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April 2008 Entries
New Dynamic Data Preview 04/23 Refresh
A new preview of the ASP.NET Dynamic Data Web Site was made available on April 23, 2008. Some new nice features for Dynamic Data Wizard and routed URLs were included in this release. The Visual Basic language support was added for the first time as well. In this quick blog post, we will take a look at some of the enhancements to the wizard template. First off, download the latest release from the following URL http://code.msdn.microsoft.... ......

Posted On Sunday, April 27, 2008 1:43 AM

The tricky Slider extender
Nobody has a doubt that the SliderExtender from the AJAX Control Toolkit is nifty. Automatic persistence of values during partial or full page postbacks, the flexibility of customizing the look and feel using CSS, and all the other good features have made the SliderExtender an ideal choice for web developers who are looking for silder controls. I did find something tricky with the SliderExtender, though, that can become annoying. For a second there, I almost considered choosing another silder control. ......

Posted On Friday, April 18, 2008 6:45 PM

IntelliSense in SQL Server 2008 "Katmai"
Finally, the long awaited IntelliSense arrived with the SQL Server Katmai. Not sure if it is because SQL 2008 is still in CTP, but the IntelliSense is nowhere near the RedGate's SQL Prompt. But if your evaluation of SQL Prompt has run out and you don't have a license, the SQL 2008 IntelliSense should be good enough for your day to day work with the query analyzer. To see the IntelliSense and other cool IDE enhancements in action, download the SQL Server 2008 "Katmai" Feb 2008 CTP here. Here are a ......

Posted On Monday, April 14, 2008 7:53 PM

First look at ASP.NET Dynamic Data Preview
A major upgrade to the ASP.NET Dynamic Data was released on April 8th, 2008. This release is named ASP.NET Dynamic Data Preview. ASP.NET Dynamic Data allows you to automatically render fully functional data entry and reporting pages that are dynamically constructed from your ORM data model meta-data (LINQ to SQL or LINQ to Entities object model). In addition to supporting a dynamic rendering mode, it also allows you to optionally override and customize any of the view templates using any HTML or ......

Posted On Sunday, April 13, 2008 5:08 PM

Configure IIS to host Silverlight applications
All MIME types needed to support hosting Silverlight applications are implemented by default in Windows Server 2008 IIS 7.0 and Windows Vista SP1. However, a little manual effort is needed if you want to turn on Silverlight support on IIS 7.0 on Windows Vista RTM (without SP1) or IIS 6.0 on Windows 2003. The following three MIME types are required to host Silverlight applications in IIS. .xap application/x-silverlight-app .xaml application/xaml+xml .xbap application/x-ms-xbap If you are using IIS ......

Posted On Thursday, April 10, 2008 11:43 PM

Enable the Visual Studio 2008 support for SQL Server 2008
The SQL Server 2008 CTPs came out after Visual Studio 2008 was released. There's a compatibility issue when you try to open a database connection to SQL 2008 from the VS 2008 designer tool. You may receive the following error message: “This server version is not supported. Only servers up to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 are supported.” This happens when you select the the server, the database, and then click on "Add" to create the database connection. Fortunately, Microsoft released a CTP to address ......

Posted On Sunday, April 6, 2008 10:26 PM

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