Now that the 3.5 version of the platform is out, it”s time to start digging in with Reflector. Since I was experimenting with the authentication service to try to answer a question that was posted on the forums, I couldn”t stop noticing that on ASP.NET 3.5 the AuthenticationService is now… a WCF service. Besides that, […]
First, if you”ve already installed the last version of the framework, you can relax since it will automatically put the ASP.NET AJAX assembly on the GAC. Ok, if you”re still using ASP.NET 2.0, then keep reading. As we all know, ASP.NET AJAX was introduced as an add-in to the ASP.NET 2.0 platform. During the early […]
A long (long) time ago I”ve downloaded one of the ASP.NET future CTPS and was really annoyed with the Xaml and Media controls. Why? simple: they injected object tags on the page instead of generating JS code to perform those operations. The problem: you got one of those nasty “click to activate” messages when the […]
Go get it while it”s hot!
By now, everyone knows that you should use the RegisterXXX methods of the ScriptManager class to insert a script block during a partial postback (that is, when you”re using ASP.NET AJAX and UpdatePanels). Even though this is “common knowledge”, what most don”t know is that using one of those methods and associating a script block […]
It seems that after a long and “interesting” process :,,) I”ve been invited to join the ASPInsider group. It should be lots of fun! Thanks guys.
Hurray! Pete has just announced (like in “a few days ago”:) ,,)this on his blog. Good news for the SL ASP.NET controls I”ve kept badmouthing in previous posts…
Today I”ve answered a question on the ASP.NET AJAX forums that asked something like this: how do I get a reference to the controls defined inside an UpdatePanel or UpdateProgress controls? The first part is easy: just use the ID of the control. The second is not as easy as it might seem at first. […]
Today, I”ve noticed an entry on the JScript blog that gave some advice on how to get intellisense for your fields. I just have one thing to say about it: DON”T even think about using it. It”s completely wrong. Ok, slowly: it”s WRONG. Declaring fields on the prototype object has a different meaning than declaring […]
What do you think about this new concept from Peugeot? I like it (but again, I”m already a fan of the new Audi TT…)
Brad Abrams has posted a link to a nice looking .NET 3.5 namespace poster.
On the Windows 2008 Server? I”ve already installed the Desktop Experience pack and I”m able to find the Windows SideShow, but I can”t seem to find the Windows Sidebar anywhere…
In these last weeks I”ve been having some fun on the ASP.NET AJAX forums (don”t ask me why but I do really enjoy trying to understand why something doesn”t work as expected). Today I”ve noticed that I”ve reached the *magical* 100 number and I”ve decided to put it here to record it for posteriority:,,) (do […]
As I”ve said in previous entries, I”m updating my ASP.NET 2.0 book to the new version. One of the controls that will be added to the platform is the LinqDataSource control. The control will let you perform any LINQ expression against any IEnumerable data source. Scott Guthrie has already a cool post that shows how […]
When v1.0 was in beta, I used to really love it (and I still do!). The PowerShell blog has just announced that the 2.0 CTP is out. Go get it now :,,)
You can find more info about it here.
The new ListView control has two properties that you might confuse when you start using the control. As you may have guessed by this post, they have different purposes (but they”re both templates). The EmptyDataItem lets you set the aspect of the control when its DataSource property is null ,,)ie, the control will render that […]
In these last days, I”ve been looking at LINQ. I”m still not sure if this will help me build applications easily or if the new features introduced on the C# language are making it a lot more complex than it should be (when I make up my mind, I”ll let you know ,,). Anyway, LINQ […]
In these last days I”ve been rather busy porting my old ASP.NET 2.0 samples to the new version of the platform. Until now, I believe that the greatest things that we will have in the new version are IIS related! Today I was playing with the Failed Request Tracing service of IIS 7. It”s a […]