Category: Tips

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Web Unit Tests Without HttpContext

Phil Haack created a very useful HttpSimulator to assist in unit testing code that accesses the HttpContext.I was up an running in a few minutes. Here’s a sample that worked for me. [TestMethod]public

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RSS Awareness Day - May 1st

May 1st, is the official “RSS Awareness Day”. While we shouldn’t forget all the celebrations (International May Day) and remembrances that take place on the same day, I do think it is a great idea to

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Binding Complex Properties to GridView

Binding simple (int/string, etc) type properties to a TemplateColumn in a GridView is easy, but when you need to bind the Grid to an object that has properties that aren’t simple types it gets a bit m

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ASP.NET RSS Toolkit 2.0 Released

Piyush and IDisposable just released version 2.0 of the ASP.NET RSS Toolkit to CodePlex. New features include feed aggregation, atom support, full element parsing (including attributes), more robust c

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ATOM 1.0 Schema

I just spent a while searching for the ATOM 1.0 schema definition. This looks like the most human readable form out there. http://www.atomenabled.org/developers/syndication/ HTH, Jon

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Page Cannot Be Displayed error in IIS

The “page cannot be displayed” issue in IE could be many things. First turn off the Show Friendly Error Message option in IE. Then check event viewer. And if all else fails recreate the website in IIS

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Slow Jerky Cursor on Virtual Machine?

If you have a slow jerky cursor (mouse) on a Virtual Machine it probably means that you need to install Virtual Machine Additions. How to install Virtual Machine Additions on a virtual machine http://

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JavaScript Lint

My team uses many static analysis tools to check for common coding mistakes and coding standards. I recently stubbled upon JavaScriptLint which we’ll start using to analize our JavaScript code base, w

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What is your dream dev portal?

What features would your dream dev portal have? Blogs, technologies, products, reviews, articles? Does the customizable experience at Live.com give you what you need or would you use a site that pushe

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What's your homepage?

I’m a dev lead in a group that is part of MSDN and TechNet. I’m curious what you (the IT Pro/Dev community) think of the MSDN/TechNet homepages and how we could make them better. It’d be cool if you c