“The application requires one of the following versions of the .NET Framework” or “.NET Framework 4.7.1 or later is already installed this computer” error while running application

While trying to run an application we were getting the below message

It was taking us to Microsoft Download site for downloading the framework.

We downloaded the 4.7.1 Framework but while trying to install it we got the below message that said the framework or a later update is already installed on this computer.

Tried uninstalling all the .NET Framework version installed including 4.7.

That also didn’t work.

Few of the forums talk about making changes in the registry, that also didn’t help.

Eventually we commented the supportedRuntime element in the configuration file of the application to get through this issue.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/configure-apps/file-schema/startup/supportedruntime-element

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21566528/what-happens-if-i-remove-the-auto-added-supportedruntime-element

Hope it helps..

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Literal Improvement in C# 7.0

C# 7.0 now allows using underscore _ to be used a digit separator.

This adds more readability.

Similarly, we now have Binary Literals, so instead of specifying hexadecimal pattern we can specify bit patterns.

Hope it helps..

Using Out Variables (C# 7.0) instead of Out Parameters

Out Parameters must need to declared before they are used in the method which doesn’t seem intuitive.

Now with C# 7.0 we can now make use of Out variable.

Here in our second call to the method we have used out variable named outVariableString which we didn’t have to declare like output parameter.

Hope it helps..

Tuple Types and Tuple Literals in C# 7.0

Tuple are used when we need to get more than one value returned from the method.

C# 7.0 introduces Tuple Types and Tuple Literals to Tuples

We need to add System.ValueType Nuget Package to add the required assemblies to Visual Studio.

Below sample code shows usage of Tuple type and literal. In our second method, we have named the part of the tuple i.e. name and number.

Now to access the first method we use Item1 and Item2 field, however for our second method as we have named the part we can use those names to access them i.e. name and number.

Output in both the case

Hope it helps..

New Feature – Local Functions in C# 7.0

C# 7.0 adds a new feature called local functions.

Local functions allow us to define function within a function. It can be used to write helper methods that we need to use inside that function’s scope.

Here in the below sample code we have defined one main function (MainFunction) that has one local function(MultiplyBy10LocalFunction) defined inside it. And that local function has one more local function(Add10LocalFunction) defined inside it.

Hope it helps..

Insert Formula in Cell using C# (OpenXML and EPPlus Library)

Sharing the sample code, we can use to insert forumala in a particular cell in Excel Spreadsheet.

First using Open XML SDK


public static void UpdateExcelUsingOpenXMLSDK(string fileName)
{
// Open the document for editing.
using (SpreadsheetDocument spreadSheet = SpreadsheetDocument.Open(fileName, true))
{
// Access the main Workbook part, which contains all references.
WorkbookPart workbookPart = spreadSheet.WorkbookPart;
// get sheet by name
Sheet sheet = workbookPart.Workbook.Descendants<Sheet>().Where(s => s.Name == "Sheet1").FirstOrDefault();

// get worksheetpart by sheet id
WorksheetPart worksheetPart = workbookPart.GetPartById(sheet.Id.Value) as WorksheetPart;

// The SheetData object will contain all the data.
SheetData sheetData = worksheetPart.Worksheet.GetFirstChild();

Cell formulaCell = InsertCellInWorksheet("B", 10, worksheetPart);
formulaCell.DataType = new EnumValue<CellValues>(CellValues.Number);
formulaCell.CellFormula = new CellFormula("SUM(B2:B7)");

// Save the worksheet.
worksheetPart.Worksheet.Save();

// for recacluation of formula
spreadSheet.WorkbookPart.Workbook.CalculationProperties.ForceFullCalculation = true;
spreadSheet.WorkbookPart.Workbook.CalculationProperties.FullCalculationOnLoad = true;

}
}

private static Cell InsertCellInWorksheet(string columnName, uint rowIndex, WorksheetPart worksheetPart)
{
Worksheet worksheet = worksheetPart.Worksheet;
SheetData sheetData = worksheet.GetFirstChild<SheetData>();
string cellReference = columnName + rowIndex;

// If the worksheet does not contain a row with the specified row index, insert one.
Row row;
if (sheetData.Elements<Row>().Where(r => r.RowIndex == rowIndex).Count() != 0)
{
row = sheetData.Elements<Row>().Where(r => r.RowIndex == rowIndex).First();
}
else
{
row = new Row() { RowIndex = rowIndex };
sheetData.Append(row);
}

// If there is not a cell with the specified column name, insert one.
if (row.Elements<Cell>().Where(c => c.CellReference.Value == columnName + rowIndex).Count() > 0)
{
return row.Elements<Cell>().Where(c => c.CellReference.Value == cellReference).First();
}
else
{
// Cells must be in sequential order according to CellReference. Determine where to insert the new cell.
Cell refCell = null;
foreach (Cell cell in row.Elements<Cell>())
{
if (cell.CellReference.Value.Length == cellReference.Length)
{
if (string.Compare(cell.CellReference.Value, cellReference, true) > 0)
{
refCell = cell;
break;
}
}
}

Cell newCell = new Cell() { CellReference = cellReference };
row.InsertBefore(newCell, refCell);

worksheet.Save();
return newCell;
}
}

Using EPPlus

https://www.nuget.org/packages/EPPlus/


public void UpdateExcelUsingEPPlus(string fileName)
{
FileInfo fileInfo = new FileInfo(fileName);
ExcelPackage p = new ExcelPackage(fileInfo);
ExcelWorksheet myWorksheet = p.Workbook.Worksheets["Sheet1"];

myWorksheet.Cells["B15"].Formula = "SUM(B2:B7)";

p.Save();

}

Hope it helps..

