Showing the version number of the currently deployed application

by Oliver 7. October 2011 22:27

Yesterday I just quickly wanted to add the version number of our new Todo management application to the footer of every page. I could have just checked our own blog history or went off to Google or Stackoverflow but I just wanted to do it myself. Simple enough, isn’t it? To get the assembly of the ... [More]

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ToDebugString() – give me some debug info about my object, e.g. Request.Url

by Oliver 16. September 2011 20:06

Lately, I was having trouble debugging certain parts of my code in Visual Studio, and all I wanted to know was the value of some variable at some point in time. Well, I’d use some logging if I could just get at that value easily. But for some objects I don’t really know what I’m looking for or where... [More]

Unexpected EOF encountered in BCP data-file

by Oliver 15. September 2011 17:05

Today, I tried importing a CSV file like the following into one of our MS SQL Server databases: Id;Latitude;Longitude 4610;43.7119;-1.0737 5502;49.4297;-1.806 11360;46.9343;-1.8875 I tried it using the following command line: 1: bcp GeoDataImport in geodata... [More]

Orchard and Lucene: getting started with custom search – problems with booleans

by Oliver 12. September 2011 01:46

Update: I filed a bug in the Orchard issue tracker and it’s already been fixed. Nice work! We’ve just started to build our own customized search module. The goal is to have checkboxes for all searchable boolean properties of a given ContentPart and search by checking or unchecking them. In Orcha... [More]

Orchard CMS: module settings not visible in Admin area? is the key!

by Oliver 9. September 2011 22:29

Today I went off to create a custom search module for our new Orchard based web application. I simply copied the module Orchard.Search, renamed all namespaces and such to Teamaton.Search, replaced some strings and prepended a prefix of “Teamaton” to a bunch of them. I wanted the new module to be abl... [More]

Rendering problem with flot 0.7 and excanvas in IE8

by Oliver 8. September 2011 02:41

On, we use flot 0.7 with jQuery and asynchronous updates for internal click statistics visualization. Unfortunately, we’ve been having some trouble with our flot graph – but only in IE8 and only sometimes! This has been really annoying, especially since we’re expecting a usage growth of... [More]

Application development with Orchard

by Oliver 7. September 2011 01:02

A while ago, we decided to build discoverize – our generic portal software inspired by – using Orchard, “a free, open source, community-focused project aimed at delivering applications and reusable components on the ASP.NET platform.” We will write about our experience with Orchard... [More]

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MSBuild and Visual Studio 2010 generate different DLLs

by Oliver 6. September 2011 22:18

Recently, we encountered a quite surprising behavior of MSBuild – the continuous integration build of our new collaborative Todo Management app (we hope to go into beta soon!) would produce a broken version whereas the local build with VS2010 was all smooth and well. Our admin and tester already pos... [More]


by Oliver 17. August 2011 18:28

Lately, we encountered a problem with the speed of our search on for a certain set of search criteria. It sometimes used to take over a few seconds before the updated results were shown. This most likely seemed to be a problem with the database so I went to investigate the offending... [More]

NHibernate Save – System.ArgumentNullException: Collection cannot be null

by Oliver 22. July 2011 18:45

Today I hit a quite subtle bug setting up persistence for our soon-to-appear new todo management tool. Since we’re building on ASP.NET 4 I simply used the ISet<T> and HashSet<T> types in the System.Collections.Generic namespace for all entity collections, e.g. 1: using System.Collecti... [More]

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About Oliver code blog logo I build web applications using ASP.NET and have a passion for javascript. Enjoy MVC 4 and Orchard CMS, and I do TDD whenever I can. I like clean code. Love to spend time with my wife and our children. My profile on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites

About Anton code blog logo I'm a software developer at teamaton. I code in C# and work with MVC, Orchard, SpecFlow, Coypu and NHibernate. I enjoy beach volleyball, board games and Coke.