Author Archives: chanmingman

About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress (http://www.pcworld.com/article/206455/Microsoft_Live_Spaces_Moves_to_WordPress_An_FAQ.html) till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.

System.Data.Sqlclient for .NET Core

This is a quick tip for getting System.Data.Sqlclient for .NET Core console app. When you look for EntityFramework in Nuget then you will get the error “Package restore failed. Rolling back package changes for ‘ConAppNetCore’”. Get the Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore. This one … Continue reading

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Update from Visual Studio 2017 15.0 to 15.2

The short blogs shows you one of the ways to upgrade from Visual Studio 2017 15.0 to 15.2. Click on the small flag at your right top corner then you will see “Visual Studio Update” is available. Click on it. … Continue reading

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Shut down without update in Windows 10

Finally you can shut down your Windows 10 without Update. But you need to have Windows 10 1703.

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Why use Java

Introduction Java is an object-oriented programming language that was first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995.  Back in the 90s all the programming languages were not GUI friendly. The only GUI friendly programming language was Visual Basic. Again, back in … Continue reading

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Oracle Provider for OLE DB User Name and Password grey out SSIS

This short blog let you know one of the possible reasons why the User Name and Password grey out in SSIS package. This is because the Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio or ODAC. You can download it here  http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/windows/downloads/index-101290.html.

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Windows 7 cannot Windows Update

This short blogs show you how to update your Windows 7 since the Wanna Cry Ransomware is attacking badly at this time. There are pretty of links out there but I remember this official one work for me. Windows Update … Continue reading

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Query Designer grey out in Visual Studio

This blog shows you why the Query Designer is disable or grey out in Visual Studio. When you get the View menu to open the Query Designer then you might realize all the buttons in Query Designer is grey out … Continue reading

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