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Archives / 2004 / June
  • .Net 1.1 Service Pack 1

    Tags: .NET

    I just installed the Service Pack 1 for .Net 1.1 (Beta). Great but does somebody know where I can find what have been done and improved on this upgrade.Apparently the log I found in a temp folder … more

  • MSDN Product Feedback Center

    Tags: .NET, General

    Mark ask what do we think about the new MSDN Product Feedback Center.Well this is just my opinion, but I quite like the idea. For me the think to vote for a suggestion is a great way to organise the … more

  • .Net 1.2

    Tags: .NET

    Ok now that the Microsoft .Net team got a short break after some good job in the past few months, can they answer this question.When are we going to have a decent update for .Net 1.1, something … more

  • Betas are dangerous productivity animals

    Tags: .NET

    Well I don't want to be to tough there, but be careful with betas. History repeat itself, and I have this feeling that Beta 2 will add a lot of changes to Beta 1.I read in different blogs some … more

  • Dynamic Search Conditions with T-SQL

    Tags: .NET, General

    Long article but great one by Erland Sommarskog on searching data with many criterias.I prefer myself  stored procedure, but there you can find some good alternatives.    more

  • Don't do this with .Net 2.0 Beta 1 !

    Tags: .NET

    Well hopefully this will help somebody to avoid the same mistake.Like many others I rushed on the new VS 2005 Express Beta 1. I installed on a machine with a previous version of .Net 1.1.Thankfully … more

  • SQL Express admin

    Tags: .NET

    Thanks to Scott Guthrie to clarify this: "There will be a separate admin tool for SQL Express with the next beta. For Beta1 all admin can be done via VS 2005. Hope this helps, Scott "   more

  • SQL Express wish

    Tags: .NET

    OK so SQL Express is on my machine, with already a SQL 2000 already installed. Now comes the surprise: no more snap-in to manage my databases ?!?I tried to register SQL Express 2005 (which comes as … more

  • Reflector new version

    Tags: .NET

    I can't see the changes but anyway here we go with my favourite tool Reflector 4.0.9.0  more

  • Starck works with Microsoft

    Tags: Gizmos

    New optical mouse announced by Microsft and designed by Starck (exist in red or blue):You can preorder them on Amazon. Noiw if Microsoft start to works with guru designers like Philippe Starck, what … more

  • VS 2005 express and SQL 2005 Express

    Tags: .NET

    God, it's fever day :-) So many posts to announce the Messiah, no sorry Visual Studio Express 2005 !OK I admit I couldn't resist, I downloaded it and installed the package.First thoughts:- I know it' … more

  • Apple lost the plot

    Tags: General

    So the WWDC was full of promises (new Ipod, new Imac G5, etc...).Well all this is finally vaporware ! Welcome to the new ...30" screen !?!?What the hell is going on with Steve Jobs ? I used to … more

  • Visual Studio 2005 Beta will be there this week

    Tags: .NET

    Yes I can confirm it will be available for MSDN subscribers this week. This is extracted from an email sent today by Microsoft Ireland:"In addition, it has been confirmed that the Visual Studio 2005 … more

  • Apple eye of the Tiger

    Tags: General

    Some aggressive banners for the new MacOS X Tiger at Apple WWDC (click to enlarge)Via MacRumors more

  • Visual Studio 2005 Beta Ready to Roll

    Tags: .NET

    Microsoft is including Visual Studio Team System technology in the first beta of Visual Studio 2005, to be released at TechEd Europe. Read more here and here.   more

  • Web browser flaw prompts warning

    Tags: General

    Users are being told to avoid using Internet Explorer until Microsoft patches a serious security hole in it. The loophole is being exploited to open a backdoor on a PC that could let criminals take … more

  • Windows CE and Windows Embedded Lab Tour

    Tags: General

    Great ! Mike Hall give a tour of the Windows CE lab.At the end don't forget the guide :-)A real Geek treasure chest ! Amazing I want all of them !  more

  • Root and Virtual: path tip

    Tags: .NET

    Well I think I figured out a very simple way to make my paths working in my virtual directory and in the root of the live server.The problem as I mentioned this morning, was about URL rewriting.So if … more

  • Internet Explorer not so much good news ?

