DinnerNow.net 3.0 for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is here!

It’s been a very long time coming but the next version of DinnerNow.net is finally here! In case you haven’t heard of DinnerNow, it is a fictitious marketplace where customers can order food from local restaurants for delivery to their home or office. DinnerNow is designed to demonstrate how you can develop a connected application…


Preventing SQL Injection Attacks with Visual Studio Team System 2010

There are numerous articles on the web that describe the perils of SQL Injection attacks and warn developers about the fact that "All Input is Evil!". If you are interested in reading more about what a SQL Injection attack is, Wikipedia has a pretty good introduction to the subject. There are a number of recommendations…


The quickest way to edit a Visual Studio project file

Even though you are not supposed to manually edit a Visual Studio project file, there are times when you really don’t have a choice. For example, sometimes upgrading a project from a previous version of Visual Studio fails and the only way to fix the problem is to open the project file in something like…