Tag | IE8 Posts

I am tasked with dynamically injecting jQuery into each page if it is not already loaded from an Unobtrusive JavaScript Library. The normal way of injecting a script tag would be: Code Snippet var jq = document.createElement('scr... jq.src = 'https://ajax.googleapis.co... jq.onload = function () { initJQuery(); }; var h = document.getElementsByTagNa... h.appendChild(jq); However, this will never work on IE8 or IE7, because the .onload callback is never ...
Semantic elements and the Shiv! This is the second entry in the series of demos from the “Using HTML5 Today” talk. For the definitive discussion on unknown elements and the HTML5 Shiv check out Mark Pilgrim’s Dive Into HTML5 online book at http://diveintohtml5.info/s... Semantic tags increase the meaning and maintainability of your markup, help make your page more computer-readable, and can even provide opportunities for libraries that are written to automagically enhance ...
The roll-out of the latest IE (either IE8 or IE9 depending on the operating system) as an important security patch started this month for users in Australia and Brazil according to the Windows blog at http://windowsteamblog.com/... ...
What a week it has been! The BUILD Conference just concluded http://www.buildwindows.com... and there were tons of announcements. This is one of the reasons I am passionate about this company. Even when I was outside Microsoft, the momentum and the focus they have on Developer audience simply amazes me and they continue to do it, years later. Windows Developer Preview BUILD is a developer conference which premiered the first Windows Developer Preview bits. Clearly, the developers ...
I recently delivered a Zeollar session on Using HTML5 Local Storage in ASP.NET Applications Following it up with a blog post on the contents, since a few mentioned that the code was not better aligned/readable. Local Storage and Offline Web Applications are 2 promising features of HTML5 going around the web apart from the (already tired of?) Videos. Local Storage (persistent storage) is not entirely new since we had cookies ever since sliced bread (or seems to be so). But, the limitation of 4KB on ...
Occasionally I write a rant or two and this one has been boiling for ages. First off you need to read Mike Watson’s Blog Post on Silverlight Ambiguity in Office 365: http://jmikewatson.wordpres... So now let’s get started. First off this post has been boiling since I have heard the question in one of my sessions last year “What do you think will happen to Silverlight now that HTML 5 exists?”. I brushed it aside. I ignored it when ...
IE9 Toolbar’s Browser Mode allows us to test for different versions of IE. This feature has been there right from IE8 Developer Toolbar. But, I always thought that the testing was just limited to the different versions of IE i.e. IE7, IE8 and IE9. One of the advantages of having a technical boss is that, he points to the right set of information when needed. @harishV pointed out that you can test even for other browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari from within the IE9 Developer Toolbar. For the ...
The much anticipated RTM release of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) happened today. IE9 preview release was first showcased at MIX 2010 and post that there were 7-8 Platform Preview releases. Also, IE9 Beta came out in September 2010 with close to 10 million downloads within a month. More recently, the RC version was out with much improved performance. Today, marks the launch of IE9 RTM. What this means is that, within an year, the IE Team has shipped the stable product, much faster than the earlier cycles ...
Introduction Now that the dust has settled and everyone has downloaded and installed Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1, its time to talk about a new feature included that will help Silverlight Developers profile their applications. Let’s take a look at what the official documentation says about it: Performance Wizard for Silverlight – taken from VS2010 SP1 KB. Visual Studio 2010 SP1 enables you to tune the Silverlight application performance by profiling the code. A traditional code profiler cannot ...
