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September 2008 Entries

The jQuery Javascript library has gotten a significant amount of attention from Microsoft developers this year in large part to its nice fit with the new ASP.NET MVC framework. I myself was totally new to jQuery and I started using it with MVC because I wanted to see what the big deal was. Sure enough, I became a true believer like many others. And I found myself suddenly having "JavaScript envy" because I couldn't do all the cool jQuery stuff in traditional ASP.NET (i.e., non-MVC) web applications. ......

There are lots of times when I want to do a "Clean" of my VS.NET solution. Obviously, the most common way to do this is to right-click your solution in the solution explorer and select "Clean Solution". However, there are 2 drawbacks of this. One is that if you have files sitting in your bin or obj directories that are not in some way linked to your solution, they won't be removed. Additionally, sometimes you just want to do a quick clean of a directory structure without having to fire up VS.NET. ......