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Moving to Blogger

October 12, 2011 Leave a comment

I’m moving over to Blogger, so bear with me in the transition. The main url ( should continue to work, but if not I will get it fixed as soon as possible.

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Steve Jobs Passed Away

October 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Steve Jobs passed away yesterday. He was way too young, but still managed to live more than most of us ever will. This is what it must have felt like when Leonardo da Vinci died.

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Code Coverage and Strongly Signed Assemblies

September 28, 2011 Leave a comment

I had a problem the other day that stumped me for a while. We just started a new project and immediately dove in to start coding. A few days later, I decided it was time to clean up the code before it got out of hand, so I ran Code Analysis and started cleaning up the problems. One I came across was this on:

System.IO.FileLoadException: Could not load file or assembly ‘xxxxxx’ or one of its dependencies. Strong name validation failed. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8013141A). File name: ‘xxxxxx’ —> System.Security.SecurityException: Strong name validation failed. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8013141A)

This puzzled me, because I had just finished signing the assembly with a strong name. After some Googling, I realized that it was due to the code coverage I had recently configured. After running code coverage, Visual Studio needs to re-sign the assemblies, and there is a separate place to define the key for that re-signing process. To get to it, open up your .testsettings file, go to the “Data and Diagnostics” section, click on “Code Coverage”, then click the “Configure” button above.

Re-Signing Assemblies