February 2008 - Posts

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Fixed! Oracle 11G and SqlDataSource: The ugly 'ORA-01036: illegal variable name/number' Issue by Ken Cox [MVP]

I posted my problem on Oracle's OTN Discussion Forum ( http://forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=2366331&#2366331 ) and got two great answers. It turns out that I was using Microsoft's Oracle provider, not Oracle's. Make sure you install...
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Oracle 11G and SqlDataSource: The ugly 'ORA-01036: illegal variable name/number' Issue by Ken Cox [MVP]

Update: Fixed as described here : http://weblogs.asp.net/kencox/archive/2008/02/25/fixed-oracle-11g-and-sqldatasource-the-ugly-ora-01036-illegal-variable-name-number-issue.aspx ---- I've created a short video to explain my problem with Oracle and SqlDataSource...
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What's In a Name? A Lot in the Aspose Suite! by Ken Cox [MVP]

Aspose is one of the major component vendors, and famous for creating controls that read and write files in the formats of the Microsoft Office suite. I downloaded the Aspose.Total bundle today and noticed something odd. I didn't recognize the names of...
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Review: ASP.NET 3.5 Unleashed by Ken Cox [MVP]

At first blush, it may seem strange for me to review a "competing"  ASP.NET 3.5 book. However, Stephen Walther's ASP.NET 3.5 Unleashed doesn't target the same audience as ASP.NET 3.5 For Dummies . Mine is unabashedly a beginner's book....
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Horizontal Menu Disappears with securityTrimmingEnabled="true" by Ken Cox [MVP]

I'm implementing ASP.NET roles in a site and using the securityTrimmingEnabled feature so people don't see menu items for pages they're not authorized to visit. Once I got the roles and restrictions enabled, the entire menu disappeared as if the role...
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ASP.NET 3.5 For Dummies Published by Ken Cox [MVP]

I hope you'll forgive a bit of self-promotion. I haven't blogged much about my book ASP.NET 3.5 For Dummies because it's a beginner's book. Most readers here are ASP.NET experts who could (and do) write advanced books and articles on ASP.NET. That said...
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Scott Guthrie Interview in Japan by Ken Cox [MVP]

Interesting interview with Scott during his recent trip. He discusses MVC around minute 14:30. http://www.microsoft.com/japan/msdn/events/vs2008/scott/interview.html
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