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I needed a quick way to cache some data for a feature I’m currently working on. The scenario is that the user should be able to type ahead and be presented with a list of matching options (AJAX auto complete). This data is coming from an external web service and is exposed via the core API of the application which in turn is exposed over WCF. So for AJAX to be able to get to this data it must talk to the WCF service, but this is not directly possible since cross site scripting is not allowed in the ...
Before I joined Microsoft I worked at a software development company that focused on delivering large, mission critical systems on… Unix. My work environment included Gnu Emacs, Gnu C and C++ and Gnu Make, all products from the Free Software Foundation (FSF). My home environment was similar - a mix of PCs running early versions of Linux and BSD Unix. As a company and as individuals we were fans of the work of the FSF because not only were their products very good but as developers we also had unfettered ...
It was great to be present at the GIDS this year and I had equal excitement as much the attendees had in hearing from us on our latest technologies. On the GIDS.Net Day, I presented on ADO.NET Data Services (“Astoria”) as well as ASP.NET 4.0 Roadmap. On the GIDS.Web Day, I presented on ASP.NET, jQuery and AJAX Control Toolkit. I have uploaded all the presentations at http://www.slideshare.net/r... Also, I have uploaded the Demos at http://cid-069f94a102eff49a... ...
If you have a website with many languages, you don't want to edit the resource files every time the client asks for a change. So you can create an application, where you or your client can edit the resource files. First you have to read all the resource files into your database. For this, you need the ResXResourceReader. Dim resXFileRead As String = "D:\\vs2008\\test\\ResxFile... reader As New ResXResourceReader(resXFile... For Each d As DictionaryEntry In reader Response.Write("Key: ...
*Note: Re-posted from Miguel Carrasco’s blog. Be sure to check it out! Finally, SmackDown has come back to Winnipeg on May 19th, 2009! For the first time under one roof, New Media Manitoba, the Adobe User Group, and the Winnipeg .net User Group bring you The Silverlight and Flash SmackDown! This is, without a doubt the most electrifying topic in web development today! We are about to shake things up and end the fall season with a bang! Developers and Designers finally under one roof! A merger of ...
At Mix09, the Microsoft Translator Team announced that they have released a preview of the very exciting in-place Translator Widget that works in conjunction with the current Windows Live Translator Site. They have provided an AJAX API to implement the translation functionality. Currently the feature is in Preview mode only and open to reviewers and testers only by Special Invitation. To see a cool demo of the Translator Widget in action visit Laurent Duveau's Site. As you can see from the code-snippet ...
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For years there has been debate between applications deployed to the desktop and applications accessed via the web browser. Like political opponents the debate has been fierce and each side evolving over the years. Deployment complexity and richness of the user interface have always been two of the central battles fought. Each technology has made dramatic improvement including things like Click Once to ease deployment of Smart Client's to AJAX to make web applications more responsive and user friendly. ...
Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet. Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure "in the cloud" that supports them. (Wikipedia) According to the official definition of the cloud, it’s an abstract environment which has the ability to dynamically scale and virtualized resources creating a self-managed deployment platform for applications which ...
I spent hours trying to figure out why my ASP.Net page, which uses a master page with a RadGrid surrounded by a RadAjaxPanel with an AjaxLoadingPanel, would not show the loading message. I would click on the link to the page in the site menu, then IE would sit and spin for a while until it loaded the entire page, rather than loading the page right away but showing the loading spinner until the data was returned. What I had to do was add this javascript (w/jQuery) to the user control that the grid ...
Using VS.NET 2005 i was on a project and tried using the TABS in AjaxControl kit I was sure the version was 1.0.61025.0 but anytime i compile the project i get the error : The type 'System.Web.UI.ScriptManager' exists in both 'c:\Windows\assembly\GAC_MS... and 'c:\Windows\assembly\GAC_MS... I did all i knew to add the right TAGS in web.config but ...
One of the key configurations to get AJAX working on IIS 7.0 [Windows Server 2008 | Vista] This should be added within the web.config of the SharePoint site. The <system.webserver> Element The <system.webserver> element contains configuration settings used by Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0. The following example shows the <system.webserver> element for ASP.NET AJAX. Add this section to the existing Web.config file as a child of the <configuration> element. ...
First of all, thanks to all those brilliant people who made the long arduous journey to the UK (and to all those who just happened to be near by). I know it must have killed you to be so far away for so long. I can only imagine how hard it was for you. All of us that couldn’t go really feel for you and feel your pain. Okay! So, for those of us that couldn’t go, some of these guys really did a tremendous job of twittering what was going on during the conference. They absolutely did not have to do ...
