Configure the IIS Application Initialization module

IIS Benjamin Perkins

During my many years of active IIS administration which hosted ASP.NET application, we had many discussions about why the first request to the web site took longer than those coming after. In short, it’s because the first request, after a restart of the process results in a recompilation of the temporary ASP.NET files. In complicated, […]

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Capture textbox enter key event using C#

Benjamin Perkins C#

The other day I needed to implement a search function in a WPF program. I wanted the use to be able to enter the criteria and then the enter key to perform the search. I achieved this by adding a KeyDown event to the text box control in the XAML. KeyDown=”textBox1_KeyDown” And adding the below […]

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Different return type from a method of a derived class

Benjamin Perkins C#

In .NET Framework 4, C# supports covariance and contravariance in generic interfaces and delegates. However, if you try to implement either in a class, you will receive an exception. Trying to implement covariance in a return type or overriding a method and attempting to return a different type will not work. Let’s discuss below. public […]

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Simplified Deployment

Benjamin Perkins C#

DLL Hell. Enough said, well maybe not. Before .NET every installation of a new version of a program or the installation of any program was a gamble. There was always a risk that a necessary component required to run the new version would overwrite a component which is used by another causing the old program […]

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