Through this relatively unknown simple technique, you can instantly take down a .NET web app so you can do maintenance etc.
Simply put a file called App_Offline.htm in the root of the web server and .NET will detect it, and stop processing any requests. All it will do instead is serve the contents of this [...]
You get an error of ‘An internal build error has occurred. Right-click for more information.’ when debugging AIR with Flex Builder 3. It’s an error that occurs fairly frequently and is really quite frustrating, but easy to fix.
When I first encountered it, the way I got round it was to close and re-open flex [...]
There are a number of useful libraries for as3 that are free/open source. I’ve listed a few of them here – .
as3corelib – Contains MD5 and SHA1 Encryption, JSON, image encoding and some other utilities. as3crypto – Contains a good selection of encryption algorithms. as3syndicationlib – Simplifies the consumption of atom [...]
Often it is useful to check whether or not a string is actually a Guid, especially useful if you pass guid querystrings between pages to identify things like users, videos or blogs etc.
One way you could do this is to user a try catch around a new Guid(String) statement but its bad practice [...]
I got this exception after 2 minutes or so of waiting when consuming an RSS feed from Digg.com. It was strange seeing as the feed loaded instantly when I viewed it in a browser.
I discovered I could solve the problem by adding the following line of code (where the object req is a HttpWebRequest [...]