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Nov 02

Failed requests tracing in IIS 7

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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 […]

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Oct 27

Hebrew and Arabic Silverlight support

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Justin-Josef has built a new codeplex project that aims to support Hebrew and Arabic text rendering on Silverlight. There are already some support materials over Justin”s site that will help you get started: online lab and demo 20 min, web cast complete tutorial Nice work Justin!

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Oct 26

In the last days I”ve seen several guys reporting problems while deploying ASP.NET AJAX applications to servers which only have  ASP.NET 2.0 + ASP.NET AJAX 1 installed. Generally, the error that has been reported is: Could not load file or assembly ”System.Web.Extensions, Version=3.5.0.0… One of the suggestions that I have seen is to add a […]

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Oct 22

Protected: Changes on the configuration of WCF to use JSON

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Oct 18

ASP.NET AJAX: another trick that might help in some specific scenarios

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Today I”ve found another interesting post at the AJAX forums (yep, this is the only forum you can say I read frequently nowadays). The scenarios looks like this: a web app has a main page which is uses as the main entry page ,,)lets call it page a) after clicking on a button, the user […]

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Oct 17

In the last few days I”ve returned to the ASP.NET AJAX forums. One of the most requested features I”ve seen is generating “excel responses” (do you think i should copyright the term? 🙂 ,,) from data presented on a gridview. There”s already a known strategy for doing this kind of stuff from a traditional ASP.NET page: we […]

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Oct 16

After another busy day at work and half an hour swimming, I went to the ASP.NET AJAX forums to chill out befire going back to the IIS 7 online docs. Today I”ve found a cool post ,,)man, you gotta love these forums! 🙂 ) which asked why creating a component through the $create method within […]

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Oct 15

Sometimes, you might need to get a reference to the UpdatePanel which was “responsible” for the partial postback. It”s important to understant that a postback will always be started by an existing HTML control and that the panel will only be used for delimiting the places where a partial postback might start. It”s also important […]

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Oct 14

IIS 7 and its integration with the ASP.NET engine

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Until the release of IIS 7, it was fair to say that the ASP.NET application had its own life cycle, which wasn”t really integrated with IIS.  For instance, when you”re using IIS 6, a request will have to be authenticated by IIS before it”s forwarded to the ASP.NET engine. After getting the request, then ASP.NET engine […]

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Oct 13

Going crazy while trying to open the config files of IIS

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Currently, I use VS 2008 to write all the code and Notepad2 to read txt files. I do also use Notepad2 when I just need to take a quick look at some file. It”s been a long time since I have used Notepad. In fact, I”ve already forgotten about it until today :,,) Let me […]

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Oct 10

A long time ago I learnt a cool trick for using fiddler with the internal server that comes with VS. Well, when I made the transition to Vista, it simply stopped working and I no longer got the page on IE. I did managed to get it working but it seems like some of my […]

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Oct 10

Even though ASP.NET AJAX has been here for some time, this question still pops up on the forums. So I thought I should put a post here and redirect future questions on the subject to it. Well, to be precise, what you cannot do is call Server.Transfer (or other transfer method – btw, if you”re using IIS 7, […]

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Oct 10

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Oct 09

At the end of the day, AJAX classes are functions

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While I was hanging around the AJAX forums, I found this interesting thread. The problem was a stack overflow, but the interesting thing was what was causing that error in the first place. here”s the scenario: a top page has a method that receives an object. It also has an iframe which loads another page. […]

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Oct 09

Wilkinson cool video

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Check it out here.

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Oct 09

If so, then read on because you might get caught by some issues associated with the ASP.NET session state. If you haven”t heard about this new cool method, then you don”t know what you”re loosing. The first thing you should know before hand is that you will only be able to use the method if […]

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Oct 06

Workaround for Safari on dual monitor Windows OS

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Today I”ve received a mail with a comment for an old post I”ve written about Safari not being ready for dual monitor systems. It seems like Justin Megawarne has got a decent workaround for that problem. here are the necessary steps: Maximize Safari on second monitor Press ALT+SPACE to drop down context menu Press M to select […]

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Oct 03

MS will release the source code for the .NET platform

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Read more about it here.

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Oct 03

well, not really :,,) It”s a fact of live that I have never really enjoyed Access, specially when you use it as database. Unfortunately I had to work with it again, after so many years of joy with SQL Server. Ok, so it seems like Office 2007 introduced new drivers for OLE DB and ODBC drivers. […]

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Oct 01

MVP for 2008

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It seems like my MVP award for ASP.NET has been renewed :,,) hurray! Thank you MS. Congrats to all those that have also renewed and to the new ones that have just become MVP for the first time!

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Sep 30

SVNBridge: getting your codeplex bits with tortoise

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SVNBridge is a Codeplex project which allows you to use TortoiseSVN (or other Subversion clients) with Team Foundation Server. Even though it”s still in early alpha, I”ve been using it for the last days. It still crushes a lot, but currently I can”t simply live without TortoiseSVN :,,) Btw, there”s good post by Scott Hanselman […]

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Sep 29

A few days ago, my fried Paulo presented the concept of Page modules. Today I”ve just noticed that Paulo has already released a new post where he replaces the default modules that are used on the Page Flow Quick Start (Page Flow  Application Block) with page modules. He even measured the response time of the […]

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Sep 29

IIS: the process cannot access the file because it''s being used by another process

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This is what happens when you install Skype on a machine that also has IIS. Fortunately, this has happen to others and you can find an explanation of what”s happening here: http://blogs.developerfusion.com/blogs/paulfp/archive/2007/04/16/2633.aspx

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Sep 28

Configuring IIS for hosting Silverlight 1.1

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From time to time there”s always a new post asking on how to configure IIS to host Silverlight content. I”ve already written something about it, but I”d like to point you to a more complete reference which can be found here: http://silverlight.net/forums/t/479.aspx

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Sep 27

Book review: Windows Developer Power Tools

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[Disclaimer: I”ve received a free copy of this book for review, but I can assure you that this did not affect my review in any way] I”ve just finished reading this huge book that presents several tools that will definitely make your life as a developer a lot easier. It”s really a huge book with […]

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Sep 26

More info on the history of the name C#

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Some time ago I wrote a post about the history of the name of the C# language. As always, I should have asked about it to Paulo. Fortunately, he read my post and got an answer to it here.

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Sep 25

Protected: The new ListView control

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Sep 25

Silverlight pages and VS integration

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Have you noticed that you can navigate from the “code-behind” file (cs file) to the designer by right clicking the page and choosing “View designer” (from the context menu that is shown when you perform right click), but there”s isn”t any option for going from the xaml page to the cs code file associated with […]

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Sep 25

How to share code between Silverlight and other kinds of applications?

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I really haven”t looked at any Silverlight code for at least 2 months. In fact, I haven”t really been around the forums until today. Now that I”ve returned :,,), I”ve noticed that there”s a lot of similar questions around sharing code between .NET and the “mini-CLR” that is used Silverlight. The first thing you should […]

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