Monthly Archives: April 2015

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When running Visual Studio in Windows 7 (and 8), I always do a couple of things: Turn User Account Control (UAC) off – on Windows 7 this defaults Visual Studio (and other programs) to run in Administrator mode. Switch off real time scanning on Microsoft Security Essentials (I don’t run email on the same PC), […]

I have been working on my first Umbraco 7 project. No matter what I do I cannot get it to install correctly via Nuget with VS2013. I am tearing my hair out here, which is bad because I don’t have much to start with! The instructions are from our.umbraco.org, titled Installing Umbraco with Nuget. I […]

Following up on my post about setting up Wireless networking, I wanted to relate a recent problem I have had. On occasion, the wireless networking was a bit hit and miss. In particular, the two iPads I have didn’t want to connect. Resetting the router was the only way to resolve. The router in question […]

There are some good third party software components out there, that have been developed over many years. Over the years, I personally have used www.devexpress.com with both Winforms and ASP.NET Webforms, www.telerik.com on ASP.NET Webforms and www.obout.com on ASP.NET Webforms. Let me make the distinction between components and tools. This post is about components that […]

ASP.NET Webforms has two ways of disabling text input fields: Method 1: Disabled

Method 2: ReadOnly

The first method greys out the field by default, the second one does not grey out. The other difference I have found is that the second method leaves the scroll bar in memo fields enabled, as opposed […]

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