will break at that point in the code and you can examine what happened.  This is great for finding uncaught exceptions and improper use of exceptions like this:                 Try                     If c.Contains( "somestring" ) Then Stop                 Catch ex As NullReferenceException                 End Try One should never do this because it is extremely inefficient.  Exceptions are costly and should always be avoided if possible.  In this case we can avoid this exception by checking c for nothing, like so:             If Not IsNothing(c) Then                 If c.Contains( "somestring" ) Then Stop             End If

VB.NET How to time a section of code.

Once in a while I want to see how long a section of code takes to run and I always forget the best way to do this. endTime .Subtract( s tartTime).TotalMilliseconds() It's so simple it's easy to forget I guess.

How to check if a datetime field equals current date in SQL Server Transact SQL

Had to write a SQL Server query to check if a date is the current day. After some searching I found a good way of doing it here: SELECT * FROM table WHERE DATEDIFF(day, StartDate, GETDATE()) = 0

ASP.NET web.config in different evironment solutions

In a website project you generally have a development environment, testing environment, and production environment. Each of these environments has different web.config settings. Fortunately ASP.NET now provides an elegant way of handling these. You can read all about it here:

.NET Programming Standards and Naming Conventions

Here is a good site for naming standards.

VS 2008 with Team Explorer Unit Test TestContext Error

After upgrading from VS Team System 2005 to VS 2008 with Team Explorer I had a TestContext error when trying to run a unit test. After some research I found that you have to change the reference to Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework.dll from v8 to v9.

Find files that end with "vbp" in Windows 7 file explorer

I was trying to find an old VB 6 project but I couldn't remember the name of it or where it was on my hard drive but I knew I didn't have very many of them so I opened file explorer and typed "*.vbp" in the search box. This unfortunately returned way too many results because it included *.vbproj files. I wanted just files that ended with "*.vbp" After some searching I found this which said you could use:  System.FileName:~<"notes" to find files that start with "notes" the ~< means "begins with" so I deduced maybe ~> means "ends with" and sure enough to find files that end with "vbp" put this in the search box: System.FileName:~>"vbp"

Required reading for anyone coding in VB.NET

While at Tech-Ed 2008 in Orlando I picked up a copy of "Professional Refactoring in Visual Basic" by Danijel Arsenovski a Wrox Programmer to Programmer book by Wiley Publishing, Inc.  This book is absolutely the best book I have seen on doing object oriented VB.NET programming in the real world.  In my opinion it is absolutely required reading for anyone coding in VB.NET.

How to add a Solution Folder to an existing Solution Folder with VS 2005 Guidance Automation

If you have an EnvDTE.Project reference to an existing Solution Folder you can add a solution folder like so: C# ((EnvDTE80. SolutionFolder )root.Object).AddSolutionFolder( "solutionFolder" ); or VB DirectCast(root.[Object], EnvDTE80.SolutionFolder).AddSolutionFolder("solutionFolder") where "root" is the EnvDTE.Project reference to the existing Solution Folder.

How to unlock a file in Team Foundation Server(TFS)

To unlock a file in Team Foundation Server you have to issue the following command at the Visual Studio Command Prompt: TF UNDO filename /WORKSPACE:workspace;checkout_user /SERVER:servername Where you change the lower case words with your particular case.  For more information go here:

How to search and replace a return character in Visual Studio

Every once in a while I need to search and replace a character with a "return" character and I forget how to do it and have to search online.  This latest search I found the answer here(it was there in 2008, but it is there longer): In your search dialog turn on regular expressions and use  "\x0d\x0a" for the "return" character.

VS 2005 Team System VB.NET Unit Test Class and method name are case sensitive

I had changed the name of a class to match Code Analysis class name criteria that specifies what parts of a class name should be upper case/lower case.  I did a global search and replace.  Some time later I ran a unit test and got this error: System.TypeLoadException: Could not load type After a bit of research I discovered that even though the class I had changed casing on was a VB class the unit test class is case sensitive.

