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  • Blog Post: Billy Hollis on Making a good UI with Windows Presentation Foundation

    I was chatting with Billy Hollis about how we often use new technology to do the same old thing and how I was seeing lots of folks doing this with WPF and Silverlight. He mentioned that he had done a video in UI Design with WPF. Check it out, its great for WPF and SIlverlight aficionados. DNR-TV Show...
  • Blog Post: New Security Video Series Launched

    Please checkout the first videos in my new Web Developer's Security Video Series. http://www.asp.net/learn/security-videos/ I'm hoping to do 100 Videos this year ! PLEASE SEND YOUR REQUESTS !!!
  • Blog Post: Why would you want to write your own WYSIWYG editor?

    I recently had an email exchange with someone asking me about how to approach writing their own WYSIWYG editor control for web applications. Perhaps an interesting academic exorcize, or maybe he has some very specific application  but it got me thinking about how many implementations there are out...
  • Blog Post: Scriptloader at SourceForge

    OK you AJAX Masters ! Check out ScriptLoader ScriptLoader is a framework to manage your and third-part javascript libraries. It will make you easier to call any script library(your or third-part) without injecting any dirty code.for that,you just configure some info in a configuration file. http://sourceforge...
  • Blog Post: AJAX-style file uploader with progress indicator and uploaded files list.

    This spring I did a series of 4 videos on File Uploading in ASP.NET. Here is the series ..... How Do I: Simple File Uploads in ASP.NET 17 minutes, 17 seconds How Do I: Multiple File Uploads in ASP.NET Version 2 16 minutes, 9 seconds How Do I: Multiple File Uploads in ASP.NET Version 1 15 minutes, 41...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2008 - My presentations, come say hello !

    WUX315 - PHP on Windows: Not an Oxymoron! Session Day/Time: 6/6/2008 10:15AM-11:30AM Room: S230 A Is it a well kept secret? From Microsoft Internet Information Services, to AJAX, to Microsoft .NET, Windows is a viable platform for your existing PHP based applications. In this session, see how to configure...
  • Blog Post: Book: ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX Pocket Guide

    ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX Pocket Guide by Matthew Ellis Read more about this book... Ok readers. Check out this little nugget. Matthew Ellis and Magma Interactive just released the ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX Pocket Guide. It contains concise chapters packed with useful info for the ASP.NET AJAX Developer including a Client...
  • Blog Post: Free Visual Studio Plug-in to Format your Mark-Up !!

    Daniel Crenna shared my frustration that Visual Studio drag-n-drop doesn't always leave our markup nicely formatted. So, he wrote a plug-in to do it for us. Click [ HERE ] to get it for Visual Studio 2008 or 2005 He also offers up the source code so if you want to add some custom formatting rules, you...
  • Blog Post: .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit

    :) If this looks familiar, it's because a prematurely posted about this last week. (And I wasn't supposed to.) Well, NOW I can tell you WHERE to get it ! Here is the announcement .......... The Visual Studio & .NET Framework evangelism team released a revision of the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: Visual Studio extensions for SharePoint – Developer User Guide

    Microsoft is pleased to announce the release of the User Guide, Samples and Walkthroughs for the Visual Studio 2005 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, v1.1 . The Visual Studio 2005 extensions for SharePoint were released back in Feb 2008 and an update for Visual Studio 2008 is planned for...
  • Blog Post: Tutorials at - Defaultdotaspx.com

    Cool Name Huh ? Mustafa Basgun has created a pretty cool info site for ASP.NET Developers Click [ HERE ] to pay him a visit!
  • Blog Post: Ajax Data Controls from DotNetSlackers

    This looked interesting so I thought I would share it. Please let me know what you think..... From the CodePlex Description. The Ajax Data Controls is a DotNetSlackers project. Developed on top of Asp.net Ajax Extension , the main goal of this project is to provide rich set of data controls for Client...
  • Blog Post: Add Custom JavaScript Intellisense

