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C# 7.1 New Features

C# 7.0 was released as part of Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.0). While we work on C# 8.0, we will also ship features that are ready earlier as point releases. C# 7.1 is the first such release. It will ship along with Visual Studio 2017...

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Step-back while debugging with IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2017

The recent updates of Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.5 Preview) comprise with several sets of new features and improvements. Once of such great enhancement is “step-back” while debugging. Now, you can perform a step-backward and forward while debugging your code with IntelliTrace Debugging. Visual Studio takes snapshots of each breakpoint while debugging and...

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How to convert a numeric value to string in Linq query

Sometimes there is a need to convert a numeric value to string but the method ‘toString()’ or ‘Convert.ToString ()’ does not work. It is because linq to entities does not support and not aware of these functions. The workaround in EF V4.0 is to use SqlFunctions.StringConvert Just...

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Merge records in SQL Server

Sometime multiple records have to be compared and somehow merged to update one record. Logically there should be some kind of for loop to go through all the records and find those matching and then do some update. Obviously it’s an expensive process. Luckily there...