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Run VS 2k5 Webserver from everywhere
The built in webserver from Visual Studio 2005 is great for locally quickviewing websites.I always thought it was a pitty that I had to start visual studio for it. Today I came accross a blog of a guy who wrote a small shell extension so you can right-click any folder and choose run 2.0 website from the context menu. It will run the webserver on that folder. How easy do you want it ? Read more about it here : ......

Posted On Saturday, December 24, 2005 11:26 AM

Design templates for websites from microsoft

Posted On Saturday, December 24, 2005 7:31 AM

Atlas New RC build released
There is a new Atlas RC available for download. This one has got really cool new features. If you haven't looked at atlas before you should look at it now. AJAX just became as simple as 1-2-3. Nikhil Kothari blogs about the new features : A quick tour of Atlas December CTP : The role and functionality of the Atlas Scriptmanager : should get your appetite for AJAX going :-D ......

Posted On Friday, December 23, 2005 7:05 PM

WebDav Exchange ...
I live in new zealand. I can successfully create appointments in exchange using webDAV. But I can only create them in the timezone Z if I change the timezone to Y (which is mine) I always get bad request. Do I say ok.. so not during string conversion but I just calculate the offset and add that to the date and create the appointment then that should be ok. Also not !!! My conversion function is very basic but i didn't find a way to get it properly formatted in .NET so this is my way. The function ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 21, 2005 2:42 PM

WebDav and exchange 2k3 in .NET

Posted On Wednesday, December 21, 2005 11:54 AM

Validation of viewstate failed.
This happens when you want to enable your security to encrypt your password and enable password retrieval. If you set your own machinekey. My fix was in the web.config : <pages enableViewStateMac="true" viewStateEncryptionMode="Al... <membership defaultProvider="SqlMembers... hashAlgorithmType="SHA1"> <providers> </providers></memb... <machineKey validation="SHA1" validationKey="8EF2706A98DA... ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 21, 2005 10:03 AM

Rss Parsing
As mentioned earlier in this blog, I am building a rss program together with Right now we have about 100000 feeds from this feeds I had before the weekend about 5000 that failed. Now most of these feeds were valid rss although my google sidebar doesn't parse a lot of them either. Then I've noticed that lots of people never took the time to read the specifications and dump whatever they like in an rss feed.Furthermore there are a lot of people including w3c and ms that ......

Posted On Monday, December 19, 2005 7:17 AM

A good url regular expression ?
Update 8/11/2009: This post has moved and a new better version of the regex is there: I have been looking for a good first layer of validating an url to see if it is valid. For checking the format of the url it seems to me to be the most logical approach to use regular expressions. Up until now I always discarded them as being to “geeky”, meaning i don't consider it my life's biggest goal to be typing (/?[]\w) all day long (so ......

Posted On Thursday, December 1, 2005 8:15 AM

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