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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ever wonder what you would do without technology...

JJ Abrams does a decent job showing the results of technology disappearing. Yes its not 100% realistic but if it was NBC would not be able to show it.

However from watching this episode, it gives you an idea of what would happen to that rich guy at Google.

Check out the pilot episode available on NBC.

Monday, August 13, 2012

.NET Postback loads Internet Explorer 7 Stylesheet on Postback in Chrome or FireFox

When using the Telerik AJAX Panel, on postback you may find that the updated controls will use the wrong stylesheet. Here is an article detailing the issue:

.NET Postback makes other browsers load ie conditional comments

The article mentions no workaround, however, since you are working in a .NET environment you do have the option of server side browser detection and then push the proper CSS for the browser. This would bypass the bug in the conditional comments.

Another option which is recommended in the link above is using HeadJS which will detect browser and apply the correct styles.

If you have any tips, tricks or resources you would like to share with the Guild, please email them to Chris Williams at chrisw_88@hotmail.com and we will post them here.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Debugging on 64 bit Windows 2008 With Visual Studio 2010

When trying to attach to process in Windows 2008 R2 64 bit you may get breakpoints that say they do not have symbols or cannot load symbols. I found a forum article where someone lists the fix:
By the way, for anyone else finding this article based on the same error message (at least in my case) was to modify the app pool in IIS. Go to advanced settings, change "Enable 32-Bit Applications" to True. VS2010, Win 7 64 bit.

You can check out the actual forum post at :

Friday, July 06, 2012

New Dynamics CRM Blog

For those Guild Members who are looking at Dynamics CRM or are looking at revolutionary and out of the box ways of getting the most out of it, there is a new blog starting up that will be providing a wealth of information on just those topics.

The Dynamics CRM Unleashed Blog is written by someone with hands on experience working with large scale and cloud based CRM.

I know I will be reading it on a regular basis, so I thought I would pass it on to you as well.

If you have any tips, tricks or resources you would like to share with the Guild please email them to Susan Fischer at susan@clinchportal.com or Chris Williams at chrisw_88@hotmail.com

Friday, June 22, 2012

IIS Crashes and you get Could not load type System.ServiceModel.Activation.HttpModule

All the sudden IIS crashes and you get the following error:

Could not load type System.ServiceModel.Activation.HttpModule

The error does not tell you much however if you were playing with IIS sometime around the crash it may be as simple as a module you added that broke it. Here is an article on a possible solution for this error:


Friday, May 25, 2012

Social Auth.NET - Platform supporting login using Social Media Apps

The library can be found at: http://code.google.com/p/socialauth-net/

If you require the source you can get it in in svn at: http://socialauth-net.googlecode.com/svn

When you access the login page and click one of the buttons to login you may get this error:

Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.IdentityModel, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

If you do please install the You will need to install the Windows Identity Foundation and reference the Microsoft.Identity.Model dll in your web application project.

NOTE: If you are using XP then you cannot use the Microsoft Identity Foundation.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

MVC Razor Engine

The Razor engine is a new engine for MVC.  Here is an article I found on it.  As I research it I will be putting more information here on it.

Scott Gu's Blog: Introducing Razor
Razor Engine Codeplex

By The Way, If you use Sitecore, be sure to check out Glass  recently it has beta support for the Razor Engine.

If you have any tips, tricks or gotchas related to Razor Engine please share them with the Guild.

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