Visual Basic 9 (VB9) .Net Framework Version Targetting

Visual Studio 2008 supports targetting different versions of the .Net framework. In previous versions you had to use the version of Visual Studio which corresponded to the version of the .Net framework you are targetting (e.g. VS2002 = .net 1.0, VS2003 = .net 1.1, and VS2005 = .Net 2.0). VS2008 will let you target any of .net 2.0, .net 3.0, or .net 3.5. With this in mind I decided to upgrade one of my big VB.Net projects from a VS2005 solution to VS2008 so I could start leveraging some of the new functionality. Unfortunately trying to figure out where the … Continue reading Visual Basic 9 (VB9) .Net Framework Version Targetting

How to implement Windows Forms Based Authentication in ASP.Net

This is an updated version of an article I wrote in March 2003 for ASPAlliance. I corrected some minor errors and updated the code samples a bit. C# and VB.Net samples are both attached at the bottom of the page. Introduction The Windows authentication prompt can often be an intimidating dialog for users. It asks for two or three things: username, password, and sometimes domain. Users may (and should) know their network username and password combination, but how many of them know the name of the domain their account is kept on? To make matters more complex, depending on the … Continue reading How to implement Windows Forms Based Authentication in ASP.Net

Broken Links

If you find any broken links here, send me an email or leave a comment. I think I caught them all, but the manner in which the software this site runs on makes URLs is rather complex and I don’t really understand the config files, so it’s pretty entirely possible I botched something setting all this up. Share this post: email it! | digg it! | bookmark it! | live it!

Site Fixed

I had some issues with the server this site is hosted on the last week of May/first week of June. Six weeks later I've finally gotten everything all fixed. I took the downtime as an oppurtunity to upgrade the software that runs this site and think about some new idas for blog posts. I've got some other ideas for this site and there will be some changes that I'm going to try. I also turned comments back on, so I'm going to see how that goes. If it doesn't go well they'll get turned off. This new software seems to … Continue reading Site Fixed

Site Move/Upgrade

I decided to get a box, actually a virtual server over at I’m in the process of getting that all squared away and working, and then I’m going to swing this site over, and hopefully in the process upgrade the blog software and get rid of all the spam on here. My method of getting rid of spam includes all the comments, unfortunately. I can’t efficiently or reliably pick 100 good rows out of 20000 table rows. I think the new version of this blog software actually includes a comment spam reduction widget, and if not, I’m going to home … Continue reading Site Move/Upgrade