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I recently wrote an internal memo identifying accessibility problems with Telerik RadWindows for the website I'm currently working on. I post the items here hoping that they might be useful for some of you out there. Some of this is specific to our environment (IE6) and design standards but may be helpful for you too. Some apply to other modal window implementations as well. 1. Modal windows complicate the page. One of the primary axioms of designing for accessibility is simplification. I also experienced ...
In this issue: Rich Griffin, Nikolay Raychev, David Anson, Manish Dalal, and Terence Tsang. I apologize for not posting this on Monday, but Scott Barnes is asking for everyone's assistance on a poll: Calling all Silverlight/WPF Developers & Designers. Then today Tim Heuer posted this: Hey Startups – get some BizSpark ... wow... if you're a startup, check that out! From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight themes 101 - Resource Dictionary Visual Studio Item Template Rich Griffin posted an item template ...
I am sure most of developers would love to get free softwares from Micrsoft.But professionals generally get softwares from their companies .Even Then,If u r a college student,OR u r a professor/teacher or u r below 26,This offer is for u . Microsoft is giving out free softwares to all above people which include Visual Studio 2008 pro,Wiindows server standard, Expression studio2 ,XNA etc. The softwares are available under the banner of dreamspark. For more info visit : http://www.dreamspark.com It ...
I thought I would share the sessions at the PDC I really enjoyed and would recommend for viewing for those that didn't attend. And you know who you are. :) And those who did attend but didn't get to watch these. I'm sure there are more that were great, but these are the ones that stuck out to me. Deep Dive: Dynamic Languages in Microsoft .NET Jim Hugunin gives a great session on Dynamic Languages. This was the best talk I went to the entire PDC so I'm listing it first, but you should watch The Future ...
I will be speaking at GLUG.NET Lansing on November 20th, 2008.  My topic will be a talk I have given once before -- Castle Active Record (Don't Get Good at a CRUDy Job).  Thanks to Jeff McWherter for signing me up for this gig.  I look forward to meeting those in the Lansing area.
Annuouncing a newly added a Codeplex project "Denum" code generator. The Denum is a class / pattern for representing fairly static metadata from a database in an in-memory structure. The structure behaves much like an Enum, but contains static members for each data member so that compile time type checking helps in transparency and coherency of your application logic and the build itself against the database version ...
I'm really just getting started with flash and in the process of doing some research I came across what seems to be very interesting. A free tool that allows a .NET developer to write code that will be translated into ActionScript on-the-fly. It also does C# to JavaScript, and C# to Java. Interesting. The JsC homepage has a lot more information on this ...
If you're going to reformat source code, please don't do anything else at the same time I can't tell you how many times that I have run into this while doing code reviews. Keep your formatting changes and your real code changes separate for the sake of code reviewers, anyone who will have to look at the change history of your source code, and for your own sanity. As an aside, Beyond Compare does a pretty good job of ignoring white-space changes if you select the option ...
So I've been following PDC this week as much as possible, and came across this gem on Vance Morrison's Blog. Slides for our All Day PDC 2008 talks on: Performance By Design I recommend the Parallel Talk as it is more in depth than mine (they had more than 10 minutes for their presentation ). Two things to take away: You can run your Garbage Collector on a separate thread: EXE.Config <gcServer enabled="true" /> Shared state is the enemy! The ASP.Net slides are good too, and go into great length ...
Some days back, one of my team members came to me saying he need a function which is capable of remove the html tags using javascript. I mean if we pass “<span style=’mystyle’> this is demo </span>” this string to the function. It supposes to return only “This is demo” and the main thing is with having no formatting at all, Just the simple text between tags. So, Initially I make it happen using regular expression but the strategy fails when some think like &nbsp; comes in. after snatching ...