ASP.NET 2.0 Wizard Control - Cancelling the next/previous button

If your using the ASP.NET 2.0 Wizard control and you want to stop the next button from going to the next step you have to set the event arg property Cancel to true like so: Private Sub Wizard1_NextButtonClick( ByVal sender As Object , ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.WizardNavigationEventArgs) Handles Wizard1.NextButtonClick e.Cancel = True End Sub

ASP.NET 2.0 Stack Overflow error in Wizard control

Was using the MaintainScrollPositionOnPostback=true in a page directive with the ASP.Net 2.0 Wizard control and started getting a stack overflow error when clicking on a Sidebar button.  Could not find a decent fix so I opted for a workaround and removed the MaintainScrollPositionOnPostback attribute and implemented this:

ASP.NET 2.0 RegularExpessionValidator to exclude a specific line.

Say you had the following select: < select id ="ItemSelect" runat ="server">   < option selected ="selected"> Select your item </ option >   < option > Item one </ option >   < option > Item two </ option >  < option > Item three </ option > </ select > And you wanted to force the user to select Item one/two/three. You could do this by creating a RegularExpressionValidator to to accept anything but the “Select your item” option like so: < asp : RegularExpressionValidator ID ="ItemRegularExpressionValidator" runat ="server" ControlToValidate ="ItemSelect" ErrorMessage ="Item Required" Text ="*" SetFocusOnError ="true" ValidationExpression ="^((?!Select your item).)*$"></ asp : RegularExpressionValidator >

Copy contents of a windows popup dialog

Some windows dialog's allow you to highlight part of the text in the dialog and press ctrl-c to copy that text which is great. But some dialog's do not allow this for example this one: I wanted to copy the the compile error but it won't let me. What you can do in this situation is just click on the dialog title bar to make sure it is selected and press ctrl-c . This copies the whole dialog and then just open Notepad and paste it in Notepad like this: Then you can highlight the text you want and carry on.

Handling the SelectedIndexedChanged event of a DropDownList in a GridView in ASP.NET 2.0

Say you had a GridView with a dropdownlist like this: < asp : GridView ID ="testGridView" runat ="server">     < Columns >         < asp : BoundField DataField ="TestField" />         < asp : TemplateField >             < ItemTemplate >                 < asp : DropDownList ID ="TestDropDownList" runat ="server" AutoPostBack ="true">                     < asp : ListItem Value ="1"> Item 1 </ asp : ListItem >                     < asp : ListItem Value ="2"> Item 2 </ asp : ListItem >                 </ asp : DropDownList >             </ ItemTemplate >         </ asp : TemplateField >     </ Columns > </ asp : GridView > And you set it’s datasource in the page load event like this: Protected  Sub Page_Load( ByVal sender As Object , ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me .

Using VB.NET reflection to get a list of the current objects private fields

If you want to get a list of the current objects private fields you can do so like this: me .GetType.GetFields(system.Reflection.BindingFlags.Instance or Reflection.BindingFlags.NonPublic)

VS Team System 2005 ASP.NET unit test error.

If you get this error message when running an ASP.NET unit test in VS Team System 2005: The web request 'http://localhost:19298/' completed successfully without running the test. This can occur when configuring the web application for testing fails (an ASP.NET server error occurs when processing the request), or when no ASP.NET page is executed (the URL may point to an HTML page, a web service, or a directory listing). Running tests in ASP.NET requires the URL to resolve to an ASP.NET page and for the page to execute properly up to the Load event. The response from the request is stored in the file 'WebRequestResponse_lnkGetMoreWork_Click.html' with the test results; typically this file can be opened with a web browser to view its contents. Remove these lines/attributes from the unit test method declaration: HostType( "ASP.NET" ), _ AspNetDevelopmentServerHost( "%PathToWebRoot%" , "/" ), _ UrlToTest( "http://localhos

ASP.NET 2.0 DataList - properties set in ItemDataBound event not persisted during postback

If you have a DataList control and capture the ItemDataBound event like this: Private Sub DataList1_ItemDataBound( ByVal sender As Object , ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataListItemEventArgs) Handles DataList1.ItemDataBound And then suddenly have the urge to do something to e.item and expect it to exist after a postback you best be a suppressing that urge because nothing you do to e.item in the ItemDataBound event of a DataList control will survive a postback. The reason used to be described here:

