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David Williams Who's scruffy looking? January 2007 Entries
MS Ajax 1.0 (ATLAS) release first impressions
My post is a little late in coming, but I wanted to note that MS AJAX was recently released. Thanks to Scott Guthrie and the entire ASP.Net team for getting this out. I am certain I will be writing much about AJAX in the near future. I see they are releasing the ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 as a library itself, and a seperate AJAX Control Toolkit download is available from CodePlex. The Control Toolkit is a "shared source collaborative project." My first thought is this seems like a good way to make a supported ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 30, 2007 8:19 AM

Using SqlConnectionStringBuilder to Parse a Connection String.
We need to access a Business Objects/Crystal Enterprise Server from our Web application, and are storing connection information in our webconfig file. Rather than several different settings in Web.Config, I created a New Connection string property using standard the standard SQL Server connection string syntax, and used SQLConnectionStringBuild to parse the Crystal connection string. When the username/password is first needed, Initialize is called, and the connection sting is pulled from the config ......

Posted On Monday, January 29, 2007 2:11 PM

Windows Vista is here (or is it?)
Window Vista will finally be released officially tomorrow, and there is a lot of buzz on some blogs about the good, the bad and the ugly of Vista. Suffice it to say Vista looks great but has some frustrating usability issues related to security. What interests right now (as I am in the market for a computer) is the general lack of readiness by many software and hardware vendors (read drivers) to support Vista. Currently Computers on Dell.com come with the Vista OS on them, you can not select Window ......

Posted On Monday, January 29, 2007 1:46 PM

First Post
Great, I just set up this blog. Hopefully over the next few months I can blog about my Microsoft .Net development experience. Topics may include: Microsoft best (and worst) practices (i.e. evaluating the latest version of the Microsoft Data Access Block), ASP.Net (i.e. how I implemented the ObjectDataSource/Gridview/F... VB/C# comparisons, CSS Formatting, MS AJAX/ATLAS, ADO.Net, and anything else I find interesting related to the latest technology. Glad to see this forum is powered by Asp.net.' ......

Posted On Monday, January 29, 2007 10:31 AM

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