One of the popular HTML5 tags is the video tag. The ability to play videos without depending on a plugin is something that excites web developers to a great extent and no wonder you end up seeing video demos in all HTML5 conferences. Now, coming to HTML5 Video, the tag itself is simply <video id=”ID” src=”FILENAME.mp4/ogv/webm” > in the simplest form. This also means that the video needs to be H.256 encoded MP4 format or some of the other formats as mentioned above. For a detailed specification ...
When we were working with ASP.NET MVC 2, we needed to write our own JavaScript to get Client-Side Validation Summary with jQuery Validation plugin. I am one of those unfortunate people still stuck with .NET Framework Runtime 2.0 and .NET Framework 3.5; meaning I am still on ASP.NET MVC 2. So I will still keep on supporting by answering any question you may have with my original code. Long awaited ASP.NET MVC 3 has been released, and it supports Client Side Validation Summary with jQuery out-of-the-box ...
First of all, I haven’t been updating this blog as regularly as it used to be. Primarily, due to the fact that, I was visiting a lot of cities talking about SharePoint, Web Matrix, IE9 and few other stuff. IE9 is my new found love and I simply think we have done great work in improving the browser and browsing experiences for our users. This post would talk about IE, general things happening around the web and few misconceptions around IE (I had earlier written about IE8 and common myths ) When you ...
For Web Designers and Developers writing CSS code for elements is so time consuming. That too make changes in SharePoint Stylesheets(CSS) needs more patience. First have to make change in CSS, reset IIS(or Application Pool Recycle), clear browser cache/temp files and check. Even for one small change or entire CSS change the mentioned steps has to be done. Sometimes the changes won't reflect and makes little irritating. Many of us faced and facing this issue. Alternatively you can make changes with ...
There are times that we need to set the border color of the GridView just like in my case, I was told to set the border color of GridView to a particular color instead of the default black. What I did is simply use the BorderColor property of the GridView and set it declaratively like below: <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" GridLines="Both" BorderColor="Red"><as... Here's how it looks when we run that one in the browser. Firefox 3.5 Safari 5 IE 8 Noticed that in IE8 ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Paul Patterson, Gergely Orosz, Dimitris - Ilias Gkanatsios, Kirupa Chinnathambi, SilverLaw(-2-), Sergey Barskiy, Jeremy Likness, and Sigurd Snørteland. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "CodeBox - Syntax Highlighting In Silverlight For Any Programming Language " SilverLaw WP7: "Back to Windows Phone 7 Database " Sergey Barskiy Lightswitch: "LightSwitch Student Information System (Part 2): Business Rules and Screen Permissions " Michael Washington Shoutouts: Karl Shifflett ...
IE9 Beta 1 arrived today, and it looks great. The browser wars are back on and getting heated. The IE guys have been getting very bullish about performance on their blog site. See their post from a few days ago at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/... Mozilla got beta 5 of Firefox 4 out of the door a couple of days ago and have hit back hard with various counterclaims see http://www.theregister.co.u... ...
We have come a long way since IE 1… image property of wikipedia …to IE9 In case you are living under a rock, IE9 Beta was released today. This browser is a major update to the previous version IE8. It is also supposed to give Firefox/Chrome a run for its money. How did it turn out? Read below to find out. So what are the best features of IE9? Lets give it a quick run-through then we are going to look at a few key features and a benchmark (note the benchmark is against a beta – so things may change). ...
IE9 Beta is out and available for download from http://www.beautyoftheweb.com The sheer beauty of the above site is felt only after you download IE9 Beta and check it on the same. IE9 has been available as platform preview 1-4 over the last 6 months with a set of packaged demos. But with this release, there is a public installable Beta that works very similar to your IE8. In fact, it replaces the default IE8 browser shipped with Windows 7. For now, all I would like to say is that the experience has ...

