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Have been a Code Project MVP 5 years running and was Microsoft C# MVP 4 years running, MBCS, MIAP and a whole bunch of other stuff. Now I just help run Scottish Developers which is a user group with software development events in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee and I have also started an open source project to help with Password Validation

Main topics I blog about:
* Parallelization in .NET
* Code Quality
* Data Security

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CodeProject Beta Testers
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CodeProject Insiders
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Soap Box 1.0
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This _private_ forum is set up to be a place where political and social issues, including American politics and global warming, can be discussed in a reasonably civil manner. Anyone who has been an active member* of Code Project for six months is welcome to apply for membership but this forum does not tolerate trolling posts, or posters who wish to be disagreeable. Those who choose to become uncivil, insulting, or childish will be warned and, for repeated violations, removed from membership.

* That means that you have posted regularly or had at least one article published.

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The user group is a not-for-profit organisation, with a mission to improve the developer community in Scotland. The strategy is to utilise the Web Site, day conferences, evening seminars and other developer events to continuously improve and develop the skillset of members and the general IT community.

Most events are free or low costs, are open for everyone to attend, with no limitations on qualifications, skill levels or experience. If you have a genuine interest in I.T. and development then membership of Scottish Developers may be just for you.

It is important for all members to feel they can contribute to Scottish Developers. This can be by coming to events, presenting sessions, writing articles and being an active member on the forum area of the web site.
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GeneralAn Automatic Wait Cursor in .NET Pin
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GeneralIteration in .NET with IEnumerable and IEnumerator Pin
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GeneralNew Blog Pin
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GeneralSqlDataSource.CancelSelectOnNullParameter Pin
Colin Angus Mackay7-Sep-04 15:30
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SqlDataSource.CancelSelectOnNullParameter is a curious feature of ASP.NET 2.0 that could be useful, but this evening I just found frustrating.

The default state of this parameter on the SqlDataSource control is true which means I spent about an hour and a half trying to figure out why my SqlDataSource.Selecting event was firing, but the SqlDataSource.Selected event wasn't and why my Repeater control wasn't getting populated.

Personally, I think the default state of the CancelSelectOnNullParameter should be false because that way, if there is a null parameter an exception is thrown and the developer has a clue as to what is happening. Whereas when it is set to true nothing happens and people will spend time banging heads off desks* in frustration trying to figure out what is going wrong.

However, that said, ASP.NET 2.0 will rock your socks off!! I'm learning all the new controls and so far I've saved somewhere in the region of 80 hours of development time over doing the same job in ASP.NET 1.1. And that's with me doing the job on the learing curve at the same time!

See also: my Blog at WDevs[^]


* Banging your head off the desk can cause the retinas to detach - this is not good.


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