A Nerd's False Positive.

Windows Mobile – No such interface supported

Last day, I’s so surprised to see that when I debug my Windows Mobile 6x project, I’m getting an exception as

“No such interface supported – Device connectivity component”

That was painful, because when I left office on evening I’s so happy that I only need to deploy the project for testing. But, I’s hit with this error message annoyingly. I tried resetting VS2008 settings and packages but didn’t helped either.

Finally, I came across solution that solved the pain. All you need to do is to re-register the dll: actxprxy.dll and restart your machine. Rebuild the project and there you are.

Windows Mobile – No such interface supported

Happy deploying.


VS2010–Invisible line in text editor

Last week, I jumped into a beautiful bug in Visual Studio 2010. I’s playing with WebAPI and all of a sudden I noticed that one of my line-of-code is invisible in the text editor.

What? Yes, That’s true! Take a look.


I binged for few minutes, but never came across any threads that discuss this invisible behavior. So, I hope that might because of the extension(s) that I’ve installed.

Hmm…Disabling each extension and identifying the root cause won’t help me because I’m so addicted to all the extension that I’ve installed, so far. Or else, yes you may call it as my laziness.

But now, I’m seriously thinking about an InPrivate mode in Visual Studio, similar to that of Internet Explorer (8+). So that I can easily load VS2010 without any extension and check whether this is a product bug or an extension bug.


Adding Controls to Visual Studio Toolbox

Most probably, you’ll come across situation where you need to use a third-party control in your project. Ever thought about how to add them in your Visual Studio toolbox. Just simple.

Step 1: Right-Click on your toolbox & select ‘Add  Tab’.

Choose Item

Step 2: Give a name to the tab, relating to the control you are trying to add; say ‘My Control 1’

Name Control

Step 3: Right-Click on ‘My Control 1’ and select ‘Choose Items…’

Choose Item

Step 4: From the dialogue-box, click ‘Browse’ button.

Browse Control

Step 5: Browse your control and hit OK. Your control is added.

Now, for using the control you only have to drag-drop the control to your web-page.

Hope this helped.