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Entity Frameworks 4.1 on SQL Server–some gotchas by Keith Barrows

I am using MVC3, Visual Studio 2010 SP1 & Entity Framework 4.1. I was very excited to get my hands dirty with the Code First piece of the new Entity Frameworks.  There are some great articles out there for getting started and a couple of my favorites...
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Some links of interest (varied) by Keith Barrows

  Entity Framework FAQ (new) This is a collection of frequently asked questions (and answers) about the Entity Framework (a .Net-based Object-Relational Mapping framework from Microsoft).   Mono for Android (blog entry) Mono for Android (install...
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Utilizing Generics to make a Class structure more mutable… by Keith Barrows

While the ASP.NET GridView control supports automatic paging I found it faster to use custom paging in several situations.  I found myself rewriting the same code over and over just to add the basic sorting capabilities to an ASP.NET GridView object...
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Extension Methods make life easier (C#) by Keith Barrows

I use extension methods when I remember they exist.  I started getting tired of writing code to check strings for Null, Empty, Equal before using a database column when I remembered Extension Methods are there to make life easier!  Some great...
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Using LINQ to SQL Classes in VS2005 by Keith Barrows

I am having a devil of a time setting up LINQ for SQL in VS2005.  I have fx3.5 setup, have installed fx3.5SP1, etc, etc.  What googling has shown me is when I want to add a LINQ to SQL Classes item to my project I should see something like the...
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Tidbits by Keith Barrows

From time to time I get a slew of links that may/should be useful to others than just myself. The quotes are from these web pages and are not of my manufacture. 40+ Essential Front End Web Developer Cheat Sheets Quote: Today more or less everyone can...
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Blogging on ASP.NET Weblogs site again… by Keith Barrows

Just a quick blog to say I finally have Live Writer setup to post computer technology related posts to http://weblogs.asp.net/kbarrows now.  I still have a few things to get setup like publishing images and files and such but that will fall in place...
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Missed my High School Reunion :( by Keith Barrows

Wish I had thought to google for this.  Another classmate just left me a message on MySpace and the link to my HS Reunion site .  <sigh/> With all of this technology at hand it is still hard to know when periodic events like this happen...
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Loading XML with accented characters breaks System.XmlDocument.Load() by Keith Barrows

It took me a bit of time but I finally found a solution for loading a XML file that has accented characters (like áéíóúâä) into a UTF-8 format.  I'm loading data for a client and it ended up having a name in it...
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Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) is on CodePlex by Keith Barrows

The Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) is a new library in .NET that enables greater reuse of applications and components. Using MEF, .NET applications can make the shift from being statically compiled to dynamically composed. If you are building extensible...
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