How to REALLY Add or Delete a Task or a Container in a Control Flow in Visual Studio 2013

Ridiculous. I was staring at Visual Studio 2013 in disbelief, looking at the empty Toolbox thinking I missed an installation step, even though all the other functionality of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) was working just fine. After doing a little digging (this time Stack Overflow did not help), it turns out that SSIS has …

How to Format the Labels in a Pie Chart in SSRS 2008 R2

OK this REALLY made me do a facepalm. I was wresting again with SSRS (Microsoft’s SQL Server Reporting Services), and was just trying to format the numbers in a pie chart. It seemed clear enough: right click on the little numbers in the pie chart and edit the number format. It even displays all the numbers …

How to always use OS X File Merge with git

Thanks to a tip in this video by Cocoa Samurai/Colin Wheeler: Distributed Version Control with Git on Vimeo: This is a screencast based off a talk I gave to the Des Moines Cocoaheads group. In this talk I tried to show why you should switch from Centralized Version Control, what is wrong with Subversion and …

Easily refresh an UpdatePanel, using JavaScript [Encosia]

Seems that I occasionally need to trigger the postback on an UpdatePanel, and invariably I forget between usages. Since this particular post from Encosia has saved my bacon on more than one occasion, I shall share it here (and for my own future benefit): Easily refresh an UpdatePanel, using JavaScript | Encosia: I’ve noticed a …

Setting Session Variables in ASP.NET from JavaScript

Someone on the ASP.NET forums asked how to set session variables in JavaScript. The answers given ranged from “totally wrong” to “rather misleading” or “marginally helpful”. So in a nutshell, yes, you can totally do it. Not only will you be able to do it, you will love doing it after you get used to …

30+ Handy Blank Templates for Designers

30+ Handy Blank Templates for Designers | Creative Repository: Sometimes you have a nice concept for a design in your mind, but you don’t know where to start; or sometimes you are just not aware of the right size for the design to implement. That’s where templates come handy. I have collected some very useful …

Solved a problem with an Visual Studio 2008 “Source control provider could not be found” error…

I had run into this problem before. Setup I have my Visual Studio 2008 options set to reload the previously loaded solution on startup. I use Subversion. I use AnkhSVN as my SVN provider in Visual Studio 2008. Problem If I launched Visual Studio 2008 with a particular solution loaded when I last closed VS, …