Presentation by Anders Hejlsberg. It is 10 years later since they started C# C# 1.0 was about introducing the general concept of managed code. C# 2.0 was about finishing C# 1.0 but didn't have time to do. C# 3.0 is really about radical new thinking in the language - LINQ. They learned a lot about functional programming through this exercise. Today is about C# 4.0. Some of the trends that have shaped their thinking on C# 4.0. Declarative Dynamic - resurgence of dynamic programming languages Concurrent ...
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jQuery a fast and concise JavaScript Library has release a version with autocomplete documentation for Visual Studio. You can find it here next to al other versions.

Please don't use the Visual Studio version on production machines, it's way bigger than the other versions of jQuery.
This keynote is all about Windows 7 (the Vista that shoulda been) and new things from ScottGu's team. While yesterday was about the back-end infrastructure of the new cloud platform Azure from Microsoft, today's keynote focused on the front end of Microsoft. One funny question from Ray Ozzie was wondering what we would do at work all day if we didn't have a computer on our desk. Here are some random notes from the keynote. "The PC will be more relevant in the next era." - Ray Ozzie Today we barely ...

Note: The Wireless network at the keynote failed miserably, so this will be posted with a delay.

Scott Guthrie about tools and app development

 New APIs for multitouch and other Windows 7 API.

Note: Lots of attention put in Win32 development with C++.

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NOTICE: Due to a scheduling conflicts as Halloween activities the October meeting has been moved 1 week to Wednesday, November 5th. Sorry for any inconvenience. .Net User Group Meeting location: At Lamar Advertising Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 5:45 PM - 8:15 PM Sponsored by: Portico Learning Solutions Presenter Jeremy Beckham BIO: Jeremy is a Senior Developer for High Power Consulting, Inc. and has over 5 years of experience in .Net and SQL Server development. He's worked on projects ranging from ...
Microsoft Enterprise Library 4.1 has been released with some improvements and fixes. What's new Unity interception mechanism and integration of the Policy Injection Application Block with the Unity Application Block Added support for generics in the Unity Application Block Added support for arrays in the Unity Application Block Performance improvements Usability improvements to the configuration tool Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 support Bug fixes Enterprise Library homepage Quick Starts ...
Those who are excited like me about the news of jQuery integration into Visual Studio, started adopting jQuery replacing ASP.NET AJAX Client side API. Microsoft also declared there will be a patch for Visual Studio which will support jQuery as well as intellisene for that. For the enthusiasts who just can't for it, here is the way how we can start developing using jQuery with full intellisense support inside Visual Studio 2008: 1. Download jquery-1.2.6-vsdoc.js 2. Inside your JavaScript files, add ...
Went to the ASP.NET Roadmap session…nothing really earth shattering, but some good improvements coming with ASP.NET 4.0. They’re focusing on four themes for the next version: - Best platform for standards (HTML, CSS, Ajax) - Great Line of Business Platform - Support Pattern Based Dev (MVC) - Re-Invest in the Core So knowing that, what are some things we can expect? Here are some highlights: Client ID’s will now be manageable by developers (you give a custom prefix, but an appendix will still be applied ...
This session is by Scott Hunter, Program Manager at MSFT In July 2007 - ASP.NET Futures was released That was followined by an Extensions Preview of ASP.NET 3.5 in Dec 07 Then in March 08 - we started doing some new stuff - ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 - MVC and more The ASP.NET will continue to release out-of-bound items. CodePlex is the main driver for that. www.codeplex.com/aspnet - This is where you will find the interim drops. Currently there are ~1,000 downloads today If you want to see all the latest and ...
The CTP for Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 is now available! Is available as a virtual image. More info you can find at the links below: Using a download manager to get the VPC: http://blogs.msdn.com/brian... Dealing with Activation messages within the VPC: http://blogs.msdn.com/brian... From: http://blogs.msdn.com/angel... ...
I looked at the DataObjects.NET (http://www.x-tensive.com) website like i always do, and noticed that they have change their licensing model and their product is actually cheaper and very well broken down into internal, personal, small business and enterprise. After going through the presentations for v3.9, i should say i fell in love with the idea of not having to think about the database side of thing, but to rather concentrate of the business layer and the business rules and interface of the application. ...
