Configuration Error in web.config for roles provider

Today I ran into a unique problem where I got this error: Configuration Error Description: An error occurred during the processing of a configuration file required to service this request. Please review the specific error details below and modify your configuration file appropriately. Parser Error Message: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. Source Error: Line 46: <providers> Line 47: <clear /> Line 48: <add name="CustomRoleProvider" type="Grikly.WebUI.Providers.CustomRoleProvider" /> Line 49: </providers> Line 50: </roleManager> There can be many solution for this ambiguous exception but in my specific case, I was missing a binding of a dependency on a service...

Rake Runner a visual studio extension for rake tasks

Overview Rake Runner, a visual studio 2012 extension that lists rake tasks in the right click menu context of the solution explorer. These tasks can be executed and the output is shown in the build output. This tool calls <em>rake -P</em> for listing tasks in the selected directory and <em>rake {taskname}</em> for executing tasks which requires rake to be in the PATH Environment or manually set in the options. This project is open source and hosted on github. Details Rake tasks context menu shows up for Solutions, Projects, Solution Folders and Folders. On first load of a context menu, tasks...

Review of uCertify Online Training Kit

A few months ago I reviewed ASP.NET Web Applications Development Training Kit from uCertify, now they have an online version of this toolkit available. At first glance, I must say there is a very BIG improvement in the interface, it looks so googlely now and easier to navigate. There are a few new features also, such as Flash Cards, Book and Study Planner. Screenshot of the main dashboard.   The Book is a nice feature and better organizes the reference materials than the desktop version. You get a list of chapters, the option to select the notes or do practise quizzes or tests for...

Access command prompt | terminal in visual studio

Sometimes I need to execute a command line script on my visual studio solutions. Here is how to set up an External Tool to start command prompt that localizes the directory to your project: Tools > External Tools > Add Command Field: cmd.exe Initial Directory: $(SolutionDir) Done. Screens: External Tools: The Console/Terminal opened from the tools menu while having a project opened.

Preparing for your Imagine Cup Software Presentation

So you’re presenting your world saving, ground breaking software to a panel of live judges in a few months, or maybe a few days? Here are a few tips to help you in preparing for your nerve racking presentation. Structuring your Presentation Make a story, make it simple, make it fun. Remember, your judges may vary in energy levels and personalities, some may not even hear half of what you are saying, some may fall asleep and some may be really excited to see what you have. A fun and energetic presentation appeals to the majority. To be fun, it...