Return values to the controller in the model from the ASP.NET MVC view

When we create an ASP.NET MVC web application, the model (an object) is the easiest way to return values from the view to the controller. For the view to be able to return the values in the model, make sure the model contains properties, not fields, for every value with { get; set; } public class MyViewModel { public […]

.NET Framework Detection in the Windows Registry

To determine which .NET framework is installed on the Windows computer check the values in the registry. The HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full key contains two values you can check: Release Version You can use InSpec, part of the Chef DK, to check the values: describe registry_key(‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full’) do it { should have_property ‘Release’ } it { […]

Procedure or function ‘`…_Insert`’ cannot be found in database …

When you use the Microsoft .NET Entity framework to access a MySql database, the autogenerated code throws an error when you try to insert a row into the database with context.MY_TABLE.Add(MY_OBJECT); Server Error in ‘/’ Application. Procedure or function ‘`…_Insert`’ cannot be found in database ‘`…`’. Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of […]

No connection string named ‘…’ could be found in the application config file.

Two-tier applications separate the presentation layer and the data layer, and all database access related objects are located in the data-tier. When the application runs, the config file of the main project is read. In web applications, it is the web.config, in console applications the app.config file. When you get the following runtime exception Exception thrown: ‘System.InvalidOperationException’ in […]

NotSupportedException: Unable to determine the provider name for provider factory of type ‘MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlClientFactory’. Make sure that the ADO.NET provider is installed or registered in the application config

In a two-tier web application, the data layer is in a separate project. This allows better separation between the presentation layer and the data layer. This way you can reuse the data project in another application that targets the same database. To access a MySql database you need to add the MySql.Data and MySql.Data.Entity NuGet packages to […]

The given assembly name or codebase was invalid. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131047)

When I made changes to the web.config file of an ASP.Net C# application, I have accidentally deleted a comma, and I started to get the runtime error message: The given assembly name or codebase was invalid. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131047) Make sure all necessary commas are there in the config files, Visual Studio does not […]

The .NET MVC model has to have a parameterless constructor

When you create a class to be used as the model in a .NET MVC application, the class has to have a parameterless constructor. It is called during the POST when the user clicks the submit button of the form. If the class does not have a parameterless constructor, we will get the following generic […]

No mapping specified for instances of the EntitySet and AssociationSet in the EntityContainer

When you move your Visual Studio solution to another workstation you may encounter the following error message: System.Data.Entity.Core.MappingException was unhandled by user code HResult=-2146232032 Message=Schema specified is not valid. Errors: : error 2062: No mapping specified for instances of the EntitySet and AssociationSet in the EntityContainer … Source=EntityFramework   In this case it may help if […]

Save the key file password in Visual Studio

When you have already set up the project signing of the C# application for ClickOnce deployment, and move the solution to another workstation you may get the following error message when you build the solution: Severity Code Description Project File Line Suppression State Error Cannot import the following key file: …..pfx. The key file may […]