Application_Start and ASP.NET identity impersonation

Now if that isn’t a gripping title, I don’t know what is! Found out an interesting bit of trivia about ASP.NET and its processing life-cycle. The code I was working with has a per-application cache that was being loaded during the first web request that came in. There was an immediate problem with it reloading …

CLCL – Your clipboard on steroids

After the last couple times I’ve lost bits of work in progress, I finally decided to bite the bullet and install a clipboard extension. These were brought to my attention via Jeff Atwood’s Coding Horror. He had an excellent article about an app called CLCL. I’ve installed it, put it into startup on the different …

SoapExtension and debugging

On with the technical arcana! Today I was working on adding e-mail notification to one of our web services when an exception is thrown. We have plenty of other examples of this in our system, but they all involve the global.asax file’s Application_Error(). This is a problem because as is clearly indicated in this MSDN …

Tools I can’t live without

In preparation for moving machines (more on that later) here’s a list of the tools that I’m going to setup before I can really get any work done. Beyond Compare Process Explorer, RegMon and FileMon Notepad2 Lookout FxCop NUnit TaskArrange (Just found this one, and I’m in love!) Other useful bits FlexWiki Reflector Saxon Pretty …