Application, Page and Control lifecycle

The problem Every now and then we receive an advisory case from a customer whom needs some advices from us about how to implement some kind of functionality, and this particular one had an interesting and weird behavior with the viewstate in a custom composite control: basically the customer implemented a sort of tabbed control…

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Don’t let IE local cache drive you crazy!

I stumbled across this issue multiple times during my life of web developer (which begun about 10 years ago), it appeared every now and then to complicate things when I was in the middle of a heavy debugging sessions and doing frequent changes to my pages; I was expecting some kind of results but despite…

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The weight of security

This morning I had a call with a customer which reported a performance problem opening and compiling a VB.NET 2005 web application made of hundreds of files; we have a couple of hotfixes for VS2005 included in SP1, but the customer already had it. He reported a delay in term of dozens of seconds to…

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Corrupt installation? Do not repair Visual Studio

(Unable to start debugging on the web server. An error occurred that usually indicates a corrupt installation. If the problem persists, repair Visual Studio installation via ‘Add or Remove Programs’ in Control Panel)   I saw this happening on a Vista x64 while trying to debug an ASP.NET application and needless to say (), repairing…

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