Author Archives: Christophe Argento

/build 2013

I had the opportunity this year to attend the /build conference in San Francisco you may have seen this if you follow my tweets (@christophearg). I am preparing a suite of technical posts to show you what was presented on … Continue reading

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[WinRT Trick] Scrolling and Webview NavigateToString bug

If you add on a WinRT page a Webview and call NavigateToString method, you will lose wheel mouse scrolling on the entire page. Reason is simple, WebView isn’t really a control and doesn’t have a Focus() method. So at the … Continue reading

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Testing untestable code thanks to MS Fakes

Every developer who has coded unit tests (in an ideal world this should be every developer from every single line of code^^) has probably met some untestable code problems: bad software design, dependencies,… Art of software makes a great place … Continue reading

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Unify Exception handling between Ajax and non Ajax requests in Asp.Net MVC

What is more annoying than a fix web ui? We don’t know if the normal process is in progress, if an error occurred, which error… That’s what happens quite often when Ajax calls throw a server side exception. The exception … Continue reading

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Detailed life cycle of an Asp.Net MVC request

When you invoke an action in an MVC application, everything happens as if you were simply calling a method in the controller class. How do we go from a http request to a method invocation with arguments? Wizardry does not … Continue reading

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