As a follow up for
C# – Screen capture with Direct3D, here is how to enable and disable composition (Aero) on Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Continue reading C# – Enable / Disable DWM Composition (Aero) →
I have been playing with NDepend for the past week or so, and have found it to be a useful addition to an Architect’s/Developer’s artillery for larger more complex projects.
NDepend is a static code analysis tool written by Patrick Smacchia (C# MVP) that simplifies managing a large/complex .NET code base.
Whether you are responsible for QA, code reviews, architecture, or day to day development on large complex projects, you will most likely find something useful in NDepend.
Metrics View: Hightlighting the top 10 methods based on number of lines of code.
Continue reading Development Tools – NDepend →
Ever wished you could bind properties to your input controls without using literal strings to identify the property name?
Want the compiler to check the property names are valid at compile time rather than waiting until/if it’s found while testing?
Here is an example of how to determine the name of a property using the property name as compilable code via Lambda’s
(Updated 9th Oct 2009 to support binding paths that extend beyond a first-level property)
Continue reading C# – Compile-time checking of property names for Data Bindings →
Login failed for user ‘username’. The user is not associated with a trusted SQL Server connection.
This error occurs when you attempt to login to SQL Server using SQL Server Authentication mode (username + password) when the SQL Server instance is only configured for Windows Authentication.
To fix the issue:
Enable SQL Server Authentication
Enable the “sa” user, and configure a password for it
Restart the SQL Server Instance
Continue reading SQL Server 2005: Error: 18452 Login failed for user ‘username’. The user is not associated with a trusted SQL Server connection. →
While testing a SQL CLR procedure recently I came across an issue with the binary formatter deserialization failing because it could not find the assembly for the type (even though the type is within the same assembly as the deserialization code).
Continue reading C# – BinaryFormatter.Deserialize is “Unable to find assembly” →
If the message is being sent to another database then the “
message type” and “ message contract” must exist on both databases, regardless of whether the destination database is on the same or a different server.
Back To Basics: Service Broker Message Types
When I was researching for
this article, I noticed some passing references to the Vista DWM (Desktop Window Manager) and the ability to use it to capture images of windows — . I filed this away as something to look into at a later date. DWM is the technology behind Windows Aero and its window switching features like Flip3D
Continue reading C# – Screen capture with Vista DWM (Shared Direct3D Surface) →
After finally installing Vista Home Premium at home, I found that a C# utility I had created for capturing a region of the screen suddenly stopped working reliably for windowed Direct3D applications.
Continue reading C# – Screen capture with Direct3D →
I recently had to begin working on some ASP.NET development, specifically composite controls for web forms and SharePoint custom fields and web parts, and not knowing a great deal about ASP.NET (or SharePoint for that matter), I set out into Google land to discover all I could about the ASP.NET page request and how my snazzy new controls would have to fit into it.
Continue reading ASP.NET 2.0 page and control life-cycle diagram →