Archive for September, 2010

MS Test data-driven tests/.CSV file error: Column ‘columnname’ does not belong to table

This is a maddening error, in the best Microsoft tradition of error-text-tells-you-nothing-about-the-real-cause. You are happily running your unit tests using MS Test, and you write a new unit test that requires a series of data to be thrown at the test. An example could be testing the validation code of a property setter. A perfect […]


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VB.Net’s My.Settings and custom objects/classes; Part Two: Getting My.Settings to recognize your custom object

Read Part one OK, so far everything has been pretty simple: adhere to the guidelines for making your class Serializable, and deal with complexities by Implementing ISerializable. So, your next step is to add a Setting, of the type of your custom class, to your application: Right-click your Project name at the top of Solution […]