Tag Archives: Tips & Tricks

What’s the difference between CONST and READONLY in .Net?

Ever sit around talking to your co-workers about random things, when all of a sudden you ask “What’s the difference between const and readonly in .Net?“. If so, you are not alone. If not, well, you’re just weird.

A few weeks ago, I was talking to a developer that I work with, when I asked the exact same question. I remembered though, that when I was working on Poynt while at my last job, we kept getting warnings saying that we should either change our const to readonly, or vice versa. I can’t remember exactly which one, or the reason that was given. I do also vaguley remember that it had something to do with compile time.

Knowing that I wouldn’t be able to sleep without knowing the answer to this riddle, I decided to use Google to see what I could find (If you’ve never used Google, I suggest giving it a try It’s a neat little web site that gives you links to web pages, that are relevant to what you are searching for. I have a feeling that it will become big one day). Continue reading

‘The user is not associated with a trusted SQL Server connection.’

About a month or so ago I came across this error message in SQL Server 2000 whenever I tried to test out YetAnotherForum (YAF) on my machine. I followed the instructions and created the database and the user like their instructions said. I even recreated the user and tried different settings, then recreated the database and then the user, but with no luck.

Finally, I searched Google, and found the simple answer, and VOILA, Darth Vader’s my father bob’s my uncle.

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Dynamically Applying Themes To Your ASP.Net Site With A Sitemap

Ever run across a web site that used multiple themes, either page by page, or by some sort of grouping, such as the old divx.com site (click on the “Home”, “Movies” and “Software” tabs), and wondered how to do it in your own ASP.Net site? If so, then what I’m about to show you might be of interest. If not, read on anyway’s.

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