Visual Studio 2010 Spell Checker!

One of the things that inevitably gets many developers when writing code is a misspelled word or name of a method, property, function, event, etc.  Correctly spelling “review”  in your code or any other words which are commonly misspelled due to typo or just not remembering “i” before “e” except after “c” is important, especially…

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Programmatically updating the Search Settings for a Site Collection

So I had an interesting question come my way today.  We were looking for a way to programmatically update the values for the “Search Settings” which are found in the “Site Settings” of the site collection.  There is no API to do this and come to find out these values are stored as a part…

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Error occurred in deployment of step ‘Activate Features’: the field with ID defined in feature was found in the current site collection or in a sub site.

I ran into this issue a couple times now and figured I’d write down the “workaround”.  I say workaround as this is not a real fix as from my understanding a bug has been filed and the product group(s) are working on a resolution.  The KB article to the work around is here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2022443 but…

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SharePoint 2010 Sandbox Web Part Properties

I had the pleasure recently of creating a custom web part which had to live inside a sandbox solution for SharePoint 2010.  SharePoint 2010 Sandbox solutions are great in enterprise environments when the resources are shared and the farm is locked down.  However it calls for a major change in the way we create web…

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Converting LINQ C# Lambda Expression to VB.Net

So after many months of procrastinating I finally decided to learn LINQ.  When I first heard about LINQ I did not really see it’s true potential and the book I was reading at the time was teaching at a very deep level of the technology and the C# language that also did not click with…

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Visual Studio 2010 and ASP.Net 4.0 Web.config Transformations

I am excited to see some of the new features that are lined up for Visual Studio 2010 and the .Net Framework 4.0.  Of these many new features one that really comes close to home is the “Web.Config Transformations” feature.  How many times have you developed an application on your workstation and needed to now deploy your application…

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