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    Replacing strings with the Filehelpers library.

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    While working at my current job I’ve been doing a lot of file imports and conversions, so to figure out a more efficient way to do the conversions I did some research and found the FileHelpers library. Now the FileHelpers library makes things very easy to do field conversions by …

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    Building a Windows Service that periodically runs.

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    Here is some code I threw together to create a windows service that gets called periodically. To use it you’ll have to add this code into the Service class and create an application setting called PollingTime to contain the amount of time between calls of the process. Also note that …

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    Setting up a Message Queue in SQL Server

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    Over the years I’ve had a few instances where I’ve had to set up a message queue with the broker in SQL Server and every time I come back to set up another queue I find the documentation to be very confusing. So here is my attempt to make the …

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    App.config transforms with Slow Cheetah

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    Recently while working on a console app that I was building for work I found myself missing the web.config transforms that are used in web projects. For those who don’t know you can build transform file that will change your web.config files depending on what build type you are running …

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    Saving xml from web service calls in .net.

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    While working on some some web service calls at work I ran into a situation where I needed to record the XML that was being passed from both sides. After doing some Google searching I came across the following code on Microsoft’s site. using System; using System.Web.Services.Protocols; using System.IO; namespace …

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    Installation failed due to the absence of a ServiceProcessInstaller.

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    Recently I encountered the following error message while creating a new windows service in .net : System.InvalidOperationException: Installation failed due to the absence of a ServiceProcessInstaller. The ServiceProcessInstaller must either be the containing installer, or it must be present in the Installers collection on the same installer as the ServiceInstaller. …

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    Installing Sencha Touch on Windows with IIS

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    Recently I was installing a copy of Sencha Touch 2.2.1 on my machine at home and I noticed a few issues with the install documentation when installing it on Windows and IIS. Note: This information applies to version of 2.2.1 of Sencha Touch and is really just a rewriting of the instructions to make things easier to install on Windows.

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