Category Archives: Software Development

How best to report a bug

As a software developer, bugs are a fact of life.  In fact, I welcome bugs, up to a point, because that tells me that someone is actually using my creation.  Too often when there are no bugs, especially early in … Continue reading

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When is a bug not a bug?

This sounds like the intro to a bad geek joke.  (Answer:  When it is a feature?) But seriously, this is a valid question.  Consider the following situation.  You have some code that looks like it should not work. But it … Continue reading

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Tales of a Version Upgrade

Face it, upgrading versions can be a major pain in the butt.  Especially when it involves moving third-party stuff like Crystal Reports from Dev to QA to Production. The wrong library, or a missing library, causes the whole thing to … Continue reading

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Opening a New Window from a TreeView Menu Item

The task was simple enough:  add a menu item to my company web site for my blog .  As you might have discerned, I use WordPress.com to manage and host my blog.  All I wanted to do was make the blog accessible … Continue reading

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CreateUserWizard (almost) Figured Out – Part 3 – the Code-Behind

This is the third and final entry in a series of posts about the CreateUserWizard.  The initial post provided an overview of the problem and the design.  The second covered the .aspx page with the CUW control declaration.  This final installment … Continue reading

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CreateUserWizard (almost) Figured Out – Part 2 – The .aspx File

This is the second in a series of posts about the CreateUserWizard.  The initial post provided an overview of the problem and the design.  This post covers the .aspx page with the CUW control declaration.  The final installment will cover the … Continue reading

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CreateUserWizard (almost) Figured Out – Part 1

While developing an outward-facing portal web site for a client, I had need to use the ASP.NET CreateUserWizard (CUW) control in Visual Studio 2010 (it is essentially unchanged from previous versions).  This control really does make it easy to create new … Continue reading

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