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Debugging from an ASP.NET and Azure Engineer. Posts are from customer issues and things I feel may be useful.

July, 2008

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    ASP.NET Tips: Loading a DLL out of the bin directory

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    Question A customer has created a web project which references a class library project.  When deployed to the local machine the web/classes all work fine.  When deployed to a ‘shared’ IIS site, the class DLLs exist in the /bin folder, but the...
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    Debugging ASP.NET on a Production Server 101

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    So I thought I would put all the information together in one place that I have been creating over the past few months.  I’ll try to go through all the steps and the different things that you will need to use in order to track down a problem. Realizing...
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    Logic Puzzle: Buying donuts puzzle

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    I thought it would be fun to try something new here.  So I am going to present a logic puzzle and let people try to answer it.  I will post the solution in the future but I want to give people a chance to try to solve it. So here is the first...
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    Unable to use Session State Server

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    Issue ASP.NET site running under .NET 2.0 has the following setting in web.config: <sessionState mode="StateServer" stateNetworkTimeout="10" cookieless="false" timeout="30"/> When the application...
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    What is more important – Design or Content

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    So I have often wondered about the priorities that are going into site design these days.  I know everything is important, but if you had to rank things, what would be the most important thing? The big debate I see comes down too, is it more important...
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    Hotfixes on Code Gallery

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    As first reported by Soma , we are now going to use the MSDN Code Gallery to make hotfixes available.  In the past, you could get some from the Connect site but it was hard to discover the fixes.  So now all Visual Studio and .NET product updates...
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    What would make troubleshooting easier

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    So I have asked How do you Troubleshoot ASP.NET problems- so now I would like to know what would you like to see that would allow you to figure out issues faster? I have a few ideas of my own, but I don’t want to sway anyone in one way or another. Would...
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    SOS: Commands not working on a mini-dump

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    Problem So occasionally I run into people trying to analyze a managed mini-dump and they have problems.  They run a command like !dumpobj and it fails. Cause The reason that these commands fail is that the CLR stores all it’s data in virtual memory...
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    Terrarium anyone?

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    Not sure how many people remember the old Terrarium application, but it is making a comeback.  This time, as a project for and by the community. You can get more information on the background and what this application is by reading Reintroducing...
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    Visual Studio 2008 Web Server Here shell extension

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    This has to be one of the coolest shell extensions that I have seen yet.  It is right up there with the Command Prompt Here one. This adds a addition to the right-click menu for a folder for “ASP.NET Web Server Here”. All the information, including...
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    Do you think about supportability?

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    So I wanted to get a read on how people design their web sites.  My thinking is that there isn’t much time spent in planning for supportability.  There are a lot of other concerns that take priority, What is more important – Design or Content...
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    Using .NET for Mobile Applications

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    Chris Craft has done a great job in getting a lot of people excited over using .NET for Mobile Applications.  He has created a new application each day for 30 days.  Some of these are not too complicated, but they are all very cool.  With...
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    Windows Internal Beta Exam 70-660

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    I wanted to pass along some really exciting news if you haven’t heard about it yet, we are getting ready to release a new certification that targets developers and IT professionals who need to know about the internals of Windows for their job.  You...
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    ASP.NET Tips: DumpAllExceptions output changes

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    The first time you run !DumpAllExceptions you will see it print out one full exception for each type of exception that is in the dump. This will include the message and the callstack of the exception. For example: Any time after that, if you run...
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    How do you Troubleshoot ASP.NET problems?

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    I’d love to hear how people go about digging into various problems.  I have heard of people using logging or tracing like log4net to allow some tracing, but what about other problems which that can’t help with? So here are the topics I’d like to...
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    BLOG CHAT: SQL Injection

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    So finally all the details have been worked out.  We are going to have this chat on Friday July 18th.  At 2:00 PM EST.  That is 11:00 AM PST. Shortly I will have a link where you can add a reminder to your calendar about this chat. ...
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    Silverlight control samples for Beta 2

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    Shawn has updates the Silverlight Control tutorial for Beta 2.  Not only is this a good thing because of some of the changes in the Silverlight platform, but there was a big addition that greatly simplifies creating controls, Visual State Manager...
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    Software Applications, the targets of vulnerabilities

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    I was just reading Soma’s blog post How vulnerable are software applications? and it really makes you think about how and what you create as an application designer.  According to a 2005 FBI survey, U.S. businesses lost $67.2 billion because of cyber...
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    SOS: Always use the correct debugger

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    I cannot stress this enough.  It is very important that you use the same architecture for the debugger as the process that you are trying to troubleshoot. Wrong version when capturing a dump If you use a 64-bit debugger to capture a dump of a32-bit...
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    Live Mesh update

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    Not sure if everyone saw, but Microsoft has expanded the size of the Tech Preview for Live Mesh.  You can see the announcement on the Live Mesh Forum . So what was announced?  Well there are two main things: Doubled the maximum number of users...
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    Hyper-V continued

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    Just wanted to give a brief update on using Hyper-V.  I can’t seem to find a reason to not use it.  Right now I can run all my different machines, at any time and when needed, and do everything I need to do for work.  I can also keep things...
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    ANSWER: POP QUIZ: What are Free Threads in the Threadpool

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    So I was hoping to get some more comments to this before posting the answer but I guess that isn’t going to happen. The minFreeThreads and minLocalRequestFreeThreads are very important settings when it comes to how much load your webserver can handle...
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    BLOG CHAT: SQL Injection – Today

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    Just a quick reminder that our blog chat on SQL Injection is today at 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST.  Hope to see everyone there.  You can get to the chat here: MSDN Online Chat Or you can add the Outlook reminder: Add to Calendar Look forward...
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    Migrating to Debugging .NET after Win32

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    One of the more difficult things about getting started with .NET Debugging is the mental shift that you have to make. Troubleshooting changes The first problem that I had with .NET was trying to look at everything using dd and just walking through memory...
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    Windows Home Server update

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    Monday morning the Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 update package and release notes went live on the Microsoft Download Center.  This is great news to anyone that has been using this product. Power Pack 1 fixes the data corruption bug as well as...
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