Update Cell value in Excel Spreadsheet using C# (Open XML and EPPlus library)

Sharing a sample code that updates a particular cell’s value in Excel Spreadsheet.

Here we are updating cell B4

First using Open XML SDK


public static void UpdateExcelUsingOpenXMLSDK(string fileName)
{
// Open the document for editing.
using (SpreadsheetDocument spreadSheet = SpreadsheetDocument.Open(fileName, true))
{
// Access the main Workbook part, which contains all references.
WorkbookPart workbookPart = spreadSheet.WorkbookPart;
// get sheet by name
Sheet sheet = workbookPart.Workbook.Descendants<Sheet>().Where(s => s.Name == "Sheet1").FirstOrDefault();

// get worksheetpart by sheet id
WorksheetPart worksheetPart = workbookPart.GetPartById(sheet.Id.Value) as WorksheetPart;

// The SheetData object will contain all the data.
SheetData sheetData = worksheetPart.Worksheet.GetFirstChild();

Cell cell = GetCell(worksheetPart.Worksheet, "B", 4);

cell.CellValue = new CellValue("10");
cell.DataType = new EnumValue<CellValues>(CellValues.Number);

// Save the worksheet.
worksheetPart.Worksheet.Save();

// for recacluation of formula
spreadSheet.WorkbookPart.Workbook.CalculationProperties.ForceFullCalculation = true;
spreadSheet.WorkbookPart.Workbook.CalculationProperties.FullCalculationOnLoad = true;

}
}

private static Cell GetCell(Worksheet worksheet,
string columnName, uint rowIndex)
{
Row row = GetRow(worksheet, rowIndex);

if (row == null) return null;

var FirstRow = row.Elements<Cell>().Where(c => string.Compare
(c.CellReference.Value, columnName +
rowIndex, true) == 0).FirstOrDefault();

if (FirstRow == null) return null;

return FirstRow;
}

private static Row GetRow(Worksheet worksheet , uint rowIndex)
{
Row row = worksheet.GetFirstChild<SheetData>().
Elements<Row>().FirstOrDefault(r => r.RowIndex == rowIndex);
if (row == null)
{
throw new ArgumentException(String.Format("No row with index {0} found in spreadsheet", rowIndex));
}
return row;
}

Now the same code using EPPlus

https://www.nuget.org/packages/EPPlus/


public void UpdateExcelUsingEPPlus(string fileName)
{
FileInfo fileInfo = new FileInfo(fileName);
ExcelPackage p = new ExcelPackage(fileInfo);
ExcelWorksheet myWorksheet = p.Workbook.Worksheets["Sheet1"];
myWorksheet.Cells[4, 2].Value = 10;
p.Save();

}

Hope it helps..

Sample Code to consume UNData API using JavaScript

Sharing a sample code that can be used to consume UNData API

http://data.un.org/Host.aspx?Content=API

The below code fetches the population data for country India.

Sample Code


var xmlHttp;
// creatng the xmlHttp object
xmlHttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
// Calling the web service using post and true means asynchronous call
xmlHttp.open("POST", "http://data.un.org/WS/NSIEstatV20Service.asmx", false);

// Setting the request header to let the web service find the soap request we would be sending
xmlHttp.setRequestHeader("Content-Type", "text/xml; charset=utf-8");

xmlHttp.setRequestHeader("SOAPAction", "http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/sri/service/2.0/extended/GetCompactData");