VS 2005 ASP.NET 2.0 DropDownList ToolTip in IE7

You can set the title attribute on the drop down list items to have ToolTip popups on your DropDownList items. This does not work in IE6 but works in IE7. For example you can do it right in the aspx like this: < asp : DropDownList ID ="DropDownList1" runat ="server">             < asp : ListItem title ="Choice 1 ToolTip" Value ="1"> Choice 1 asp : ListItem >             < asp : ListItem title ="Choice 2 ToolTip" Value ="2"> Choice 2 asp : ListItem > asp : DropDownList > Visual Studio will say that “Attribute 'title' is not a valid attribute of element 'ListItem'.” but it will run fine. Or you can do it in the code behind like this: Protected Sub DropDownList1_DataBound( ByVal sender As Object , ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles DropDownList1.DataBound Dim toolTip As String = string .Empty For Each item As ListItem In DropDownList1.Items

ASP.NET 2.0 Data Binding Tips - How to avoid Eval()

Here is an excellent tip to speed up ASP.NET 2.0 Data Binding by avoiding reflection overhead: If you're in a VB project then you have to use CType to cast Container.DataItem like this: < asp : Label ID ="Label3" runat ="server" Text =' <%# CType (Container.DataItem, ConfigurationSection) .SectionInformation.SectionName %> '></ asp : Label > Another benefit of doing this early binding, if you're using VS 2005, is you get intellisense popup to aid in selecting the right property.

Accessing a property on the MasterPage in ASP.NET 2.0

To access a property on the masterpage in ASP.NET 2.0 you have to cast it like this: For a Web Application project CType ( MyBase .Master, WebApplication1.Site1) Or for a website project CType ( MyBase .Master, MasterPage) Or you can specify the MasterType in the aspx like this: For a Web Application project <% @ Page Language ="vb" AutoEventWireup ="false" MasterPageFile ="~/Site1.Master" CodeBehind ="Default.aspx.vb"     Inherits ="WebApplication1._Default" %> <% @ MasterType TypeName ="WebApplication1.Site1" %> Or for a website project <% @ Page Language ="VB" MasterPageFile ="~/MasterPage.master" AutoEventWireup ="false" CodeFile ="Default.aspx.vb"     Inherits ="Default" title ="Untitled Page" %> <% @ MasterType VirtualPath ="~/MasterPage.master" %> Which will then creat

Moving A DotNetNuke Install Into Root ( Up A Directory )

Finally managed to get my DNN v4.6.2 install into the root. My problem was I had tried as the portal alias but it kept giving me an infinite redirect error.  Then I tried as the portal alias and everything is goodness.  Note that when you make a change like this just through the database you need to do something to cause your application to reload, like editing a line in web.config and saving it.

Dynamic HeaderText for an ASP.NET 2.0 Wizard Control

I wanted to have the Wizard Control Header display the current step’s title, after a little research I found that the ActiveStepChanged event would allow me to do this. So I added an event handler like this: Protected Sub Wizard1_ActiveStepChanged( ByVal sender As Object , ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Wizard1.ActiveStepChanged Me .Wizard1.HeaderText = Me .Wizard1.ActiveStep.Title End Sub Except it didn’t set the Header for the first step so I set the HeaderText manually to the first step’s title like this: < asp:Wizard ID =" Wizard1 " runat =" server " HeaderText =" Step 1 " > < WizardSteps > < asp:WizardStep ID =" WizardStep1 " runat =" server " Title =" Step 1 " > < / asp:WizardStep > < asp:WizardStep ID =" WizardStep2 " runat =" server " Title =" Step 2 " >

How to make an ASP.NET Web User Control Width editable.