    If you reference an ASP.NET page that contains a scriptmanager in your js file like below you get intellisense for the entire Microsoft AJAX Library plus any additional scripts ref’d by the scriptmanager.  The easiest way to get the /// <reference/> entry in your js file is to drag n...
  • Blog Post: Free CMS and Hosting for .NET User Groups

    Applied Innovations, Kentico Partner to Offer Unique Solution for .NET User Groups Kentico Software, maker of Kentico CMS, and Applied Innovations, a Microsoft Gold Certified provider of Windows-based Hosting solutions, announced today the two companies have partnered to offer a unique free Web site...
  • Blog Post: BOOK: Microsoft AJAX Library Essentials

    This is another one of those "Sniper Topics" that I like, again from PAKT Publishing. Microsoft AJAX Library Essentials: Client-side ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Explained: Cristian Darie,Bogdan Brinzarea: Books ISBN : 1847190987 ISBN-13 : 9781847190987 Approximately 280 pages of drill down on...
  • Blog Post: BOOK: Advanced ASP.NET AJAX Server Controls: For .NET 3.5

    I frequently am asked to server as a technical reviewer on development books. Time doesn't permit me to always say yes but I try to make time to agree to do the more interesting titles. This book is one I said yes to. Adam and Joel have done a great job of exposing this detailed subject. Controls are...
  • Blog Post: Multiple UpdatePanels - Who caused the update ?

    Does your client code need to know what control caused your update panels to update or which of several UpdatePanels contained the triggering control ? Try this.... (Or do the same thing with addbeginRequest();     1   < script type ="text/javascript">    ...
  • Blog Post: 2 New AJAX How-Do-I Videos Now Available

    #71 | How To Dynamically Change CSS Using the ASP.NET AJAX UpdatePanel   #72 | How To Dynamically Add Controls to a Web Page (and not have them disappear when you post-back)
  • Blog Post: AJAX UpdatePanel - "Statefull" Control Update Trigger

    I get an obscene amount of email. Since I've been working with the Developer Community at Microsoft for 7 years, my email address has been spread around a bit. I get about 1000 email a day. Very often from developers who what me to write code for them :) I generally don't have time to do that, but sometimes...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET Dynamic Data - Don't skip over it!

    Today Scott Guthrie posted about the new preview availability of ASP.NET Dynamic Data. [ Click HERE to read his post .] I know, the pace of new releases makes it hard to keep up and you need to pick and choose which things you invest your time in! When you hear about ASP.NET 3.5 "Dynamic Data"...
  • Blog Post: Making nested ASP.NET applications work !

    Have you ever tried to set up a web site and use 2 popular ASP.NET applications ? Did you get THIS ? I did. I set up BlogEngine.net in c:\inetpub\wwwroot - it worked fine ! Then I set up ScrewTurnWiki in c:\inetpub\wwwroot\wiki. Now, ScrewTurnWiki is really simple to install and it's always worked for...
  • Blog Post: Graffiti CMS First Impressions.

    I love CMS applications! I've played with more than a hundred free and commercial CMSs written in VB, C#, PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, you name it ! It's taken me a while to put Graffiti through it's paces, but I did so last weekend. Here is a quick list of my first impressions. PROS Install is a SNAP. The...
  • Blog Post: My AJAX World Downloads - AJAX Security & AJAX Patterns Code and PowerPoints

    AJAX World was a great confirmation for me. AJAX, RIA, or whatever term you use to describe this "new" way of building web applications is here to stay. Relative to Microsoft, here are a few of my big take-a-ways. Security matters even MORE than it has to date. Web Development frameworks like...
  • Blog Post: Getting up to speed with ASP.NET 3.5 and the 3.5 Extensions

    I get hundreds of email a day from customers. Yesterday I received three email with the same question. Do you have a few good links for getting up to speed with ASP,NET 3.5 So.... Here you go. ASP.NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 http://www.asp.net/downloads/vs2008/ http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library...
  • Blog Post: Utility to Convert Text / HTML to a Visual Basic String

    AJAX opens many interesting new doors in terms of how we can tailor the user experience to the customers needs and how we can display content based on any number of state context. This sometimes means fetching and manipulating HTML or XML in our server side code and sending it to the browser as execution...
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