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    HowTo: Create a SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Report from a Stored Procedure

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    Several folks at my sessions have asked how to create a report in SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Report Designer based on a stored procedure. Keep in mind, there are some tricky steps if you are using the report wizard. You don't get the opportunity...
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    Don't shoot the courier - or, maybe you should

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    Ever since there have been text editors, there has been the consideration of what font to use to display text. Fonts have progressed from a single choice to screen fonts (remember FIXEDSYS?) to TrueType to ClearType, and so have the choices of what to...
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    Managing Settings in Windows Phone and Windows 8 Store apps

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    I received a few questions at an event recently as to how to handle application settings in a Windows 8 Store app and how it is different from doing so in a Windows Store app. Turns out there is a lot of similarity, in the code as well as the platform...
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    Windows 8 apps for the PhoneGap developer

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    Abstract: Windows 8 apps can be designed and coded using HTML/CSS/JS just like PhoneGap apps can. And with very little effort you can use your skill and existing resources to crank out a sleek, modern looking Windows 8 style app in no time. PhoneGap...
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    Presentations and sample code

    Here is a list of links for topics I've presented outside of MSDN Events . Fundamentals of ASP.NET Mobile Controls Webcast Recording Demo Code and Slides Writing Secure Code - Best Practices Part 2 Webcast Recording Demo Code and Slides Fundamentals of...
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    User Groups in the Southeast

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    North Carolina TRINUG - Triangle .NET User Group (Raleigh) The Triangle .NET User Group in Raleigh-Durham, NC meets the second Wednesday of each month. Triad Developers Guild The Triad Developers Guild, serving Greensboro, High Point and Winston...
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    PhoneGap on Windows Phone Tips

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    A few months ago, Microsoft a nnounced support for PhoneGap on Windows Phone Mango. This announcement seems to have flown under the radar, because it hits a (currently) small intersection, developers who know HTML5 and developers who want to target Windows...
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    VB.NET Keyword of the Week: DirectCast

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    I'm starting a new series of blog entries - a weekly keyword in VB.NET that I find interesting, and that some of you may not be aware of. This weeks word: DirectCast . If you've been using CType to convert values, as in var=CType(expression, typename...
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    When is a door not a door...

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    OK, I just got into a little debate with my cohort Bill Steele over a few lines of code. Why don't you, dear readers, take a look for yourselves: Private Function DoSomething() As Boolean Try Return True Catch ex As Exception Finally MessageBox.Show(...
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    Hey, website developers! Give me a standard mobile URL please!

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    *sigh* Why can’t web developers agree on a standard naming convention for accessing mobile-device friendly pages?!?! Tonight I was trying to search on Amazon for a book from my iPAQ h6315. The full interface was frustrating and slow, so I wanted...
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    Do you have tab on the menu?

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    [While writing this post, I was reminded of the scene in Back to the Future where Marty McFly goes into Lou’s diner in 1955 and orders a Tab (the predecessor to Diet Coke, first marketed in 1963) to which Lou replies "Tab? I can't give you a tab unless...
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    Top Secret - Microsoft Across America RV

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    I mentioned in an earlier blog entry that I'm up here at the MSDN Event outside of Worcester, MA. What I didn't tell you is that this event is the pilot launch of of our Microsoft Across America mobile event experience truck. This is an awesome vehicle...
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    Secure that trace.axd file

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    In our current series of MSDN Events , we are spending a good bit of time on ASP.NET tracing and showing the usefulness of the trace.axd file. After doing some research around the web (using MSN Search of course!) I came across some information on how...
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    Windows Phone 7 developers – free training and app building workshops!

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    Have you been looking for the best place to learn all about how to develop for Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 platform? Have you been champing at the bit to write an application yourself, get it into the Marketplace and start the money rolling...
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    PhoneGap on WP7 Tip #3: Sending SMS and intro to Plugins

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    In this tip, I’m going to show you how to send an SMS message from PhoneGap on Windows Phone using the SMSCompose member of the Microsoft.Phone.Tasks namespace. There are a lot of useful launchers and choosers in that namespace, and I’ll be writing about...
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    Implementing a SiteMapProvider that reads a SQL Server database

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    In my current series of MSDN Events, we are covering site navigation. With site navigation, the data for the site map is (by default) stored in a file called web.sitemap that is accessed by the default SiteMapProvider. The provider model allows you to...
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    PhoneGap on WP7 tip #1: Handling Orientation

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    Today’s PhoneGap on Windows Phone 7 tip involves handling orientation changes. This means when a user rotates their phone from portrait to landscape, the content should rotate as well. Not only that, in some scenarios elements on the screen should...
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    PhoneGap on WP7 Tip #4: The Application Bar

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    “So two applications walk into a bar…” One of the user interface constructs that’s unique to Windows Phone is the Application Bar. The App Bar (as we affectionately call it) gives users a standard place to find buttons for commonly used tasks within an...
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    OOP in VB.NET webcast - demo code

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    I've just added the demo code from my webcast Object Oriented Fundamentals in VB.NET to my Presentations page, plus a link to watch the webcast if you missed it or need a refresher. Enjoy!
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    Middle Georgia .NET Focus Group - next meeting May 25

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    The next meeting of the Middle Georgia .NET Focus Group will be this week - May 25th at 6:00pm.The group will be screening and discussing several webcasts on migration, data binding, DotNetNuke and WMI scripting. This is a great chance to meet fellow...
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    PhoneGap on WP7 Tip #5: Live Tiles and Deep Linking

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    Windows Phone has a unique and very handy way of providing multiple entry points into your application. This is done through the use of one or more Live Tiles. The start screen on Windows Phone is comprised of tiles that represent many things – applications...
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    Windows 8 Game Development resources

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    Earlier this week, for the Atlanta chapter of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) I gave an introductory talk on building Metro style games for Windows 8. It was great to see so many folks excited about building games for Windows 8, out...
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    Starting July 25th: Five days of ASP.NET Mobile Web Development

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    Creating mobile web applications with ASP.NET is so engrossing that I am spending a whole week in July talking about it. For 5 days in a row you can attend these webcasts and learn about the aspects of ASP.NET 2.0 that are geared towards building sites...
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    Webcast: SQL Mobile and .NET Compact Framework 2.0

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    This Thursday, join me for an interesting webcast where I’ll be covering creating mobile applications using the upcoming SQL Mobile and the .NET Compact Framework 2.0. You can sign up for the webcast here .
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    PhoneGap on WP7 Tip #2: Script interaction

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    (This post is part of my series PhoneGap on Windows Phone 7 tips .) When you are creating integration points between your PhoneGap HTML5 application and the Silverlight hosting application, there are a few ways you can go about crossing the gap (pun intended...
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About Pla.NET Southeast!

A message about the author:

 Hi, readers! The posts on this old blog are preserved for reference by generations of Internet users to come. OK, maybe not that long. In either case, Glen doesn't blog here anymore. Click here to visit Glen's current blog