Unable to attach remote debugger after Visual Studio 2015 Update 2

As the title states: I was unable to attach the remote debugger (for instance to an Azure Web App) after installing Visual Studio 2015 Update 2. I got an error with something about invalid memory access or something like that.

The solution is simple: install Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2015 Update 2. Go to the webite, pick your machine’s architecture (the x86 install won’t run on a x64 machine) and click download. After installing, you’re good to go!

Hope this helps.

PS: There’s a list of Related releases on the Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 page. Have a look, it’s helpful ;)

Techdays 2014 The Netherlands

As I wrote earlier I presented at the 2014 Dutch Techdays. The session content is now available online. Find it here (Dutch):


Patches available for scrolling context menu in Visual Studio 2010

The past couple of days I’ve been experiencing some issues with the context menu for my Solution Explorer in Visual Studio 2010. It contained scrollbars even when there was sufficient space on the screen to show the menu without scrolling.

Searching for that issue I immediately found this blog post on The Visual Studio Blog. Taken from that post:

We’re pleased to announce that there are patches available for Visual Studio and Windows Presentation Foundation that fix this problem. You will need to install both patches to fix this issue

  1. Visual Studio 2010 patch: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB2345133
  2. Windows Presentation Foundation 4.0 patch: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB2413613
    1. X86: NDP40-KB2413613-x86.exe.
    2. X64: NDP40-KB2413613-x64.exe.

I installed both patches and find Visual Studio no longer shows scrollbars in my context menu when I don’t need ‘em. Next to that I am now able to scroll through the menu (when using scrollbars) by using the mousewheel. I think this didn’t work before the patches, but I can’t test my ‘before’ situation anymore…

Hope this helps.

Finally, a way to preview your site in all (important) browsers

I just read this great article by Mark Voermans: Expression Web SuperPreview: Look how your site renders in various Browsers

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been waiting for this for a long, LONG time. I’ll give it a go this afternoon and let you know what I think…

This first beta version only allows you to preview your site in different versions of Internet Explorer. We will have to wait for the full feature set until the final release of this tool…

Taken from the SuperPreview site:

This free download will allow you to compare renderings of IE6 with whatever other version of IE you have installed on your machine. If you have installed IE8, you’ll be able to compare IE6, IE8 and IE8 running in IE7 compatibility mode, side-by-side.


Of course, twitter has been around for quite a while. The popularity of the service is booming, because it is becoming more and more mainstream now. I myself joined somewhere in the end of 2007, when it was still underground… :p

Do you (actively) use twitter? And if so, what’s your account, do you use it on your desktop / laptop / mobile device … and which client(s) do you use?

My Twitter info:

Article ‘de MediaGarde’ online

The article about our company that was placed in two Dutch magazines can now be found on our website (and of course, this one is in Dutch).

By |March 24th, 2009|Link|0 Comments

Fix available for IE8 asp:menu problem

I just read an interesting article on Bertrand Le Roy’s blog. The most important information:

It so happens that the menu control is making a bad assumption on what the default value for z-index should be. We debated this at length with the IE team, but it became clear as we did so that they were right and that we were wrong. We had to fix that.

So here it is, the patch for menu is out and you can apply it to build IE8-compatible ASP.NET WebForms sites…

Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003:

Windows Vista, Server 2008:

(the KB article is not yet ready but will be published shortly)

Read the entire article over here: http://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/archive/2009/03/23/asp-menu-fix-for-ie8-problem-available.aspx

Our company at frankwatching.com

Our company has been mentioned in an article at the (pretty well-known) blog www.frankwatching.com

Read it over here (Dutch): http://www.frankwatching.com/archive/2009/03/13/app-gespot-microsoft-bizspark/

By |March 23rd, 2009|Blog, Link, Work|0 Comments

Nice new addition to ASP.NET

Scott Guthrie posted about a cool new ASP.NET server control: Chart. It can be used for free with ASP.NET 3.5 to enable rich browser-based charting scenarios.

Read more over here: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/11/24/new-asp-net-charting-control-lt-asp-chart-runat-quot-server-quot-gt.aspx

New website

Our company has (the first draft of) a new website online. We’re still working on the content, but the design is now online. Check it out @ www.mediagarde.nl (Dutch).

By |November 21st, 2008|Link, Work|0 Comments