State of Ajax: The Universe is Expanding Dion Almaer (Google) and Ben Galbraith (Ajaxian.com) The Ajax revolution is complete: Sophisticated JavaScript user interfaces are nearly ubiquitous. Yet, ... Advancded Gadget and UI Development Using Google's AJAX APIs Derek Collison (Google) The Google AJAX APIs can be used to build sophisticated Gadgets and UI controls for your website. For instance,... A World Beyond AJAX: Accessing Google's APIs from Flash and Non-JavaScript Environments Vadim Spivak ...
Extend the Reach of your Google Apps Environment with Google APIs Jackie Bodine, Ryan Boyd (Google) and Ron Hess (Salesforce.com) Google Apps already gives your organization an out-of-the-(virtual... Spice up Your Web Apps with Google AJAX APIs Mark Lucovsky (Google) Integrating Google Search into a website can be simple using the Google AJAX APIs. Mark will show how a few lines of JavaScript ... Visualize your Data: Google Visualization API The new Google Visualization API lets you access multiple ...
In this issue: Cote, Ivan Dragoev, Hannah Watkins, Fons Sonnemans, Bart Czernicki, Jeff Prosise, Dave Burke, Adam Kinney, Manish Dalal, Mike Snow, Jeff Wilcox, Karl Shifflett, Terence Tsang, and Imran Shaik Laurence Moroney announces <3 your web, Vegas style, it’s MIX time again – MIX09 now open for registration…. Jeff Prosise announced his Deep Zoom Demo Updated for RTW . Matt Casto Announced Cleveland Silverlight Firestarter From SilverlightCream.com: RIA Weekly #27 - Silverlight 2.0 with Brad ...
Check if object is null or undefined. I had an understanding that to check if variable not null in JavaScrip, you need to check if (typeof SomeObject !='undefined') . But it is wrong, because null is not the same as 'undefined'. From http://weblogs.asp.net/bler... The shortest way to deal with this, and also the one that best expresses your intention of checking if an object is safe to use is probably to just rely on the ...
In this issue: Erik & Monica Mork, Bart Czernicki, Joseph Ghassan, Laurence Moroney, Shawn Wildermuth, Mike Snow, and Imran Shaik. Peter McGrattan reports his Silverlight 2 Samples Updated, so go revisit them. Matt Casto reports of a Cleveland Silverlight Firestarter on November 1... looks like a great list of people and topics! From SilverlightCream.com: Logging Client Side Events Erik and Monica Mork have a new Podcast up on logging client-side events. If you're not plugged into the Sparkling ...
Recently I was given the task of writing a POC for a Reference Architecture for the ASP.NET applications we develop in our company. We decided early on in the process that we are going to use Microsoft Enterprise Library for exception handling, logging and data access. Using the exception handling application block in Enterprise Library is quite an easy task. You just define the policies for exceptions in the web.config and handle exceptions in by naming those policies. The exception policies could ...
In this issue: Rob Zelt, Page Brooks, Chad Campbell, Jeff Prosise, Mike Snow, Jordan Knight, and Silverlight Web Services Team. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 2 Timeline Panel Rob Zelt sent me this post this evening... and it's pretty cool that items placed get rearranged according to date. I'm sure this should spark ideas in some folks... thanks Rob! Silverlight Contrib 2008.0.0 – Alpha 2 Released! Page Brooks is making a big hit with his Silverlight Contrib project. Page, Koen Zwikstra, ...
The Igloo Coder is making his way east to present to the 4 atlantic .NET user groups. He'll be in Fredericton on Thursday October 23 to present to F.NUG. Pass the word to anyone you know who's working with .NET. Here's the details. Date: Oct-23-2008 Time: Meet and greet @ 6:30 - presentation from 7 - 9pm Location: UNB Campus, ITC building - room GC127 Topic: Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming Presented by: Donald Belcham Notes: If you read MSDN, books or attend the average conference, you ...
