Playing Smart Devices…

Well, the main project I was working on suffered a minor setback when the HDD on the box died.  Until that get’s settled I get to work with a smartphone on a cool little project.  Unfortunately the smartphone also had it in for me. 🙂  I got the following error: Error 1 The device security configuration disallowed…


Here’s a cryptic RegAsm Error you might see with VS.NET 2005

Microsoft (R) .NET Framework Assembly Registration Utility 2.0.50727.42Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1998-2004.  All rights reserved. RegAsm : error RA0000 : Could not load file or assembly ‘MyAssembly, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null’ or one of its dependencies. Exception from HRESULT: 0xE0434F4D Now I know my assembly has version so this doesn’t make sense….nor did the fact that…


Ain’t Programming Fun!

So I was upgrading a project from VS.NET 2003 to VS.NET 2005 (v2.0 of the framework) and I kept hitting this assert:  “_CrtIsValidHeapPointer(pUserData).”  There were several postings out and about but they were all for previous versions of the framework, nothing to do with upgrading to whidbey.  After a long and unsuccessfull jaunt to change…


Getting VSIP to browse

The VS.NET SDK (a.k.a. VSIP package) lacks the wide spread use and documentation that other SDKs enjoy.  To make a change to that here’s a little snippet that shows you how to open the VS.NET webbrowser and browse to a particular page:   IVsWebBrowsingService web = (IVsWebBrowsingService)Vsip.VsPackage.VsPackage.GetGlobalService(typeof(IVsWebBrowsingService)); if (web == null)    return; IVsWebBrowser ppBrowser; IVsWebBrowserUser…


64bit frustrations

I’m like every other computer geek out there…. “64bit, wow, cool!”  Well, to a point… My latest woe is that I need to install the directx 9.0c SDK for some work I’m doing but alas it won’t install. I guess that means it’s time to fire up Virtual Server.


Assembly.GetCallingAssembly().FullName returning the wrong value in whidbey?

Here’s a question I got this afternoon: I have a C# assembly named AppDom. I execute the following line in the Main function of the assembly     Console.WriteLine(Assembly.GetCallingAssembly().FullName);  Visual studio.NET 2003 gives the output as ‘AppDom’ when I run the app(classic CTRL-F5 scenario) or debug it( using F5) from the IDE.  However, in Whidbey I get…


DARPA Grand Challenge – done check

Congrats to all of the autonomous vehicles and their teams that finished the 132 mile course earlier today.


More AutoComplete tips & tricks

I forgot to mention this one the other day: You can bring up all of the stored auto complete entries simply by hitting the down arrown on autocomplete enabled fields.  Typically users begin to type in the 1st letter of the item their looking for.  If you’re like me though sometimes you don’t remeber what…


ASP.NET 2.0 & "allowDefinition=’MachineToApplication’" error message

So, I upgraded an existing ASP.NET (1.1) application today to ASP.NET 2.0.  The upgrade had some warnings which seemed unimportant but it didn’t matter since I had elected that the upgrade wizard make a backup of my application.  Alas when I try to run the application I ran into this problem:  “It is an error…


Yes, autocomplete….but not that one!! A little known fact about AutoComplete

I really like AutoComplete, it’s such a great feature.  However every now an then I have a miss-spelling or something else that I’d rather not have in my autocomplete list.  It totally screws the down arrow once, tab, entire sequence.  This can be really frustrating sometimes.  Not frustrating enough however to totally clear the AutoComplete cache…