Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

June, 2008

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    Adding Dynamic Data to Existing ASP.NET Sites

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    I posted back in May about the ability to combine standard ASP.NET webforms pages and ASP.NET Dynamic Data pages but I didn't go into the ins and outs of trying to add Dynamic Data capabilities to an existing site. Scott Hunter has two posts on adding...
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    ASP.NET AJAX ScriptReferenceProfiler

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    I'm not sure how I missed this but we've shipped a ScriptReferenceProfiler control on CodePlex specifically to assist with the new ASP.NET AJAX script combination feature in .NET Fx 3.5 Service Pack 1. In case you're not familiar with the script combination...
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    Securing Against SQL Injection

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    Anything that can be done to make it easier to build more secure applications has to be a good thing. I spotted that yesterday we announced three new tools to help protect and identify potential SQL injection issues with ASP.NET and classic ASP applications...
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    Is there a name for this search phenomenon?

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    [ Scenario ] You type some search term into a search engine in the hope of finding more information. [ Result ] You're surprised to find that the top result returned is something you yourself wrote! Is there a name for that? eg I searched for...
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    ReMix UK 08 Tickets - Akin to Dromedary Pretzels

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    ie get them while they're hot . Following on from the massive success of last year's Mix 07 , the ReMix UK 08 website has just this minute gone live. Here's a Key Facts document: ReMix UK 08 is all about bringing together the very best web design and...
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    BBC mashed 08 Event

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    I was at the BBC's mashed 08 event on Saturday at Alexandra Palace (I've never been to Ally Pally before - it's pretty cool - not exactly easy to get to though, train + tube + tube + bus for me). I was very excited to find this in the swag bag: ...
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    ASP.NET Routing and Authorization

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    I got a great question on Tuesday night at the .NET Developer Network where I was talking about some of the upcoming ASP.NET features such as MVC and Dynamic Data. The question was, how do I go about preventing access to pages when using the new ASP.NET...
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    Word 2007, Content Controls, Databinding and Schema Validation

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    I've been trying to help someone out recently who'd built themselves a nice little add-in for Word 2007 to streamline the process of adding, binding and validating content controls. It stuck me that few people know about these features and even fewer...
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    PowerTools for Open XML

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    Eric's blogged about a new open source initiative on CodePlex for processing Open XML documents using PowerShell. Very interesting. He's even made a video showing how to get up and running with it quickly. The PowerTools include a host of PowerShell cmdlets...
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    Testing My Cropper Screen Capture Utility

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    Today has not been a great day. Back here I talked about trying to improve my workflow for getting screenshots onto my blog. I spent a bit of time with Cropper and particularly the ClipboardFormat plug-in which I've extended to do re-sizing and dropshadow...
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    Installing VS2008 SP1 Beta 1

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    I'd been holding off installing VS2008 SP1 Beta 1 as I was waiting for the Silverlight 2 support (and little things like holidays and the like also got in the way). Earlier this week I decided to bite the bullet and despite a few folks running into problems...
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    TechEd EMEA 2008

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    TechEd EMEA Developers registration is open and there's a " super early bird " offer if you register on or before 31st July (save €300 or whatever that is in real money): "Microsoft Tech·Ed EMEA 2008 Developers is the Microsoft...
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    Open XML SDK v1 Available From Today

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    Later today you'll be able to download the Open XML SDK v1 (currently the April CTP - make sure it's changed before you download!). This release includes a set of APIs designed for manipulating Open XML format documents at the part level (ie wrapping...
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    Silverlight 2 Beta 2 Release - New Videos!

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    Following the release of Silverlight 2 Beta 2 on Friday , Mike and I have updated our Silverlight 2 videos for the Beta 2 release. You can find the updated videos (and player) at: http://www.silverlightscreencasts.com You need to have the Silverlight...
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    Image Capture and Auto-Resize With Cropper

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    Having talked about the pain of capturing image snapshots , someone mentioned Cropper and its plug-in model so I thought I'd have a bash at creating a plug-in to optionally re-size on capture. Using these helpful articles ( here and here ) on using the...
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    URLs for your Silverlight Streaming Videos

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    Trying to upload and use videos in Silverlight Streaming in your Silverlight application used to be a little convoluted. For one thing you had to use the "special" Silverlight.js script from Silverlight Streaming. Using initParams you would...
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    Capturing Image Snapshots

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    Tim Heuer's post on SnagIt and PNGOut got me thinking about my own convoluted snapshot process (and also got me investigating PNGOut ). Currently, if I want a high quality screen capture I do the following: PrtScr or Alt-PrtScr depending on whether I...
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    I got a nasty shock when...

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    ...I searched for "mike ormond" on Technorati and this came back: I know I hit a birthday milestone recently but I haven't aged that much have I? Technorati Tags: technorati , mike ormond
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    So close you can almost smell it

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    Silverlight 2 Beta 2 that is! Just announced at TechEd is the next beta of Silverlight 2 to be released later this week. In amongst a host of other announcements (copied from the press release below)... Internet Explorer 8 beta 2 will be available...
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    Computer Arts Projects - Deep Zoom Composer

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    I've recently written a piece on using Deep Zoom Composer to put a portfolio online for Computer Arts Projects magazine. One of the challenges I face is that neither Silverlight 2 nor Deep Zoom Composer are released products and they are therefore still...
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    100% Height in Firefox

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    It's well documented I know but I just ran across this using Deep Zoom Composer and thought I'd mention it. Deep Zoom Composer generates a DeepZoomOutput.html page that works fine in both IE and Firefox. My troubles only started when I messed around with...
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