I decided to completely redesign my website www.galasoft.ch (yes, it's about time, I know). For this process, I decided to inspire myself (loosely) from my good friend Robby Ingebretsen's site, which is both simple and beautiful. In order to get a better idea of what I want to reach, I decided to work like most web designers and to create a mockup first. Instead of creating a static picture, however, I used Expression Blend, a tool I am fairly proficient in, to create a WPF application demonstrating ...
Aha! New blog... I think I will start by posting the solution (or, rather, a solution), to a problem which has been troubling me for the best part of a day. To replicate the problem, simply download and run the AJAX Control Toolkit sample website, and navigate to the Reorder List sample page using IE7. You can drag and drop the list items, and all works as expected. Now go to the site's master page, and comment out the HTML DocType declaration at the top of the template markup, and run the ReorderList ...
GridViews and SharePoint Programming for SharePoint poses some challenges to the .NET developer. Of course first you should be familiar with .NET, I will be using c# in my examples here. One of the main development paths for SharePoint is to create modular functionality in Web Parts. Web Parts are great little chunks of a web page that you can cram anything you can think of into; however you won’t have the nice visual tools you are used to working with. For a simple “Hello World” type application ...
So, I've been on a mission, to show that we can port our mobile portal application suite over to iPhone. We've long been using a Windows Mobile delivered portal that takes Sharepoint, Dynamics NAV and a host of other line of business system (LOB) and delivers them to our mobile workforce. The core of our business at Anglia Business Solutions (www.angliabs.com) is to allow our consultant's, sale staff and support engineers to work remotely. For any service based company our lifeblood is accurate time ...
So, I have been writing here for over a month, and I have never really introduced myself. I think it's about time that you guys get to know a bit about me. Well, I am Stephanie Grima and I come from a little island called Malta. It's right in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, in Europe of course. I doubt that many of you are familiar with Malta but, it's a really sunny island especially in summer. Tourists go crazy over our beaches, good food, history and nightlife. Imagine, we have a whole town ...
I tried to dial in to the teleconference, but kept getting an invalid number. <Update:> Nathan Brouwer was able to get into the press conference and wrote up a nice transcript as it was going. He has posted that on his blog here: Silverlight 2 Final (RTW) Available ... thanks for the email and note-taking, Nathan! </Update> I refreshed the Press Release page at 9:00, and there it was! It will be available on October 14, and current Silverlight users will be updated. Here is a bit of information ...
Not very amazing or technical but thought I'd post a bit about it anyways. Anyone that gets asked how to show a repeating decimal in Word, for example representing the fraction 1/3 in decimal is 1.33333333 with 3 repeating to infinity. Normally there would be a line above the last 3 (the line is called a vinculum). Now to show the 3 with a line above it in Microsoft Word you need to use a field code that superimposes one character over the other. Press Ctrl-F9 to insert the field delimiters then ...
I was forwarded a link to a CIO.com article where they talk about how Microsoft and CompTIA are employing tools to analyze your behaviours when writing a certification test to determine if you have used any braindumps or illegal test preperation material. http://www.cio.com/article/... Interesting to see so many negative comments at the end of the article. I'd like to hear if someone passed an exam and was then incorrectly accused of cheating. ...
We got our first link love from the Microsoft Governance Resource Center today. 

Check out the link to the SharePoint Pod Show on there and thanks again to Rob Bogue for doing a great interview on SharePoint Governance!
If you use Visual Studio 2005 or later and you don't use snippets, you are missing out on yet another time saving feature. Snippets effectively allow you to drive your programming experience even further via Intellisense and keyword combinations, making repetitive tasks such as defining properties, encrypting and decrypting information, and connecting to data as easy as a few keystrokes. Yesterday I was thinking about how much snippets make sense from the perspective of programming. I remember when ...
