Archives / 2003 / June
  • Harddrive crashes....

    Well, it is gonna be a long day for me.  Came in this morning to a dead machine.  Good think I have nothing backed up...... :-(

  • Good VB.NET book

    I am just about finished reading 'The Book of VB.NET' by Matthew MacDonald.  I also have his Windows Forms book. 

  • Long time, no Blogs

    So, I have been quite the quiet Blogger.  Been on vacation and we are also cranking away trying to get our first release out.  We have been living in  ADO.NET, BindingContext, Threading, Stored proc and User|Custom Control world.  One thing for sure, MS got it right with DataBinding and BindingContext.  Wow, how sweet this is and how much time and effort it has saved us.  We are using Janus's GridEX for our Grids.  All I can say is buy it now.  Do not waste your time with the .NET DataGrid (WinForms).

  • ADO.NET and Access

    I see a lot of questions on ADO.NET and MS Access.  This white paper may help some folks:

  • Yet more VS 2003 Woes

    OK, so I am really disliking VS 2003.  I plan to purchase a stop watch just to see how much down time I have with stupid IDE hang ups!  My favorites this week:

  • File Ref vs. Project Ref

    So, in follow up to my previous post, it seems there is a documented bug with Project References.  This is caused by a bug in the compiler.  In our case, it related to Forms inheritance.  Our workaround thus far is to use File References, and, so far so good. Good news is MS will not count this against our MSDN incidents when you decide to close the case.

  • VS .NET 2003

    So, am I the only one totally frustrated with this?  We are building a Windows Form application and  went from MS VS .NET to .NET 2003 last week.  The application loads and runs fine.  However, the IDE is crashing all over the place.

  • Moving to V1.1

    So, we finally moved to VS 1.1 Friday.  Initially, all tests were successful.  This week, MAJOR problems and headaches.  Windows Forms are dropping controls on Builds, we can 'Get Latest Version' from VSS and more problems I do not have time to document.  We have spent probably 5-10 hours of down down trying to work these out.  Problem is, this is V 1.0 code that has not been edited in months.  Now, Builds fail, VSS fails....GRRRRRR