Quite often when dealing with an API or some other external service, you will find that you get Unix timestamps returned to you or alternatively have to provide a timestamp in Unix form when sending a request back. Since you are going to be running your .NET code on a windows machine, you don't have…
  I recently hit an issue where i needed to change the name of an XML node. It ended up being a lot more complicated than I had expected it to be. node.Name is a read only field, so you can't take the simple route and rename it this way. Since you cannot rename the…
This tutorial will show you how to programmatically create a subsite in Sharepoint. This can be done a few different ways and if you have server access you may prefer to do this on the server side, but you can just as easily create one using the Client-Side Object Model. You can do this using a standard…
This can be done in the RouteConfig.cs. You can set the default route that will be used to display the home page. You can find this file in Project->App_Start->RouteConfig.cs. The config inside this file will let you set default home page for ASP.NET razor MVC websites. The contents of the default file should look something…
When you want to access a session from an ashx file you will find that using context.Session["value"] , will not allow you to access the session variables from the previous file where the session was available from. This is expected behavior and based on some guides Ihave seen, is often over complicated. Rather than building a work around…
When using Sql Server to insert records into a DB its a common requirement to be able to pull back the auto incremented Id that was generated for this row. Most solutions for this i have seen involve making a second query to the database in and along the lines of  "SELECT @@IDENTITY", but this method…
I found it quite odd to discover that there was no built in method to count the total amount of lines for a project in Visual Studio 2013. I did some searching and found that pretty much every guide was saying download this application or install this plugin in order to get the code metrics.…
Changing the color of the text in a C# console app can be done very easily using a built in command. The wording to this can get a little confusing and will likely be what throws you off at first, but here is how the change text color on a C# console app very easily.…