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How to check if all items are the same in a list C#

March 13, 2019 Leave a comment

Here is sample code to check if all the items are same in a list

if(list.Any(x=> x ! = list[0]))

If you want to check any specific property use following code

if(list.Any(x=> x.Name ! = list[0].name))

Hope this help!

Categories: Tips & Tricks

How to Collapse all #regions only(!) in C# (Visual Studio)

March 12, 2019 Leave a comment

Follow below step to Collapse all #regions

  • Go to Tools Menu of Visual Studio
  • Select Options
  • Select Text Editor
  • Select C#
  • Select Advanced Option
  • Checked Collapse #regions when collapsing to definitions

Now if you press ctrl + m + o it will collapse all #regions.

Categories: Tips & Tricks

Issue: Password field returned empty in edit mode

January 4, 2019 Leave a comment

This is as per design. Passwords are not filled to prevent accidental resubmits, and to prevent the page from containing unencrypted passwords.

Here is the solution

@Html.PasswordFor(model => model.Password,new{@Value=Model.Password})

@Html.PasswordFor(model => model.Password, new { placeholder = "********" })

This will put some 'visual' asterisks in the input box which will be disappeared when the user starts entering an actual value.

Hope this help!

Categories: Tips & Tricks

EXT.NET : Getting selected RadioGroup value through inputValue

January 11, 2018 Leave a comment

How to get selected value from RadioGroup in EXT.NET

Consider following sample code

On the server side I would like to be able to do something similar to this:

var value = typeRadioGroup.CheckedItems[0].InputValue;

to get the selected value directly and proceed with the code instead of calling e.g.

if (dailyRadio.Checked)
// do something
else if (weeklyRadioChecked)
// something else

Hope This help !

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Entity Framework : Could not load type System.Data.Entity.Design.AspNet.EntityDesignerBuildProvider

December 8, 2017 1 comment

When you have separate class library projects for Data access layer which contains your entity model and when you are giving reference of this class library to your web application on build you may get following error

Could not load type System.Data.Entity.Design.AspNet.EntityDesignerBuildProvider

You can solve this error by following line assembly reference in your website project webconfig file

    <compilation debug="true" targetFramework="4.5">
                assembly="System.Data.Entity.Design, Version=,Culture=neutral,
                PublicKeyToken=B77A5C561934E089" />
    <httpRuntime targetFramework="4.5" />


Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.EditorPackage’ package did not load correctly: Visual Studio 2012

November 26, 2017 Leave a comment

The Problem

When starting Visual Studio …

  • … by loading a solution file, no windows display and the Solution Explorer remains empty.
  • … you get a bunch of error messages thrown in your face.
  • … you can only add text in the editor, not remove it.
  • … some other strange, unexplainable thing prevents you from using Visual Studio as you normally would.



The Solution

If you are having one of the issues above and neither restarting Visual Studio or rebooting your machine helps, then there is a large change your Component Model Cache is corrupt and you need to delete that folder using following steps

So, here is how you fix it:

  1. Close Visual Studio (if you haven’t done so already out of despair)
  2. Open a file explorer window and navigate to your AppData folder. You can get there by:
    1. In the search bar, type %APPDATA%/.. and press enter
    2. Alternatively, navigate to C:\Users\\AppData
  3. Go into Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\<version> where <version> is 12.0 for Visual Studio 2013.
  4. Delete the ComponentModelCache folder.

Hope it helps !


EF code first – Model compatibility cannot be checked because the database does not contain model metadata

October 10, 2017 Leave a comment

This suggests that migration table is out of sync (even if your data isn’t), and that’s been part of the db schema now (since 4.3 I think – under system tables).

There could be many reasons and ways to experience that error , but most of the time…

The problematic part is some combination of manually backing/restoring the full database with code changes alongside – I’m not entirely certain as to why always.

In short, even if Db-s are the same migration table data might not be – and hash comparison may fail (still full restore sounds like good enough – but you have ‘two sides’).

What works for me is to use
Update-Database -Script

That creates a script with a ‘migration difference’,
which you can manually apply as an SQL script on the target server database (and you should get the right migration table rows inserted etc.).

If that still doesn’t work – you can still do two things…

a) remove the migration table (target – under system tables) – as per comments in there – that should fail back to previous behavior and if you’re certain that your Db-s are the same – it’s just going to ‘trust you’,

b) as a last resort I used – make a Update-Database -Script of the full schema (e.g. by initializing an empty db which should force a ‘full script’),
find the INSERT INTO [__MigrationHistory] records,
just run those, insert them into the database,
and make sure that your databases – and code match,

that should make things run in sync again.

(disclaimer: this is not a bullet proof to work at all times, you may need to try a few things given your local scenarios – but should get you in sync)

Also this will work

I found the code will work by changing

static LaundryShopContext()
new DropCreateDatabaseIfModelChanges<LaundryShopContext>());

static LaundryShopContext()
new DropCreateDatabaseAlways<LaundryShopContext>());