Entries Tagged ‘.NET’

Quick tip: Setting Oracle client collation

This week one of our clients experienced an interesting problem. Data obtained from ORACLE database did not display unicode characters. They were either replaced by ‘?’ or some other character. This happens for one of two reasons (or in worst case scneario both). Either your database has wrong collation or your ORACLE client does. The […]

Failed to load resources from file. Please check setup

Not so long ago an application written in .NET 1.1 started to pop this error up and about. Funniest thing though, only Windows 10 clients with Creators update installed were affected. Now, we could argue, why there is still an application written in .NET 1.1 and running, but that could be a lengthy debate in […]

Minimal Web API

For a task at work, I needed a mock WebApi for mimicking behavior of 3rd party API, that is not accessible from my machine. Sure enough I proceeded using line of least possible resistance and selected ASP.NET MVC Web Application template and WebAPI and ended up with bloated project that scared the life out of […]

Memory leaks in .NET?

In olden times, when I did C and C++ development, memory leaks were a common thing. From time to time I still wake up from nightmares in which I debug, trace and try to locate and plug memory leaks (of course, as this is nightmare, I fail to do either, or it wouldn’t be a […]

Quick tip: Compile and deploy web application from command line (or script)

Sooner or later, your .NET web application project will gather helping hands and it is at that point that you will realize that deployment from Visual Studio is just not good enough. Yes, I know Microsoft did a grand job with their deployment scheme in Visual Studio, but let’s be honest. That only works if […]

Creating meeting request in Lotus Notes from .NET

At my present gig, there is this .NET web application for scheduling and requesting approvals for vacation and other absences, that I wrote two years ago. The application gets a bit of an upgrade from time to time, so that it runs smoothly and so that we improve user experience. But there was one thing, […]

Why Selected event handling should be banned

So… Lately, admins of a web application I wrote several years ago got my attention for claiming the app getting slow. Now, as I, as a regular user of the same app, never noticed any performance issues, I decided to investigate. First problem I encountered was that integration and testing environment had way too little […]

DB2 transactions in .NET environment

Recently, I have been working on a .NET application that uses DB2 as a database engine. On top of that, I needed transactions as I didn’t want for SQL statements to commit if one of them failed. Needless to say, DB2 uses it’s own principle to handling transactions.