Scott Hunter

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About Scott Hunter

I'm a Principal Program Manager Lead on the ASP.NET team at Microsoft. I focus on all aspects of ASP.NET but have worked extensively in a couple of areas: Data, Dynamic Data, Web Pages (aka Plan 9) and Web Forms.

 

 

 

You can follow me on twitter at http://twitter.com/coolcsh.

 

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    HTML 5 Updates for .NET 4

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    After we shipped .NET 4 we began working on the next version of the framework and one of the things that we have worked on for the next version of the framework is more support for HTML 5. We think that HTML 5 is so important that we have taken many of...
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    GridView with Sort Arrows and Showing Header When Empty

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    One of the common things people want to do when displaying data with grid controls is to have the little up and down arrows next to the header columns to indicated what direction the data is being sorted in. You see this in Windows Explorer and many other...
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    How to add Dynamic Data to an Existing Web Application

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    Yesterday I posted about how to add Dynamic Data to an existing website and I got some feedback about how to add Dynamic Data to an existing web application. Web application projects work a little different the website projects, you can check out the...
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    Dynamic Data Preview 4 Released

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    Today we released the newest preview release of Dynamic Data. You can view the details and download this release from here: http://aspnet.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=27026 .   The preview releases of Dynamic Data contain much...
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    Automatically prepopulate fields for Insert in .NET 4

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    We introduced a lot of little data enhancements in .NET 4 that you may not have heard about. One of these is a mechanism for setting the default value of fields in a data control when you want to do an Insert. In our controls today you would probably...
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    How to add Dynamic Data to an Existing Web Site

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    I've had various people ask me if Dynamic Data can be added to an existing website and I've compiled a list of steps to do this. We hope to add a tooling gesture to Visual Studio in the future to automatically do these steps. Once these steps are complete...
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    Sample for Displaying Images from the Database using Dynamic Data

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    I'm posting a sample project that shows some custom field template controls for Dynamic Data that allow images to be viewed/edited from a database. The sample also shows how you can view images that have their filenames in the database but the images...
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    Update on the Microsoft jQuery Plugins

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    A little over a six months ago we blogged about the work that Microsoft was doing with jQuery plugins (jQuery Templates, Globalization, and Data Link). This post provides a little more information on the current status and on the plans for those plugins...
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    Accessing Controls in ListView Templates

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    Today when doing some application building I came across a case where I wanted to embed a ASP control inside one of the template of the asp:ListView control. This is legal and simple todo, however it has some interesting effects. Since the control is...
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    ASP.NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 Development Overview & Dynamic Data

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    Last week at the Mix conference in Las Vegas we released a whitepaper that contain a list of many of the items that we are adding to ASP.NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010. The paper provides an overview of what we expect to be in the first beta release ...
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    Dynamic Data DbImage SampleUpdated

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    I posted a sample back in January on how to display images from databases or the file system using Dynamic Data. You can view that post HERE . I've just updated that sample to fix some bugs and add some new functionality. You can download the latest version...
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    Update for .NET 3.5 SP1 Released

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    There was an update to the .NET 3.5 SP1 release a couple of days ago and I have not seen a lot of mention to it so thought I would write a blog post and talk about how this update affects ASP.NET. First off you can search for KB959209 in the Microsoft...
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    Sample for Displaying Images Updated + Screencast

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    We've recently started getting newer builds of Dynamic Data out to the private testers and soon to more public testers. As a result I've got an updated version of my image controls that I posted on my blog in January. As well I've recorded a screen cast...
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    Better support for 3rd party controls and Dynamic Data in ASP.NET 4.0 and DevExpress Grid and Dynamic Data

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    One of the things that we worked on supporting in Dynamic Data is the ability for third party controls like Grids to be able to host DynamicControls. Basically allowing the developer to use controls that are fancier or have more features then the stock...
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    Updates to the Microsoft CDN (Updated 12/1/2010)

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    I want to announce a couple of changes we have made to the Microsoft CDN recently. Updated jQuery We have added both jQuery 1..4.3 and jQuery 1.4.4 to the CDN, plus there are vsdoc files for both of these releases. These new releases are available...
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    Image Generation is released to CodePlex

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    I'm really happy to announce that earlier this week we released a new feature called Image Generation to the ASP.NET CodePlex site . You can get a link directly to the page supporting this feature by clicking on: http://www.codeplex.com/aspnet/Wiki/View...
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    Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview Released

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    Today we released the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview which contains lots of the new things the ASP.NET team is working on. Here is a brief list of items: - Dynamic Data: This is extensions to existing Data Controls allows them to generate much more code...
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    Breakdown of Dynamic Data Features

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    I thought I would write a post that describes all of the things that Dynamic Data provides to developers. Dynamic Data provides a scaffolding mechanism through templates but scaffolding is just a MINOR subset of the feature set we provide. I’m not...
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    Web Pages Beta 2–Request Validation

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    Today we released all kinds of goodness at Microsoft for ASP.NET developers: - Web Pages Beta 2 – An update to our new support for adding simple Razor syntax pages to to web applications. - MVC 3 Beta – An update to our preview release from a few months...
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    Program Manager Position on the ASP.NET PM team

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    Are you interested in making a change? Do you want to join a fast moving team inside of Microsoft and help drive the future features in ASP.NET?We have a program manager position on the ASP.NET team which is currently available. You can access the listing...
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    Data Enhancements in .NET 4 / Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

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    On Wednesday we are releasing .NET 4 / Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 to the public and  it brings many cool enhancements to the ASP.NET data controls and Entity Framework. I’m going to drill into a few features of these data related features and you...
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    New Refresh of Dynamic Data Runtime and Tools is Posted

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    Tonight we posted a new release of the Dynamic Data Runtime and Tool on the Code Gallery website. You can grab the new release by clicking here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/dynamicdata/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=954 . We have also updated...
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    Workaround for Dynamic Data Entity Framework Posted

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    Today we posted a beta update to solve a couple of problems with Dynamic Data and Entity Framework that are in the RTM version of .NET 3.5 SP1. The main issue is a slight mis-match in the names that Dynamic Data looks for in Entity Framework and the names...
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    PersistedSelection in Data Controls in .NET 4

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    We did a variety of small feature items across the data controls when we were working on .NET 4 and I’m going to do a couple of blog posts on some of this new functionality. When we were building Dynamic Data we made small enhancements to the data controls...
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    Many Updates on Dynamic Data

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    This week at Redmond we have the ASP.NET Insiders up here where we show them a bunch of the new stuff we are working on. I'm happy to announce that we have many new update for Dynamic Data that are available today: 1) Dynamic Data Runtime and Dynamic...
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