May 2005 Entries

Microsoft Technology Adapter Challenge - Are you ready?
Microsoft Corporation has launched the Technology Adapter Challenge Contest for Developers and IT Pros.The contest is to put your talents to create Killer Applications using the forthcoming Visual Studio 2005 (Whidbey) and coming up with the most ingenious Tips-and-Tricks for Windows Server 2003 deployment.The contest is broadly classified under two umbrellas:-1. Developer Challenge - Taming Whidbey2. IT PRO Challenge - Taming WS 2003Come up with solutions - Applications and Tips-and-Tricks - that ......

Posted On Monday, May 30, 2005 9:55 AM | Comments (1)

Try MSN Desktop Search....You will start loving it
Hi all,Dekstop Search Tools are becoming very popular and of late there have been a lot of popular search engines coming up with Desktop Search Tools.Desktop Search Engines provide way to search your hard disk files, documents, Outlook mails etc., in a quicker way than you can imagine, particularly if you have a dump of huge data in your drives.Well, I installed a couple of such tools but ever since I installed the MSN Desktop Search, I started falling in love with it.The first appealing thing is ......

Posted On Friday, May 27, 2005 12:37 PM | Comments (3)

MSN Search .... A new approach to Search !!!
Dear All,All of us do a Search everyday ! I mean the Internet Search !!We do a search starting from movies to whats new in the market. Developers and Software Professionals often use search engines to view information related to latest technologies, which is shared across the net.The New MSN Search http://search.msn.com/ is just a new revolution and experience in your search. Its faster than you expect.Some of the cool features include:-1. Intelligent Search BuilderNow you can select the way you ......

Posted On Friday, May 27, 2005 10:04 AM | Comments (0)

Microsoft Tech•Ed 2005 - India !!!
Tech•Ed 2005 is Microsoft's largest technology educational conference. Attending Tech Ed provides a good knowledge update to Develpors/Architects etc., and they can update their skills, get a feel of the upcoming technologies and ask questions/get clarifications from experts.Tech Ed India 2004 was a grand success in all the cities and it provided a good introduction to Whidbey and Yukon which are scheduled to be released to market sometime within this year. The Beta versions are already out ......

Posted On Friday, May 27, 2005 10:02 AM | Comments (1)

You may receive the error "AllowCustomPaging must be true and VirtualItemCount must be set for a DataGrid with ID DataGrid1 when..."
You may receive the error "AllowCustomPaging must be true and VirtualItemCount must be set for a DataGrid with ID DataGrid1 when AllowPaging is set to true and the selected datasource does not implement ICollection." while attempting to bind a DataGrid to a DataReader and also setting the Datagrid's AllowPaging property to True. The error occurs since you are binding a DataReader to the DataGrid. The DataReader offers a Forward Only - Read Only access to the Data that is being retrieved from the ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 25, 2005 12:35 PM | Comments (11)

You may receive the error "Login failed for user '(null)'. Reason: Not associated with a trusted SQL Server connection" - Part II
<UPDATE November 26, 2007> I find that a lot of people found this article a little useful. This article is in continuation to earlier one which deals with IIS and SQL Server on the same machine. The link for the same is http://geekswithblogs.net/r... </UPDATE> This article is in continuation with Part I where I explained the scenarios where this error occurs when the Webserver and SQL Server are running on the same machine. In case you havent read that, ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 25, 2005 10:01 AM | Comments (17)

You may receive the error "Login failed for user '(null)'. Reason: Not associated with a trusted SQL Server connection" - Part I
<UPDATE Date=November 26, 2007> I find that a lot of people have been finding this article a little useful and at the same time finding it hard to get to the second part of the article. So here below is the link for the Part II of this article. http://geekswithblogs.net/r... </UPDATE> Integrated authentication allows for SQL Server to leverage Windows NT authentication to validate SQL Server logon accounts. This allows the user to bypass the standard SQL ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 25, 2005 8:12 AM | Comments (54)

You may receive the error "BC30138: Unable to create temp file in path 'C:\Windows\TEMP\:' Access is denied"
You may receive the error "BC30138: Unable to create temp file in path 'C:\Windows\TEMP\:' Access is denied" while trying to debug or browse your ASP.NET Applications.This may occur if the ASPNET account doesnt have sufficient priveleges on the 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP' folder, in windows versions prior to Windows Server 2003. In Windows Server 2003, it is the Network Service account that needs to have the necessary rights for that folder.Even if you assign rights for EVERYONE it wont work since these accounts ......

Posted On Friday, May 13, 2005 7:30 AM | Comments (20)

Validators firing for wrong button click?
I had a query from user complaining that his validators are firing for the click of a wrong button. I provided a work around solution for his problem which I thought would be worthwhile to share with all of you. All of us would agree that ASP.NET Validation Controls are a great means of quickly developing user input based forms and enforcing validations for the entries. Going back to classic ASP, one has to know JScript/Javascript and worry about whether scripts are enabled etc., for developing a ......

Posted On Thursday, May 12, 2005 10:58 AM | Comments (0)

Unable to browse ASPX pages on Windows Server 2003 after installing / uninstalling SP 1?
Windows Server 2003 SP1 is a very good security update released by Microsoft and I hope many of you would have already installed the same.However, if for some reason, you had to remove the SP1 then you may no longer be able to browse ASPX Pages.Even after you enable the WebService Extensions from IIS, you will get a 403.1 Error message and will be unable to execute ASPX Pages.The resolution for the same is to uninstall and reinstall the IIS.That should resolve the issue.Cheers and Happy Programming ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 11, 2005 7:11 AM | Comments (2)

ASP.NET 2.0 : Use Substitution Control for Dynamic sections of a Cached Page
In my earlier articles on ASP.NET 1.x versions I had explained the ways of Caching an ASP.NET Page in which we are limited to two options i. Caching the whole page using Output Caching - Not applicable in many realtime scenarios where some sections of the page need to be dynamic ex.- Stock Rates ii. Caching Usercontrols by Fragment Caching - Difficult to implement since page requires to be breaked into separate usercontrols for enabling/disabling caching. So, if we had situation where we want the ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 4, 2005 12:20 PM | Comments (19)