    Tags: General

    Apparently Dave Massy changed my mood about IE. Now after one step forward, ten other backward."...There are currently no plans to release a new version of Internet Explorer prior to … more

  • Resistance is futile....

    Tags: General

    I don't know if it's kind of a joke but the borg world is coming to usMicrosoft has been awarded a patent for using human skin as a power conduit and data bus. Hey first image of a  Microsoft … more

  • My world is virtual

    Tags: .NET

    OK I figured out yesterday how to make my URL rewriting working. Strangely, I just had to keep my original Form tag to have everything working properly.Now another puzzling question. As many … more

  • URL rewriting, help required

    Tags: .NET

    I need some help here. For a web application I needed to use URL rewriting to create some nice easy to remember addresses.Everything's fine except for some controls. I have on this page a Search … more

  • SQL 2005 and VS 2005 in Dublin today... not great :-(

    Tags: .NET

    Kind of time wasted this afternoon with a Microsoft presentation of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL 2005.I don't know if it was the bad weather, but everything goes wrong there. The public was 99% … more

  • Shadow effect for your windows

    Tags: General

    A useless but useful gadget software to add a shadow effect to Windows.It's really cool to see at last the windows in some sort of 3D effect. The menus can also have a shadow and transparency.Free … more

  • Why You Should Dump Internet Explorer

    Tags: General

    Daniel Miessler post is surely controversial but I think he has some valid points.Extract:The time has come to dump Internet Explorer. I know, I know — you may have heard the same thing before from … more

  • Firefox 0.9

    Tags: General

    In my opinion, the Microsoft Internet Explorer team had opened the pandora box by asking their users to comment on the future of IE.They surely going to be busy for the next 10 20 years :-)Anyway … more

  • VBParser Beta 1

    Tags: .NET

    Paul released few days ago a nice app. When I started this blog a year ago, one of the things that I mentioned that I was working on in my spare time was a scanner and parser for the Visual … more

  • Whidbey debate: Is the page an application ?

    Tags: .NET

    Alister post this comment regarding the conversation I reported on Widbey concerns:To add my two cents, maybe in Orcas the page will be the Application and the UI will be generated from the page. … more

  • Free font site

    Tags: CSS-HTML

    I just discovered another nice font site, DaFont where you can download tons of nice fonts.  more

  • Weather application for Pocket PC

    Tags: PocketPC

    I saw before some cool weather software for Pocket PC but this one is from far the best one !Amazing job, free at the moment, but the developer sadly feel that he don't have enough time to continue. … more

  • Visual Basic Power Pack

    Tags: .NET

    The Visual Basic Power Pack consists of seven custom controls written in Visual Basic .NET 2003. The controls provide enhanced user interface elements and enable you to create more interesting and … more

  • Web Screen Fonts

    Tags: CSS-HTML, Usability

    Don't forget also these ones. Very useful for web buttons and menus !Windows Fonts (fon)XWindows Fonts (pcf) Download Webby Small Download Webby Caps Download Webby Small Download Webby Caps more

  • Monospaced Bitmap Programming Fonts

    Tags: .NET, Usability

    Nice !" some monospaced bitmap screen fonts that are designed for programmers. They are distributed in Microsoft's .fon bitmap font, the truetype (ttf) format, as well as XWindows (Linux/BSD...) pcf … more

  • OT: www.thejohncleese.com

    Tags: General

    Basiiillll ! My hero John Cleese, alias Q, alias Basil is online. I wait now for Sybil and Manueeel :-))  Hello! Welcome to my Web-Site. Extraordinarily exciting and dramatic things will … more

  • XForms 1.1 Requirements

    Tags: General

    XForms is an XML application that represents the next generation of forms for the Web. This document specifies the requirements for XForms 1.1.W3C Working Group Note 11 June 2004  more

  • Cookie handling

    Tags: Usability

    Gidion mention a nice feature found on Firefox 0.9RC cookie handling.You can now enable a cookie for the current session only !That's something I would like to have in IE version ??  more

  • Array initializer

    Tags: .NET

    Or when coding become an art LOL :-)Source: The Daily WTF  more

  • ASP.Net 2.0 a third language ?

