This article is outdated considering that we have the released version of ASP.NET AJAX v1.0 which is what you should be using in your applications. ATLAS was our codename for ASP.NET AJAX and if you are using ATLAS by any chance, kindly upgrade to ASP.NET AJAX by downloading the released version bits from http://ajax.asp.net . A related 'Sys' is undefined error article written by me is available at the following link:-http://geekswithblogs.net/ranganh/archive/2007/07/15/113963.aspx
First of all, let me write to you a personal note. I have been making this particular blog more and more of a non-technical stuff of late with my posts around IndiMix and other stuff. However, I am back here with my technical and trouble shooting articles.
You may get an error 'Sys' is undefined when developing ASP.NET AJAX Enabled WebSites using the ASP.NET AJAX Beta 2,
This error may come particularly if you are upgrading from Beta 1 to Beta 2.
The error is primarily because a new script resource handler is added which requires an entry in the Web.Config.
The following is the steps to solve this issue:-
1. Open the Web.Config file of your ASP.NET AJAX Enabled Web Application
2. Within the <httpHandlers> </httpHandlers> section, add the following entry
<add verb="GET" path="ScriptResource.axd" type="Microsoft.Web.Handlers.ScriptResourceHandler" validate="false"/>
The <httpHandlers> section must be available within the <system.web> </system.web> sections in your web.config. In fact there would already be 2 add verb entries under which you can append the above entry.
3. Save the Web.Config file.
4. You must be able to run the pages without the error now.
5. This is well documented in the Release Notes that accompany the Beta installer. It is still available at your C:\Program Files\Microsoft ASP.NET\ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions\v1.0.61025\ReleaseNotes.txt
This post is for the benefit of people who miss reading this information while installation.
So, where have I been all these days?
I know I have been putting up some posts with regard to IndiMix, .NET Framework 3.0 etc., but havent been much active in this blog of late.
Well, October 2006, I joined the blue ocean. Yes, I joined Microsoft Corporation, India. I have paved my career all these days on the Microsoft Technologies and have worked for companies ranging from start-ups, mid size to enterprise Top Tier companies, but working for Microsoft has been my dream all these years.
I remember, winking at the Microsoft logo at their offices (notice that I have put it slanting as they do) whenever I happen to visit their offices while I was a vendor, an MVP and for various other reasons.
So, what do I do at Microsoft?
I work as a Developer Evangelist, talking about technology to the developer community. My primary job is to work with the Web Community and help them unleash the Next Generation Web Technologies from Microsoft.
What does this mean for you?
Well, I am excited to be able to share with you all the latest information and get more authoritative information than I used to do all these days.
I am available still for your queries, emails and If you manage to drop by the Microsoft Office, in Hyderabad, just pull me so that we can catch up.
Before I conclude, wanted to mention that I am super excited about my path ahead. Though the post title says "Destination Microsoft", its still only a beginning of my journey in this "Blue Ocean" and I hope to help the community better for a long time to come.
Moral of the post
If you have the dreams and aspirations, catching them up is just a matter of time.
The third in the generation of one of the robust development platforms to have ever been developed, .NET Framework 3.0 has been officially released.
What does this mean?
.NET Framework 3.0 is the super version of the code name WinFX. .NET Framework 3.0 doesnt have a separate runtime and it leverages the .NET Framework 2.0 runtime. However, it has certain cool features as below:-
- Windows Presentation Foundation - WPF (Formerly "Avalon")
- Windows Communication Foundation - WCF (Formerly "Indigo")
- Windows Workflow Foundation -WF
- Windows Card Space
While this is a huge leap on user experience and connected systems, it also ensures that there is not a huge transition in the programming model or the design tool like we had with the jump from .NET Framework 1.x versions to .NET Framework 2.0.
Your Visual Studio 2005 would work with these well and in fact all you need to do is to download the Orcas Extensions for Visual Studio 2005 and get going with creating cool applications and connected systems using the above technologies.
A complete list of reference materials, download links and free online trainings is available at .NET Framework Developer Center
Windows Live Mail Beta is the next version of Hotmail and one of the services provided by Windows Live.
What is great is that, you dont need to get a new account or get an invite from others.
All you have to do is continue your existing Hotmail Account. And that is all !!!
I am pretty sure many of you would have already seen this but its for the benefit of those who havent accessed their Hotmail account for long time and for new users who would like to experience the Windows Live Mail Beta.
The UI is appealing and it is configurable, you can select upto 9 different themes as well as apply custom themes to the mail interface and it gives you an Outlook Experience with little response time.
The UI and experience has been further improved in the subsequent releases and in the M8 Version it looks really appealing.
Check out Windows Live Mail Beta and I am sure you would start loving it.
You can get the same from http://www.live.com or Windows Live Mail Beta