August 2005 Entries

Introducing Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (Avalon)
Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly code named Avalon) is the Microsoft unified presentation subsystem for Windows, consisting of a display engine and a managed-code framework. Windows Presentation Foundation unifies how Windows creates, displays, and manipulates documents, media, and the user interface, enabling developers and designers to create visually stunning, personalized user experiences that improve the application connection with the user.XAML, a markup language to represent user ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 30, 2005 10:38 AM | Comments (2)

Treeview - XML, XPATH - Show part of XML Document
Treeview is one of the important controls being used in applications to improve the usability experience for users for displaying Hierarchial Data. ASP.NET 1.x versions did not ship with a built-in treeview control as a part of the Web Controls. However Microsoft did release a set of UI Controls including the Treeview, Tabstrip Control etc., collectively called as Microsoft IE Webcontrols. Though Microsoft doesnt support these controls currently (as mentioned in their MSDN Documentation), those controls ......

Posted On Monday, August 29, 2005 11:47 AM | Comments (4)

You may receive the error: "The underlying connection was closed: Unable to connect to the remote server." while consuming a Webservice
You may receive the error "The underlying connection was closed: Unable to connect to the remote server." while trying to consume a Web Service from your ASP.NET Web Application. However, the same Web Service can be consumed from a Windows Application without any issues. This error particularly occurs if you are behind a firewall or proxy. When you use a winforms app, it can autodetect the proxy using IE settings for current user, and it can connect out through the proxy. However, when in asp.net, ......

Posted On Monday, August 29, 2005 9:23 AM | Comments (21)

India MVP Nominations - Now Open !!!
Good news for Technology Experts and Community Crackers. The Nomination Cycle for MVP Program for this quarter is now open.Check Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for more information.For those who are new to MVP Program, Each year, Microsoft gives out an award called the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Award to outstanding members of a Microsoft online Developer Forum. The MVP Award is given in recognition of a recipient's technical expertise, spirit of community, and their willingness ......

Posted On Friday, August 5, 2005 11:17 AM | Comments (11)