Technology Related Links for May 13th

If you are looking to follow this series, be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed at http://feeds.jasongaylord.com/JasonNGaylord or my Twitter account at http://twitter.com/jgaylord. This series can be followed by using the Hot Links tag. Series Post #12 The asp.netPRO 2009 Readers’ Choice Award Winners haveen been announced. Daily Quote – "$(document).ready() is the new Page_Load" (Posted by Scott Koon) .NET Languages – C# and Visual Basic ARCast.TV – Kevin Hazzard on Dynamic Languages – G. Andrew Duthie Sneak Preview: Persistence Ignorance and POCO in Entity Framework 4.0 – ADO.NET Team The Road to 4 – WCF Changes between Beta … Continue reading Technology Related Links for May 13th

Technology Related Links for May 1, 2009

If you are looking to follow this series, be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed at http://feeds.jasongaylord.com/JasonNGaylord or my Twitter account at http://twitter.com/jgaylord Series Post #4 I’ve streamlined the categories a bit more. I’m also going to add suggestions that I come across on Twitter. Do you have any suggestions for my link series? Let me know by leaving a comment here. Whether it is additional resources to find links or changing the format – all suggestions are welcome! .NET Languages – C# and Visual Basic An Introduction to Mixins for C# – Justin Etheredge Assigning from Nullable Types … Continue reading Technology Related Links for May 1, 2009

Technology Related Links – Post #2

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Crystal Reports Merge Modules for Visual Studio 2008

Since SAP purchased Business Objects for $6.7 billion in 2007, Crystal Reports deployment for Microsoft Visual Studio has become more difficult to deploy. Instead of choosing a built-in merge module, you now much visit the SAP site and download the necessary files for your environment. I guess it’s time to begin moving reports over to a different format.

CodeRush Xpress for Free!

DevExpress and Microsoft announced a partnership today to offer CodeRush Xpress for free. At the present time it’s only available for non-express versions of Visual Studio and will only work with C# (per their post). I’m sure the other support will be just around the corner. If you’re interested be sure to download Xpress here.

Visual Studio 2008 Tips and Tricks

Stephen Walther has posted a great list of Visual Studio 2008 Tips and Tricks. I found 3 or 4 that I didn’t realize when checking out his post. The two I’ll likely use the most are number 1 and 3. Great stuff Stephen!

Update Google Chrome Using Visual Studio

That’s right. You can build and modify Google Chrome using Visual Studio 2005. Google has provided instructions to setup your environment. You can then download the source from Google’s Subversion repository or download a tarball to build. Check it out at http://dev.chromium.org/developers/how-tos/getting-started.

How to Override Cassini’s Virtual Path in Visual Studio

On one of the email lists that I’m on, someone had posted a question about running a website using the root path "/" or a different virtual path than the project name that is populated by default. James Crowley pointed out a blog entry from Scott Guthrie where Scott walks through this process in 4 easy steps. To check it out, visit http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2006/12/19/tip-trick-how-to-run-a-root-site-with-the-local-web-server-using-vs-2005-sp1.aspx.

Visual Studio Fonts and Colors

For quite some time I’ve been working with a modified version of Scott Hanselman’s "Dark Theme" for Visual Studio. The reason for my modifications is that the HTML and CSS settings were very difficult to read. Here is the complete list of changes I’ve made in Tools > Options > Environment > Fonts and Colors: Plain Text font to Monaco, 9pt font size, white foreground, and the background to {42, 42, 42} Comment: {0, 217, 108} Compiler Error: Red CSS Comment: {0, 217, 108} CSS Keyword: Cyan CSS Property Value: Cyan CSS Selector: White CSS String Value: {238, 125, 125} … Continue reading Visual Studio Fonts and Colors

Getting Started with the AjaxDataControls in Visual Studio 2005

Sonu Kapoor just posted about getting started with the AjaxDataControls in Visual Studio 2005. The AjaxDataControls can be found on CodePlex at http://www.codeplex.com/AjaxDataControls/. Included in the controls are a JavaScript version of the Repeater, DataList, and DataGrid. If you’d like to have AJAX functionality over your data with minimal coding, I’d definitely check this out.