Saturday, September 5, 2009

Visual Studio 2010 with multi-monitor support

I have recently got familiar with the news that Visual Studio 2010 will now support multi - monitor support. In the new version of the .NET IDE we will be able the utilize the room on all screens. VS 2010 offers us ability to position any toolbox or window outside the main container giving us flexible workspace. I am sure that I am going to this most of the development time. Below is an example of how we can get advantage of this ability.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The 'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0' provider is not registered error

I have recently worked on system that used access 2007. As we know it uses oledb driver to connect. If we do not have access 2007 installed we need to install Data Connectivity Components provided by Microsoft. Well, everything went fine on the developer machine until we tried to deploy to the server. At first it started throwing exception "Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0' provider is not registered", which was normal - Data Connectivity Components were not installed. But despite we installed the driver it continue throw the same error. It turned out that the problem is located in the x64 architecture of the server. Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 does not work in x64 environment. So, our solution was to target the application to x86 platform. This will force the application to run in 32bit environment. This can be accomplished using configuration manager section in Visual Studio.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

AnkhSVN or How to make life easier

I have recently rediscovered AnkhSVN - Adding for Visual Studio allowing easy and painless SVN intergaration directly in your IDE. Previously I used TortoiseSVN, but it has one main problem - it integrated in the Windows explorer. So why not use SVN directly from Visual Studio. We only need TortoiseSVN installed and install the AnkhSVN plug-in. After that we need to configure VS source control plug-in in Options menu. And the best of all is that AnkhSVN inherits all the settings of the TortoiseSVN. Now it is available even for VS 2010 beta. Enjoy!

Java2Days Conference - Coming

I am very exited to present you the very new conference Java2Days is officially annonced. Here in NASD with the cooperation of Insight_Technologies we have gave life to the new tradition - one of the few Java events in Eastern Europe.

On the 8-9 October we excpect more than 600 people to become part of this event.

The speakers will be some of the most famous people in the IT industry. I am eager to hear the sessions of Reza Rahman, Rop Harrop, Bruno Bossola and many others. Stay in touch for the latest information about the conference on