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.NET managed scheduled task runner

Scheduled managed code execution in .NET
 
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Sometime ago I wrote an article about Windows Scheduled Task vs Windows Service where I compared and listed benefits and drawbacks of using scheduled tasks in Windows and Windows Services for executing certain operation which repeats in some time span. However idea of executing tasks in a single Windows Service is very useful if you need to execute task in a short time span plus you have a full control including logging and other fine grained customization in case you write the task in your code...read more

MSMQ JSON message formatter

Use JSON to serialize and deserialize message queue messages
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Storing objects in the message queue (MSMQ) is based on the serialization of the object instance using some of the serializes, basically any class the implements IMessageFormatter. Most commonly used ones are BinaryMessageFormatter and XmlMessageFormatter. I prefer XmlMessageFormatter over BinaryMessageFormatter, mostly because messages are stored in a readable format inside the queue, so in case something goes wrong you can direly check the content of the message using built Computer Management MMC (Microsoft management console) in the. ...read more

Multiple console output in C#

Write console output to file and screen at the same time
 
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Console applications are the simplest one and very convenient when you need to quickly test some functionality. Some time the functionality that you test with console application may take time and since it is test usually it happens that it crashes...read more

Parse date of Facebook OpenGraph API response with JavasScript

Converting datetime string from Facebook API response to JavaScript Date object
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Recently I had an issue while working on an update for my Facebook Album Browser plugin with dates returned from Facebook OpenGraph API. The dates are returned in the following formĀ 2011-06-13T23:31:19+0000 and luckily for me, converting this string to an actual Date object in JavaScript worked pretty well for most of the browsers, but some of them like Safari on iPad did not know to convert this string to a Date object and because of that I was getting default JavaScript date 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC+00. After some time spent googling and checking regular expressions, I did not find a suitable solution for this. ...read more

Auto reload application config in .NET

Reflect config file changes in application in a runtime
 
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In .NET working with configuration is really easy and there are bunch of .NET classes that rely on config values so you do not have to specify values in their constructors. For me it a common practice to instantiate database connections of WCF client by only creating an instance with parameterless constructor while keeping values in config file...read more

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