April 2007 Entries

how to connect to SQL Express User Instances
I have a couple of .NET 2.0 winfor applications that I use Click once to deploy them, these application use Sql Express to store data locally. I needed to import data using managment studio, but User Instance databases do not appear in Management Studio. After some research I was finally able to do this. Run your application that uses the SQL Express or use Server Explorer in Visual Studio to connect to it. this is imporatant because, A User Instances is spawned by the parent instance of SQL Express ......

Posted On Friday, April 27, 2007 5:26 AM | Comments (280)

Dynamically loading Web User controls
I have been loading controls dynamically for quite a while, in 1.1, in 2.0 dynamically loading webusercontrols has changed slightly, I remember doing it a while ago but I could not locate the code and could not remember how I did it. After searching the web I finally found it. So I decided to document it here, in case I need it again. in .NET1.x we used to load a control and call its method by: dim ctl as new MyControl ctl.PopulateFields(ID) PlaceHolder1.controls.add (ctl) in .NET2.0 Ctl = LoadControl( ......

Posted On Thursday, April 19, 2007 8:44 AM | Comments (267)