January 2008 - Posts

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Code Snippets Manager in VWD 2008 by Ken Cox [MVP]

I want to use snippets rather than clumsy typing during my talk at the Victoria .NET code camp on Saturday. New to snippets, I read the online documentation about accessing the Code Snippets Manager . Go to Tools --> Code Snippets Manager they say...
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IE6 Hanging after Clearing the Cache: Remove AJAX Script Compression Too by Ken Cox [MVP]

One of my client's customers was really upset because Internet Explorer 6 would often hang on opening the client's ASP.NET Web application. Naturally it struck during an important "show and tell" session. We were able to reproduce the problem...
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Failing AJAX Update? Check the Viewstate by Ken Cox [MVP]

I went around and around for several days on the case of the disappearing treeview. My client is using the excellent ComponentArt TreeView control wrapped inside an ASP.NET AJAX UpdatePanel with a Timer control to update the treeview contents every minute...
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Canadians: Register Now for the VS 2008 Launch Events! by Ken Cox [MVP]

Sheesh! I had a nasty shock yesterday when I went to register for the Vancouver Launch & Technical Readiness event on March 4th - it said the event was full ! What?!?! Already?!?! It turns out it was a glitch at the Web site and the "full" message...
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Review: Silverlight 1.0 Unleashed by Ken Cox [MVP]

I suspect that most ASP.NET developers would like to get started with Silverlight development. For most of us, it's a question of finding the time, overcoming some inertia, and getting over a touch of anxiety about the learning curve. Adam Nathan 's Silverlight...
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Free Professional Diff Tool from SourceGear by Ken Cox [MVP]

I needed to compare the web.config files generated by Visual Studio for ASP.NET 2.0 and ASP.NET 3.5 projects. (In my opinion, web.config files are totally out of hand in ASP.NET 3.5, but that's another blog post.) My search for a free Diff tool turned...
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A System.Net.Mail.MailMessage Mystery Solved by Ken Cox [MVP]

If you get an error such as "The specified string is not in the form required for an e-mail address." when trying to initialize a System.Net.Mail.MailMessage object, look in the web.config file for errors in the mailSettings and smtp sections...
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LINQing Up at the Victoria Code Camp by Ken Cox [MVP]

I'll be speaking on the topic "LINQ: Simplifying Data Handling in ASP.NET" at the Victoria .NET CodeCamp on January 26th. It's going to be a great (free!) day with expert presenters that include Beth Massi and Richard Campbell . Here's the abstract...
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The FTP In Copy Web Site is Slow! by Ken Cox [MVP]

Although Visual Web Developer 2008 makes it convenient to connect to a remote site, doing so with the built-in FTP client is a pain in the butt. There's something wrong with the VS-embedded module that handles FTP transfers. Am I the only one seeing slow...
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