April 2010 - Posts

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EF 4 Pluralization Update by Ken Cox [MVP]

I previously wrote about playing with EF 4’s PluralizationService class . Now that OrcsWeb is running ASP.NET 4, you can play with my little pluralization page and its WCF service online. The source code (such as it is!) can be downloaded from the MSDN...
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Windows Cloud Services Aren’t Exclusive to Microsoft by Ken Cox [MVP]

The Windows Azure brand has captured mindshare for the buzzword-du-jour, ‘cloud computing’. However, Microsoft certainly isn’t the only option for cranking up virtual machines to meet unexpected or peak demands. For example, I see that OrcsWeb has released...
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EF 4’s PluralizationService Class: A Singularly Impossible Plurality by Ken Cox [MVP]

Entity Framework’s new 4.0 designer does its best to generate correct plural and singular forms of object names. This magic is done through the PluralizationService Class found in the System.Data.Entity.Design.PluralizationServices namespace and in the...
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Display ‘–Select–’ in an ASP.NET DropDownList by Ken Cox [MVP]

A purchaser of my book writes: “I would like a drop down list to display the text: "-Select-" initially instead of the first value of the data it is bound to.” Here you go…   <%@ Page Language="VB" %> <script runat="server">...
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