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Finding Those Pesky Unicode Characters in Visual Studio by fallen888

Sometimes I’m handed HTML that I need to wire up and I find these characters.  Usually there are only a couple on the page and, while annoying to find, it’s not a big deal.  Recently I found dozens and dozens of these guys on a page and wasn...
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Easily Delete Cookies in Firefox by fallen888

I just discovered a great Firefox add-on, called Remove Cookie(s) for Site , which makes deleting cookies from a web site very easy (it’s not new, but it’s new to me).  This is especially useful for developers when debugging your cookie CRUD operations...
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Simple Way To Check If User Has Liked Your Facebook Page with ASP.NET by fallen888

Facebook provides a signed request with every postback to your page. Inside that request is some basic info, including whether or not the user has liked the profile page that is hosting the canvas application. Here’s a quick way to retrieve it: bool liked...
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Trick Facebook Scrapping of Facebook Tab URL by fallen888

I constantly run into issues with Facebook scrapping the wrong information off of a page, when all you’re trying to do is put a simple Like, Recommend, or Send (or custom share) button on your page.  This is especially problematic when you are working...
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Compatibility View in Internet Explorer 9 by fallen888

You may have noticed that the Compatibility View button which used to be in the Address Bar in IE8 may or may not be there in IE9. If you're missing it, you should now be able to find it under Developer Tools. Just hit F12 and you should see:
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Can't Like a Page? Seriously?? by fallen888

We've previously talked about programmatically liking a post. But I recently tried to like a page, and was presented with this lovely response - "(OAuthException) (#3) App must be on whitelist": Weak! Apparently, you can't like a page via Graph API (or...
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Firefox 4 beta & Firebug 1.7 alpha are available by fallen888

I've put off upgrading to the latest beta of Firefox 4.0 because Firebug didn't support it yet. Well, until very recently anyway. Here are the links to both downloads: Firefox 4.0b7 Firebug 1.7 Alpha
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Getting Started With Facebook C# SDK by fallen888

In my previous post , I’ve mentioned a relatively new Facebook SDK available for .NET.  Here’s a quick example of how to install and use it to post a message to an FB user’s wall and then Like it, using an MVC application.   Install Facebook...
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New Facebook SDK for .NET, and on NuGet by fallen888

If you’ve been using the Facebook Developer Toolkit in the past to develop ASP.NET iFrame applications for Facebook, you may be interested in a few updates. That SDK has not been updated since April of 2010. And Facebook has made quite a few changes to...
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"Path is too long...” error using Azure Development Fabric by fallen888

I was recently telling a colleague about running into the following error while debugging locally my Azure cloud app:  “The path is too long after being fully qualified.”  So I figure I’d share my findings.  First of all, there’s most likely...
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