Contents tagged with ASP.NET

  • 302: this blog will be closed

    After nearly 7 years I will discontinue blogging on this site. My resources are limited. You can reach my German blog which is used to support my customers. Looking back to a long an interesting journey

    ASP.NET by ScottGu

    That was the reason to attend this site and support Microsoft as much as I can. For that I was honored as ASP.NET MVP- thanks again. Meet Scoot several times. Great guy!


    I have left NNTP forums a few years ago and now Microsoft closed it- It was my idea ;-)


    Was the wrong way- JQuery won the game


    That is really a great plattform and the IIS team rules. I am sad that is so silent around that topic.

    ASP.NET after 2.0

    Is no longer my world. I love ASP.NET and ASP.NET Server controls. I hate the discussion about how to follow the holy rules of MVC. Microsoft have dropped the goal to bring ASP.NET to #1 and accepted PHP is it.

    Facebook & Twittering

    Microblogging takes over a part of the blogging business. Shorter faster cheaper- or as SteveB mentioned - do more with less.


    Google is taking over the web. I am using Bing every time as I can but Google have more options. Sorry Microsoft you will loose that game.


    That is not the biggest problem of Microsoft. the Ixxx takes over a small part but big money of the market, but the customers are not strongly linked. New wave new hype- Game over Apple.


    My new home. I can reuse a lot of my skills and love the possibilitys. Silverligth will passing WPF-and strike Flash

    Windows phone 7

    Also my skills fit. I just will use it for fun. I am not really satisfied about what I have heard from MIX. Guys from Redmond, I am sad to say you have been the best Smartphone OS and lost everything.

    The ADO vNext Story

    That will be the next mystic point. WCF, REST, JSON, ATOM and now OData. Nothing about SQL commands. LINQ, ORM is also not the final solution for multilayered disconnected async scenarios. Personally I prefere the OData idea and dislike the Swiss Army Knife (German Eierlegende Wollmilchsau) WCF.

    I am still in INETA Speakers board and I am glad to come to your user group. In all other cases you can hire me over ppedv AG.

    Good by and have good live.


  • ASP.NET have left the track?

    I am a fan of ASP.NET. I have teached hundreds of peoples, written some books, have been MVP for that topic. But now I have doubts. Today I try to build a special kind of user navigation experience. I learn ASP.NET have stopped to grow since version 2.0. ASP.NET 2.0 is the most productive web (even UI ) development technology in the market. But today's needs have changed. For my site I need a Menu control which popup horizontal. Menu control is the same since 2.0 and can only vertical. Some tricks based on ASP.NET CSS friendly control adapters does not work cause the development of CSS adapters was stopped in early 2007 (or truly give over to community which is the same). My need is a second static tabbed main menu without dynamic popup. This can be set by MaximumDynamicDisplayLevels to 0. CSS Adapters ignore this setting so I cant use it.


  • ADO.NET Dataservices: Fancy Error Part II

    Today my first Silverlight 2 application goes live. It is a customer feedback app for the ADC 08 conference. After successfully installed and tested a few hours everything went well. But then data was not show. on direct call of dataservice vcs in browser following error comes up


  • Silverlight 2.0 plugin ID or not ID

    My original problem was a call from HTMl via Jscript to the internals of a Silverlight plugin. My code fails I had huge problems to find the issue cause debugging doesn’t help and jScript doesnt support intellisense i a complete matter.


  • reverse engineering of Silverlight XAP files


    In my last post Michael Schwarz noticed  that search engine spiders can theoretically  index xap files.

    Silverlight 2.0 creates a xap file where dll’s, images, videos and xml are included.

    First step is to search in web for files with xap extension and download it. Then uncompress it with unzip algorithm ( eg rename to zip).

    You will find a dll with the logic inside and several dll’s with librarys and a manifest file.


    The you ca use (good old) reflector to disassemble the dll. The most interesting fact is that the original XAML file is included as resource.


    You can then export ( save) the silder.xaml and open it with eg Expression Blend. Logic can be also taken from reflector which have the option to show it in VB.NET or C#.

    Back to my beginning point. Till now I don’t know any search indexer which will do that.


  • what I miss in LINQdatasource

    ASP.NET SQLDatasource control was for me a super productive tool in the past. There are some small features missing like a more elegant data paging. ASP.NET 3.5 bring a new control LinqDatasource which have great support for data paging. So I tried  to create a rss feed with LINQtoSQL and LinqDatasource. Result is not as I expected.


  • the "it's free" problem: caching of images

    a long time ago journalists were paid for investigate in story's. Today content is almost free. Blogger's dominate the world. The problem is also if 99% of the information is true and useful, 1% is wrong and dangerous. I found the following free article in web which describes some issues with images and caching.