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Matthew Cassell a windows developer writing asp .net web apps August 2007 Entries
“0 The post could not be added” Error Occurs While Posting To Community Server
I was recently migrating an old blog to community server through the web services API. For some reasons while migrating over the posts, it would die after the 36th item every time while giving a generic "The post could not be added" error. I thought that it could be something to do with that specific post, so I removed it from the list to migrate. Same error. So I began to wonder if it was some spam post count limiter, and there was no blog posting limiter. Needless to say, I was pretty confused. ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 28, 2007 10:43 AM

Accessing Sharepoint Data through Web Services
I've been developing a web application recently which needed to access a calendar in a sharepoint installation to retrieve events and display them. Under the covers in sharepoint, a calendar with events is more or less just a list. So we access the list. Here's how I did it: Step 1 Add a reference to the lists sharepoint web service in Visual Studio: Step 2 Next we want to initialize a new instance of the Lists class in the referenced web service, and set the credentials to access the sharepoint ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 22, 2007 4:43 PM

Ensure You Remember EnsureChildControls()!
I was recently writing a pretty simple ASP .net webpart, and its respective webpart editor. I was however, getting a unexpected error when the webpart editor was opened by the user: I was initially confused as I wasn't doing anything that would throw this type of exception. The code is pretty straight forward with just setting the value of the textbox, and I had initialized all of the controls in the CreateChildControls() method. The exception was occurring when the SyncChages() method was being ......

Posted On Friday, August 17, 2007 9:11 AM

Blog API
So I was trying to configure Word 2007's blogging feature to post to my blog at GeeksWithBlogs, I noticed that it does so through a standard web server API called MetaBlogAPI, and it's pretty widely supported. I had no idea this existed (granted I may be out of the loop). It contains all of the functionality to add posts, view posts, and do everything blog related. Very handy. Check out my blogs API (granted you can't do much without my account credentials!): ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 14, 2007 4:33 PM

Displaying Rich Media using the ASP .net Future’s CTP
I've been playing around with the ASP .net Futures lately. They are a collection of (as the name implies) up and coming ASP .net technologies that installs ontop of your .net Framework 2.0 install. It's a really interesting package that builds ontop of the ASP .net AJAX framework featuring a wide collection of controls. One of the coolest things included with it is the Media control. The Media control is used for leveraging the awesome media playing capabilities of Silverlight in a way which the ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 14, 2007 4:22 PM

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