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SharePoint: Visual Studio 2012 and the 2010 SharePoint PowerTools Visual WebPart

Using Visual Studio 2012, you open a Visual Studio 2010 project which contains the “Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Power Tools” Sandboxed Visual WebPart. On building your project you get a compiler error; The name ‘InitialiseControl’ does not appear in the current context. During the Visual Studio 2012 project/solution upgrade, one of the Visual WebPart designer […]

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VMWare Fusion 4 vs Parallels Desktop 7

VMWare Fusion 4 for Mac and Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Smackdown

Let me begin by saying that I have been, and probably will continue to be a firm fan of VMWare Fusion for Mac. I’ve used it every day for the last 4 years right from version 2.0.1, for developing on the Microsoft platform, and most especially with SharePoint. It has been rock solid, reliable and […]

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Will the Really Real Programmers Please Stand Up

A great article, which to my mind┬ásummarizes┬áthe characteristics of great software developers. Will the really real programmers please stand up.  

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.NET: Convert a Byte Array to String

A short snippet which converts a byte array to a string, and which handles conversion of the byte order mark (BOM). As seen, the byte order mark bytes are excluded from the conversion, which if they are left in, could cause problems when attempting to use the string, particularly if the string is an Xml […]

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