We recently had to open a ticket with MS regarding the creation of workflows when using Infopath.  Basically what would happen is that the connection to the SQL box was so slow that the XML was not getting created on the workflow.  We're running IE8 with Win 7, X64. 

THE SOLUTION: Go into IE -> choose tools -> connections -> LAN settings and uncheck the auto detect option. 

Hope that helps someone.

First of all, sorry for not posting for a quite long time. I have started working on designing and developing a charity website for blood donation. So all my leisure time was diverted into that. I will ensure that going forward, I post at least one post every week. Lets get into the topic of this week, without delaying any more time. I have always been using asp:Menu and asp:Treeview for transforming the sitemaps to super cool menu which are auto generated by ASP.NET for us. But I wanted more and ...
(Brian Reiter from thoughtful computing has described this setup in this StackOverflow thread. The credit for the idea is entirely his, I have just extended it with some step by step descriptions and added some links and screenhots.) If you are forced to still support Internet Explorer 6, you can setup following combination on your machine to make the development for it less painful. A common problem when developing on Windows 7 is that you can’t install IE6 on your machine. (Not that you want that ...

Yep Internet Explorer 9 is in the works even though IE8 is still relatively new. IE8 totally failed the infamous Acid3 Test, things have improved even with the early preview version of IE9, here's a link to test drive Internet Explorer 9 http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/

Browser compatibility can create plenty of headaches. IE Tester DebugBar free web browser that allows you to have the rendering and JavaScript engines of IE8 beta 2, IE7 IE 6 and IE5.5 on Vista and XP, as well as the installed IE in the same process. URL: http://www.my-debugbar.com/... ...
In my project, there is a WebBrowser Control in a form. It opens a webpage dynamically which in-turn opens an IE popup using Window.Open() during OnLoad and this window closes after opening the popup. This is the functionality and it worked fine since last 8 months with IE6 and and IE7. But, now when I am doing the same with IE8 on Windows XP, I got a JS Error and that MessageBox showed me the error as: Line: 1 Char: 1 Error: Could not complete the operation due to error 800704a6. As usual, started ...
I have been running Windows 7 64 business / IE 8 for about 2 months now, and it's interesting to say that this version of Windows is the most stable that I have ever worked with. That is, if you exclude IE8. I am at my pc for 10-14 hours a day, and I will honestly say that its a GOOD day when IE crashes less than 6 times. It seems to happen most often when I try to multitask within IE. (Navigate to a site that has multiple links that I want to read and start rt-click--open in new tabbing.) When I ...
Friday (1/22/2010) night, Win 7 had an update to install. I looked at it, as I always do, to see what the update was about. It was a cumulative security patch for IE8 (KB978207); details below. After the system rebooted, I saw a message to not shut down because updates were being applied; a common occurrence and no big deal. What caught me off guard was the subsequent reboot. The system normally starts after the initial reboot and applying the patch. When the system came back up, I received the same ...
I’ve been building my own machines for a while now and I’ve gotten into a routine of installing certain apps when I do I rebuild. I’ll not only grab the latest Microsoft updates, plus Office, but I’ll also install a whole list of utilities. This list keeps growing and was often something like the following: PDF reader (I go back and forth between FoxIt Reader and Adobe) FireFox and Chrome Instant messengers (MSN, GoogleTalk, Skype) Tweetdeck Live Mesh Some kind of free antivirus (Microsoft’s Security ...
I have always been a fan of Dolly Parton. I love it when pop culture and technology come together. If you love Dolly Parton and IE8, here’s some great things to check out. Check out how Dolly Parton promotes Microsoft, IE8 and Web slices!!! The Story One of the most-honored female country performers of all time, the ageless Dolly Parton is an international music icon. In conjunction with today’s international release of Dolly’s new CD/DVD set, Live From London, Dolly has added a Silverlight-based ...

There have been many occasion when I try to kill iexplorer.exe process and the browser came back.  Now I have to remember this when I use a new computer, which is to go to IE8 and turn that settings off.

If anything, I think this setting should be turned off by default and the user can adjust it on a site by site basis.

