Monthly Archives: December 2006

Using client certificates to authenticate web browsers

ASP and ASP.NET have a pretty easy mechanism to work with client certificates that a browser has handed to the web server. All it takes is this little piece of code: Response.Write(Request.ClientCertificate[“Issuer”]); plus or minus the square brackets and semi-colon. … Continue reading

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Never-ending story of Close versus Dispose

Erno de Weerd recently posted a blog entry on how SqlConnection.Dispose removes the connection from the connection pool. He concluded this after looking in Reflector and seeing this:     1 protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)     2 {     3   if (disposing)     4   {     5   … Continue reading

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WebDev.WebServer for easy website hosting

Visual Studio 2005 Websites and Web Application projects use the ASP.NET Development Server as a light-weight web server to host the websites. Pretty easy, but sometimes you need to host one or more websites and don’t feel like starting a … Continue reading

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SourceSafe 2005 over the Internet

The 2005 version of Visual SourceSafe is capable of connections over the Internet. Very handy if you, like myself, have the need to access your code repository while on the move. To use this yourself, you should first configure your code … Continue reading

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Are you my type?

The 15th episode of the Dutch .NET Magazine has dropped in the mailbox at Class-A just a moment ago. Inside are many great articles. There is also an article (I dare not say “one of them”) written by Stefan Onderstal … Continue reading

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Using new async invocation pattern in ASP.NET Web Services

My colleague Dennis just asked me how you would asynchronously invoke web services (in VB.NET). The new way As Dennis already figured out there is a new way to do this in ASP.NET 2.0. In fact, the new way is … Continue reading

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Revamp your Terminal Services Client

Microsoft support has released version 6.0 of the Terminal Services Client -or- Remote Desktop Connection at their website. This version allows you to connect to Windows Vista and Windows “Longhorn” Server terminal services. The new features include: Network Level Authentication … Continue reading

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