November 2010 - Posts

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Fix: The version of SQL Server in use does not support datatype 'datetime2'. by Ken Cox [MVP]

This message appeared today after posting a new build to our ASP.NET 4 web app: The version of SQL Server in use does not support datatype 'datetime2'. The DBA doesn’t use datetime2 because it’s new in SQL Server 2008 and the site runs on 2005. ...
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Standout Component Vendor: Telerik by Ken Cox [MVP]

I guess we all like it when others validate our opinions. I was part of Visual Studio Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice” panel this year. My choice for Top Component Vendor was Telerik and I added this: “Telerik produces a broad range of highly functional and...
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I’m a Windows Phone 7 Game Publisher! by Ken Cox [MVP]

Windows Phone 7 isn’t widely available yet, but you can already buy quite a few apps for it. I’m proud to say that my little game, Classic Hits , has just been published in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. Although I don’t even own a Windows Phone (fellow...
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Windows Phone 7 User Group in Greater Toronto by Ken Cox [MVP]

With my own first Windows Phone 7 app ready for the marketplace, I receive word of the first meeting of the Windows Phone 7 Toronto User Group. It’s on November 16th, 6:30 pm at the Microsoft Canada headquarters in Mississauga. I’m planning to drive down...
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Fix: The argument types 'Edm.Guid' and 'Edm.String' are incompatible for this operation. by Ken Cox [MVP]

This one had me going for a while until I found the tip in Julie Lerman’s essential book,  Programming Entity Framework, 2nd Edition . In my ASP.NET 4 project, I create an Entity SQL query to look up a GUID. I cast the GUID as a string and wrap it...
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