Month: April 2008

SharePoint "Service Unavailable" Error

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Today I experienced an error on a VM “server unavailable” when I tried to navigate to any page on a web application. It turned out that the app pool under which the web application ran had crashed. To…

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Passed MCTS 70-631

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I have passed exam 70-631: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Configuration, with a score of 1000.

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ASP.NET: Writing a Custom DataControlField

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I recently needed to display data in a tabular form, where all rows could be edited at once (e.g. not using the DataControlRowState.Edit functionality normally used in a gridview) If you are creating the gridview directly on an…

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C#: Custom Serializable Class That Inherits From DataTable

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To allow a custom type that inherits from System.Data.DataTable to be serializable,  you must do the following: Add the serializable attribute to the class. Include a namespace reference to System.Runtime.Serialization. Implement the “GetObjectData” method for the ISerializable interface….

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Quicknote: Easy way to debug assemblies in the GAC

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When developing assemblies that are deployed to the GAC before you can test them (as is often the case with SharePoint), simply add the location of the associated pdb file(s) to the “Symbol File (.pdb) Locations” in Tools->Options->Debugging->Symbols…

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Note: TFS Status Search

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To view all checked out files on your TFS search, open as VS2005/8 command prompt and run the following command: tf status /s:MyTFSServerName /u:* Unless I’m missing something, there doesn’t seem to be a way of doing this…

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