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Multiline textbox (textarea) and maxLength

In ASP.NET, you can create a textarea by adding a multiline textbox to your markup: <asp:textbox id=”textboxDescription” runat=”server” textmode=”MultiLine” /> Intuitively, we started adding the MaxLength property to this, in order to let the content of the textarea match the length of our database column: <asp:textbox id=”textboxDescription” runat=”server” textmode=”MultiLine” maxlength=”2000″ /> If you’re reading this, […]

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iTunes 10 not playing mp3 files?

I recently upgraded to iTunes 10 because I was dying to try Ping. Let me rephrase that, I upgraded to iTunes 10 because I hate it but have an iPod, and I do love the Store. Anyway after upgrading, I found that some mp3s couldn’t be played anymore. Not in iTunes, nor on my iPod. […]

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Running RavenDb embedded for .NET 3.5

The application I’m developing will be a stand-alone client application. Nothing fancy and business-critical, so RavenDb might be overkill, but I’m attracted to the ease of use. The application will be installed by non-technical users, so I’m not too fond of the idea of running RavenDb as a service. This will require the users to […]

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Starting up RavenDB with .NET 3.5

The application I’m writing isn’t in a very far stadium yet, but I do have some implementation of repositories using NHibernate. Now I want to switch to RavenDB. So I downloaded RavenDB (the latest build at this time – build 81) and unzipped it. I wanted to follow the RavenDB Hello World tutorial, but soon […]

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Data storage for a stand-alone client application

I’m developing a stand-alone client application that will be able to store a fair amount of data. No client-server stuff, just plain old open-the-application-change-the-data-save-close. I need a good way to store the data and, traditionally, developers look at SQL databases for data storage. But I’m thinking this will make it overly complex. A search for […]

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Pagenumbers like ‘page 3 of 10’ with XSL-FO

Using xsl-fo to generate PDFs, and you want to display the **pagenumbers **like ‘page 3 of 10’? It isn’t too hard. Just add this to the footer of your pages: Page fo:page-number of <fo:page-number-citation id=”last-page”></fo:page-number-citation></fo:page-number> Then, make sure you have the following at the end of your document (so, on the last page): <fo:block id=”last-page”></fo:block> […]

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Git, TortoiseGit and (Putty) SSH keys for Windows

Okay, I finally got Git to work. Here’s the necessary steps, after having installed msysgit and TortoiseGit. First, create the local repository. You’ll get a notification that an empty repository was created. You can now use the repository to track your changes. But of course, you want to push this stuff to a server, as […]

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Git and SSH keys

Git can be quite confusing in the beginning, especially coming from a subversion background. But once you’ve got it running, you realize it’s quite easy:install msysgitoptionally install something like TortoiseGitnow you need to create an SSH key, which is explained on the TortoiseGit site for Linux, but for Windows, it’s a little harder:open command prompt […]

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