Category: Coding

[Error] Please install or

Damn… I’ve taken some time to find a correct way to handle this… Sometimes, when debugging windows mobile applications, i got the following message : “An error message is available for this exception but cannot be displayed because these messages are optional and are not currently installed on this device. Please install ‘’ for Windows […]

[HowTo] Linq Count Granchild items from an object with .SelectMany()

Lets say you have the following structure : Product    -> Zone       -> Category          -> Item Meaning a Product has multiple Zones with multiple Categories with multiple Items Lets say we need to select the count of items for each product in a simple distinct list of product. Linq query using .SelectMany() : xyzDataContext dc = […]

[HowTo] LINQ filter : Ignore accented letters (Diacritics) in string comparison ?

Here is a small extension method that will do the job (Warning : do not use for Linq To Sql): public static string RemoveDiacritics(this string text) { string formD = text.Normalize(NormalizationForm.FormD); StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder(); foreach (char ch in formD) { UnicodeCategory uc = CharUnicodeInfo.GetUnicodeCategory(ch); if (uc != UnicodeCategory.NonSpacingMark) { sb.Append(ch); } } return […]