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Fix: IIS and This page contains both secure and nonsecure items by Ken Cox [MVP]

After moving a production site to use HTTPS exclusively (using the excellent IIS URL rewrite module), Internet Explorer 9 drove me nuts with the “Security Information” warning: “This page contains both secure and nonsecure items. Do you want to display...

VSTO is Free But Aspose is Speed by Ken Cox [MVP]

I’ve taken over the completion, deployment, and maintenance of an ASP.NET Web site that generates Office documents using VSTO . VSTO’s a decent concept and works fine for small-scale scenarios like a desktop app or small intranet. However, with multiple...
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Fix: ASP.NET 4 Page on IIS 7 Misbehaves When Browser URL Doesn’t Include Default Page by Ken Cox [MVP]

After deploying an ASP.NET 4 application to the production server, data submitted in a form on the default page went nowhere. I discovered that the page worked normally if I included the name of the default document as in

Unhelpful ASP.NET Error Message: ‘Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information’ by Ken Cox [MVP]

Since I upgraded my file-based web site from ASP.NET 3.5 to 4.0 (including Entity Framework 4), I’ve been getting the following error message far too often: Unable to load one or more of the requested types. Here’s the scenario: I FTP a bunch of new files...

ASP.NET/IIS Fix: The 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' provider is not registered on the local machine. by Ken Cox [MVP]

In my latest ASP.NET project, I refresh the sample data using an Excel spreadsheet from the client. After upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2, I suddenly discovered this error: The 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' provider is not registered on the local machine...
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Scott Guthrie Interview in Japan by Ken Cox [MVP]

Interesting interview with Scott during his recent trip. He discusses MVC around minute 14:30.
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Disappointment with VSTO 2005 Internet Deployment by Ken Cox [MVP]

I was excited about the possibilities of generating custom Word 2003 documents on the fly using the ServerDocument object in Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005 . My goal was to show how you could fill out a form on an ASP.NET 2.0 Web page, click a button...
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