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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Running Powershell Scripts from your Application

I have been working on a Feed Processing Library for many years now.  It featured its own simple Automation Script however in recent years I have seen the power of PowerShell scripts and am integrating it into my Feed Processor.  While doing this, I made notes below so it would help you through the same process of using it in your applications.

The first step is adding the reference to System.Management.Automation.dll to your solution. Although there are many ways to do this Rasik Bihari answered the best way to do it: Thanks Rasik Bihari for the answer.
System.Management.Automation dll is now published as "System.Management.Automation" nuget package here. Just add a reference to this nuget package from visual studio nuget package manager in your project and get going.
It shows like this in your packages.config file once you have installed the above mentioned nuget package in your project: 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<packages>
  <package id="System.Management.Automation.dll" version="10.0.10586.0" targetFramework="net452" />
</packages>
Once added, you can follow the recipe on how to run PowerShell Script from C#.








Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ever wonder what you would do without technology...

JJ Abrams does a decent job showing the results of technology disappearing. Yes its not 100% realistic but if it was NBC would not be able to show it.

However from watching this episode, it gives you an idea of what would happen to that rich guy at Google.

Check out the pilot episode available on NBC.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Dynamics CRM Unleashed Blog

For those Guild Members who are looking at Dynamics CRM or are looking at revolutionary and out of the box ways of getting the most out of it, there is a new blog starting up that will be providing a wealth of information on just those topics.

The Dynamics CRM Unleashed Blog is written by someone with hands on experience working with large scale and cloud based CRM.

I know I will be reading it on a regular basis, so I thought I would pass it on to you as well.

If you have any tips, tricks or resources you would like to share with the Guild please email them to Susan Fischer at susan@clinchportal.com or Chris Williams at chrisw_88@hotmail.com

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Essential Chrome Plug-ins for Web Developers

A co-worker of mine passed this link onto me.  It has some really good plug-ins to help improve website quality and help diagnose issues.

The ones that stand out are:
  • Check my links - This is a good plug-in to check for the page you are on. Still I recommend downloading xenu to check the whole site.
  • Firebug Lite - Nice plug-in light weight from toolbar.
  • yslow - This is pretty much a standard tool to have in your arsonal as it provides reasons why your site is so slow
Check out the full article at: 18 Essential Chrome Extensions for Web Development

If you know of any others that are useful please email them to Susan Fischer at susan@clinchportal.com and we will post them here.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ultimate web performance tools and resources

A friend of mine sent this to me and I thought I would share it with the guild.
Its quite a comprehensive list of web performance tools.

Sam's Ultimate Web Performance Tools And Resources

If you know of any others let me know and I will list them here.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Link Buttons as DefaultButtons in Firefox

This issue was bugging me then I found this post that fixes it. The issue is that you
have an asp panel and have the button set to default. For styling reasons you want the
button to be a link button.

After changing it the enter key does not click the button instead it just refreshes the page.
Frustrating as it may seem there is a quick solution. Check out this blog post for the solution.

Link Button As An Asp Panel Default Button

Hope this helps your frustrations.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sitecore Guild

I would like to take this opportunity to invite the Sitecore Guild to the family.
You can access the Sitecore Guild at:


You may also follow them on Twitter at: Sitecore Guild On Twitter

Sitecore is an amazing CMS built on ASP.NET. It is flexible as it includes full source code but is also easy for an end user to edit and publish content. For those who have not checked it out yet you need to. You will be amazed.

The next user group meeting for Sitecore in Toronto is in February. Check out the Sitecore Guild often for information on the next user group and for tips on using Sitecore.

If you have any tips, tricks or resources you would like to share please email Susan Fischer at susan@clinchportal.com