October 2008 Entries

ASP.NET @ PDC
Here at PDC, Los Angeles, there is one thing for sure. ASP.NET Sessions are overflowing invariably across all days. Yes! There are way too many exciting things that I can cover over a single post and in this short duration that I wanted to keep them off until I am back. Quick announcements. ASP.NET Builds on various features such as Dynamic Data, MVC, Astora, AJAX & Futures are available at CodePlex http://codeplex.com/aspnet ASP.NET 4.0 Roadmap provided insight into the features considered for ......

Posted On Thursday, October 30, 2008 5:53 AM | Comments (1)

Windows Azure
Here I am at PDC, Los Angeles Convention Centre and Ray Ozzie, Chief Software Architect, Microsoft, just announced that the new Windows on the Cloud named as Windows Azure. Windows Azure is the windows on cloud which offers additional services such as Live Services, SharePoint Services, SQL Services (Formerly SSDS) and a few other services offering a complete cloud platform. Windows Azure is a services platform for development, application hosting & service management on the cloud that businesses ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2008 9:34 PM | Comments (2)

ASP.NET Webform’s DefaultButton to handle enter key
This is a video version of an article I had written earlier around handling enter key with the ASP.NET Webform’s DefaultButton property. So its quite old and a feature of ASP.NET 2.0 but works fine with 3.5 version as well. Note: In the master page scenario at the end of the video, the code this.form1.DefaultButton = Button1.UniqueID needs to come in the Page_Load event and not inside the button click event. I just typed the syntax there. Click here for a text version of this article Cheers ......

Posted On Friday, October 17, 2008 9:10 PM | Comments (9)

Silverlight 2, Visual Studio 2008 - "Object reference not set an instance of an object error"
After installing the latest SL 2 bits as well as the SL 2 Templates for Visual Studio 2008, when you create a new Silverlight Application, you might receive the error "object reference not set an instance of an object". You might also receive the error "This type of project is not supported in this installtion" error. This can happen basically if you have the SL 2 Beta 2 templates for VS 2008 or the Beta 1 templates. In my case I removed the Beta 2 bits but I still received the error while trying ......

Posted On Thursday, October 16, 2008 2:20 PM | Comments (19)

Silverlight 2, Expression Blend 2 SP1 & Expression Blend 2.5 June 2008 Preview
While the news that we released Silverlight 2 today, is kind of generating the energy and almost all top blogs talk about it, I wanted to share a few things that might be useful for you as a designer / developer in getting started with the bits. First off, let me share installation tips. Remove the SL 2 Beta 2 Version (not mandatory but nice to do) Remove Expression Blend 2.5 June 2008 Preview. (This is Required ! The Blend 2.5 June 2008 Preview stops you from installing the updated bits for working ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 14, 2008 8:17 PM | Comments (8)

Setting ASP.NET Webform Tag’s Action Attribute
Click here for a text version of this article If you are facing issues with viewing the video from this blog, you can view the video, directly from http://silverlight.services... Cheers ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 8, 2008 10:15 PM | Comments (6)

Loading Iframe Dynamically in ASP.NET
Click here for a Text Version of this Article In case you have issues in viewing this video within the blog, you can directly view it from http://silverlight.services... Cheers ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 8, 2008 6:25 PM | Comments (14)

PDC 2008 The most exciting Professional Developers Conference
Well, you heard it right. PDC 2008 scheduled for Oct 27 - 30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center is one of the most exciting Microsoft technical event delivered right by the product teams who are just waiting to show to the world, what they have been working on over the last 2 years. One of the important announcements at PDC would be Windows 7, the next version of Windows Client Operating System and the Cloud platform that we have been working on. Not to mention, some of the cool stuff around the ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 8, 2008 4:46 PM | Comments (2)

Outlook - Disable Desktop Mail Alert Notification
UPDATE: October 8, 2008 If you are using Outlook 2003, 2007 you would have experienced the Desktop Mail Alert that comes up when a new email is received. It typically shows up in the right bottom above the system tray. While it is very useful to get a glimpse of the content as well as decide on whether to read the email or not, it can take up memory resources and occasionally make Outlook hang, particularly if you are parallelly running memory intesive applications such as Visual Studio, a few Excel ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 7, 2008 5:07 PM | Comments (18)