It’s time to start talking about the next SMB in Minneapolis/St. Paul! We’re going to be meeting at the Deluxe corporate headquarters in Shoreview, MN on Oct. 31st. What better way to wrap up the month of October and start your Halloween weekend than to meet up with your local social media peeps? How about how about a chance to talk social media with the bestselling author of the hit book The New Rules of Marketing & PR: David Meerman Scott? In addition we’ll have a chance to talk with startup ...
According to Joe Brinkman from DNN Corp, the new version of DotNetNuke will incorporate jQuery. Microsoft has already announced that jQuery will be in the next version of Visual Studio. The new version of DNN will include widgets which are JavaScript widgets. This is new to the framework and won't be available right away according to Joe. Technorati Tags: DotNetNuke, jQuery ...
If you're using AJAX UpdateProgress control, you may find it difficuilt to set the best position where you should put it on the page, because user will not see it if he scrolls down (or up) from it. Here is a simple solution which will make your UpdateProgress more user-friendly, because it will set the position on the screen according to user's movement of the mouse. And you will prevent user to click on any button until the postback finishes execution. So, you killed two flies with one punch! You ...
I need to give a shout out to the SharePoint Pod Show, because it is another resource you guys could utilize aside from blogs. It is an entire podcast dedicated to SharePoint. Here is the URL: http://www.sharepointpodsho... So far they have an interview with Eric Shupps, one with Robert Bogue, and an old interview with Patrick Tisseghem. They cover such topics as governance, design for performance, and enterprise search. I think that Rob Foster has a really good speaking presence and for anyone ...
I came across JQuery some time back and i can say Wow !! It is a Javascript full on Library. Its great to here that microsoft will be shipping with ASP.NET MVC and will be coming with Visual Studio later you can read more here at Scott's site And as i understood you can use it together with Ajax Control Toolkit etc.. Sweet and Enjoy ...
Boyan Mihaylov on SL/Amazon, David Hyde with SL Stock Portfolio, Chris Anderson with SL LOB app, Jesse Liberty on Content Presenter and Isolated Storage, Shawn Burke on ExpandoHeaderControl, Brad Abrams on CSLA and SL, Matthias Shapiro on ListView Styles, Manish Dalal on Combobox in DataGrid, Jeff Wilcox on SL & JS, David Anson on LayoutTransform, Terence Tsang with a simple text effect, and Lee with Combobox in DataGrid The SilverlightShow Write and Win Contest is ready for your votes! Three ...
The news took the community by surprise and the reactions are overwhelmingly positive: Microsoft is going to ship jQuery with the ASP.NET MVC framework (very soon) and with Visual Studio (in a near future). For more details, ScottGu and Scott Hanselman are talking about that in a very complete way. I think it's great news on many levels. First, because I hear that jQuery is a great framework. I must admit I never used it, because I didn't do much web development lately (but I will get back to it ...
As you may or may not be aware, I am a moderator on the Bytes Technology Forums, overseeing classic ASP forums but kicking around other areas like HTML/CSS, JavaScript/AJAX, SQL Server, Access, and .NET forums - basically a bit of a jack-of-all trades. Recently the mod team has been discussing a desktop assistant for drafting and composing posts from a background app that sits dormant in your status bar until you decide you want to use it. My online colleague insertAlias (aka Curtis) has just finished ...
What this new blog is about Tech - I'm going to blog about technical stuff that interests / excites / confuses / frustrates me. Meta-tech - I'm going to blog about over-arching concepts and issues related to software development. Philosophical, architectural, social... I hope this blog will have an interesting slant because I started a new career as a software developer at the age of 33. It’s been a roller coaster ride over the last 2 years (so now you know my age) and I’ve had a chance to reflect ...
Website: http://cvnug.wi-ineta.org Date: October 9 Location: Chippewa Valley Technical College - Room 176 Presentation Information: Mike Benkovich from Microsoft will show us how Visual Studio 2008 enables developers and IT operators to dramatically reduce the amount of time, effort and code required to develop and deploy real-world Web applications. ASP.NET 3.5, Visual Studio 2008 and IIS 7 each provide much improved administration and management support, on top of dramatically improved performance. ...