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Solution to Visual Studio Hang when attaching and detaching debugger

Sometimes Visual Studio can be very annoying. These last days, my debugger becames very slow when attaching (15sec) and detaching (5sec) my app (without logging anything). I created a new project and everything worked like a charm, so there was … Continue reading

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ProgressRing causes Layout cycle error

If you use a lot of ProgressRing (in ListViewItem or a GridViewItem) in a View, you can have the infamous error Layout Cycle Error. This blog post points the fact you have to hide (Visibility = Collapsed) the non active (IsActive=False) … Continue reading

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Solution for Xaml Internal Error error WMC9999: Access denied

If you have this exception “Xaml Internal Error error WMC9999: Access denied” while compiling a WinRT or UWP project with Visual Studio, the solution is : Close Visual Studio Delete or rename the “packages” nuget cache directory of the project Restart Visual Studio … Continue reading

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IIS 7+ : Redirect HTTP to HTTPS

These days, Google forces you to enable HTTPS on your website. If you google it for IIS, you will find several Microsoft post like this : https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dawiese/2016/06/07/redirect-from-http-to-https-using-the-iis-url-rewrite-module/ But the solution gave is wrong, you need this rule with Rewrite Module: <rule … Continue reading

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The solution for validating an email address (RFC compliant) in .net C#

It’s a common question : “How can I validate one email address” ? There are 0b10 (2) types of developers : lazy and ignorant. Lazy people always wins, because they do not reinventing the wheel, they prefer to search already … Continue reading

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WinRT Apps : Slow Compilation when you add WinRT components : Solution

PROBLEM When you create a Blank WinRT project (W8 or WP8.1) with Visual Studio, if you compile as it, it takes : 2 seconds => great ! BUT, if you just add a simple WinRT component library (winmd) as reference and build, … Continue reading

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Solution to Empty Emulator List (plus 0x80070002) in Windows Phone SDK 8

Sometimes, Visual Studio fails and you can’t do anything. You can repair or reinstall but in this case it’s not works. PROBLEM : You can’t see any Emulators on Visual Studio : and when you try to compile it throws … Continue reading

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Solution for blurry rendering with DirectX11 on Windows Phone 8

If you experienced a global blurry rendering on your screen when you use DirectX11 on your Windows Phone 8, you probably fails a thing : The swapchain size must be the screen size (means portrait), not the landscape size. So … Continue reading

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Solution for Error ERROR_DLL_INIT_FAILED while Loading winmd file in Windows RT

If you experienced the Exception : Error in the DLL (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007045a (ERROR_DLL_INIT_FAILED)) The solution is simple : You have to remove the main function.(I know, why the fonction “main” is called with DLL? idk :))

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Solution for Error CO_E_ERRORINDLL while Loading winmd file in Windows Phone 8

If you experienced the Exception : Error in the DLL (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800401F9 (CO_E_ERRORINDLL)) The solution is simple : You Must Add the _WINRT_DLL flag in the compiler definitions.

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