New ProcDump version 5.0 released, using the –f parameter

This articles has been migrated to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2012/2012-10-new-procdump-version-5-0-released-using-the-f-parameter.html I really like to use ProcDump for troubleshooting crashes, memory/cpu utilization issues and hangs.  I have written a number of other blogs that discuss how to use it here, here and here. The tool is small and unobtrusive, yet very powerful.  The new version…


Application Request Routing (ARR) – HTTP Error 400.0 – Bad Request

This articles has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2012/2012-10-application-request-routing-arr-http-error-400-0-bad-request.html I was working on setting up an ARR solution the other day and I ran into this error, and shown in Figure 1. The request cannot be routed because it has reached the Max-Forwards limit.  The server may be self-referencing itself in request routing topology….


Enumerating MIDI devices

This blog post has moved to https://matthewvaneerde.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/enumerating-midi-devices/


Dual-use Coding Techniques for Games, part 1

Writing shared code for Windows Store, Xbox One, Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, and Win32 desktop apps Introduction Apps written for the Windows Store make use of the Windows Runtime (WinRT) and a restricted subset of Win32 APIs located in the core API family. Traditional Win32 desktop apps have access to a larger desktop API family,…


Application Request Router (ARR) – HTTP Error 502.3 – Bad Gateway

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2012/2012-09-application-request-router-arr-http-error-502-3-bad-gateway.html I was setting up a web farm with Web Farm Framework (WFF) and Application Request Router (ARR) and received the error shown in Figure 1. Figure 1, HTTP Error 502.3 – Bad Gateway I checked the Monitoring and Management window to see if the Health Status…


Debug = True

This article has been migrated to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2012/2012-09-debug-true.html If you have ever performed website optimization then it is likely you have read this article here.  This article discusses the impact of having the debug set to true in your production application.  In another one of my blogs on C#, I made the comment once…