July 2007 - Posts

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Freeze ASP.NET GridView Headers by Creating Client-Side Extenders by dwahlin

Lately I've been working on a pet project where I needed to freeze a GridView header so that it didn't move while the grid records were scrolled by an end user. After searching the Web I came across a lot of "pure" CSS ways to freeze a header. After researching...
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Video: First Look at Visual Studio .NET 2008 and the LinqDataSource by dwahlin

Visual Studio .NET 2008 provides many new features that will definitely enhance developer productivity. In this video tutorial I provide an introductory look at VS.NET 2008 and show a few features such as multi-targeting, split view, and the LinqDataSource...
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VS.NET 2008 Beta 2 Now Available to Download by dwahlin

If you haven't heard already, VS.NET 2008 beta 2 is now available for downloading. I'm installing it right now. :-) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/results.aspx?DisplayLang=en&nr=20&freetext=visual+studio+2008&sortCriteria=date Make you...
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Using the ASP.NET AJAX ScriptMethodAttribute to Return XML Data by dwahlin

Web Services provide a convenient way to pass data between AJAX applications and a server. ASP.NET AJAX provides an excellent infrastructure for Web Service integration into AJAX applications and makes it all cross-browser through incorporating JSON into...
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Aborting AJAX Requests by dwahlin

The ASP.NET AJAX script library provides a simple way to abort asynchronous postback requests in cases where users decide they don't need data they originally requested. This can be done without tying into different PageRequestManager events. Instead...
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Updated: List of AJAX Automated Testing and Debugging Tools by dwahlin

While there are a lot of testing tools out there to look for bugs, test a Website's scalability and perform unit tests, precious few seem to handle automating the testing of AJAX applications. As a result, I wanted to start a list of tools that support...
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ASP.NET AJAX Health Care Toolkit Controls by dwahlin

Patrick Long recently blogged about some new ASP.NET (and WinForms) controls released on CodePlex that are specific to the health care industry. Several of the controls are AJAX-enabled (based upon the ASP.NET AJAX Extensions and the Toolkit) and as I...
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Windows Live Mobile Search V2 Released! by dwahlin

The coolest program I have for my Windows Mobile phone (by far) is Windows Live Mobile Search V1. I use it daily to check how traffic looks as I'm driving to downtown Phoenix. V2 of the program has been released that adds the following new features (and...
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Book: Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Released by dwahlin

Wally McClure , Steve Smith and several others recently had their Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX book released. I hear that lines at book stores around the world were huge and people have been camping out for days to be the first ones to get it. :-) Congrats...
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Exchanging Binary Data with MTOM and Web Services by dwahlin

In the distributed computing class I'm teaching this week we're covering a few topics related to the Web Service Enhancements V3 (WSE3). One of the nice features of WSE3 (and WCF for that matter) is that it can be used to exchange binary data quite easily...
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