August 2008 Entries

Setting the ASP.NET Form's Action Attribute, URL Rewriting
Click here to see a Video version of this article If you have worked with URL Rewriting in ASP.NET, you would have figured out that it is pretty difficult to sustain since the ASP.NET Form tag's Action attribute cannot be overridden or manually set until you do some plumbing work. In simple terms, you couldnt do a form1.Action = "Your Friendly URL" even though with URL mapping, the URL users see in the browser seems to be friendly. What is the issue with the Action tag would be your question? Well, ......

Posted On Sunday, August 31, 2008 11:41 PM | Comments (47)

Unable to create the Web site - To access local IIS Websites... Error
If you have received the error "Unable to create the Website...To access local IIS Websites, you must run Visual Studio in the context of an administrator account.", you must be running Windows Vista and trying to create a website in the local IIS. I have been encountering this error often although it is well documented (hard to find?) And time and again, I realize that I need to run Visual Studio under the admin priveleges by elevating it, to create website in the IIS. Hence thought of posting this. ......

Posted On Sunday, August 24, 2008 9:59 PM | Comments (22)

Installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM and removing the SP1 Beta
The much awaited Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is now RTM !! While we have talked about the .NET 3.5 SP1 features for a long time now, the RTM release marks something special for Web Developers. You would be able to build and deploy real world applications and use some of the cool features like Dynamic Data. Before installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1, it is recommended to run the Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack Preparation Tool. The tool can be downloaded from here This tool ......

Posted On Thursday, August 14, 2008 12:55 AM | Comments (6)

Windows Vista - which one to buy? - compare editions
If you are like me and wanted a comparison on which edition of Windows Vista to buy, you could just visit the following Microsoft.com site http://www.microsoft.com/wi... to get the best idea of the features you would like to have and decide accordingly. Most of the editions today come with SP1. So, many of the compatibility issues with a lot of third party solutions have been fixed now. The Windows Vista Ultimate, needless to say, is the best you could ......

Posted On Friday, August 1, 2008 7:05 AM | Comments (8)