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David Williams Who's scruffy looking? September 2008 Entries
Using Beyond Compare in Visual Studio 2008/Team Foundation Server
If you have ever used Beyond Compare from Scooter software, I don't have to tell you this is a great directory/file comparison tool, especially for the price (Single licenses are listed at $30). If you don't use this tool, I highly recommend you take the time to download a copy and kick the tires for the 30 day trial. As I recall with version 2, the trial period lasted for 30 usage days, not 30 days from install. I don't know if the same applies for version 3. The comparison is far better than the ......

Posted On Friday, September 5, 2008 11:11 AM

First look at ASP.Net MVC
The other night at our local development group, the Charlotte based Enterprise Developers Guild, Brian Hitney from Microsoft gave and Overview of Microsoft ASP.NET MVC. This is my first time seeing the MVC pattern from Microsoft. This is the take away Items from this talk which may be helpful to those that are new to the MVC concept. Routing Before discussing the structure of the MVC pattern, it is important to understand how pages are routed through the MVC. Using a Routing table, links are directed ......

Posted On Thursday, September 4, 2008 11:01 AM

CustomValidator in a GridView with a ValidationSummary control
Recently I needed to create a CustomValidator inside a GridView. In the end this was relatively straight forward, however I had some problems in my main application. As I could not find any examples of this on the Internet, I am documenting this here. As a proof of concept I created a web page with an UpdatePanel containing a ValidationSummary, a simple GridView and a button. The GridView was populated by an XMLDataSource (for simplicity), and a column template containing two text boxes and a custom ......

Posted On Thursday, September 4, 2008 9:51 AM

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