Visual Studio 2008 Multi-targeting

One of the new features in Visual Studio 2008 is the ability to target a project to any version of the .NET Framework from 2.0 and up. This is an excellent feature as it allows the entire development team to work with the same version of the IDE. Since it’s... [Read More]

Problems with comments and Google search

I had recently added a Google search box to my blog to allow easier searches on both Google and the Geekswithblogs site itself. However, it seems to have caused a problem today that was preventing people from leaving comments on any of my posts. After much trial and error, I... [Read More]


I was pulled in to a side conversation today about comments and it reminded me of something I blogged about on my personal blog (don’t bother going to it as the last entry was February of this year and it isn’t really maintained) about some comments I ran across in... [Read More]

Catching (Handling) Exceptions in .NET

It seems there is a lot of confusion on how to properly catch exceptions in .NET, especially among newer developers. There are a lot of good references available on MSDN and on the web, but a lot of these are either very advanced or just hard to follow. I’m not... [Read More]

Ignore spaces in declaration statements

One of the new features coming up in Visual Studio 2008, is the ability to ignore spaces in declaration statements. This was a bug opened on the Microsoft Connect site a long time ago and it is finally getting some work done to fix it. Unfortunately, even in Visual... [Read More]