NO-www vs YES-www

For some time I was wondering why some sites where you access without a WWW redirects you to the one with WWW subdomain. I know most of us will agree that accessing with or without the WWW subdomain should be supported. But in addition to this, I find the arguments of the no-www side more ...

Infragistics NetAdvantage for ASP.NET Issues

Joined infragistics forums in Feb 21 2008 and I already have 5 posts, 3 of which has been unanswered. I've never really been a fan of 3rd party controls but had to use one for a project. Don't get me wrong, I'm impressed with the infragistics features in typical usage but it seems that when ...

ASP.NET HttpRuntime Execution Timeout in debug mode

Been sometime since I've posted something. We'll be moving over to another company but hopefully when things settle down I'll be able to post more. Anyways, while trying to debug a project, I tried to set the HttpRuntime ExecutionTimeout to a certain value. When a request reaches the server but takes more than the indicated ...

Problem with SQL Database Mail: ExternalMailQueue missing

UPDATE: Just wanted to point out that it's likely that this issue was after installing .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) I just updated an entry in the technet forums regarding a previous issue I've encountered before. I was able to solve my issue by reinstalling SQL Server (which is not a very brilliant ...

Cool Commands addin for Visual Studio

The collapse/expand all project and the open containing folder (plus other features) would save time/effort so check out this addin from Gaston Milano. I've tried this out myself for sometime already and didn't get into any issue so go give it a try. http://weblogs.asp.net/gmilano/archive/2005/11/10/430240.aspx

Viewing email messages sent from .NET code

There are a number of times that we need to test just the content of the email we send from code. (eg. text and formatting is correct) without actually needing to send the email. You can dot this by setting the smtp client's DeliveryMethod property to SmtpDeliveryMethod.PickupDirectoryFromIis. Of course this assumes that you use System.Net.Mail.StmpClient. ...

Reading SQL error messages and sp_executeSQL

"Procedure expects parameter '@statement' of type 'ntext/nchar/nvarchar'." A few days ago, I ran into the error mentioned above. sp_executeSQL requires that the first two parameters (statement and parameter declaration) be of type ntext, nchar or nvarchar http://dotnetjunkies.com/WebLog/richard.dudley/archive/2004/09/29/27169.aspx When I ran into this error, I copied the error message and googled (so much for the "googler ...

New Programming Stereotypes

I've enjoyed reading (and I think most of you two) this one from Scott Hanselman so posting it here. http://www.hanselman.com/blog/BeyondElvisEinsteinAndMortNewProgrammingStereotypesForWeb20.aspx Behind the funny descriptions it makes us think where we fit in and somehow understand why that guy in the corner of the office behaves the way he does and yes one of the reasons ...

HTTP 403.9 – Access Forbidden: Too many users are connected

I was trying to test multiple connections to my local IIS server when I got the http status/error code above. This is because there is a limit to the number of concurrent connections with Keep-Alive Enabled setting ON. http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Servers/IIS/Q_20286298.html So I unchecked "HTTP Keep-Alive enabled" and the issue was resolved. But when I run/debug from ...

ZoneAlarm and localhost

Regardless of privacy settings, ZoneAlarm will always rejects cookies when using localhost. Something that is not very developer friendly. The work-around is to use 127.0.0.1 instead. If you are using Visual Studio, you can set whether to use IIS and have the starting url to use 127.0.0.1. At least that how it works for ASP.NET ...