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How To Fix "Unable to access the IIS Metabase" error when loading Web Application in Visual Studio

23. May 2016 06:58 by admin in

When you see:

<Path to Project> : error  : The Web Application <Project Name> is configured to use IIS.  Unable to access the IIS metabase. You do not have sufficient privilege to access IIS web sites on your machine.

There is an easy fix:

Browse to C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv and then double-click the “config” directory. You should get this warning dialog:


Click Continue, then do the same for the C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\config\export directory and the other directories in C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv

This should fix the issue and you will be able to load the project.



Convert DataTable to List<T>

15. March 2016 13:39 by admin in

 DataTable dt = ds.Tables[0];

             var   sponsorids  = dt.Rows.OfType<DataRow>().Select(dr => (int) dr["AccountID"]).ToList();

                return sponsorids;

Customize Url Parameters in Telerik RadGrid Hyperlink Column

28. August 2015 12:36 by admin in
<telerik:RadGrid ID="grdBlah" runat="server" AllowMultiRowSelection="false" AllowPaging="true"AutoGenerateColumns="False" CellPadding="0" GridLines="Both" PageSize="15" ShowFooter="false"OnPageIndexChanged="grdBlah_OnPageIndexChanged"AllowSorting="true"OnSortCommand="grdBlah_OnSortCommand"OnNeedDataSource="grdBlah_NeedDataSource"OnItemDataBound="grdBlah_OnItemDataBound"><MasterTableView ShowFooter="false"><Columns><telerik:GridTemplateColumn UniqueName="btnViewTransactionDetails"ItemStyle-Width="100" HeaderStyle-Width="100"HeaderText="Action"ItemStyle-HorizontalAlign="Center" HeaderStyle-HorizontalAlign="Center"><ItemTemplate><asp:HyperLink ID="HyperLink1" runat="server" Text="View Detail"NavigateUrl='<%#String.Format("~/Pages/TransactionDetails.aspx?ID={0}&accountID={1}", DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem,"transID")  , hfAccountID.Value) %>'></asp:HyperLink></ItemTemplate></telerik:GridTemplateColumn></Columns></MasterTableView><ClientSettings EnablePostBackOnRowClick="true"><Selecting AllowRowSelect="true" /></ClientSettings>

This example should be self-explanatory. If there are more parameters, handle them exactly as in the example code below.


How to get the Url to the current page in ASP.NET

24. August 2015 06:13 by admin in

There are lots of methods but I think this one is the easiest:


 string returnUrl = Request.Url.GetLeftPart(UriPartial.Authority);