Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Could not find part of the path: Microsoft ASP.NET

Symptom: When try to view the source of an .aspx or asp.net masterpage it highlight the first line (page or master) and in the little popup it says "could not find part of the path"

Resolution: clear the content of the folder
C:\Documents and Settings\{USERNAME}\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\ReflectedSchemas

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Protect file types (.xml, .doc, .html, .pdf etc.) using ASP.NET authentication: Microsoft ASP.NET

Because requests to .xml, .doc, .html, .pdf etc handled by the IIS instead of asp.net ISAPI module first it is required to configure specified extensions to be handled by the asp.net ISAPI module

How to configure custom file extension to be handled by the asp.net ISAPI module

In IIS (run ‘inetmgr’)
  1. Locate the website (or virtual directory, which configured as a web application) you want to configure custom file extensions to be secured.
  2. Right click and find the ‘Virtual Directory’ tab under properties
  3. In ‘Virtual Directory’ tab click configuration
  4. Add extension (ex: .xml) and browse aspnet_isapi.dll from the usual location (C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727). If you can’t find the exact directory perform a search and locate it.
  5. Uncheck ‘check that file exist’ checkbox just in case of request to a non existing file. then press ok
  6. If it is local it is recommend to do a IIS reset (run ‘iisreset’) if not if it is the production server or UAT, recycle the application pool
For securing asp web applications: please review my previous post - ASP.NET Authentication

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The following module was built either with optimizations enabled or without debug information: Microsoft ASP.NET

Symptom: Solution includes a web project and a class library(may be more). But can not hit any break points in class library as it says ‘no symbols has been loaded’

  • Try 'Configuration Manager' – make sure all project configurations are set to ‘debug mode’ and clean the solution
  • Try web config – make sure you have set [debug=’true’] in compilation section.
  • Remove the assembly reference and try adding it again.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Oracle replace (XML) - Oracle 10.2 E

update affiliate set config = REPLACE(config, 'old.text', 'new.text') where id ='SADB12345';

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