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Darren Fieldhouse March 2009 Entries
WebDev.WebServer.exe not responding to requests
Rather than the productive day of web development I had planned I spent most of this morning trying to figure out why Visual Studio’s built in web server, webdev.webserver.exe, would not respond when I ran the web project. At first I though it was the project so I checked the config, rebuilt it, and restarted Visual Studio – no luck. Next I tried opening another project, that didn’t work either so I though it was something on my machine. Time to look at the anti-virus and firewall, but after disabling ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 10, 2009 2:46 PM

Debugging Attributes
Attributes are a great way to communicate some extra information about a class, method or property and the debugger looks for a few different attributes to determine the way it behaves while you are debugging code. Let’s take a look at the attributes that are used to control how the data tips display an object’s value. Imagine you had a simple customer class. Here is a screenshot of it at runtime: As you can see, the debugger is showing the public properties and the private fields that are used to ......

Posted On Sunday, March 8, 2009 12:25 PM

Test and Sample Data
I need sample / test data all the time. When ever I build an application for a client it is useful for testing and demonstrating, when I teach a course it's always useful to have a demo database on hand (I'm a bit bored of Northwind and Pubs). Over the years I've collected all sorts of useful sample data, like real surnames, first names and place names. All I've lacked is something to randomly pick from those lists to create a dataset ready to import (in the format I need at the time). During some ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 4, 2009 12:27 PM

Developer Developer Developer South West
Developer Developer Developer South West has just opened for registration and although the agenda hasn't been finalised some of the topics are looking really interesting. If you live in the South West sign up now! Not only is it great to see this kind of event come to this area, but if the other DDD events are anything to go by it will fill up fast! Got to love the cows on the logo ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 3, 2009 11:24 AM

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