Internet Explorer 8 exposes new ways for deliver features from our sites directly to our users. In this session we learn to use the new features of IE8 such as accelerators, web slices and search providers and how to integrate it with our sites Internet Explorer 8 expone nuevas formas de entregar la funcionalidad que su sitio ofrece directamente a sus usuarios. Venga a esta sesión para aprender cómo usar nuestras nuevas actividades, Web slices y mucho más e integrarlas con nuestros sitios Webcast ...
IE is by far the largest used browser. However, one of the common myths around IE is the security, performance and that it doesn't support latest web standards. Many of the other browsers have openly mentioned in the past that using IE6 is so 2006 days, download blah blah etc., advertising for their browser and thereby conveniently hiding the subsequent IE releases. It strange how people still compare IE6 after which there are 2 releases with all the modern browsers of today. The reality of the fact ...
After doing a clean install on my laptop using Windows 7 RTM, I found that IE8 was constantly showing me the following error message: “Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?” I remembered this from the first time I installed IE8 and I had forgotten how to get rid of it. (Trivia note: with IE8 Beta, clicking “Yes” would allow you to see the content, with IE8 RC and RTM, clicking “No” does….) Well, after a quick search, I found this post that fully explains what’s ...
Hooray…Labor Day weekend….free-time…..yea me! Yeah right! Stealing time is not an easy task, trust me. After I posted my article on “ClickOnce Hosting with Amazon S3”, Andy over at cloudberrylab asked me to give their app “CloudBerry Explorer for Amazon S3” a test drive. After moving to AWS S3, I haven’t had much time to track down many S3 apps for my tool box, so I decided to give this a shot. I pointed my browser to cloudberrylab.com and off I went. After checking out their blog section and watch ...
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.000... mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} ...
For those of you who missed the chat today, here is the raw transcript. By raw, I mean that I copied and pasted the discussion without any edits. This is divided into two parts, the top part is the answers from the Microsoft Experts and the bottom part is the discuss (questions) from the audience. Answers from Microsoft: RajeevDu[MS] (Expert): Hi, This is Rajeev Dubey, Bluetooth Program Manager. Sue Loh [MS] (Moderator)[12:02]: Hi, I’m Sue Loh, a developer in the Windows Devices Core team at Microsoft. ...
Hey All, I know of the conditional CSS code you are supposed to use when modifying css on a per-browser basis. Recently I ran into an Issue with IE8 only, a search box was not aligning vertically with the search button next to it. This was working in FF2, FF3, IE6, and IE7. IE8 was the odd man out. In this case, conditional css was out of context. Then I found this article: http://www.ironpaper.com/cu... AMAZING Works ...
One thing for sure there hasn’t been a dull moment in technology for a while. The ever increasing pace of change can make it almost as challenging as picking stocks to know which technology to choose. HTML is one of the interesting technologies because it has been the foundation of the web evolution. Without going back on a history trip, lets just agree its been around for a while. Last updated with the HTML 4.01 specification back in 1999, and with a new HTML 5 specification in the works. Recently, ...
Ever since installing Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 I have been having problems with setting my desktop wallpaper / background image. I like to hide the desktop icons as I never use them. While the icons are hidden I can make all of the necessary updates to change the wallpaper but the image will not change. However, if I go through a full reboot of the PC, the image will change. While the icons are showing I can make all of the necessary updates to change the wallpaper and the image will change ...
Our Firefox who art my browser, hallowed by they name; they Firebug please come; they will be done, in IE as in Firefox . Give us this day our daily browser traffic. And forgive IE (especially 6 and 7) its trespasses , as we have forgiven IE8 for theirs. And lead us not into IE9; but deliver us from IE 5, 6 and 7. For thine, oh mighty Firefox is the future, the market and the surfer's playground; for ever and never. Ahem! God is good ...
I was caught off-gaurd today when a user of one my applications reported that the asp:Menu was not rendering properly in her IE browser. I checked the version and it was IE8. I changed the application to compatibility view and the menu rendered just fine. Since I cannot tell each and every user to view the app in compatibility view when in IE8, i started digging for solutions. It looked like a z-index problem to start with. The problem was that since the new IE8 is moving closer to standards, the ...
