Cannot create/shadow copy ‘File Name’ when that file already exists

The two common errors are Cannot create/shadow copy ‘File Name’ when that file already exists. Usually get this message usually when in a debug/edit/debug cycle after successfully building a C# solution and pressing F5 to debug it. Exception Details: System.IO.FileLoadException: Cannot create/shadow copy ‘File Name’ when that file already exists. If you wait a few…

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ASP.NET Tips: Expression Web vs Visual Studio

So there are now two different editors that are out from Microsoft.  There is Visual Studio which has been around for a long time and now a new tool called Expression Web.  So which should you use? Well it all comes down to what you are going to be doing. Expression If you are creating…

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ASP.NET, Visual Studio and Vista

I know that Vista has been out for a while, but just in case people are looking for information on how to use ASP.NET 1.1, Visual Studio 2005, or Visual Studio 2003 on Vista, here are some very helpful links. Using Visual Studio 2005 on Vista for web development How to Enable ASP.NET 1.1 on…

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Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework SP1 Beta

Just in case anyone hasn’t heard yet, we have released a beta of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1.  This was announced by Soma here. There are many new things coming in this Service Pack that Soma goes into describing.  They include: Various fixes to issues found by Microsoft and…

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Useful Debugging tools from CodePlex

So I was looking around CodePlex the other day and I came across some really useful tools up there that I thought I would share.  Not all of these will apply to everyone, but they can be really useful things and I would recommend you to check them out and see if they apply to…

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Debugging .NET Framework Source Code

I am not sure how many people are familiar with the .NET Reference Source project, but if you do a lot of debugging of .NET code, chances are that you have had a situation where you wanted to be able to step into the .NET Source from within Visual Studio. Well, thanks to this project. …

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Code Gallery and CodePlex, how are they different and what are their benefits?

So lately I have been looking into these two web sites a lot more and it isn’t always easy to figure out which one is used for what.  So I thought I would try to explain it here. Code Gallery is a community-enabled Web site where you can share developer information and resources like samples…

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Visual Studio Designer not Respecting Assembly Binding Redirection

So we recently came across an issue where Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 Designers were not respecting assembly binding redirection. Scenario We have a file which is now version 2 and stored in the GAC.  So the assembly version is 2.0.0.0.  We have some existing customers using version 1 so we want to be able…

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How to handle form events after adding a master page to an existing page

Here is a question that was asked on my posting trying to invite questions, Got a question- Get an answer here. Question Something that would be handy straight from the team is how to handle ASP.NET (2 and later) form events when a Master page is added after the fact. Say for example a contact…

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Debugging videos anyone?

I am considering creating some videos showing some debugging tips.  My original idea is to create short videos that just some doing some specific things.  So not full debug sessions, but rather specific parts.  So that when you are debugging, you can use these videos to help you troubleshoot and figure out what to do…

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