.NET Framework 4.0 Beta 2 Installation Error: Unable to create or save new files in the folder…

When trying to install the .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 2 on the Windows partition of my Macbook Pro, I encountered this error: Unable to create or save new files in the folder into which the files are being extracted. Please check the folder propertiesto ensure you have permission on the folder to write files and that the folder is not read-only. Apparently, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is trying to extract files into my Mac partition–even though i didn’t tell it to do this! To fix this problem: 1. Launch Control Panel2. Select System and Security3. Select Administrative Tools4. Double-click … Continue reading .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 2 Installation Error: Unable to create or save new files in the folder…

Visual Studio 2010 Version Comparison

It’s official that Microsoft plans to release Visual Studio 2010 / .NET 4.0 in March 2010. I found this link helpful in determining the difference between the VS 2010, Professional, Premium and Ultimate versions: http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/2010/default.mspx Best Regards, Kevin McNeishChief Software Architect – MM .NET Application FrameworkINETA Speakerwww.oakleafsd.com

Fixing the MS Office SP2 "Outlook cannot connect to your incoming POP3 account" error

Bad Outlook Juju So, when I got up this morning, I noticed my computer had rebooted–my main development machine is a MacBook Pro, and I was booted into Mac OSX rather than Windows Vista where I had left it last night. Step 1: Uninstalling Microsoft Office SP2 I then realized I couldn’t send or receive mail–the last mail I received was from last night–so I immediately suspected a problem with a Windows Update. Sure enough, after a quick Google search I determined that others were experiencing the same problem. Fortunately, Googled “Uninstall Microsoft Offfice SP2” andI came across a link that mentioned … Continue reading Fixing the MS Office SP2 "Outlook cannot connect to your incoming POP3 account" error

Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4.0, C# and VB .NET 4 – What’s New?

I’m starting a series of blog posts today on what’s new in the following technologies: – Visual Studio 2010– .NET 4.0– C# and VB .NET 4 I’ll be giving my take on these technologies, grading them, and talk about how they can and should impact your software development. Here’s the big picture for Visual Studio 2010…in subsequent posts we will dive down into details of the new features. Visual Studio 2010 Visual Studio itself has changed more than any of the other technologies. Working with the beta, I’m amazed at how stable it is. Here are some of the big … Continue reading Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4.0, C# and VB .NET 4 – What’s New?

ASP.NET: Storing JavaScript in a separate .js file

Rather than hard-coding your JavaScript into an aspx page, you can store you JavaScript functions in a separate .js file. This allows your furnctions to be used from multiple pages. For example, you could add a .js file to your project (right-click your project and select Add New Item | JScript File) from the shortcut menu) and place the following function in it:   function isValidEmail(emailAddressControl) {     var emailPat = /^(\”.*\”|[A-Za-z]\w*)@(\[\d{1,3}(\.\d{1,3}){3}]|[A-Za-z]\w*(\.[A-Za-z]\w*)+)$/;     var emailid = emailAddressControl.value;     var matchArray = emailid.match(emailPat);     if (matchArray == null) {         alert(“Invalid e-mail address”);         emailAddressControl.focus();         return false; … Continue reading ASP.NET: Storing JavaScript in a separate .js file