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A slider client control for Atlas

Garbin has written a nice slider client control for Atlas and explains how he built it. Source code included.

http://aspadvice.com/blogs/garbin/archive/2006/06/30/18988.aspx

So who's volunteering to write the server control to render that?

Posted: Jun 30 2006, 12:19 PM by Bertrand Le Roy | with no comments
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The June CTP of Atlas is out

This new CTP is mainly bug fixes, but there are a few additions on UpdatePanel which should make your day if you've hit some of the caveats Matt and I talk about in our booklet on UpdatePanel.

In previous CTPs, UpdatePanels had to be created very early in the page lifecycle so that they could participate in this lifecycle efficiently. This made it almost impossible under reasonable circumstances to dynamically create UpdatePanels. For example, most scenarios where an UpdatePanel was inside another control's template were failing.

Well, now it works!

Nikhil has an interesting post where he explains this change in great details, how it happened and a couple of interesting scenarios it opens up:
http://www.nikhilk.net/Entry.aspx?id=134

We'll update the O'Reilly PDF document soon to reflect those changes... I'll keep you posted.

Download the new CTP from the Atlas web site:
http://atlas.asp.net/default.aspx?tabid=47&subtabid=471

Posted: Jun 30 2006, 11:31 AM by Bertrand Le Roy | with 5 comment(s)
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NaN is a number

JavaScript, like .NET, has a special thing called NaN, which stands for Not a Number. It is useful to determine if parsing a string successfully returned a number or for some operation results. Well, guess what this evaluates to:

typeof(Number.NaN)

Yes, you guessed it from the title, it evaluates to "number".

Just thought you might find this funny (as I did).

DotNetSlackers offers an MSDN Premium subscription for the best Atlas control or extender

The people over at DotNetSlackers are announcing a cool contest that can get you a free MSDN Premium subscription. Your control or extender has to be open-source and submitted before August 15. Good luck!

http://dotnetslackers.com/community/forums/thread/109.aspx

Posted: Jun 26 2006, 02:05 PM by Bertrand Le Roy | with no comments
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