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Automated Web Testing by Ken Cox [MVP]

A quick note of interest to ASP.NET developers and testers: Visual Studio Magazine has posted my review of Automation Design Canvas , a fine Web testing product from ArtOfTest . I see that Telerik is also selling this as Telerik WebUI Test Studio . Visual...

Windows Server 2008 R2 For Developers, Please by Ken Cox [MVP]

I notice Microsoft is releasing Windows Server 2008 Foundation for small businesses which doesn't include Hyper-V. How about a workstation version * with * Hyper-V? There's a lot of interest among developers in using Windows Server 2008 (and of course...

Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Released by Ken Cox [MVP]

Important: Run the Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack Preparation Tool at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=121685&clcid=0x409 . Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (exe)

IntelliSense Fosters Inattention by Ken Cox [MVP]

I count on IntelliSense a lot when programming - especially in C# which (arrggh!) is case-sensitive. However, I just had a case where IntelliSense led me to make a mistake that cost me half an hour. I was happily working in LINQ and had the following...

Visual Studio 2008 Command Window and 'The first 100' Items by Ken Cox [MVP]

Here I am debugging JavaScript in an ASP.NET 3.5 site using Visual Studio 2008. In the Command Window, I type: ? grid to see the properties of a JavaScript object. So far so good until the Command window reports: < More... (The first 100 of 429 items...

Found! ASP.NET Dynamic Data Documentation by Ken Cox [MVP]

Just to save others from having to drill down a million levels to locate the Dynamic Data online documentation, here's a convenient starting point, Using ASP.NET Dynamic Data . ( http://vs2008sp1docs.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ms336422.aspx ) I'm digging...

Come Say 'Hello' at Energize IT 2008 in Toronto! by Ken Cox [MVP]

Hey folks, Along with a number of other MVPs, regional directors, and community leaders, I've signed up to help out in the Ask the Experts area of Energize IT 2008 in Toronto on Saturday, May 24, 2008. It's a free event (including lunch) sponsored by...

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...

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...

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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