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Vista Beta 2 has to go :-(((
The company that hosts one of the servers that I use online is using OpenVPN as their vpn server. And there are no drivers available voor the enhanced security model of Windows vista. Yep let's call it enhanced security model instead of f***** security dialog boxes that pop up whenever you want to do something that is not an installed program on your pc.I am loving vista absolutely so I'm not uninstalling because I don't think it works. I just think that in my case it is too early to make the move ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 31, 2006 7:03 AM

Weird vista stuff
Apart from the fact that my bluetooth headset won't work with vista. I do have a few other things that keep my mind busy. I think it sucks I can't debug my apps when they are hosted on a UNC share. (this behavior was already present in XP) If you are like me then you rarely turn off your pc and have it do a lot of stuff for maintenance during the night. This would be nighthly spyware checking, nightly virus scanning and defragmenting on certain days of the month.Well if I leave my pc on during ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 30, 2006 7:12 AM

Vista : a first glance
I installed vista on my laptop yesterday. And the whole install is very hands-off and painless the price you pay is that it takes ages to complete. But it did install and upgrade my windows XP machine. After booting my new system twice I grabbed the phone and ordered 2GB of extra memory because before vista i was already pushing it so now it's just a necessity to get it. Vista works surprisingly well, it's a shame though that I still can't debug my applications when they are hosted on a network ......

Posted On Monday, May 29, 2006 6:51 PM

Webstock was great !
Last week on thursday and friday, I attended the webstock convention. The greatest thing about webstock for me personally was that I got to meet all these people that I ordinarily never would meet. I considered myself very lucky when i got to have dinner with Douglas Bowman. I do feel somewhat ashamed for the stupid questions I asked him.I also got to have a chat with Kelly Goto, who came to enlighten us about ethnographics and their huge impact on how websites are perceived. As if that wasn't enough ......

Posted On Monday, May 29, 2006 6:40 PM

Script# : Nikhil does it again
Nikhil Kothari must be one of my favourite programmers on the whole world. Beside having learned a lot from his blog posts and book. He also develops these great little tools that really help my life as a developer. This time he wrote a utility called Script# which let's you code normal c# code, not everything is supported yet but in Nikhil I trust ;) and translates it to javascript without all the hassle of writing javascript. I like the possibilities of javascript a lot but hate the whole scripting ......

Posted On Sunday, May 28, 2006 8:58 PM

ATLAS continued : Get the freetextbox going.
I decided after working a bit more with The 2.0 atlas framework that the client-side needs a LOT more documentation. Some cooperation with other javascript libraries would also be nice. A properly working dataservice is lacking. I've turned back to the server side controls. The start of this whole mission was to keep the freetextbox control on a page and still don't have full postbacks. Upload pictures with progressbar was going to be a plus. How to upload files from within an update panel ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 23, 2006 9:02 AM

Intellisense for Atlas Xml Script
I've come across a french guy's blog who has created an intellisens xsd generator for the The 2.0 atlas framework framework. He says it's not perfect but I'll take whatever I can get that saves me from writing full words. It's not perfect in the sense that it doesn't show you if something is allowed there or not. The link to the article about the intellisense generator:http://blogs.deve... ......

Posted On Sunday, May 21, 2006 1:24 PM

A .NET IM VOIP client

Posted On Sunday, May 21, 2006 1:10 PM

ATLAS cracked the nut
Ever since i knew about the The 2.0 atlas framework framework it intrigued me because it offers a lot of the features that made me avoid javascript in the past. The issues that kept me from using javascript are well known to everybody who wrote 7 lines of javascript. Basically it comes down to browser differences in understanding javascript and the differences in the DOM implementation for the two. Then there was Ajax.NET very nice but a lot of extra programming is involved to get minor ajaxy ......

Posted On Sunday, May 21, 2006 12:33 PM

SqlCommandBuilder .. The one I forgot to complete the puzzel
Basically:.NET 2.0 is too cool :))) After exploring the smo classes the last part of the afternoon was about creating migrating the data. I hadn't used the ado api fully but remembered something about the commandbuilder. My conclusion : Worth taking a look at. I do realise that it isn't the worlds prettiest sql that gets generated but it gets the job done. And in the case of my 125 tables that i need to migrate FAST it will save me about 1-2 weeks of writing import procedures etc. Generic datatable ......

Posted On Friday, May 5, 2006 6:54 PM

Woohoo... Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
The problem I was facing is that I need to keep an accounting database in sync with the "real" application this company uses. I don't need all the tables but about 25 need to be imported with data and the whole shabang. In my mind the best way to do that is to have something iterate the whole database, fill up a dataset and start creating the tables in sql if they don't exist. Next step is to import all the data from the dataset into the new database. Obviously this can be done if you just look at ......

Posted On Thursday, May 4, 2006 9:44 PM

Adding insert capabilities to the gridview
I didn't have time to wrap it in a proper control yet. In this post I'll just be putting the page implementation. The gridview is cool and to add an insertrow to it can be done by the footer template. How to do it I explained a while ago : If you want to get the controls from the footerrow you will need to address them with GridView.FooterRow.FindCont... For the empty datatemplate it's a little bit trickier but not that much. ......

Posted On Thursday, May 4, 2006 11:32 AM

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