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  • Debuggin Failed Because Authentication is not enabled

    I ran into this prompt while trying to launch debugging in VS 2005 using IIS.  I quickly found this MSDN online article to solve the problem.  Posting here to help anybody else find it quickly.  Basically, go into IIS and turn on Windows Authentication under Directory Security.  Here’s detailed steps: To enable ...
    Posted to Steven Smith (Weblog) by ssmith on October 4, 2006
  • Source Control Structure

    How do you like to set up your source control for a project?  My personal preference is sort of a work in progress, and I do not have a great deal of experience with branching and versioning, so my design doesn’t take this into account, but I would like to hear what approaches work well for others.  Here is a very simple ...
    Posted to Steven Smith (Weblog) by ssmith on September 25, 2006
  • Strange Issue with HttpContext.Current with WebDevServer

    I’m working with a Trace class that I wrote back in .NET 1.1 that wraps System.Diagnostics and System.Web tracing.  The class looks like this: public static class Trace { private static HttpContext context = null; static Trace() { context = HttpContext.Current; } This worked fine in 1.x, but testing it with Cassini / Test Web ...
    Posted to Steven Smith (Weblog) by ssmith on September 16, 2006
  • Upgrading TFS from RC to Workgroup Edition

    Today I came into work and my build/source control server, which I thought I remembered installing the RTM of TFS Workgroup Edition, was complaining that my license had expired.  When this happens, the error message looks something like this: ''TF30072: The Team Foundation Server trial period has expired or its license is otherwise invalid. ...
    Posted to Steven Smith (Weblog) by ssmith on September 6, 2006
  • Unrecognized tag prefix or device filter 'asp'

    This error was bugging me today so I finally went searching for an answer.  I found it here. The short version – if you’re using nested master pages and you’re seeing all of your <asp: … /> tags underlined and complaining with “Unrecognized tag prefix or device filter ‘asp’.” the ...
    Posted to Steven Smith (Weblog) by ssmith on August 29, 2006
  • ASP.NET 2.0 MVP Hacks and Tips

    I got a copy of WROX's ASP.NET 2.0 MVP Hacks and Tips yesterday and skimmed the TOC and read a few chapters.  I have to say that this is a very good book from my first impression of it, based on the fact that I learned a few new techniques in just the brief amount of time I've spent on it so far.  Since I haven't read the whole thing ...
    Posted to Steven Smith (Weblog) by ssmith on August 18, 2006
  • Run Cassini as Root Web within Visual Studio

    I’ve been fighting with differences in folder paths between production and dev (via Cassini / WebDevServer) for a while now and stumbled upon this forum topic today and gave it a shot.  The forum didn’t provide full details but here’s what I managed to figure out.  Yes, Cassini supports root pathed sites, but it’s not how Visual Studio ...
    Posted to Steven Smith (Weblog) by ssmith on July 26, 2006
  • Keynote Notes For Developers

    In the latter half of the keynote there was one small piece for developers, showing off Expression Interactive Designer (which integrates nicely with ASP.NET and VS.NET) and the new Visual Studio 2005 Team System For Database Professionals, which they have about 4,000 cds with the first CTP bits on them that will be handed out later today.  ...
    Posted to Steven Smith (Weblog) by ssmith on June 12, 2006
  • Debugging Tips and VS 2005 Code Snippets

    Last week I published two new articles on Visual Studio Debugging Tips and Tricks – which shows how to use some attributes to make your debugging experience much easier with Visual Studio. Using Visual Studio 2005 Code Snippets to Write Better Code Faster – which demonstrates the new code snippets features in VS ...
    Posted to Steven Smith (Weblog) by ssmith on June 5, 2006
  • Microsoft Atlas Contest

    I only mentioned the Made In Express Contest a few minutes ago and now I see there is a contest for Microsoft Atlas, their new AJAX / Web 2.0 framework. You have a chance to win an XBOX 360 premium and Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphones! What is it? This contest is all about creating awesome Mash-up applications using “Atlas” technology. Nothing ...
    Posted to Steven Smith (Weblog) by ssmith on March 20, 2006
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