Entries for March 2010

March 27, 2010

OpenForce 2010 Session Submissions

For those of you that follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed my posting the other day noting that I have submitted my session topics for OpenForce 2010. I thought I'd share with you the topics that I submitted, if you have any ideas for other sessions feel free to post a comment, and I might try to get something proposed for it.

March 26, 2010

First Chance Exception Event .NET 4.0

I have been spending quite a bit of time recently working with Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0, working to keep up to date with the rapid additions to the .NET framework.  In this blog posting I'll share one fun new addition to the .NET framework that can be very helpful when creating applications and looking for a method to log all exceptions for logging purposes.  Starting with .NET 4.0 there is a new event available from the AppDomain object "FirstChanceException".  The following explains a bit about this new feature and how it could be helpful.

March 23, 2010

The DotNetNuke Object Qualifier - Why I Think it is Evil

For those of you that have seen my comments on the DotNetNuke forums, my book, or the forum here on this site, you more than likely have noted my consistent notes that I recommend avoiding the "ObjectQualifier" setting within DotNetNuke at all costs.  Most of the time I have simply put, I don't use it and recommend that you don't either, but have not given a very detailed explanation as to why I'm not a fan.  Below I will share with you what the ObjectQualifer is, why it was created, and why I don't recommend using it.

March 23, 2010

Selecting the Right .NET Language the VB or C# Debate

Now first of all, before I get into the true content of this blog posting I do NOT want to start another round of the religious war that always seems to happen when you start talking about the usage of Visual Basic or C#.  The purpose of this blog posting is to put a little perspective into why I choose to work with a specific language for different projects, and the evaluation criteria that I use when making the choice for individual projects.  Yes, I'm a C# MVP, C# is my preferred .NET language, but I'll be the first to admit that there are times and places where VB is a necessary language.  In this article, I'll start out by providing a bit of background as to WHY I'm blogging about this, the evaluation criteria that I use when looking at a project and some other general information that I've found over the years.  Keep in mind the disclaimer found at the bottom of this posting, these are my thoughts, and mine alone, if you don't like them, which I'm sure many of you will not that is fine, but I wanted to put a bit of perspective on my take for the common argument.

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