April 30th Microsoft Office - Minneapolis LOW I and II 8300 Norman Center Drive - Suite 950 Bloomington, Minnesota 55437 Microsoft ArcReady 9:00am - 11:45 pm WHAT IS ARCREADY? A forum for aspiring and practicing architects to discuss industry trends An overview of Microsoft’s roadmap as it relates to software architecture A mechanism to solicit your feedback An opportunity to showcase the work you do! WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Architects and Senior Developers who are interested in becoming an architect. ...
I was running into an issue with storing javascript as an embedded resource, but had a boolean that needed to maintain it's state. I originally was using a hiddenfield to maintain the boolean via getElementById b/c javascript gets reloaded from the assembly, causing the boolean to get reset. The problem is what happens if something dynamically changes your page values, and your script reliant on looking for specific controls becomes null? A better solution I found was extending controls via ExtenderControl. ...
Relatively recently it was discovered that the MVC framework was inadvertently leading to some bad practices around deleting resources with HTTP GET requests. Specifically, HTTP best practices (and RESTful best practices) state that GET requests should never modify resources. Some people consider this a “security” hole and, while that may be true, I consider it more of a “best practices” hole. Stephen Walther has a great post on this topic here. In his post, Walther demonstrates two different alternatives ...
My latest bookwas just released new and improved and with a fresh mint taste! Last month my AJAX bookcame out and this month is it a book that is a continuation of a great series of ASP.NET books. This is an update to the best-selling Professional ASP.NET 3.5 book that the three of us put out about one year ago (time flies). If you are an ASP.NET developer, I (no doubt) advise you to get this book as there has been plenty added to it to bring it up with the latest release of ASP.NET. This service ...
Recently I was working on a project where the need for rotating ad functionality was needed. The site used Ektron and one of the content blocks was required to rotate between three different pieces of content. The first go at this resulted in an implementation that used the MooTools javascript framework. This implementation achieved the desired functionality, with the different pieces of content rotating between each other. However, this implementation also resulted in a feature (as we developers ...
So far, I have received some very warm comments and reviews on my book "ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX Unleashed" on the Amazon site (located here). I was checking my email today and I had received an email from my publisher telling me to go check out this review of the book that was done for ASP.NET Pro Magazine. Click here for the review. I have been writing books for about 7 years now and this is one of the best reviews that I've ever received and just wanted to share it out to the world! To Mike Riley (the ...
About a year ago, I started to evaluate ASP.Net MVC, but decided to put it aside because it was still in heavy-duty development. With the official release a couple of weeks ago, I decided to check it out once again. MVC has a lot of things to offer, but there are a few critical things that we couldn’t overlook. We have a few web applications that all have quite a lot invested in server controls (both third-party and developed in-house). In ASP.Net WebForms, for something as simple as a GridView with ...
Saturday March 28th 2009 was our second annual School of Dev and first ever SharePoint Saturday. We had over 80 people in attendance despite a snow storm. Only one speaker ended up canceling which was truly amazing considering the weather. For me the day began by dropping off two boxes of books that would later be given away as prizes. I then joined Steve Walker for a Panel QA Discussion Session. We were joined by Cory Roth and Chris Barba. We had some great questions around designing a SharePoint ...
Join Visual WebGui's live session during Microsoft Techdays 2009 taking place on April 1st at 7:30am GMT The session: MBL305 Security is enterprise RIA show stopper will discuss the new web 2.0 AJAX, Silverlight and Flash development nature are rapidly puling developers to develop fat clients downloading the entire application to the client. Enterprises cannot live with the huge hidden security compromise they do when using such technologies and this fact becomes a major show stopper for creating ...
Note: I just updated the title for this article, sorry to all of you who were waiting for the TechDays Belgium source code and didn't realize it was here :) I just posted the source code of the demo applications I used in my MIX09 talk "Working across the client continuum". The source code is structured as follows: Read the rest of this entry » ...
Looking for a simple datepicker that uses AJAX.NET (to avoid full-page postbacks), for your date fields? Look no further! I was on the same "hunt", and ended up writing my own code for it (inspired by other examples/code I was looking at). The code does all the work using ASP:NET, nothing is done using JavaScript. Below is the code for the solution. This could (and should) be made into a UserControl if you need to use in more than one place In the .aspx file, put this: (As you see, I am referencing ...
Thursday, March 26, 2009 1:00 PM - Thursday, March 26, 2009 5:00 PM Central Time Welcome Time: 12:30 PM Theater - Regal Brooklyn Center 20 6420 Camden Avenue North Minneapolis Minnesota 55430 United States Event Overview: Enhance your coding capabilities with new tools, tips, and inside secrets from MSDN Events. We’ll start with an overview of the Azure Services Platform, which can help you build cloud-based applications and solutions that offer the best of online and on-premises functionality. Next, ...
