Misc. Fixes

August 17, 2017

Accessing your machine through machine name with Android Emulator on Windows

By |2017-08-17T11:49:21+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Misc. Fixes, Xamarin|

I've been working on a mobile project recently, using Xamarin, Android/iOS emulators and Visual Studio 2017. In my local environment (Windows 10), my emulators need to be able to communicate with my machine to access services, using machine name. By default, this is not possible. You will notice that hitting a url, with your machine name [...]

June 22, 2015

How to Use the Log4Net StringMatchFilter

By |2015-06-22T21:30:12+00:00June 22nd, 2015|Categories: C#, Handy Tools/Utilities, Misc. Fixes|

Log4Net is a very powerful, easy to use logging tool, so it's no surprise that so many .NET developers use it in their applications. One under documented (at least in my opinion) feature of it, is the use of filters to be more specific about what you want your appenders to filter out. Recently, in an application [...]

Unobtrusive Validation with Kendo UI DropDownList

By |2018-03-05T22:29:42+00:00June 13th, 2015|Categories: ASP.NET, Misc. Fixes, MVC, Telerik|

Really short post here. If you are trying to use jQuery unobtrusive validation with Kendo UI's DropDownList , you might notice that it doesn't work right out of the box. The form will simply validate, and will not actually check your selected value. This is a pain if you're trying to validate that a field is required. [...]

January 14, 2014

Visual SVN Context Menu is Missing – Fix

By |2018-03-05T22:35:39+00:00January 14th, 2014|Categories: Handy Tools/Utilities, Misc. Fixes|

I use VisualSVN at work and I love it! It saves clicks and times when developing with Visual Studio and SVN. Recently my SVN context menu seemingly went missing from Visual Studio, causing me a bunch of confusion. (Menu pictured below was not appearing when right clicking a file in my solution)   Fix: To see [...]