Blogengine.net install on Discountasp.net

After weighing up the options (or at least 2) for a .Net based blogging engine for DCT I've chosen Blogengine.Net over dasBlog. Have to run IIS 7 in Classic Application Pool Pipeline Mode , also there were a few odd behaviors with the settings page outputting C# source and the referrals page not working; then the Month List widget not working.... it now appears to be ok... want to sort a theme and then I've a couple of ideas for some custom widgets.

Dataset designer global:: namespace issues

If you change the namespace of a typed dataset in Visual Studio 2005, you may find that the .designer.cs doesn’t re-generate properly, for example the connection string init. To fix, delete the .designer.cs file for your dataset and rebuild; you will probably get a build warning “custom tool failed” for the dataset generator. Double click [...]

encrypt and decrypt app.config in .NET 2.0

To encrypt, decrypt app.config file… private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e){ UnProtectSection(”connectionStrings”);} private void button2_Click(object sender, EventArgs e){ ProtectSection(”connectionStrings”,“DataProtectionConfigurationProvider”);} private void ProtectSection(string sectionName, string provider){ Configuration config = ConfigurationManager. OpenExeConfiguration( ConfigurationUserLevel.None); ConfigurationSection section = [...]

To XSLT a large file (.NET1.1)

To XSLT a large file use XPathDocument rather than XmlDocument, e.g. Slower: Me.m_oldStream.Position = 0Dim xsl As New Xml.Xsl.XslTransformxsl.Load(Me.m_xsltFilePath)Dim xDoc As New Xml.XmlDocumentxDoc.Load(Me.m_oldStream)xsl.Transform(xDoc, Nothing, Me.m_newStream, Nothing)Me.m_newStream.Flush() Faster: Me.m_oldStream.Position = 0Dim xslt As XslTransform = New XslTransformxslt.Load(Me.m_xsltFilePath)Dim doc As XPathDocument = New XPathDocument(Me.m_oldStream)xslt.Transform(doc, Nothing, Me.m_newStream, Nothing)Me.m_newStream.Flush() http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnpag/html/ScaleNetChapt09.asp claims 20-30% faster processing.In one extreme example of a project I have worked on, [...]

Accessing web service from behind proxy

If you are going to (via a proxy server) connect to a web service on the Internet you may need to do the following (VB.NET): Dim s As Service1 s = New Service1 s.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials s.Proxy = New System.Net.WebProxy(”internal proxy server address”, 80) s.Proxy.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials

Generating truly random numbers with multiple simultaneous request

The Random Class, given a constant seed will always generate the samesequence of numbers.Creating a Random object using the default constructor uses the current timeas the seed, so if you have multiple simultaneous requests and need to getdifferent numbers this approach will not work.A slightly cumbersome “fix” to generate a seed is shown below. Thisessential [...]