Here's some free curriculum to use for training which is not that bad to use but interesting that it would use a product that they discontinued as part of the training. Unlimited Potential Community Learning Curriculum The Unlimited Potential Community Learning Curriculum provides the foundation for teaching basic to intermediate technology skills in a hands-on manner. Designed to be used in community technology centers (CTCs) or telecenters, the curriculum provides quality content focused on real-world ...
I recently delivered MSDN Day talks on Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 as well as WPF and Silverlight 2. The presentations for the sessions can be downloaded from MSDN Presentations Drop a comment if you have a question or face issues in getting the PPT. Meanwhile, the PPT is just a flow of slides that helped with my presentation and there were a lot of Demos that I delivered as a part of the sessions and I am giving here below the reference links for the Demos (Some of them are from www.asp.net ...
Tomorrow Thursday 19th of March 2009 Location: Delfino 4105 Working across the .NET continuum Come see how to build a continuum of client applications including HTML, AJAX, ASP.NET, Microsoft Silverlight, and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) that all consume the same Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service. Learn how to reuse as much code as possible, how to optimize the development process, and how to address key logistical issues like external servers and cross domain communication. ...
Check out John Papa’s blog for much more detail and camera work… I’m just doing highlights. Web… Each of the tools can be used independently or integrate with each other or open source tools Expression Web 3: Standards based web authoring, Multi-laguage, Secure FTP, CSS Diagnostics, SuperPreview Erik Saltwell demoing Expression Web 3 SuperPreview – split screen or full, and can pick the browser to view it in, also can side-by-side the various browsers, or layering them one over the other to see problems. ...
This morning I received an email that posed a question so interesting that I thought I would blog about the answer. The question was, essentially, how can we invoke a partial update (using ASP.NET AJAX triggers), from an on(up) button handler in Flash? There are a few different ways to approach this problem. I believe the method I’m going to write out here is what I like to call the “path of least resistance” – it’ll get you there quickly. However, it will create some interdependencies among your ...
I wanted to make sure and draw attention to the effort that Brandon King in Harrison, Arkansas has given towards promoting this event. There are some major giveaways, and we will be arranging a carpool from Springdale to drive the 1:30 to give a good showing from the NWA DNUG crew. Details: Who: CLAUDIO LASSALA What: Details at http://odnug.org When: April 2nd 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Where: North Arkansas College (Center Campus - Durand Center - Old Regions Bank Building), Harrison, AR Grand Prize Inspiron ...
In this issue: Karim Hernandez, Gavin Wignall, David Anson, Corey Schuman, Terence Tsang, Shawn Wildermuth, John Papa, Nigel Sampson, Bryant Likes, Aurturo Toledo, and Alex Knight. Shoutout: Mike Ormond reports that Microsoft Live Labs has Seadragon Ajax... so for both of you that read this and are not using Silverlight, there ya go :) From SilverlightCream.com: radiobuttons in a datatemplate in silverlight Karim Hernandez of IdentityMine sent me this link, and I'm going to be watching his blog... ...
Here's what's happening: Attendees: 428 Sessions: 73 Speakers: 49 Tracks: 15 Sessions: ASP.NET Make your Data Dance with ASP.NET Dynamic Databy Shawn Weisfeld + Show Description ASP.NET Dynamic Data is a framework that lets you create data-driven ASP.NET Web applications easily. It does this by automatically discovering data-model metadata at run time and deriving UI behavior from it. A scaffolding framework provides a functional Web site for viewing and editing data. You can easily customize the ...
Stephanie Grima’s Curriculum Vitae Introduction As a person, I consider myself as capable to work alone and with a team easily. I am very hard working, and do whatever I set my mind to doing. I am currently at MCAST ICT, during my last year of my studies reading my Higher National Diploma. I also hold an A-Level in IT as well as a National Diploma in Computing. I see myself working in IT as a web developer or software programmer while I continue furthering my knowledge by doing exams such as MCTS ...
I did something stupid against all my beliefs and should have never done it. I tried to deploy something on Friday. It was the dumbest mistake. First off I had no idea what type of master pages were in the environment. I assumed there was only one master page in the entire environment and I used the most disgustingly wrong program for a developer, SharePoint Designer. I pasted in this fix for AJAX Update Panels with FireFox (<script type='text/javascript'>_... = document.forms[0].action; ...
I think that Microsoft is missing a large opportunity with the Microsoft Office product. I’ve been thinking about this for some time now. To me, it has been evolving in the wrong manner over these last few releases and it has bothered me greatly. You might be saying, “what is Bill talking about here, they just did a major and well-received upgrade to Microsoft Office with the Office 2007 release!”. I do have to say that you are right in that regard – but what I am talking about is Microsoft Office ...
I am just back from the MVP summit in Seattle / Redmond and I had a great time there. It was fantastic catching up with old friends and making new ones. Seeing what is coming up in future releases of Silverlight and WPF (to name just those two) was electrifying. Of course I cannot talk about it because otherwise Justin Angel and the NDA police will track me down and kick my ass. If you never met Justin before, trust me, you don't want that to happen. :) Read the rest of this entry » ...
