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Return JSON as default from UmbracoApiController

How to quickly change an Umbraco API Controller to always return response as JSON. - read more.

8 May 2020

Windows Server 2019 - Change product key does nothing

Clicking the change product key link within the settings app performs no action and displays nothing. - read more.

28 Apr 2020

In-Place Upgrade for a Windows Server domain controller

This post covers the 'Active Directory on this domain controller does not contain Windows Server 2019 ADPREP /FORESTPREP updates.' error and how to overcome it. - read more.

28 Apr 2020

Disabling XAML Hot Reload

How to disable the XAML Hot Reload feature in Xamarin for Visual Studio under UI Debugging Tools for XAML. - read more.

20 Jan 2020 - 3 Comments

Xamarin Forms Carousel View

Xamarin Forms has become for me, a great tool for easily creative mobile applications with speed. But where it has many great features, it also unfortunately still has a lot of bugs and incomplete or experimental features. CarouselView is one of them, so lets look at possible uses for the CarouselView, its upsides and its downfalls. We'll also look into possible alternatives and whether you should use them or not. - read more.

29 Jul 2019

How To: Firebase Cloud Messaging on Android and iOS with Xamarin

Just a quick tutorial on how to get Firebase Cloud Messaging working on Xamarin Forms for both Android and iOS. Android: text See http://lukealderton.com/blog/posts/2017/january/systemtypeloadexceptio... - read more.

1 May 2019

SQL Select Row Count With Results

When you're working with a large database and have to search that result set with paging, your first thought might be to select all results and then do the manipulation/count on the web server, sure that'd work, but it isn't exactly the most performant approach. Let's take a look at other ways we can produce some easily understood and most importantly, fast code. - read more.

27 Mar 2019

Fixed: Unhandled Exception: Java.Lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method 'void android.support.v7.widget.ContentFrameLayout.setId(int)' on a null object reference occurred

Looking into the solution for the Xamarin bug where developers are presented with the 'Unhandled Exception: Java.Lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method 'void android.support.v7.widget.ContentFrameLayout.setId(int)' on a null object reference occurred' message when deploying an app to their device. - read more.

11 Mar 2019

Umbraco Get Current Member or Member By ID

It seems like most pages when you Google for getting the current member or a member by id in Umbraco seem to be from back in 2010 or 2012, well things have changed since the businesslogic days and we're now in the world of Umbraco Services, how do we use them? Solved! - read more.

20 Jul 2018 - 1 Comments

How does DNS work? For dummies!

I get a lot of people asking how DNS works, my response is always that your computer asks a server what IP address a domain points to and then goes and makes it's request to that address. But how does DNS really work and why does it work the way it does? That question is a little more involved but i've tried to answer in the simplest way possible without dumbing it down too much. - read more.

11 Jul 2018
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