Duplicate String values

Duplicate object values in ASP.NET MVC Display Templates? Easy fix!

Reading Time: 2 minutes. This post was most recently updated on October 9th, 2018.Are you getting duplicate object values (or whatever those Objects output in .ToString())? Eh, so was I, after I edited the display template for String. Found a fix, though. Description Okay – I just ran into one of my more stupid mistakes since.. Well, since forever. I had made some quick and simple edits in String.cshtml display template (among quite a few other edits before building again and seeing what happened), as I added support for Enum values there. After that I started getting duplicate values for String-typed properties.  Apparently, mistakes […]

Update-Database error

Fixing “An error occurred while updating the entries” while running code-first migrations in MVC 5 app

Reading Time: 6 minutes. This post was most recently updated on October 9th, 2018.This post describes an issue with EF’s code-first migrations, when mapping between DB’s DateTime and C#’s DateTime kind of fails, and results in Update-Database cmdlet failing. It’s more or less a prime example of a situation, where the error itself tells very little about the actual issue, and since debugging code-first migrations is kind of difficult (see the best tips for that here!), it’s cumbersome to investigate. Symptoms "An exception of type ‘System.Data.Entity.Infrastructure.DbUpdateException’ occurred in EntityFramework.dll but was not handled in user code." I’ve encountered this error in 2 different situations. […]