Tampa UX: Improving your ASP.NET Ajax Interactions using Services 03/11/2009 - 7:00 PM - Answers Systems, 4029 Tampa Rd Oldsmar fl 34677, 6:30pm (doors open)/7:00pm (Sessions start) Click here for Registration and Details ...
I was recently working on a GridView and needed to add a calendar for two of the columns while in edit mode. I added the AJAX CalendarExtender and it returned the selected date with no issues. <EditItemTemplate > <asp:TextBox ID="txtDate1" runat="server" Text='<%# BIND("Date1", "{0: MM/dd/yyyy}") %>'></asp:TextBox> <cc1:CalendarExtender ID="CalendarExtender1" runat="server" TargetControlID="txtDate1" PopupPosition="Right" CssClass="caltheme" > </cc1:CalendarExtender> ...
I have been working with Silverlight 2 and its integration into SharePoint and I am a convert! I had thought that this was an application that would change the face of the internet! I just kind of browsed it while it was in its 1.0 stage and now I am a confirmed Silverlight advocate! I had a web part that I built that was an ad rotator with lost of business process on the server. You know the kind of rules: 1. GoLiveDate 2. ExpireDate 3. SortOrder 4. LinkURL 5. Approved! 6. More! Not hard to do on ...
One of my dreams is going to come true: Since the very first time I attended MIX in 2006, I have wanted to talk there. MIX has a very special meaning for me. It is in the Venetian conference rooms that I heard about Windows Presentation Foundation and what would later become Silverlight. It is there that me and my two colleagues Andreas and James decided that we wanted WPF for the project we had just started at Siemens. A decision that was definitely the right one, from a technical point of view ...
I am using delicious to save bookmarks with tags, that describe the type of link(e.g. ASP.NET,AJAX etc), but not so often to find my own bookmarks. However often I want to make a note for particuler page, that I need to return back to read, print,copy code etc. For a long time I've used iGoogle gadget "TO-DO list" to save URLs to follow up, but it is not really convinient for URLs, and also required to save the URLs in 2 places. Recently I've got an idea, that I can have extra delicious tag/tags ...
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This is the most demanded scenario for the one who are using Asp.net AJAX Control Toolkit, I mean I have seen most of the people asking for this feature on asp.net forum. Unfortunately, we have no such functionality provided in Modal Popup because the control get rendered once the page is loaded and the Modal Popup is just a JavaScript which work is just to display a div which is hidden. Here is a little work around for those who wants to pass parameter to user control using Modal Popup. Basically, ...
If the AJAX call to the server take too much time, then there is a possibility that user might press some other buttons or some other event occurred which will cause your AJAX call to stop and make a new request. To overcome this situation, I decided to have div on the top of the page so that while AJAX call is in progress user cannot do any thing else. So I simply Drag and Drop a Update Progress Control and write the following stuff. <asp:UpdateProgress ID="UpdateProgress1" runat="server"> ...
In this issue: Corey Schuman, Alex Golesh, Jordan Knight, Jesse Liberty, and David Anson. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight and VOIP Corey Schuman blogged about this, and he has enough written, I didn't just bypass him to the source, but TringMe (linked on Corey's site) has a VOIP demo using Flash for the parts that Silverlight can't do yet ... and you can go grab all the source if you want! Silverlight 2 Developer Day – a minute after Alex Golesh spoke at Silverlight 2 Developer Day in Israel ...
Frustrated with square looking web pages, many web designers look to Flash. In addition to freedom of graphic expression, Flash brings interaction and transition effects which are difficult or impossible to duplicate. Why then shouldn't all websites be Flash laden? Several reasons pop to mind: Loading speed: Way too often, flash movies load complex graphics, forcing the viewer to stare at some progress bar. For people who want to quickly access information this is a huge turn off. A "skip intro" ...
I just got back from a business trip and sitting there on the counter was a copy of my latest book from Wrox! This book (my 20th) is titled Professional ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX. This was a fun book and I wrote this with some great co-authors including Matt Gibbs, Dan Wahlin, and Dave Reed. Amazon says that the book will be available on February 3rd (not too far away). Here is some of the introduction I wrote for the book: ----------------------------- ASP.NET revolutionized Web application development. ...
I, like many others, download Windows 7 Beta build 7000 on the day it hit MSDN after reading about its availability from Bink.nu. It came as an ISO so was easy to build into a virtual machine however on my home laptop I've partitioned my HDD and had XP in one partition and Vista in the other. Vista rarely gets to see the light of day simple because it is always doing something with the hard-disk! Checking! Scanning! Indexing! All driving me nuts as it slows down the performance of my machine. So ...