This podcast accompanies the July 1st, 2009 edition of the MSDN Flash newsletter. It includes an interview with Gary Short discussing technical debt and the roll refactoring can play in repaying that debt, plus a discussion of my teams new YouTube channel. Show Notes: Three Men and a Whiteboard discuss ASP.NET MVC Fun look at IE8 web accelerators with Tesco Anti-Patterns to Avoid in Entity Framework N-Tier Applications Web Site Improvements Using jQuery and jQuery UI Great screencasts on WCF, Silverlight ...
Microsoft Community in Bangladesh proudly presents Microsoft Day @ Dhaka. This is a special day dedicated to all Microsoft technology professionals and students in Bangladesh. We will be having the best Microsoft community technologists from Bangladesh - Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) delivering sessions at the event. This technology marathon is a great opportunity to learn from the best and network with each other. Both Microsoft developers and networking professionals would find the ...
While building a new website I stumbled upon a problem with the ASP.NET Menu Control. In all browsers, except IE8 the control works just fine. But in IE8 the dynamic parts of the menu are generated as blanks. Some investigation on the net learned me that this in normal behaviour build into IE8 by Microsoft. (????) There seems to be a problem with compatibility. luckily the solution is fairly simple. just make sure that your page(s) get rendered in IE7 compatibility mode. To do this add the following ...
My previous post summarised the experience I took away from Remix 09, but that was just me. Microsoft are soon to be releasing the presentation videos, and here is what I believe to be the best of what Remix 09 has to offer: Keynote – Peter Williams and his brain-wave Wii-style remote. This is certainly the future of computing, but the biggest question will it hit the Wii or X-box 360? IE8 for devs – Michael Kordahi; One of Microsoft's best web evangelists presented an excellent and swear free session ...
Last night, I got around to investigating the new Web Slice functionality in IE8. I browsed to http://uk.msn.com/ and found various slices in the home page. I installed the 'News' slice and then clicked on the button in my Favourites Bar...to be greeted by a rude message saying that "Internet Explorer cannot display the web page". Bemused, I went binging and soon discovered that Google Gears and Web Slices don't play nicely together. Unfortunately, this wasn't the answer. I don't have Google Gears ...
As promised, what is my verdict after using BingUK for a week? To be perfectly honest it’s been distinctly unremarkable … and this is a good thing for Microsoft! BingUK is lacking the killer features that the US version has, the ‘get out’ for the UK version is that it’s still in Beta and will be for sometime. So perhaps BingUK is still more of a search engine than a decision engine at the moment. So how does it compare with Google? Well to be honest, it didn’t use Google much in the first place only ...
Gizmox released today a new version of the Visual WebGui Platform for Rich .NET AJAX applications. Visual WebGui 6.3.7 is a further stabilization to the 6.3 pre-release version which adds support for wrapping of AJAX based controls into the Visual WebGui framework as well as support for additional languages. The platform is available in free open source and free trial (commercial Professional Studio) versions. All downloads are available for free here! This is the Change log for 6.3.7: Breaking Changes ...
We continue to study possibilities of the task panel in Windows 7. For certain all of you have paid attention that if the same application to start some times, Windows 7 will automatically group them in one button on the task panel. Besides at hover on a icon of this application the task panel will show a set preview for these windows. However, we see, that the same behaviour is realised for opened tabs in Internet Explorer 8. In this case one copy IE8 (we will lower technical details) and many tabs ...
Over the past several months, I frequently found myself cursing the Internet slowness of my fully loaded multi-core computer. I cleaned, optimized, defragmented, flushed and did everything customary to resuscitate a lethargic machine. A blog entry described the woes of someone in a similar position. He speculated that the cause was Abobe's Flash plug-in for IE. A Google search showed people with a similar problem and similar thoughts. I figured it would not hurt to just kill Flash ... kill it as ...
This is the second pilot podcast to accompany the fortnightly MSDN Flash newsletter (Check out Pilot Show 1) I am working through issues around getting the best quality for recording (both of myself and folks I interview), deciding which tools to use to process the raw audio, what show structure to use etc. Once I have it completely pinned down I will go live with the “real” podcast which you will be able to subscribe to using ITunes and similar and will be published every two weeks. In the meantime, ...