    Tags: .NET

    Just few thoughts for the day after reading some excellent articles in the latest MSDN magazine regarding ASP.Net 2.0I still have to find some time to play with the Technology Preview, but MSDN help … more

  • MSDN Developer Day in Dublin

    Tags: .NET

    This is really cool, just at the minute Microsoft invite Irish developers for a presentation of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 (seems to be the definitive name)My only hope is that this … more

  • Web imitates football

    Tags: CSS-HTML

    Just some fun before the Euro Cup :-))Can you guess which European team strips inspired these colour palettes? A C B E FSource: Malarkey  more

  • Web Accessibility in Mind

    Tags: CSS-HTML, Usability

    Well I am talking here about this great site I just discovered, WebAIM, and which have a lot of great content for developement and accessibility.A must.One article as an example: An accessible of … more

  • WebForms 2.0

    Tags: CSS-HTML, Usability

    Ian Hickson extends the HTML 4.01 Forms specification to allow Web authors to easily add validation requirements to form fields.Read here  more

  • OT - Ray Charles die

    It's a very sad news. Another great legend passed away today.Oh Sweet Ray, you will still be in our mind   more

  • ReSharper: C# Refactoring Tool

    Tags: .NET

    When the Java world come to the .Net world, they produce something superb as Reshaper. ReSharper is an add-in for Visual Studio .NET 2003 that brings intelligent C# code editing, highlighting … more

  • Turn your PC into a Mac

    Tags: General

    Excellent compilation of ideas found on Engadget if you want to give an Aqua-Mac look to your Windows desktop, or would I say a Longhorn style ? I recommend the clock very realistic LCD screen & … more

  • Pocket C# compiler

    Tags: .NET, PocketPC

    Great news ! You can now compile C# directly on your Pocket PC. I have to try this :-)OverviewPocket C# is port of C# compiler from DotGNU project to Windows CE. DotGNU contains open-source runtime, … more

  • iPAQ h6310 First Look

    Tags: PocketPC

    First picture and (short) review  of the new HP Pocket PC.To be honest, I am not so impressed, maybe the quadraband but the 64Mb of Ram is a bit short for a model like that.The good news is the … more

  • Questions about Longhorn

    Tags: General

    Well the title should be indeed Questions about WinFS. This is the subject Jon Udell focus on in a series of articles.Some interesting thoughts there on Search strategies:The first strategy envisions … more

  • Blogjet new version

    Tags: General

    I really enjoy Blogjet. And now a new version with some nice new stuff :Spell Checker (New!)Now you won't scare readers of your blog with wrong spelling - BlogJet comes with good built-in spell … more

  • ASP.Net Forums 2

    Tags: .NET, General

    Just in case you missed it, ASP.Net Forums 2 is now in RC 2. I will give a go for a small project, because of the moderation features included now. So now next step seems to be the Gold promised for … more

  • An idea for .Text

    Tags: General

    I think it could be a good idea to have on the .Text admin tool a way to easily jump to an old post in the case I want to edit it. I say that because it's really difficult to go back more than … more

  • Color coding in HTML

    Tags: .NET, General

    Cool ! This one works for different languages The code is there if you're looking for it.   more

  • Freeze header and columns

    Tags: .NET

    Finally a nice solution to freeze headers and columns in a datagrid.Well Irwansyah don't use the standard Datagrid but create on the fly a Datatable with different embedded DIVS.The only thing that … more