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  • Blog Post: Playing with DLINQ

    Today, I was playing with DLINQ and would like to share my findings with you. First of all, if you never heard of LINQ or want a basic intro, I suggest starting with the following 3 short videos (in order): C# 3.0 Language Enhancements in action C# 3.0 LINQ in action C# 3.0 DLinq in action...
  • Blog Post: How to run a SQL database installer from your .net application

    Even if the question itself is very obvious, I got too many problems while implementing it. Here's the situation: I have a WinForms app (C#), I want to offer the user with creating a SQL database and a couple of database objects (SPs, tables) at the first time he/she runs the application. The CREATE...
  • Blog Post: .net Framework 3.0 Installer Crashes

    Today, I installed the .NET Framework 3.0 Redistributable Package from here at a Customer's site, on a Windows Server 2003 SP1. After the installer started and I accepted the licence agreements, a minute later the installer crashed while tried to download some more data from the internet. It turns out...
  • Blog Post: How .net stores dates/how to debug them

    I was debugging an application and had to check a DateTime variable’s actual value. I was expecting something like member variables holding year, month, day, hour, etc values on the object and it will be an easy one to debug, but that was not the case, so I had to find out how to check the actual date...
  • Blog Post: Exceptions are expensive!

    Hey! Don't we all use Exceptions in managed code to indicate the caller that something is wrong? That's a really bad habit! - "Hey maaaan, it's the 21st century, passing back HRESULTs is over!" - not yet, you'll see it: did you know that if your caller can systematically force your code to throw an exception...
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