No source avaiable (VS2010)

Posted by Sameer on January 10, 2011 in .NET articles |

Did you ever try pausing your code in VS2010? Did you get this very annoying screen that says “no source available” ? The solution is simple, install this extension


Jquery Rich Array Documentation

Posted by Sameer on April 30, 2010 in .NET articles |

If you want to use the JQuery Rich Array and you were hoping for some documentation, well its inside the .JS file but I am posting it here for reference purposes /*************************************************************************** * Copyright (C) 2007 by Vladimir Kadalashvili * * Vladimir.Kadalashvili@gmail.com * * * * This program is free software; you can redistribute it […]


Serialize and Deserialize to JSON from ASP.NET

Posted by Sameer on April 23, 2010 in .NET articles |

Its very easy to serialize an object to .NET Simply create some object, normally a custom class with some attributes. Normally you have a list of these and you want to serialize to JSON to use it from client side code. If you do the following var s = new System.Web.Script.Serialization.JavaScriptSerializer(); string resultJs = s.Serialize(result); […]


Flesk Viewstate Optimizer Documentation

Posted by Sameer on March 1, 2010 in .NET articles |

Flesk.ViewStateOptimizer_NET20 I came across this excellent looking tool Flesk ViewState Optimizer but was not able to find any details or documentation on it.  Apparently the tool used to be commercial but now its free!  I was able to dig up some history on it Flesk.ViewStateOptimizer is a unique technology that overrides sending ViewState object to […]


LINQ to Entities Create Function Import Scalar Value Missing

Posted by Sameer on April 9, 2009 in .NET articles |

LINQ to Entities seems really great. It can save you a lot of time in writing unnecessary db connection code, improve the performance many fold, only connect to the db when required (lazy loading), and easy concurrency handling for you. However there is a missing feature which I found out the hard way. If you […]


Read Pro ASP.NET 2.0 in C# free

Posted by Sameer on November 11, 2008 in .NET articles |

Due to a recent agreement between Google and some book publishers, they are going to publish a large number of books online (limited content depending on each publishers agreement). So you can now read Pro ASP.NET 2.0 C# for free online (a large chunk of it)!  Click the link for more.  This book is jam […]


Automated .NET testing with WatiN

Posted by Sameer on October 20, 2008 in .NET articles, Software Engineering |

This software is super cool.  WatiN – Automated Web Application Testing! Here’s how you can use it.  Download it.  Download the test recorder (it’s not perfect, but its pretty good).  Create a trivial test case so you know it’s working.  Then build on that test case.    It will output code for NUnit, MBUnit, or even […]



Updating Your Web.Config From Each Build with CruiseControl

Posted by Sameer on June 17, 2008 in .NET articles, Software Engineering |

If you are running a Web Site Project, yet you still want to have a build number somewhere in your application, this article will explain how you can create a simple tool to have an auto-increment build number and execute it using CruiseControl.NET


Unit Testing on Your Database

Posted by Sameer on May 22, 2008 in .NET articles, Software Engineering |

When unit testing on your database, you will run into a common problem. Rolling back. So you want to do some unit tests, and then you want to reset your database back to the nice squeaky clean version that doesn’t have half failed unit tests. So how can you do this? There are many ways […]



Posted by Sameer on May 8, 2008 in .NET articles, Work Related |

This is a very shallow comparison of my experiences with PHP and ASP.NET Don’t take this as a religious war or something, the idea is just some basic comparison.   Here is a summary: If you are choosing which technology to use to build an application, use .NET. You will get more bang for the buck. With […]

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