T4 Templates Update for Visual Studio 2015

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A while back I posted a series of articles on how to use T4 and a custom VS extension to simplify some common code like application settings, WCF clients and environmental transforms. With the release of Visual Studio 2015 I had to update my own extension and templates so I wanted to posted a follow… Continue reading T4 Templates Update for Visual Studio 2015

Using Parallel HttpClientConnection objects in SSIS

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In SSIS (SQL Server Integration Service) you often need to talk with web resources like WCF services. To do that you will generally define the connection using Connection Manager and HTTP. This sets up SSIS to communicate with the remote resource. To use the connection you normally use a script task to get the connection… Continue reading Using Parallel HttpClientConnection objects in SSIS

Creating a Money Type

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.NET does not have a type to represent monetary values. In general you will simply use Decimal as it has the necessary accuracy. This has some limitations though: Without looking at surrounding code it is difficult to tell if a variable represents money or simply a large decimal value Currency information is not part of… Continue reading Creating a Money Type

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