Tag Archives: VS2012

Error: Attempt by security transparent method ‘…Start()’ to access security critical method ‘..#System.String#’ failed.

Attempt by security transparent method ‘WebMatrix.WebData. PreApplicationStartCode.Start()’ to access security critical method System.Web.WebPages.Razor.WebPageRazorHost.AddGlobalImport#System.String#’ failed. All you need to do is to install Microsoft.AspNet.Web.Helpers.Mvc, simply use the NuGet Console and run the following command in the Package Manager Console PM> Install-Package … Continue reading

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TFS Errors TF246017 & TF400324

TF246017: Team Foundation Server could not connect to the database. Verify that the server that is hosting the database is operational, and that network problems are not blocking communication with the server. TF400324: Team Foundation services are not available from … Continue reading

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HRESULT: 0X80070043

The network name cannot be found. One possible solution is to use Regedit to modify (on my Windows 7 machine) HKEY_Current_User/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Shell Folders->Personal HKEY_Current_User/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/User Shell Folders->Personal Note: There had been some changes in the network recently and they did not propagate to this … Continue reading

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Loading Path control from string with Binding

I’ve been wrestling with this dang idea for a long time lately and I found the answer.. hopefully this will help many others… as it turns out i don’t think you can Bind path data to a string, however you can get … Continue reading

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Step by step to deploying App to Surface

Magenic recently gave out it’s Christmas present, so the first thing I did was try to deploy code to it.. and then I wrote the tutorial,  so you can: Download the ARM version of Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2012  to your … Continue reading

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Unit Test vs Code Coverage vs Use Case

I’m going philosophical on this one. One of the myriad duties I’ve performed in my positions as a consultant is to implement unit tests on some critical part of the code. Realistically all of the code is critical, otherwise why … Continue reading

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Portable Class Libraries

Tuesday I attempted to gave a talk at Code Mastery MN about Portable Class Libraries in Windows 8. Turns out PCL development is harder than I had thought it would be. I thought I would convert the Platformer XNA game over … Continue reading

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JavaScript games in Win8

Before we start.. First thing you need to do, if you haven’t already is go get a version of Visual Studio 2012 (for JavaScript you will need the Web version). Next you will need to make sure you have the JavaScript … Continue reading

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Game Engine API’s For Win8

XNA is a Zombie!  You cannot, and will not be developing in Microsoft’s fully supported version of XNA in Windows 8. If you want to use an XNA-like API then you will need to look at some of the 3rd … Continue reading

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BDC Model Checker

Why has nobody come up with a VSTS extension to check BDC model structures..??!!! As we all know it is best practices to use a view to decouple your ALM from the DB. But how do we decouple developer dependence on deploy-debugging of … Continue reading

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