Saturday, August 15, 2009

Internet Explorer Cannot Display The Webpage - ASP.NET Development Server Error

So I was running Visual Studio 2008 on my new laptop, which runs Vista, and when I created a brand new web site, when I tried to run it, I got the following error message:

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

Ack! What could be wrong. Well, after a little internet searching, I found the cause and the solution, which was buried just a little bit under someone else's cause and solution.

Here's the link and an excerpt:

"My solution was removing the next line in the windows host file C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

::1 localhost

This is an IpV6 entry. Put a # in front of it."

What caused my problem was the ::1 entry in the host file. Once I commented that out, all was right with the world again. I didn't have to do anything else (I wasn't even running that antivirus that the other guy was complaining about).

Good stuff. Thanks, Arien!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Take an Survey on O'Reilly's New CookBook Videos for a Chance to Win!

If you've used their popular programming Cookbooks, you know just how useful they can be in helping you solve all kinds of programming problems.

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The drawing will be held on August 19, 2009. The winners will be notified via email. If they don't hear back from a winner within 14 days, the prize will be awarded to another survey respondent. Winners will have 90 days to make ebook selections.

Check it out!