Is my C# application running in debug mode? or: About pre-processor directives

All I wanted to do was check if my application was running in debug-mode or in release-mode. Searching MSDN library and Google (groups) both did not deliver the solution to me. I was about to let go when, out of the blue, a webpage showed up in my browser telling me the following: Visual Studio …

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Select a car …

It’s almost like playing Need for Speed: “Please select your car.”But this time it was real! Last saturday I had two testdrives and I selected my future car. It is going to be the Citroën C4. I ordered it today and, when all goes well, I’ll be receiving it within just a few weeks! That is when …

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Microsoft DevDays 2005 – the day after

Yesterday I attended the Microsoft DevDays 2005 in The Hague. The MSDN TechNet briefings in Veldhoven I attended last year (was that October or November?) were great. Because the DevDays would (or should) be even greater I could hardly wait for DevDays 2005 to begin! Here’s my short opinion on the DevDays 2005. Interested in a more …

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Delegates explained

Delegates can be seen as interfaces for methods. Let’s look at an example of a delegate and what it really represents. delegate double Calculation(double one, double two);All this line of code really does, is tell the class it is in that there might be one or more methods with the given signature: a method returning …

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C# XmlSerializer FileNotFound exception

When using XmlSerializer in .Net on a self-made class, you might receive the FileNotFound exception at runtime upon instantiating the serializer. You don’t get enough info to debug this problem, and the filename of the file it didn’t find can’t explain much either, because the dll-name is different ‘garbage’ every time. XmlSerializerPreCompiler to the rescue …

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DevDays 2005

My provisional program for DevDays 2005:09:30 Keynote: Microsoft Developer Tools StrategyPrashant Sridharan (Microsoft)10.45 Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005Lex Oskam (Microsoft)13.15 Indigo updateGijs de Jong (Microsoft)14.45 BizTalk in actionSijmen Koffeman (Microsoft)16.30 ASP.NET Web Services 2.0Alex Thissen (Twice)I’ll probably be attending these sessions during my first DevDays ever: DevDays 2005.

ASP.Net 2.0

To be honest, I’m glad I’m not on an ASP.Net project right now. I saw ASP.Net 2.0 in action last Friday, and I would go crazy if I would have to do an ASP.Net 1.1 project now.2.0 and the new Visual Studio 2005 (Whidbey) take a lot of ‘standard work’ out of the developers’ hands, …

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.Net eye opener

Currently I’m reading the Microsoft Press book “Developing web applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .Net and C# .Net” by Jeff Webb. (This book is part of the very interesting “MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit“.) I borrowed this book from the Microsoft Library here at my new job. They’ve got a very wide variety in books! Another …

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Here we go … !

This is the first in what I hope will be a lot of posts here on my newly created weblog. I started blogging at Google’s blogger, but then I wasn’t aware of the possibilities bloggingabout.net brings you! So now I moved my blog here, to be able to give my opinion about all kinds of (developer related) stuff, …

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