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ASP.NET:How to write error messages into a text file using a simple httpModule

In one of my previous posts, I mentioned about how to troubleshoot some issues with the use of a...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 07/18/2008

Logparser Scenario 9:Find out what is the peak time for your IIS Server

This blog entry is a continuation of the KB Article http://support.microsoft.com/?id=910447 Scenario...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 07/16/2008

Run a batch file as a specific User (or Administrator) from ASP.NET...

...well first of all, I am NOT recommending it, but sometimes it could be necessary! Now, let's...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 07/13/2008

How to use httpModules to troubleshoot your ASP.NET application

No matter how many things you keep in mind before developing an application, when once they are put...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 07/13/2008

Visual Studio 2008 - More control over Recent Projects list in Start Page

If you work with a lot of samples, the chances are quite likely that you will end up in a rather...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 06/17/2008

Why do I like overflow:scroll so much?

There are times when you want to incorporate a picture, a large piece of code in a limited web...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 06/11/2008

AJAXControl Toolkit issue in VS 2008

When I tried opening the AjaxControlToolkit.sln by double clicking on it, it was throwing the...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 05/26/2008

UPDATE> Windows Live Writer plug-ins

I have found that a couple of my plug-ins, namely Social Bookmarking and Smiley Plugin  don’t...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 05/12/2008

We now have a team blog...

...and I am pretty excited about it! In our team, we deal with a lot of issues with IIS and ASP.NET...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 04/21/2008

Logparser Scenario 8:Checking the traffic/requests between a specific client and server

This blog entry is a continuation of the KB Article http://support.microsoft.com/?id=910447....

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 04/15/2008

The case of changing Time Zones in my Windows Mobile

I joined the Windows Mobile bandwagon pretty late and still getting used to it. No doubt, it is...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 04/14/2008

Why am I unable to search for the folder which I know is present (in Vista)?

Or... what exactly is this "Compatibility Files" folder icon doing in my Windows Explorer?? Jerry's...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 03/13/2008

MSIL Trivia - 4 (Spot the difference)

I have created a very simple C# console application which gives me the following MSIL code when...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 03/12/2008

There are quite a few times, when I get an issue related with a specific DataControl and I want to...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 02/29/2008

Windows Powershell is for Administrators... is it really?

For those who are unaware, Windows Powershell is a new Windows command line shell with System...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 02/22/2008

Smiley Plugin 2.0 for Windows Live Writer (WLW)

Smiley Plugin 2.0 is available for Windows Live Writer. Using this plugin you can add smileys from...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 02/17/2008

MSIL Trivia - 3 (Constructors in .NET)

Background: Let's write the following code in C# (cons.cs) using C = System.Console; public class X...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 02/11/2008

Error while Publishing from Visual Studio 2005

Problem Description Issues when you try to Publish your website from Visual Studio 2005. It might...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 02/07/2008

Trading Calculator for my friends :-)

I am quite new to share market and I see that a lot of my colleagues here use it for investment....

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 02/06/2008

MSIL Trivia - 2 (Setters in C#)

Background: Let's create a setter in C# with a simple getter and setter... using System; class...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 01/19/2008

The F7 and F8 key while you are using command prompt.

I am sure many of you will be aware of this F7 and F8 keyboard shortcut while working with the plain...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 01/18/2008

MSIL Trivia - 1

Background: If you have multiple Main methods in your C# console application, you will be able to...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 01/18/2008

Logparser Scenario 7:Searching specific column names from a CSV file

This blog entry is a continuation of the KB Article http://support.microsoft.com/?id=910447....

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 11/21/2007

File copy issue while trying to copy the files to my USB drive

I like taking photos, and recently when I wanted to share some photographs with a couple of...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 11/17/2007

VectorSendThrottleLimit in IIS, shall we... shan't we?

