Visual Studio 2008 toolbox loads slowly on large projects…

I am working on a very large project that has 70+ assemblies and dozens of different user controls. Every time I open up the Forms designer to work on a Form, it takes a ridiculously long time to do so. I just assumed this was my machine being underweight for the project. So fast forward […]

Windows 7, Cassini and Firefox run slow as molasses together…..

I have been developing on Windows 7 64-bit for a couple of weeks now and really like the Windows 7, but wow have my web applications run slow. I figured I would debug the issue later as maybe it was my data layer running slow. Each time I would execute a page refresh, load, navigate, […]

Value is not valid for OracleType when setting to 0 in .NET…..

So you thought you could do a an easy new OracleParameter(“p_id”, 0) and have it work, right? Well, that would be too easy. If you do that, you get a nice nastygram from the class:. ‘new OracleParameter(“p_id”, 0)’ threw an exception of type ‘System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException’ base {System.ArgumentException}: {“Value is not valid for OracleType: 0.rnParameter name: oracleType”} […]

WCF Service failing with “The server has rejected the client credentials”. Why doesn’t the server like me?

I spent the past couple of days dealing with faultexceptions being thrown by our WCF service that was being consumed by our Indian team. It worked for all the US teams, but for some reason the Indian team kept getting faultexceptions on the service. The proxy seemed to disguise the error and was throwing an […]

ASP.NET State server won’t start on Windows 7 64 bit. File is missing?

I went to launch my state server for ASP.NET to handle my local sites state information, in preparation for production, and the service just wouldn’t play nice. I tried to start it and it says the file doesn’t even exist. Good times, right? So I went into the registry to see where it was pointing..%SystemRoot%Microsoft.NETFrameworkv2.0.50727aspnet_state.exe  […]

Windows 7 is officially bad ass…………

I got a virus on my Windows Vista machine that caused it to run slower than all holy hell. I decided, well, now must be the time to upgrade my OS. No one ever wants to go through the new OS nightmare of having to reinstall every program they use. Especially not a guy in […]

EntityDataSource and Relationships, why oh why did you not bring along my relationship?

I spent about 3 hours cursing up a storm over some data binding I was doing using the EntityDataSource against my Entity Framework context. I was feeling lazy and using the declarative data sources to bind against my grid for some automatic operations.  So, should be easy right? Slap on the data source, bind to […]

Crazy day of travel..

I hopped on my ridiculously early flight to Colorado Spring this morning and was happy to get an exit row seat. About 5 minutes before departure from the Tampa airport(TIA) two security guards board the plane. Routine check, right? Nope. They begin talking with a passenger in the back of the plane and then escort […]