Whether you need to setup a scheduled task or set up a build event in TFS, you most likely will need to know how to call a PowerShell script via the command prompt with parameters. The syntax is pretty easy, but if you miss a switch or two, it can […]

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In hopes to better understand the order of operators in C# (6 & 7, but most will work for lower versions too), I decided to make a cheat sheet for myself in a table format. The list / section on the MSDN was helpful, but I wanted something a little […]

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When attempting to debug some SSIS applications, I encountered a quite annoying issue with my Visual Studio crashing anytime I tried to open a package. To hopefully help someone encountering a similar issue, I decided to list the steps here. Most of these steps are self inclusive, so feel free to […]

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Sometimes when rushing through setting up a project we tend to forget to configure things, then are perplexed by the error messages since they don’t always give you exactly where to look or what property you missed. This recently happened to me in SSIS with the Execute SQL Task. I […]

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Working with a legacy authentication system, I was attempting to get a login working for an application hosted locally. I was calling ValidateUser with the correct username and password within our system but noticed I was still getting false back from the method. Here is a list of things I tried […]

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Within Visual Studio there is a console window that many know little about. I myself have finally started researching ways to improve my productivity via this console window, the Package Manager Console. In doing my research and using some of these commands on a daily or weekly basis, I figured […]

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Ever need to group by a property and want to use LINQ to do so? Happened to me recently and decided to explore the really simple way to group objects using LINQ using GroupBy. I started off by creating a simple class for a person and created a list Next add the […]

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When attempting to run for the first time on a new machine the unit tests of a project, I got the following error message: Unable to get type (Test method name), (Test project), Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null. Error: System.BadImageFormatException: Could not load file or assembly (Test project assembly information) or one […]

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Microsoft has a few suggestions on how to go about fixing the installation issues when attempting to install Internet Explorer 11. To save you all some time you happened to land here before transversing those several pages, I went ahead and summarized the tips & suggestions to save some time. […]

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There has been a few times I’ve need to copy models to view models, or very similar classes to each other, but wanted to clean up the code in the process. The result of that is a start to a helper method below to “combine” objects in C#. Code will […]

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You may already be doing one or more of these tips, so this post might not be for everybody. But if you feel like you could improve your code even by a little bit, read on! Hopefully I can help make your code cleaner and easier to read. Also note, I […]

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