Migrating to .Net7
On November 8, 2022, Microsoft released .Net 7. After getting Visual Studio Professional 17.4 installed, updating to .Net 7 was fairly painless.More...
When running a service under IIS, the HttpContext.Current object is not available, so HttpContext.Current.Server.MapPath will fail.
fileName = HttpContext.Current.Server.MapPath(fileName);
The solution is to use Hosting.HostingEnvironment.MapPath instead.
fileName = System.Web.Hosting.HostingEnvironment.MapPath(fileName);
Date And Time Tracking in .Net
Getting the right date and time sounds simple enough, but when you look at a few interesting scenarios with multiple teams coordinating actions across multiple time zones with multiple clients and servers, designing for the date and time for a given event becomes complicated very quickly. I’d like to share an some approaches that I think work well in .Net.More...
Silverlight 2.0 Released
On October 14, 2008, Microsoft released Silverlight 2.0, the cross-platform browser plug-in for both Macintosh and PC platforms.
Silverlight includes several Rich Internet Application (RIA) features, including:
- WPF UI Framework
- Rich Controls
- Rich Networking Support
- Rich Base Class Library More...
Visual Studio 2008 SP 1 and .Net 3.5 SP 1 Released
Microsoft announced August 11 availability of the following new downloads.
Source Control Tools
How to Remove Projects in the Visual Studio Project MRU List
Visual Studio.Net (2003, 2005 and 2008) keeps a list of recent projects shown on the Start Page in the IDE. Sometimes when moving projects around on the disk, one can end up with duplicate names and this can be confusing. To resolve this, the list in the registry must be updated.