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C# methods of converting a null string to an empty string One really cool feature of the .NET Framework is the ability to create extension methods.  If you’ve used the .NET Framework then you have most likely used extension methods and realize the power of them.  There are many existing […]

.NET BlankIfNull Extension Method


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  A potentially dangerous Request.Path value was detected from the client (&) in ASP.NET MVC4 Application I was doing developing a window in ASP.NET MVC4 and got this error because some of the data had an ampersand in it.   The data in question were category names and after doing […]

ASP.NET MVC ‘potentially dangerous Request.Path value was detected’ Fix via ...



Utilizing the .NET Framework System Diagnostics Code in PowerBuilder.NET Programs This short article will show you how to adapt Microsoft .NET Framework C# code examples for use in PowerBuilder.NET.  I’m using the System Diagnostics in one of my non-visuals to log errors and application problems to the Windows Event Logs. […]

Adapting .NET C# Example Code to PowerBuilder.NET


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Creating a PowerBuilder 12.5 WCF Web Service – Deploying to IIS – Start to Finish This is my latest article on PowerBuilder 12.5 WCF Web Services and it will take you through creating a basic WCF Web Service using PowerBuilder 12.5.NET and deploying the WCF Web Service to IIS 7.5 […]

Creating a PowerBuilder 12.5 WCF Web Service – Deploying to ...


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Why Web Services Are Easy To Love & Hate This article was written with the intention of Improving the Web Service Development Experience particularly in the areas of Testing & Debugging.   The  specific topics discussed in this article include:  Identify common developer challenges with web service development. Offer suggestions […]

Testing & Debugging WCF Web Services



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DisplacedGuy Poll – What information would you like to see for 2013? Would you please take a moment to let me know what information you’d like to see for 2013?  I created a new poll, and you can choose as many items as you’d like.  This information will be extremely […]

DisplacedGuy Poll – What information would you like to see ...


Is it possible to view the datawindow buffers (and data) in the PowerBuilder debugger? This post is to share something cool that I learned about PowerBuilder 12.5.NET while researching a question posted on StackOverflow.   The entire post from StackOverflow can be found here, the member asked if it was possible […]

PowerBuilder 12.5.NET – Datawindow Buffer View & Edit in Debugger




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 Simple DisplayTemplate for “Status Code” columns in ASP.NET MVC The following example shows how to create and use a custom DisplayTemplate for status code type columns in an ASP.NET MVC application. Before DisplayTemplate — After DisplayTemplate      Display Templates Display templates are cshtml or ascx partials that have a name […]

Simple ASP.NET MVC DisplayTemplate for Status Codes (Active, Inactive, Pending)