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Local & Regional October Events

Local Events
10/1: ON SQL User Group (www.ohionorthsqlserverug.org)
10/8: Cleveland .NET User Group (www.bennettadelson.com/ComingEvents.aspx
10/10: Cleveland Riak (http://www.meetup.com/Cleveland-Riak)
10/12: Techie Family Meet & Play (http://www.meetup.com/UX-Akron/events/141530432/)
10/15: Cleveland WPF User Group (www.ClevelandWPF.info
10/16: Software Engineering 101 (https://swe101october2013.eventbrite.com/)
10/16: Hudson Software Craftsmanship (http://hudsonsc.com
10/22: Cleveland C#/VB.Net User Group (www.clevelanddotnet.info
11/22: Build Highlights (https://msevents.microsoft.com)
12/4: Monetization of Real-World Windows Apps (https://msevents.microsoft.com)

Regional Events
10/23: Azure Dev Camp – Columbus, OH (https://msevents.microsoft.com/)
11/2: CODODN – (http://cododn.azurewebsites.net)
11/2: SQL Saturday: Kalamazoo, MI (http://www.sqlsaturday.com/256/eventhome.aspx)
11/9: Raleigh Code Camp (http://codecamp.org/)
11/20: Windows 8 & Windows Phone Hands-on-Lab …

Object reference not set to an instance of an object when using HTMLEditorExtender

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Question: While working on an AJAX-enabled application, I got "Object reference not set to an instance of an object when using HTMLEditorExtender". How do I fix this?



Answer: Add a register page directive referencing the AjaxControlToolKit. This is in addition to the steps mentioned at http://www.asp.net/ajaxLibrary/AjaxControlToolkitSampleSite/HTMLEditorExtender/HTMLEditorExtender.aspx

July 2013 Local and Regional Events

Local Events
7/2: ON SQL User Group (www.ohionorthsqlserverug.org)
7/9: Cleveland .NET User Group (www.bennettadelson.com/ComingEvents.aspx)
7/16: Cleveland WPF User Group (www.ClevelandWPF.info)
7/17: Hudson Software Craftsmanship Group (hudsonsc.com)
7/23: Cleveland C#/VB.Net User Group (www.clevelanddotnet.info)
7/24: Cleveland SharePoint User’s Group (www.sharepointCleveland.com)


Regional Events
7/12-13: Codestock – Knoxville, TN (http://codestock.org)
7/19-21: Cleveland GiveCamp – Cleveland, OH (http://clevelandgivecamp.org/)
8/12-14: That Conference-Wisonsin Dells, WI (http://www.thatconference.com/)
8/28-30: DevLink - Chattanooga, TN (http://www.devlink.net)
8/30: CloudDevelop – Columbus, OH (http://www.clouddevelop.org/)
9/15: SQL Saturday – Pittsburgh, PA (http://www.sqlsaturday.com/250/eventhome.aspx)

June 2013 Local and Regional Events

Local Events
6/4: ON SQL User Group (www.ohionorthsqlserverug.org)
6/11: Cleveland .NET User Group (ww.bennettadelson.com/ComingEvents.aspx)
6/14: CLE SharePoint Golf Outing: (http://clesharepointgolfouting.eventbrite.com/#)
6/15: Web SIG: Intro to HTML5 (http://www.gcpcug.org/websig)
6/18: Cleveland WPF User Group (www.ClevelandWPF.info)
6/19: Hudson Software Craftsmanship (hudsonsc.com)
6/25: Cleveland C#/VB.Net User Group (www.clevelanddotnet.info)
6/26: SharePoint User’s Group (www.sharepointCleveland.com)


Regional Events
6/1: Pittsburgh Tech Fest (http://pghtechfest.com/)
6/8: SQL Saturday – Columbus (http://www.sqlsaturday.com/217/eventhome.aspx)
7/12-13: Codestock – Knoxville, TN (http://codestock.org)
8/12-14: That Conference - Wisonsin Dells, WI (http://www.thatconference.com/)
8/28-30: DevLink - Chattanooga, TN (http://www.devlink.net)

SQL Server Collation

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Question: I was putting together a small bit of SQL code the other day, and I was running into a bug. While debugging it, I was completely shocked to discover: IF 'a' < 'A'
SELECT 'a < A'

IF 'a' = 'A'
SELECT 'a = A'

IF 'a' > 'A'
SELECT 'a > A'

IF 'a' <> 'A'
SELECT 'a <> A'

displays only 'a = A'. I investigated and found out that the reason for this result is that the database's collation sequence is set to one of the "CI" values (Case Insensitive). I took a look at a couple of other databases, and they were also "CI". Oddly enough, they were slightly different collation sequence values, but definitely "CI". This includes the [master] database.

Yes, I know it could have been configured the other way. That's not the point of this note. Is "CI" the expected standard configuratio…