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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

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

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

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

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

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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