Monthly Archives: February 2013

Using T4 to Create an AppSettings Wrapper, Part 1

Published on: Author: Michael

AppSettings are settings stored in your configuration file under the <appSettings> element. Almost every application has them. Each setting consists of a name and value. To access such a setting in code you need only do this. string setting = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["someSetting"]; There are a couple of problems with this approach. Quite a bit of boilerplate code to access… Continue reading

MVP of the Year and Connect

Published on: Author: Michael

I recently found out that I was one of the MVPs of the year for our group.  Wow what an honor!!  Given the caliber of MVPs one cannot help but be humbled by this.  Unfortunately other obligations prevent me from attending the ceremony to receive the award.  I found out later that one of the… Continue reading