Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Assembly Binding Tag

If you face assembly version mismatch problem then you will get "Could not load file or assembly" exception. There could be two solutions
1. Recompile the source code
2. If you dont have source code you can add a simple assemblyBinding tag under configuration in your web.config/app.config

For example I am using NHibernate.Validator dll which depends on NHibernate and was build with older version of NHibernate "". But in my project I have newer NHibernate version "". So i am getting the below exception

Could not load file or assembly 'NHibernate, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=aa95f207798dfdb4' or one of its dependencies

To resolve this issue all i have to do is to add the below assemblyBinding configuration

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

ASP.NET Website reusability

I did a post here about how ASP.NET Developers can use the concept of re-usability to build reusable website constructs and then can use these constructs in many websites.The article shows how to define common layout, images and styles once and how to use them for all web sites using ASP.NET.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Linq: Search Query that takes advantage of ?? operator to ignore the optional criteria fields

In search we often need to deal with the situations where users leave search input fields empty. Suppose user want to search customers against Last Name and Birth Year. The code snippet below shows the C# Search query; it works even if user leaves Criteria fields empty. Thanks to new ?? Null Comparison Operator....if the value of Criteria Field is null then the value proceeding ?? is replaced with the actual value...

public List Search( Criteria criteria )
var customers= from c in dataContext.Cutomers
(criteria.LastName?? c.LastName) == c.LastName
&& ( criteria.Year ?? 1980 ) <= c.BirthYear
select c;

return c.ToList();