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TargetInvocationException – How to break on the correct line


In many modern applications, you use Task or Threads to optimize your code. But when an exception occurred, you receive a generic exception like System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: ‘Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.’ To avoid that in Visual

Posted in Tips and others, Thread, MVVM

[Tip] Windows 10 – Display Menu to the Left or to the Right of your hand.


If like me, your PC is configured to display Visual Studio menu to the left of my hand. Of course, your are using Visual Studio with a mouse and not with your hand. So, you want to change that. You

Posted in Tips and others, Visual Studio

Quick tip about SqlCmd.exe 13


Some days ago, I’ve installed Visual Studio 2017 and today, I’ve try to execute a simple SQL query with SQLCMD.EXE. What’s the problem ? No really one… except that I’ve received an “ODBC Driver 13 for SQL Server” error and “Login

Posted in SQL Server, Tips and others

Tip to optimize SQL Queries


Identification of the problem. Some days ago, a customer call me to try to solve a performance problem into an existing application connected to SQL Server. Using SQL Server Profile, we found some queries with unexpected times. For example, to

Posted in General, SQL Server, SqlDatabaseCommand, Tips and others

Développer avec un Simple Object Mapping Toolkit pour SQL Server


La majorité des applications actuelles ont besoin d’enregistrer des informations dans une base de données locale ou serveur. Plusieurs outils existent dont Entity Framework, le plus fréquemment proposés par Microsoft, ou ADO.NET, le plus performant mais le plus complexe à

Posted in francais, SQL Server, SqlDatabaseCommand

Retour d’expérience ‘TFS Online dans une solution industrielle’


frenSome days ago, I had the chance to present a session in the Microsoft Experiences of Paris (in french) to explain how we’ve created a complete industrial application using VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services… or TFS Online). In this presentation,

Posted in francais, General, Presentation, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio

Configure a Visual Studio Online (VSO) Build Agent


When using Visual Studio Online (VSO) in your team or for your personal projects, it is very useful to integrate a compilation and a continuous deployment process. With MSDN subscriptions, you have about 240 minutes of hosted build. After this time, it’s

Posted in General, Team Foundation Server, Tips and others, Visual Studio
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