software

Very cool, very free Remote Desktop management utility

While bragging to my buddy Bill about how cool this new open source remote desktop app Terminals was, he showed me an even better tool, visionApp Remote Desktop (vRD), that he uses for the same thing. After a quick 5 minute install and configuration I clearly liked vRD over Terminals and any other RDP tool I had used. Here’s a…

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FormView and ObjectDataSource with nullable types

I recently ran into this problem when using a FormView and and ObjectDataSource where the FormView was binding to nullable data types… Here is a challenging question, as I have not found any suitable information on this after two days of searching: Background: I have a custom Business Class library that includes custom objects with nullable int and DateTime properties.…

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FormView not retaining values when server-side validation fails

I recently spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out why my FormView wasn’t retaining values after some of my custom server-side validation failed in my business logic layer.  I kept seeing that you just had to set KeepInEditMode = true (or KeepInInsertMode if you’re doing an insert) and that would take care of it. Well, after a…

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