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O(geek) Ryan Cain, running in time proportional to Geek. June 2008 Entries
SSRS Global Variable "Trick"
We are working through a beta release of an internal project so I'm getting a chance to solve many different problems right now. Today I had to update a report that has an issue where its count at the bottom was displaying the total number or records instead of just those that were visible. Basically this is a report of applicants who have passed all tests during a job recruitment process. If they fail any step then they shouldn't show on the list. I did some tricks with the data of the report to ......

Posted On Thursday, June 26, 2008 4:15 PM

DataGridView DropDown Column Index -1 Exception
In developing one of our new applications I ran into an interesting issue with the DataGridView, which contained a DropDown (ComboBox) column that was bound to a different BindingSource. The basic issue is that the user would click a LinkButton and select a file. That process would create a new instance of an object on the backend, which would be added to a list that was then bound to the DataGridView. The drop down option on this new item would be left null however. When the user would go to click ......

Posted On Thursday, June 26, 2008 3:57 PM

The case of the disappearing ibeam cursor
I've been setting up and configuring my brand new Toshiba M700 TabletPC, a very nice upgrade from the M200, though lacking in screen resolution. The main reason I went for a larger Tablet was for the performance to run Virtual PC images. This was great until I noticed that the ibeam cursor in all of my virtual machines would disappear. This is extremely disconcerting especially since most of my work is in Visual Studio, where guess what, there is an editor that displays the ibeam cursor. Not good. ......

Posted On Thursday, June 19, 2008 11:39 AM

SharePoint Template Learning
I sat through a session by Heather Solomon at TechEd 2008 where she talked about creating custom templates for SharePoint 2007, something that definitely isn't a quick weekend project. She has some great resources to get started on that process. CSS Reference Chart for SharePoint 2007 - This is an amazingly detailed drill down into all the CSS options that are available for use in SharePoint. What's even better is she includes screen shots for where each CSS style gets applied. Minimal or Base Master ......

Posted On Thursday, June 19, 2008 8:04 AM

Office 2007 documents on TFS 2005 WSS 2.0 Team Site

I'm sure a few people want to get their Office 2007 documents into WSS 2.0, especially anyone using TFS 2005.  I found a great article that steps you through the process of helping WSS understand the document types associated with Office 2007:

How to get Companyweb (Windows SharePoint Services v2) to work with Office 2007

Posted On Thursday, June 19, 2008 7:46 AM

Windows Server 2003 .NET clr20r3 Error
This is more for personal reference, but also just in case anyone else sees the error from the event log below. This appears to be a catch all exception for a variety of different problems that might occur in a .NET app running on Server 2003. The application in question is a .NET 3.5 application, and would just not start when copied to 2003. The running exe would disappear from Taskman and be replaced by DW20.exe (Dr. Watson), which would place the following error into the event log. Event Type: ......

Posted On Thursday, June 19, 2008 7:42 AM

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