PostSharp Logging and Fundamentals with C#

Before we start learning PostSharp we must understand the idea of Aspect Oriented Programming.

Aspect oriented programming, or “AOP”, is the programming style which allows the separation of distinct, independent functions. This inevitably increases code modularity and in turn drives towards cohesive functionality. We tend to classify these distinct functions as cross-cutting concerns due to the fact that they can “cut across” multiple abstractions in a program. These concerns classify the major parts of a whole application such as the business logic, data model or the user interface. These concerns could be broken down even further if need be. This high level of encapsulation is the central concept behind AOP.

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Solution to Common BizTalk Deployment errors in Visual Studio

There are a few common deployment errors in Microsoft Visual Studio when redeploying a previously deployed BizTalk project.

“Failed to add resource(s). Change requests failed for some resource.  BizTalkAssemblyResourceManager failed to complete end type change request.  Failed to update binding information.  Cannot update receive port “”.  Transform “” not found”

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User Impersonation with SharePoint

Recently I had to create a custom web part where all users needed the ability to fill out a text box with some feedback and then submit it to a list where it could be reviewed. This is a pretty simple control to implement if the users that will be submitting the form have “Contribute” permissions on the list that the form will be submitted to, but what happens if users with “Read” permissions should also have the ability to fill out the form?

Fortunately, SharePoint makes it super simple to write custom code that can impersonate other users.

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Could not enlist Send Port HRESULT: 0xC00CE557

A quick tip today – I came across an error while trying to enlist one of my send ports while deploying a BizTalk application using the amazing BizTalk Deployment Framework.

“Could not enlist Send Port ‘X’. Exception from HRESULT: 0xC00CE557 (Microsoft.BizTalk.SnapIn.Framework)

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Top 5 Free Mobile Application Testing Platforms

The testing phase of mobile development is critical to the success of  any application, and with the multitude of variations in both hardware and operating systems, this stage is arguably the most difficult to manage and execute properly.  Fortunately there are a handful of useful tools that assist with the distribution and testing of mobile applications with the majority of these being free or free try.  Each platform offers a unique set of functionality, so the best way to choose is experimenting with each one.  Here are some of the best mobile testing platforms available today:

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Failed to Validate BAM Portal Web Site (BAMPortal)

I have recently encountered an error while trying to reinstall BAM Tool and the BAM Portal on a Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 installation.  I encountered the following error while attempting to configure the BAM Portal in the Microsoft BizTalk Server Configuration window.

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Change SharePoint Central Admin Top Bar Text


To help make it abundantly clear which central admin site someone is logged into, I wanted to change the top bar text to something other than “SharePoint”.  Turns out you can do that using the SuiteBarBrandingElement value on the Central Administration Web Application object  from PowerShell.


Add-PSSnapin microsoft.sharepoint.powershell $ca = Get-SPWebApplication -IncludeCentralAdministration | ` ?{$_.IsAdministrationWebApplication -eq $true} $ca.SuiteBarBrandingElementHtml = "<div class='ms-core-brandingText'>SP2013 Shared Services Farm (PRODUCTION)</div>" $ca.Update()



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Office 365 and SharePoint Online FAQ

Recently had to field some questions regarding Office 365 and SharePoint online. Thought it would be beneficial for others looking for similar information. Leave a comment if you have additional input on any of these or have other questions regarding this topic:

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Is your federated user repeatedly prompted for credentials during One Drive for Business Sync?

We had issues where federated users were continually prompted from their username and password when trying to sync their OneDrive for Business account.  Even if you typed the password correctly authentication still failed.  We were directed to this KB Article

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Setting Compatibility Mode Of A WPF Web Browser

Recently I needed to use the WebBrowser control in a C Sharp WPF application. But after adding the web browser and navigating to the web page I was met with a horribly mangled version of it. Yet in Internet Explorer the same web page displayed correctly and as you may or may not know, the WebBrowser control uses Internet Explorer. I then discovered that checking Compatibility Mode in Internet Explorer changed the page to match the WebBrowser controls! It turns out the WebBrowser control was defaulting to a rendering engine (IE7) that I did not want!

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