Okay, first of all a disclaimer... don't try this on a production box. I am lucky enough to have a...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 11/08/2007

DSI (Developer Support) Team in India GTSC is hiring

If you follow my blog, you might probably we aware to some extent already about what we do. For me,...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 11/05/2007

Dim browser As SHDocVw.InternetExplorer does something different in Vista

First of all, I wouldn't pretend to know something which I don't. But this is kindda interesting......

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 10/24/2007

Error while opening emails with permission...

Today, while I was trying to read a mail sent with Permissions, I was unable to do it. It threw the...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 10/16/2007

It seems like I have a knack to invite problems (and try to fix it ). I have learnt a lot of...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 10/14/2007

Quote of the day Plug-in for Windows Live Writer

Writing plug-ins for WLW is fun This is my 3rd plugin for WLW and I hope you like it. You just need...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 09/17/2007

Enable wrap and change the color of Listbox items

Problem description> You have a Listbox where you have a lot of items which are quite large and...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 09/17/2007

Change the border color and style of PictureBox in VB.NET

You know that by default you don't have too many options to change the Border Color/Style of a...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 09/15/2007

How I survived a virus/trojan attack? (It was indeed a pain in the... you know what!)

I was working with IIS at my home, and while looking at the Task Manager, I found a suspicious...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 09/12/2007

Windows Live Writer Beta 3 Released!

All I can say is thanks :-) I installed it and loved it... Great job WLW Team. You guys rock :-) For...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 09/06/2007

Quantification vs Gut feeling

I was working on a pretty tricky issue a while ago. It was related to the Visual Studio IDE high...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 08/24/2007

Connection and ASP Script Timeouts using Netmon 3.0

Let's have a look at the difference between Connection timeout and ASP Script Timeout today! 1....

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 08/23/2007

Social Bookmarking Tool Plug-in for Windows Live Writer

Another Plug-in which I wrote for inserting social bookmarks automatically in WLW needs a...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 08/21/2007

Smileys Plug-in for Windows Live Writer

Recently, I came to know that a few changes in Windows Live Writer Beta version made my plugin to...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 08/20/2007

Read or Write Resources from/into a DLL in .NET 2.0

I created a Windows Live Writer plug-in for inserting Smileys a while ago. It depends on a TXT file...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 08/20/2007

Some excerpts... SG stands for Scott Guthrie, who else :-) SG: I started with the IIS team back in...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 08/12/2007

Download your hotfixes...

At GTSC, we get a lot of requests for hot fixes. Up to this point Microsoft has always required...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 08/03/2007

How to use your Hotmail account in Microsoft Outlook 2007

Who doesn't like things for free? Recently, after upgrading to Office 2007, I found that I was no...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 07/31/2007

A couple of articles on asp.net debugging

Post Production Debugging for ASPNET Applications Part 1 This article discusses how to become...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 07/31/2007

Sample page in ASP.NET to show you different collections like Forms, Querystring, Cookies etc

Sometimes, while troubleshooting I am interested to find out all the details about certain...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 07/17/2007

Some more helpful tips for Vista...

In one of my previous posts I mentioned about how you can Open command prompt and navigate directly...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 07/06/2007

Synchronize your folders and much more using Foldershare

Well, I didn't come across this software until today, and the first reaction I had after setting it...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 07/04/2007

Right Click a file and send it to Notepad

This is another simple and old tip with explorer. Pretty often, I come across a file with unknown...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 06/24/2007

Open command prompt and navigate directly to the path from explorer's Right Click menu

Let me share a very simple tip which will save hours and hours of your productive time! Ummm......

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 06/19/2007

A couple of issues (and their workaround) with Social Bookmarking Tool Plugin for WLW

If you have been using Social Bookmarking Tool which I created a while ago to generate automated...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 06/19/2007

Cookies case study - with SSL - and Frames (classic ASP)

This blog post intends to shed some light on the default behavior of a few things related to cookies...

Author: imRahulSoni Date: 06/19/2007

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