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This blog has moved to http://www.thousandtyone.co... GWB has been a great community and I've learnt a lot by reading the Feed! It has been fun blogging here; I'll continue to Agregate with the GWB feed and read posts but becuase of my inability to maintain multiple blogs:), all my future posts will be posted at my new blog! Please do visit ......

Customizing - DotNetNuke Search Input - The Problem In a Recent Project I had felt the need to customize the DotNetNuke search input. If you've used DotNetNuke Search Inputs before you might have realized that the search Input Module is a little limiting in terms of customization. So, basically the kind of search inputs that you can have in DotNetNuke ......

“Huh!?” – that’s how I reacted when I first started a Word 2007 instance early this week. Now, as you can see (from the image below) the reaction was a combination of both surprise and… more surprise. Here are some surprises (All Pleasant ones) Where did my Menu’s go? That's Gone! Yadda! Zip! Choo! Gone! Just Like ......

I faced this problem while using NetTires which I highly recommend for anyone who wants to quickly generate a Data Access Layer using Microsoft Enterprise Library without having to do the grunt work and writing boilerplate Data Access Code. In my efforts to not digress from the Topic I am going to keep some other data access mechanisms that I've used ......

A couple of days ago I was asked if there was any way by which I could overload a method to "return" more than one type. If I was in a class room, or I was teaching a programming class (I've done that for some part of my life :)) my instant answer would have been "No." And then I would have proceeded to explain why the whole idea was not valid in the ......

I first read about Nullable Types around 6 months or so ago. Since I last heard about / used Nullable types, I had completely forgotten about the syntaxes and was completely stumped when I was asked what "int? x" meant by a couple of guys at work. I'll not Blog about the basic concepts of Nullable Types here. I think this MSDN Article does a particularly ......

A Few days ago I had a discussion with a person from our creative team who informed me about (and liked) the fact that in MAC you could just zoom in and magnify any part of your screen in real-time. This was one feature I could use during technical presentations as well. So I decided to go searching for some free tools that let me do this same thing ......

Besides being a DotNet developer I've spent some part of my life (3 odd months) in the past, being a Linux Administrator. Every guy in the Linux world loves the bash Auto-complete feature. The part where you type the partial name of file or directory and hit the tab button and the console completes the typing of the entire file / directory name for ......

I’ve been reading a LOT lately, mostly during my commute. I’ve been a MP3 Audio Book guy for the past few months but nothing beats reading. So, lately I’ve been accompanied by my 1.5 year old Tungsten E reading on my way home and to office. The T/E has shown some battery drain issues last week. I had nothing to do this Saturday, (practically ......

If you’ve tried moving an eBook you bought on Amazon that was protected with DRM to your palm device and have been successful skip this post. However, if you’ve tried your hands at if and failed (becuase you were as confused as me) read on. Trying to the use the Acrobat Reader for Palm OS (that works for all of my other PDFs) kept throwing ......

In an earlier post I described how Internet Explorer 7.0 Beta 2 can be made to work on Windows 2003 Server even though it’s intended to run on Windows XP only. Tricks like that one are not required any more. Microsoft finally has a Internet Explorer 7.0 Beta 3 Version for Windows 2003 Server SP1 users. Don’t walk, Run! Download it from http://www.microsoft.com/wi... ......

Yet another "I didn't know this" moment - Turns out, static variables in a class in ASP.NET are pretty similar to application objects but I am going to keep my long-winded posts really short this time. Long story short: "A key reason that the Application object exists in ASP.NET is for compatibility with classic ASP code—to allow easier migration ......

One of the Questions I was asked on my Article on Atlas @ Code Project at http://www.codeproject.com/... was How do you make the Atlas Controls Appear on your Visual Studio toolbox once you download them. The official documentation from Microsoft states these steps: Create a new web site from the "Atlas" web site template by opening ......

As much as I would like to take the credit for this post, it was actually the author of this post that figured it out! If you've been trying desperately to get your hands on IE 7.0 Beta but couldn't because you were on Windows 2003 - here's how you can make the Beta work on Windows 2003 even though it's not supposed to, by design. The Procedure is pretty ......

This Approach is particularly helpful when one needs to implement loosely coupled integration using Web Services from a Multi Tangent (Application Service Provider Model) type of front end. If each client needs to invoke a different web service and the application needs to pick the Web Service URL dynamically during runtime (depending on the client), ......

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