• SQL Server 2005: Reporting Server Error 1053-The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion

I am now starting to work with Microsoft Reporting Services (SQL 2005).  The SQL Server Reporting Services service would not start.  It looks like one of the Hot Fixes for SQL 2005 mucked something up.  Anyway, it required a registry fix and a reboot.  Here is the link http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=884495.  

You may want to check out this link also http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3639819&SiteID=17

  • Enterprise Library 4.0: Getting Exception Handling and Logging to Work

I have been working with the Enterprise Library 4.0 extensively.  I  had already implented the Data Access and Cryptography application blocks with no problems.  However, I did run into problems with the Exception Handling and Logging Application blocks.  In order to get the Exception Handling to log a message to the Application Event log, I had to add a reference to the Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.ExceptionHandling.Logging.Configuration.Design.dll (Enterprise Library Exception Handling And Logging Application Block Design) library.  In order to get the Exception Handling to log to the Database, I had to add a reference to the Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Logging.Database.dll (Enterprise Library Logging Application Block Database Provider) library.  Both of these references were not mentioned in the documentation that I was using.

  • Windows Forms: Controlling Event Firing

While working on a Windows application, the SelectIndexChanged event with the ComboBox control was firing unintentionally. I only wanted the event to fire when the user changed the value in the combo box. Doing some research, I was presented with two options (see link). One, use a boolean flag to monitor what was causing the event to fire. The second was to remove and add the SelectIndexChanged event handler for the ComboBox at appropriate times in your code. I chose the latter. It really is quite simple.

Remove Handler: RemoveHandler comboBoxProduct.SelectedIndexChanged, AddressOf comboBoxProduct_SelectedIndexChanged

Add Handler: AddHandler comboBoxProduct.SelectedIndexChanged, AddressOf comboBoxProduct_SelectedIndexChanged

  • ASP.NET Website Development - Displaying Images from SQL Server Database

I picked this information up from a David Hayden blog post.  I had a project at a former employer where this code could have come in handy.  I can imagine possibly getting a similar request to display images from an SQL database in the future.  Here is the link http://www.codeplex.com/aspnet/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=16449