var soapRequest = "<!--?<span class="hiddenSpellError" pre="" data-mce-bogus="1"-->xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>"+
"<soap:Envelope xmlns:soap='http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/' xmlns:xsi='http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance' xmlns:xsd='http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema'>"+
"<soap:Body>"+
"<GetCompactData xmlns='http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/sri/service/2.0/extended'>"+
"<Query>"+
"<message:QueryMessage xsi:schemaLocation='http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/sri/service/2.0/SDMXMessage.xsd http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/sri/service/2.0/%20SDMXMessage.xsd' xmlns:generic='http://www.SDMX.org/resources/SDMXML/schemas/v2_0/generic' xmlns:message='http://www.SDMX.org/resources/SDMXML/schemas/v2_0/message' xmlns:query='http://www.SDMX.org/resources/SDMXML/schemas/v2_0/query' xmlns:xsi='http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance'>"+
"<message:Header>"+
"<message:ID>onh14833545733929527</message:ID>"+
"<message:Test>false</message:Test>"+
"<message:Prepared>2017-01-01</message:Prepared>"+
"<message:Sender id='online-help' />"+
"</message:Header>"+
"<message:Query>"+
"<query:DataWhere>"+
"<query:And>"+
"<query:Dimension id='INDICATOR'>SP_POP_TOTL</query:Dimension>"+
"<query:Dimension id='AGE'>_T</query:Dimension>"+
"<query:Dimension id='SEX'>_T</query:Dimension>"+
"<query:Dimension id='LOCATION'>_T</query:Dimension>" +
"<query:Dimension id='REF_AREA'>DEU</query:Dimension>" +
"<query:Dimension id='SCENARIO'>H</query:Dimension>"+
"<query:Time>"+
"<query:StartTime>2014-01-02</query:StartTime>"+
"<query:EndTime>2017-01-02</query:EndTime>"+
"</query:Time>"+
"<query:Dataflow>DF_UNDATA_WPP</query:Dataflow>"+
"</query:And>"+
"</query:DataWhere>"+
"</message:Query>"+
"</message:QueryMessage>"+
"</Query>"+
"</GetCompactData>"+
"</soap:Body>" +
"</soap:Envelope>";

xmlHttp.send(soapRequest);
var xmlDoc = jQuery.parseXML(xmlHttp.responseText);
var popValue = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName('ns1:Obs')['0'].attributes['OBS_VALUE'].nodeValue;
alert("Total Population " + popValue);

Output


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
<soap:Body><GetCompactDataResponse
xmlns="http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/sri/service/2.0/extended">
<GetCompactDataResult>
<CompactData
xmlns:ns1="urn:sdmx:org.sdmx.infomodel.datastructure.DataStructure
=UNSD:DSD_WPP_UNDATA(1.0):ObsLevelDim:TIME_PERIOD"
xmlns="http://www.SDMX.org/resources/SDMXML/schemas/v2_0/message"
xmlns:common="http://www.SDMX.org/resources/SDMXML/schemas/v2_0/common"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xmlns:xml="http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace"><Header>
<ID>DF_UNDATA_WPP</ID><Test>false</Test><Prepared>2017-01-06T08:25:46
</Prepared>
<Sender id="1B0">
<Name xml:lang="en">United Nations Statistics Division</Name>
<Contact><Email>statistics@un.org</Email></Contact></Sender>
<KeyFamilyRef>DSD_WPP_UNDATA</KeyFamilyRef><KeyFamilyAgency>UNSD
</KeyFamilyAgency><DataSetAgency>UNSD</DataSetAgency>
<DataSetID>DF_UNDATA_WPP_1B0_2017-01-06T082546</DataSetID>
<DataSetAction>Information</DataSetAction>
<Extracted>2017-01-06T08:25:46</Extracted>
<Source xml:lang="en">
United Nations Population Division World Population Prospects</Source>
</Header>
<ns1:DataSet DATASET_NAME="World Population Prospects"
DATASET_SOURCE="United Nations Population Division"
DATASET_DESC="The United Nations World Population Prospects contains estimates and projections for every country in the world, including estimates and projections of demographic indicators such as birth rates, deaths rates, infant mortality rates and life expectancy." UNDATA_LASTUPDATE="20 Aug 2013" UNDATA_NEXTUPDATE="2015 release" METADATA="http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/index.htm"><ns1:Series AGE="_T" FREQ="A" INDICATOR="SP_POP_TOTL" LOCATION="_T" SEX="_T" REF_AREA="DEU" SCENARIO="H"><ns1:Obs TIME_PERIOD="2015" OBS_VALUE="83178.615" UNIT="NUMBER" UNIT_MULT="3" TIME_SPAN="2015" /></ns1:Series></ns1:DataSet></CompactData></GetCompactDataResult></GetCompactDataResponse></soap:Body></soap:Envelope>

Hope it helps.

Dll not getting copied to bin directory in Visual Studio

Hi,

In one of our projects we were referencing custom assemblies that were part of the same solution. However those assemblies were not getting copied to the bin directory of the project upon building the project.

We had also set property Copy Local as true for those class library projects.

The reason for this was as we were adding those assemblies in GAC.

VS.NET will copy the dll to the bin directory if your system cannot find the dll in the GAC.”

After removing those assemblies from GAC it added those dlls in the bin.

The helpful thread

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3548731/visual-studio-2010-add-reference-is-copying-dll-to-bin-directory

Hope it helps..

Using EncryptedXml class for encrypting XML file in C#

Hi,

We had a requirement to encrypt a particular node and its corresponding child elements in one of our xml file. While searching for the best and the simplest way to do so, I came across these wonderful posts which make use of EncrptedXml class.

http://www.devx.com/dotnet/Article/21564/1954

http://dotnetslackers.com/articles/xml/XMLEncryption.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/shawnfa/archive/2003/11/14/57032.aspx

Hope it helps