Wanna see my star?

Questa star-listed me on his blog (together with Frans Bouma!). He wrote: “De blog van Gump is nog jong, maar tot nu toe voor mij in iedergeval al de meest gelezen weblog” which roughly translates to “Gump’s blog is still young, but is the blog I recently read most.“I’m flattered Questa: thanks! I’ll try to keep up the …

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My first BIG Visual Studio 2003 crash – Update

The last couple of years I’ve had small Visual Studio crashes, where Visual Studio stopped and asked me if I wanted to restart and reopen the current project. These crashes never meant a loss of work. Today I had the first BIG VS2K3 crash and this time it did cost me. A lot…I’m wondering why …

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Visual Studio .Net 2005 – Beta 2

Sure, I’m not the first one to blog about it. But I still didn’t want it to go unnoticed… Visual Studio .Net 2005 Beta 2 is out now. (Available for people with MSDN subscriptions).For those of you who don’t have an MSDN subscription, the Express Editions can give an idea of the power .Net 2.0 …

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.Net Refactoring

Most of you probably know about the refactoring options Visual Studio 2005 will deliver to us. For those of you who would like to experience what refactoring, using optimization, partial code generation and more feels like without waiting for VS2K5, you should try JetBrains’ ReSharper. I installed it yesterday (after have downloaded it a few weeks …

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Datagrid revised

Dino Esposito wrote an excellent article on the new and improved DataGridView control in .Net 2.0 in the .Net magazine of April this year. It explains the possibilities the newly built gridcontrol gives you. Finally a decent grid control…Curious what .Net 2.0 will bring you? This is a must read!

Funny signature

Read on my favourite forum today, in someone’s signature:”In a perfect world… spammers would get caught, go to jail, and share a cell with many men who have enlarged their penisses, taken Viagra and are looking for a new relationship.”

Access 2003 now SourceSafe enabled

If you’ve ever worked with Access XP or earlier in combination with SourceSafe 6 and are now using Access 2003, you might miss the SourceSafe capabilities in Access. Out of the box, Access 2003 did not support putting your Access stuff in Sourcesafe. Microsoft has now released an Access 2003 add-in for this! So, if …

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Source code control for Visual Studio 2005

The hype surrounding Visual Studio 2005 almost makes you not notice all the other upcoming Microsoft developer products which will accompany VS2K5. One of these products is the new source code control system. This January at the ASP.Net 2.0 roadshow in Amsterdam, Scott Guthrie (leading engineer on the ASP.Net 2.0 team) described the new source …

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Internal MS coding guidelines

Brad Abrams posted the internal MS Coding guidelines on his blog earlier this year.Interesting reading stuff!I tested my own code against these guidelines. I think I would pass…. 😉

Converting string to enumeration value

Questa posted a very usefull piece of code…It’s possible to convert a string representation of an enum back to an enum!  private enum MyEnumeration  {      FooBar,      Foo,      Bar  }  …  MyEnum foo = MyEnum.Foo;  string foobar = foo.ToString();  MyEnum bar = (MyEnum)Enum.Parse(typeof(MyEnum), foobar);At the end of this code, the variable ‘bar’ has the MyEnum value ‘Foo’, just …

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“Object does not match target type” error calling a method on an assembly loaded using reflection

Actually, the cause for this error is very small and simple. But because the error doesn’t clearly state what’s wrong and there’s not a lot to be found about this, I’ll post it here anyway… Otherwise, you might be looking for this for a while, while it’s so easy!When you are loading an assembly using …

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Parameterized queries

Stored Procedures rule, because they facilitate manipulating the dataset you get from a database or the way you are inserting or deleting data in a database without changing your application. Or your business layer for that matter. But you can’t always use stored procedures for the actions you would like your application to take. Or …

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Creating events using delegates

After promising you a post on using delegates to create events several times, I’m now using my break to post it. Because it will be a while if I wait until I can find the time… 😉As I mentioned earlier a delegate can be seen as an interface for a method. Because you don’t know …

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A*%holes

They stole my leather jacket this weekend, containing my wallet and my keys. Assholes. First thing I learned as a kid: leave other people’s stuff alone! Why is it some people simply don’t have the decency to work for the things they want? I do… Just like all of my friends. And although you might …

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New phone on the way …

My new phone is on the way! I ordered it yesterday, and faxed all of the necessary info today. So if all goes well, I’ll be calling you using this baby next week!This is the MDA III, provided by T-Mobile. It’s actually the QTek 9090, but T-Mobile placed their own logo on it. It has integrated …

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