Generate your database entities using T4 templates

Posted by Anuraj on Sunday, June 15, 2014 Reading time :2 minutes

.Net .Net 4.0 ASP.Net ASP.Net MVC EF Code First Entity Framework SQL Server WPF

Long back I wrote some post about code generation using T4 templates. This post is about generating database entities using T4 templates. This code is pretty straight forward, you are reading the app.config to get the connection string, connecting to db server using Sql Server SMO objects, enumerating tables and columns.

How to get text from Masked Text Box without the masked format

Posted by Anuraj on Monday, June 2, 2014 Reading time :1 minute

.Net .Net 3.0 / 3.5 .Net 4.0 Windows Forms

Today I saw some SO question asked about how to get values from Masked Textbox without the masked format. For those who don’t know what is masked textbox - Uses a mask to distinguish between proper and improper user input.

How to Write a Visualizer in C#

Posted by Anuraj on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Reading time :1 minute

.Net Visual Studio Windows Forms

Visualizers are components of the Visual Studio debugger user interface. A visualizer creates a dialog box or another interface to display a variable or object in a manner that is appropriate to its data type. For example, an HTML visualizer interprets an HTML string and displays the result as it would appear in a browser window; a bitmap visualizer interprets a bitmap structure and displays the graphic it represents. Some visualizers enable you to modify as well as view the data. The Visual Studio debugger includes five standard visualizers. These are the text, HTML, and XML visualizers, all of which work on string objects; the WPF Tree visualizer, for displaying the properties of a WPF object visual tree; and the dataset visualizer, which works for DataSet, DataView, and DataTable objects. Visualizers are represented in the debugger by a magnifying glass icon. When you see the magnifying glass icon in a DataTip, in a debugger variables window, or in the QuickWatch dialog box, you can click the magnifying glass to select a visualizer appropriate to the data type of the corresponding object. Visualizers are not supported on the Compact Framework.

CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database ‘master’ - SQL EXPRESS

Posted by Anuraj on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Reading time :1 minute

.Net .Net 4.0 ASP.Net MVC EF Code First Entity Framework SQL Server

Long back I wrote a post about Entity Framework Error – The underlying provider failed on Open. Yesterday some one told me, he is getting this error - CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database ‘master’, he is using an application pool with NETWORK SERVICE identity. Here is the solution, you require SysAdmin Role for “NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE” to resolve this issue.

How to set Bing wallpaper as your desktop wallpaper

Posted by Anuraj on Thursday, May 8, 2014 Reading time :1 minute

.Net .Net 4.0 CodeProject Win 32 API Windows Forms Windows Phone

This post is about setting Bing wallpaper as your desktop wallpaper using C# and Windows Forms. is famous for having some nice pictures as wallpaper, updated on daily basis. The Bing Desktop application comes with same feature. Here is the code snippet, which has two parts one, download the wallpaper image from and set it as wallpaper using WIN32 APIs.

How to upload file in ASP.Net MVC

Posted by Anuraj on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Reading time :1 minute

.Net .Net 4.0 ASP.Net MVC

This post is about upload file to server using ASP.Net MVC 4. First you need to modify the controller to accept the posted file along with the model. So you can modify it like this.

Problem with Internet Explorer and JSONResult in MVC

Posted by Anuraj on Monday, May 5, 2014 Reading time :1 minute

.Net ASP.Net ASP.Net MVC

While working with the ASP.Net MVC project, one of my QA team member reported a strange issue, while uploading a file, Internet Explorer 9, showing a download file dialog like this.
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