Add a property to your WebUserControl: Private widthValue As Integer Public Property Width() As Integer Get Return widthValue End Get Set ( ByVal value As Integer ) widthValue = value End Set End Property Then add a prerender event handler to the WebUserControl, where in this example the MainTable happens to be the outermost container element in the Web User Control with a width attribute: Private Sub Page_PreRender( ByVal sender As Object , ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me .PreRender If Me .Width > 0 Then Me .MainTable.Width = Me .Width End If End Sub Then wherever you use the control you can specify the width if you want to: < uc2:MyWebUserControl ID =" MyWebUserControl1 " runat =" server " width =" 650 " / >

VS 2005 Team System Webtest ValidationRule on an asp:dropdownlist control

With this html: <select name="ctl00$ContentPlaceHolder1$CompanyDropDownList" id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_CompanyDropDownList" class="Normal">   <option selected="selected" value="1">All</option>   <option value="2">Company 1</option>   <option value="3">Company 2</option>   <option value="4">Company 3</option>   <option value="5">Company 4</option>   <option value="6">Company 5</option>  </select> In my webtest I wanted to verify CompanyDropDownList had selected option 2 "Company 1". Tried Form Field with form field name ctl00$ContentPlaceHolder1$CompanyDropDownList but it did not work. Using Required Attribute Value worked with the following values: Attribute Name             value Expected Value            2 Ignore Case                  False Match Attrib

Microsoft.ApplicationBlocks. ExceptionManagement The event source x does not exist error

 If you get the following error when using the Microsoft.ApplicationBlocks.ExceptionManagement library: System.Security.SecurityException: The event source ExceptionManagerInternalException does not exist and cannot be created with the current permissions. ---> System.Security.SecurityException: Requested registry access is not allowed. at System.ThrowHelper.ThrowSecurityException(ExceptionResource resource) at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.OpenSubKey(String name, Boolean writable) at System.Diagnostics.EventLog.CreateEventSource(EventSourceCreationData sourceData) at System.Diagnostics.EventLog.CreateEventSource(String source, String logName) at Microsoft.ApplicationBlocks.ExceptionManagement.DefaultPublisher. VerifyValidSource() One way of solving this is to install the Microsoft.ApplicationBlocks.ExceptionManagement.dll by running the following in a dos window: C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\InstallUtil.exe Microsoft.ApplicationBlocks.Exception

Avoid DTC call in Entity Framework 4 on SQL Server 2005

Ok really went down a rabbit hole today but I managed to crawl back out.  I went to create a database connection test. It consisted of first creating a transaction and then select a count of the number of records that match the record I was about to add, add the record, then count again to make sure the count is now different from the first count. This triggered a distributed transaction coordinator(DTC) error because I didn't have distributed transactions turned on but I didn't want it to start a distributed transaction as they add processing time and are not needed in this scenario.  So after much research I've discovered this apparently wouldn't have occurred if I was using SQL Server 2008 or greater but I of course was connecting to 2005. In Entity Framework 6(EF6) it looks like they are finally giving us the option to tell the Entity Framework to use an existing transaction and not force a distributed one. Which will be nice when EF6 is released and I upgrade

NArrange - organize your code effortlessly

The second thing I do( this is the first ) with a new install of Visual Studio is I head over to  and download the latest version of NArrange.  NArrange is an open source .NET code organizer/formatter/beautifier. After downloading and installing(and noting the folder where the exe is installed) the NArrange setup.msi, I go into my new install of Visual Studio and click on Tools and select External Tools . This opens the External Tools dialogue.  Click Add  and in the Title  field I put "NArrange" and beside the Command  field I click the ... (browse) button and go to the folder where I installed NArrange and select the narrange-console.exe file.  For Arguments  I like to only do one file at a time as I'm working so I set it to $(ItemFileName)$(ItemExt) /b and the Initial directory  to $(ItemDir).  The /b causes a back up of the file before NArrange makes it's changes, this is necessary to do the restore command below. The

To get Ajax working on an ASP.Net website

I couldn't get Ajax working on this one particular ASP.Net website and after a lengthy search I found the fix here .  I had to add this to the web.config: < system.web > < pages > < controls > < add tagPrefix = " asp " namespace = " System.Web.UI " assembly = " System.Web.Extensions, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31BF3856AD364E35 " / > < add tagPrefix = " asp " namespace = " System.Web.UI.WebControls " assembly = " System.Web.Extensions, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31BF3856AD364E35 " / > < / controls > < / pages > < / system.web >

Add a field to a Visual Studio 2005 Report Services Report

In the Datasets area right-click on a DataSource and select Add . Enter in the Name of the new field and the Database field or Calculated field . Then we need to update the tie between the Dataset and SQL Server by clicking on the Data tab and selecting our Dataset in the dropdown and updating the query.