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  • Blog Post: Code Access Security and User Controls

    About a week ago I helped troubleshoot an issue where a customer wrote a WinForms User Control and she was trying to use it on a form she was developing. When she dragged it from the toolbox, she was getting the following error: An exception occurred while trying to create an instance of Contoso...
  • Blog Post: "Invalid Parameter" when receiving from a remote queue

    I'm backing up a colleague who is out on vacation this week and got an interesting issue from one of his customers. They'd implemented a simple Windows Service in C# (v1.1) to read messages from a remote MSMQ queue. The issue they ran into is when the server the remote queue went down, they'd get...
  • Blog Post: Changes to authentication in XPSP2

    One of my customers ran into an interesting issue when upgrading their developer workstations to Windows XP SP2 - they stopped being able to debug ASP.NET applications running on the local IIS5.1 webserver. They went through the standard steps of ensuring permissions and appropriate security group membership...
  • Blog Post: Winforms and threading

    There has been a recent discussion internally amongst the ADC’s in my region* about threading and WinForms. I originally cut my teeth in Windows programming by writing a multi-threaded NT Service that ran on a Alpha based Windows NT 3.51 system (who coined the term “Wintel”? I had a...
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