Category Archives: Software Development

ActionConditionFailed. “The execution of template action ‘Condition’ is skipped” “Expected status values ‘Succeeded’ and actual value ‘Failed’.” Azure Logic Apps

I’ve been jumping into the Azure Logic Apps world. On an Http Request Trigger (the Logic App one, not the Function app one), I wanted to reject the request if I received bad json. Not only did I want to … Continue reading

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Custom MSBuild Task and capturing Command Line Output

I recently had a need to “capture the output” of a command line tool, but within a MSBuild Custom Task (context). While I know there are “msbuild’ish” ways to accomplish the below example (getting a list of directories from a … Continue reading

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How to find References in a C# Project File (.csproj) using LINQ (Xml)

I was asked to “Generate a report of all our c# projects and their dependencies. :< So instead of going through 333+ csprojs manually, it was time to write a helper routine to look through the .csproj xml. And instead … Continue reading

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Create a COM+ Application with Powershell

$comAdmin = New-Object -comobject COMAdmin.COMAdminCatalog $apps = $comAdmin.GetCollection(“Applications”) $apps.Populate(); $newComPackageName = “MyFirstCOMPackage” $appExistCheckApp = $apps | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq $newComPackageName} if($appExistCheckApp) { $appExistCheckAppName = $appExistCheckApp.Value(“Name”) “This COM+ Application already exists : $appExistCheckAppName” } Else { $newApp1 = $apps.Add() $newApp1.Value(“Name”) = … Continue reading

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Bug in Documentation : Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable

Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=C06B8369-60DD-4B64-A44B-84B371EDE16D&displaylang=en There is a bug in the documentation at the download page. The documentation says:1.If you are the user of an application, consult your application documentation for details on how to use the appropriate … Continue reading

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RANT : Hard Coded Security Roles

:::::::::::sigh::::::::::::: If I come across one more hard coded security roles brownfield application, I think I’m gonna throw my chair out the window. Today, I came across an application that does type-checking to determine security. The code goes something like … Continue reading

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CruiseControl.NET / header.xsl / and DiskSpace

I had a nice situation today.After a code check-in to SVN, CruiseControl.NET reported an error. The culprit?? No more disk space. The error is seen below.  "Out of space" isn’t mentioned, thus why I am posting this.But it makes sense, … Continue reading

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Rule of 5 : Better machines for Developers

I have just invented the "Rule of 5" when it comes to justifying a computer upgrade for a developer. 5 compiles an hour (when you’re actually developing code (like you love to do) and not in some meeting).Each compile saves … Continue reading

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SVN (Subversion) case sensitivity issue with Linux (RedHat) SVN Server and Windows Client

I had a weird subversion (svn) issue today. Here are some clues (for future googlers). "svn: Can’t open file" ".svn\tmp\text-base" "svn-base" "The system cannot find the file specified".svn: Can’t open file .svn\tmp\text-base svn-base The system cannot find the file specified … Continue reading

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Sql Server Data to a Jet Database

Ok.  This is another "not rocket science" blog.But if/when you need it, it is good to know the syntax. Basically, this will run a tsql query and dump the data into a jet database.  ("access database" is another way to … Continue reading

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