It's one of the paradoxes of blogging that most every blogger (including myself) is sharing what they know right now (let's quietly ignore those who blog purely for traffic and visibility). Since everyone is learning, this can result in poor or misleading information being shared just as much as good information. Keep this in mind as you read any blog - how experienced is the writer and how well do they really know what they're talking about.

I'm just as flawed as other bloggers, so you should feel encouraged to check my ideas for yourself. Keep the date in mind as well - in our fast moving field, even good ideas can become obsolete.

Solving my Assembly Load Issues

Saturday, June 23 2018 debugging

So far, I’ve identified that the version of System.Reflection found in the NuGet package is version 4.1.1.0 and the version in the global assembly cache is version 4.0.0.0 - so where is the version that the build process is choosing?

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Troubleshooting Assembly Load Issues with the MSBuild Structured Log Viewer

Saturday, June 16 2018 debugging

As discussed last time, I’d successfully fixed one of the errors that was stopping my console application from running - but there was still one remaining.

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Troubleshooting Assembly Loading with the Assembly Binding Log Viewer

Saturday, June 09 2018 debugging

After making the changes detailed recently where I upgraded the .csproj project file format for a personal project, I found that the command line tool compiled by the project failed to work.

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Sharpen The Saw #37

Monday, June 04 2018 sharpen-the-saw

In this issue from October 2017: Explaining tuples in C# 7; .NET 4.7.1 can now consume packages targeting .NET Standard 2.0; Hanselman finds he’s smarter when working with someone else; Pwned passwords available for download; Stackoverflow reports on software developer ecosystems; and Richard Campbell presents the history of .NET.

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Converting projects to new csproj

Saturday, June 02 2018 visual-studio

I’m sure I’m not the only experienced C# developer who finds the classic csproj file format to be more than a little inscrutable - difficult to read and understand.

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