Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

May, 2008

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    ASP.NET MVC Preview 3

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    Bit slow on this having just got back from holiday but Scott has blogged about the latest "official" preview release of the MVC framework . I call it an "official" release to distinguish it from the interim source releases we're making...
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    SQL Spatial Data Visualiser Updates

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    I've updated the page I posted yesterday so the app now supports POINT, LINESTRING and POLYGON (simple POLYGONs with no interior boundaries - ie the image on the left (below) is okay, the image on the right is not). I've also posted the source for an...
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    SQL Spatial Data Visualiser

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    Hot on the heels of my Sql Spatial Data Generator comes my Sql Spatial Data Visualiser ! Well, sort of. A couple of people have asked me for this but it's not that easy to create an app that lives in the cloud and queries other people's SQL Servers in...
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    PDC 2008 Registration Open

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    October 27-30th in the Los Angeles Conference Center, LA is where you want to be. Registration for the Professional Developers Conference 2008 has just opened. You know the deal by now: "The PDC is designed for leading-edge developers and software...
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    Silverlight Screencasts

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    A while ago MikeT popped up on IM with a crazy idea to create a set of screencast videos covering the common topics in Silverlight 2 development. Not only that but he wanted to build a custom player to view them. And he wanted to do it in say, a week...
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    More on ASP.NET Routing

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    While I've been sunning myself on a Greek Island (Kefalonia - very nice, especially the baclava), Ian has taken my post about using ASP.NET Routing independent of MVC a stage further by including the passing of parameters to the aspx page . Technorati...
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    Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Fx 3.5 Service Pack 1 Beta

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    You'll know by now that we've shipped the first beta of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Fx 3.5 Sp 1 and it contains some elements of what was previously known as the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview. In my recent post about my roadshow session , I talk about...
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    Off on holiday for a week or so

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    Normal service (if there is such a thing) will be resumed as soon as possible (around 21st May I should think).
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    Using ASP.NET Routing Independent of MVC

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    One of the demos I've been doing at the MSDN Roadshow is to take the new ASP.NET routing capabilities (currently in preview) and show them in isolation from MVC / Dynamic Data. Although the new routing capabilities were developed for the MVC framework...
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    MSDN Flash Article: ASP.NET Silverlight Server Controls

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    In the next issue of the MSDN Flash Newsletter I write about some of the upcoming features in ASP.NET including two new controls specifically designed to take advantage of the richness provided by Silverlight. The <asp:Silverlight> control allows...
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    Dynamic Data and MVC in Perfect Harmonee

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    In my roadshow session I talk about where to get all the latest ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions bits . One word of warning, the latest drop of Dynamic Data (0423) doesn't play well with MVC Preview 2 - stick with the 0408 drop for now if you want to use both....
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    ASP.NET Dynamic Data Preview - Mixing with "Static" Pages

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    The ASP.NET Dynamic Data Preview is essentially a powerful and flexible scaffolding framework for ASP.NET that allows you to very quickly create and customise data-driven ASP.NET applications. It does this by exploring the Linq to SQL data model and deriving...
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    MVC Framework - Encapsulating for Re-use

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    ASP.NET webforms offers a number of different options for re-use including extending existing controls, composite controls, custom controls and user controls. While the ASP.NET MVC framework doesn't support server controls (this isn't strictly true -...
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