March 2006 - Posts

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Using the VWDE Editor in VS 2003 by Ken Cox [MVP]

Here's a tip if you're still using VS 2003 and fighting with the HTML editor's code reformatting quirks. As you know, you can edit your code in most any text editor. That includes Visual Web Developer Express. VWDE not only leaves your formatting intact...
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Another 'For Dummies' Book, Another Thanks by Ken Cox [MVP]

I just got my copy of ASP.NET 2.0 Everyday Apps For Dummies by Doug Lowe. In the author's acknowledgments I find, "Thanks also to Ken Cox, who gave the manuscript a thorough review and offered many excellent suggestions for improvements." I was the technical...
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Getting the .NET Framework Path and Version by Ken Cox [MVP]

I came across a handy tip for getting the path to the current .NET Framework version and the version number. I had been using Reflection but this wasn't very satisfactory: System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly.Location Here's a better way, as...
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Encrypting Connection Strings in the web.config by Ken Cox [MVP]

There's a nice tip in this video on encrypting connection strings in the web.config. I couldn't find the source code, so I typed it in myself. If you need it, here it is. BTW, who's the presenter on these? He has a pleasant, relaxed, and fluid style....
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