Manage Certificates

October 26, 2016

The tool to manage certificates on your computer


Restore NuGet Packages

September 28, 2016

If Solution -> Restore NuGet Packages doesn’t work
delete the packages folder and try again and then rebuild solution.
That should fix it.


Customize Windows Boot menu

July 22, 2016

Customize Windows Boot menu
(the boot.ini file)

Use the bcdedit tool in the command prompt

bcdedit /?

bcdedit /displayorder {key1} {key2}

bcdedit /set {key} parameter “value”


How to use __doPostBack

February 5, 2015


<script type=“text/javascript”>
function SaveWithParameter(parameter){
   __doPostBack(‘btnSave’, parameter)


public void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
string sender = Request[“__EVENTTARGET”]; // btnSave
string eventarg = Request[“__EVENTARGUMENT”]; //parameter

Call ASP.NET codebehind from javascript (PageMethod)

November 17, 2014
The first thing to do is to add a ScriptManager to our page,
and tell it to accept page Methods.
<asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server"

Next add the codebehind method to call, it must be static and have
the WebMethod attribute

public static void SetDimensions(int width, int height)
    //Method code

Finally call the method using PageMethods 

<script type="text/javascript">
    function setDimensions() {
        PageMethods.SetDimensions(width, height);

WCF service for AJAX

August 6, 2014

WCF service for client AJAX call returning JSON

[AspNetCompatibilityRequirements(RequirementsMode = AspNetCompatibilityRequirementsMode.Allowed)]
public class Service : IService
// Your code comes here

public interface IService
[WebInvoke(Method = GET”,
ResponseFormat = WebMessageFormat.Json)]
string GetData(int value);

[WebInvoke(Method = POST”,
BodyStyle = WebMessageBodyStyle.Wrapped,
ResponseFormat = WebMessageFormat.Json)]
string[] GetUser(string Id);

<behavior name=”ServiceBehavior”>
<serviceMetadata httpGetEnabled=”true”/>
<serviceDebug includeExceptionDetailInFaults=”true”/>
<behavior name=”EndpBehavior”>
<service behaviorConfiguration=”ServiceBehavior” name=”Service”>
<endpoint address=” binding=”webHttpBinding”
contract=”IService” behaviorConfiguration=”EndpBehavior”/>

Client code with JQuery:

function CallService() {
type: POST”, //GET or POST or PUT or DELETE verb
url: Service.svc/GetUser”, // Location of the service
data: {“Id”: “‘ + userid + “}’, //Data sent to server
contentType: application/json; charset=utf-8″, // content type sent to server
dataType: json”, //Expected data format from server
processdata: ProcessData, //True or False
success: function(msg) {ServiceSucceeded(msg);},
error: ServiceFailed// When Service call fails

function ServiceSucceeded(result) {
if (DataType == json”) {
resultObject = result.GetUserResult;

for (i = 0; i < resultObject.length; i++) {


function ServiceFailed(result) {
alert(Service call failed: ‘ + result.status + + result.statusText);
Type = null;
varUrl = null;
Data = null;
ContentType = null;
DataType = null;
ProcessData = null;

Archiving data in DB

April 30, 2014

Two common possibilities:

  • Storing the archive data in the same table as the current data using a compound primary key (entity ID and version ID).
    • You waste the power of compound primary keys (for example, for index organized tables) because you are forced to always include the version ID as the second key.
    • The approach will result in very large tables of which only a fraction of the rows represent current data.
    • Joins are more complicated and it’s easy to make mistakes, if you forget to filter out archive data.
    • Archive data usually doesn’t need as much indexing as production data, but storing the data in the same table applies the index to archive data as well. Your indexes will grow large and will contain a lot of similar data from the archive, thus additionally slowing down performance.
    • While it might be possible to let the DBMS automatically create archive rows using ON UPDATE and ON DELETE triggers, it’s probably complicated (I’ve never seen that anywhere). Otherwise you are forced to implement the archive operation in your application code, thus slowing down performance once more, making it impossible to directly modify the database or to use more than one client application (unless you invest a lot of time and money to keep them in sync).
  • Using a dedicated archive table for each production table and create a copy of the production data before each update/delete (easy to implement with ON UPDATE and ON DELETE triggers). The archive table has the same structure as the production table plus a column for the archive id (auto-increment).
    • This option enables you to completely implement historization in your DBMS using triggers. You can enable/disable historization for single tables at any time without modifying your client applications.
    • You can use as many client applications as you like or even manually modify rows without losing the archive functionality.
    • You can use different indexes for archive and production data, depending on the actual needs of your applications.
    • If the schema changes, you can also update your archive table using standard SQL statements (the same that work for the production table). This is a minor drawback, because you must not forget to do so. It’s still better than having a huge archive of data that can not be easily compared.
    • The read performance of your production tables is not reduced. Updates and deletes might take a bit longer, but still much faster than “manually” creating archive copies. It should be comparable to the performance of the built-in historization feature of your favorite database.

Create Virtual Directories In IIS 6

April 4, 2014

Instead of manually edditing the virtual directories in the GUI
You can edit the config file and for instance copy paste from another application.


You have to use a 64-bit editor like the Windows7 notepad.exe

What if you have Visual Studio 2008 installed on a 64-bit system? Visual Studio is a 32-bit application, and it runs just fine on a 64-bit system, but unfortunately 32-bit applications cannot open files that are kept in 64-bit-only file paths – and that includes ApplicationHost.config.

Here’s why this happens – ApplicationHost.config is physically located in the following 64-bit-only path:


The problem is, 32-bit applications are “magically” redirected by the operating system to the following 32-bit file path:


So what happens is that each 32-bit application thinks that it’s in the real System32 folder, so when you try to open ApplicationHost.config using File » Open » File… in Visual Studio, you don’t see ApplicationHost.config in the Inetsrv folder. If you attempt to outsmart the system by dragging-and-dropping ApplicationHost.config into Visual Studio from Windows Explorer it doesn’t work; you don’t get any errors, Visual Studio just sits there and stares back at you.


Oracle join (+) notation

December 12, 2013

Oracle join (+) notation

select author_last_name, book_key
from author left outer join book_author using (author_key)
order by author_last_name;   

In the example above, the AUTHOR table is on the left, and we are using a left outer join, so we get all the rows in the AUTHOR table and the matching rows in the book_author table.  Notice that both authors clark and mee now are listed, and the book_key column is NULL.  In the standard Oracle format, outer joins can be confusing.  Below is the same query in the standard Oracle format.

  author.author_key = book_author.author_key(+)
order by author_last_name;

Notice the (+) in the WHERE clause.  This indicates a left outer join.  If we were using a right outer join, the WHERE clause would be:

author.author_key(+) = book_author.author_key

Advantages of JOIN notation

–The AND clause blocks the outer join
SELECT A.ml_street, L.ml_name, L.f_tr_status
WHERE l.f_tr_comp_adress = a.row_id(+)
AND L.f_tr_status IS NULL

–The AND clause blocks the outer join (JOIN equivalant)
SELECT A.ml_street, L.ml_name, L.f_tr_status
ON l.f_tr_comp_adress = a.row_id
WHERE L.f_tr_status IS NULL

–The AND clause does not block the outer join (this notation is only possible with JOIN)
SELECT A.ml_street, L.ml_name, L.f_tr_status
ON l.f_tr_comp_adress = a.row_id AND L.f_tr_status IS NULL

ASP.NET AJAX MaskedEditExtender

September 25, 2013
  • MaskType – Type of validation to perform:
    None – No validation
    Number – Number validation
    Date – Date validation
    Time – Time validation
    DateTime – Date and time validation
  • Mask Characters and Delimiters
    9 – Only a numeric character
    L – Only a letter
    $ – Only a letter or a space
    C – Only a custom character (case sensitive)
    A – Only a letter or a custom character
    N – Only a numeric or custom character
    ? – Any character