August 2003 - Posts
I am grateful for no longer having to deal with COM and Dll hell. Now, instead I battle daily with the VS IDE 1.1. How many times a day do I see this:
F:\Projects\AMNET\CDS Controls\CustomControls\obj\Debug\CustomControls.pdb The file 'F:\Projects\AMNET\CDS Controls\CustomControls\obj\Debug\CustomControls.pdb' cannot be copied to the run directory. The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
F:\Projects\AMNET\CDS Forms\Maintenance\frmMaintenance.vb(53): 'SuspendLayout' is not a member of 'CustomDataSystems.AMNET.Forms.Maintenance.frmMaintenance'.
F:\Projects\AMNET\CDS Forms\Maintenance\frmMaintenance.vb(15): Type 'frmAncestor' is not defined.
The designer could not be shown for this file because none of the classes within it can be designed.
Solution? Shut down the IDE, delete the bin folder, do a restart, stand on my hand, run around my desk 5 times, throw salt over my left shoulder and then hold my breath. Wow this is frustrating.
Using a When statement on an Exception Catch has been an invaluable tool for us. We have a Try Catch Block where we only want to catch a certain exception when some condition is true, so we added a When statement like this:
Catch argex As ArgumentOutOfRangeException When tblRecords.TableName <> "paccont"
I received quite a few personal "I agree" replies, thanks. I want to address those that chose to flame away.
My point was not to flame. My point was not to criticize or judge. My point was, do personal, non .NET related blogs belong here? Should this blog contain content about someone's personal life, achievements, things they do through out the day, toys they just purchased, etc. I view this as a professional blog site and therefore I subscribe to the feed.
This is what I heard when I originally started posting here. True, I too posted some personal blogs, however, I have since concluded this is not the space to do this in and I have not done this for a while and will not be doing this in the future. I am not forcing my conclusion on others, only expressing my opinion on what I see on this blog.
For the most part the content is outstanding and this is a valuable resource. I am simply suggesting we think about our blog prior to posting it and ask ourselves "Is this truly about .NET?' prior to posting. If it is not, than IMHO the post belongs somewhere else.
Part of my frustration stems from the fact that I cannot read this every day. In fact, on a good week I can get to them 2x. So, when there are 250+ in my folder and I have to make a quick decision on which ones to read, it would be helpful to know all of them apply to .NET.
I have not posted in quite some time. The main reason is I have become somewhat disenchanted with this blog (and I am swamped at work).
Why? It seems more like personal promotion than tips, tricks, how to's for .NET. I was very enchanted with this blog site when it first started last year. I enjoyed reading all of the posts. I enjoyed posting my discoveries, challenges, how to's, etc.
Now though, I get 50-100 'look at me' blogs a day, and, honestly, I do not have the time to go through all these.
That said, I am not criticizing anyone, simply questioning what this blog has become. I am close to removing it from my blog list as 200+ 'here is what I did today', 'come see me speak', 'I wrote a book', 'today is my birthday' blogs are just too much for me to get through.
Flame away if you like. I simply think this blog has moved away from it's original intent.
I love 'TODO: for commenting
Now I love 'HACK: for commenting all the hacks I write
This is just too cool...plus 'UNDONE: