Month: December 2012

Start Button App for Windows 8

I’ve been using Windows 8 since the Consumer Preview and have really grew to love it. I’ve seen a lot of posts about people wish they could still have their start button in windows 8. Below is a freeware app I wrote for myself in .NET 4.5 that will provide similar functionality.

Here’s how you install it:

1. Download the files below and extract it to your desktop

2. The zip program should create a directory called StartButtonApp and in that directory there should be a StartButtonApp.exe file

3. Right click the StartButtonApp.exe and click Pin to Taskbar

4. Move the StartButtonApp icon to the desired location on your taskbar and you should be all set

Click this link to download the app: (7.88 kb)

Have fun with it and happy holidays! 🙂


ASP.NET Compilation Error – “[No relevant source lines]”

If you’re beating your head against the wall trying to figure out why you can’t run your ASP.NET web applications then you’ve come to the right place. This happen to my computer after removing a cycbot trojan. Here’s what you have to do to get it working again:


1.       Open Windows Explorer and browse to [root]:/Windows/Temp

2.       Right click the Temp folder then click Properties from the popup menu

3.       Select the Security tab

4.       Click Edit then Add

5.       Find and select IIS_IURS

6.       Click OK then select Full control then OK again


That’s it, test your ASP.NET app and it should compile and run error free.