May 2006 - Posts
Nilesh has written a really cool photo gallery with ASP.Net 2.0, and without any Ajax or Atlas control, it looks great with an innovative navigation tooltip.
Check here the live demo and the article on Code Project
To show a difference between the new version of Internet Explorer for XP and the one for Vista, the latter will have just a + and a slightly different user agent string.
IE7+ running on Windows Vista: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)
IE7 running on Windows XP: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1)
So thanks god no features difference between the two, mostly specific Vista stuff like parental control.
I don't use too much Nant but for installation scripting MSBuild is not perfect. Now finally a good solution to run multiple SQL scripts using MSBuild. Thanks to joeyDotNet
Skyscrapr is a community site for software architects. Not yet a lot of content but some interesting videos and promising definitions of modern IT architecture.
I can see some interesting stuff to do with this project converter
This article demonstrates how to convert a visual studio 2005 project to a compatible 2003 format. The motivation behind this article was twofold. First, I wanted to compile in both NET v1.1 and NET v2.0 and secondly, I only wanted to maintain one project file, mainly vs2005.
There is an open source project named MSBEE from the Microsoft team that works well to compile to .net 1.1 from a .net 2.0 project, but it doesn't support building within visual studio 2005, you have to go to a command line prompt and run msbuild. You also will not get the same warnings, intellisense, etc in vs2005 as you would with vs2003. That's a lot of the reason why the team didn't support building to .net 1.1 from within the ide.
A solution I see a lot of floating around the internet is to maintain two project files. One for both vs2003 and vs2005. Although this works, it is cumbersome and difficult to maintain two identical project files when add, removes etc are preformed on the files in the project. A lot of the reasons I wanted MSBEE to work from within the IDE so badly was to avoid having to maintain these two project files.
So a long came the whidbey project converter. Now I only maintain and work from within vs2005, and export my changes to the vs2003 format, bring up the everett ide and compile to .net 1.1 very easily, with debugging and intellisense support. No more maintenance nightmares, and it all works so well, as opposed to a build hack from within vs2005. A large portion of this code came from Jeff Key. I couldn't get his original source to work, because he built it to the vs2005 beta1 release specifications. I fixed it to work with the latest and greatest, and am sharing it here if it can be any help to you as well as it was for me. "
What's going on in Microsoft with the marketing department ??
Now to add more confusion and to follow the wave of bad names, Office 2007 will be launched as The 2007 Microsoft Office system according to this post. What the heck happens in Microsoft??
As developers and users can't we have our say on this silliness.
Welcome to a new site dedicated to all WinFX goodness WinFXGuide.
From the site:
" WinFXGuide provides a one stop resource for developers searching for WinFX training, including: videos, tutorials, articles, source code and other community based resources."
If like me you're looking for a cheap barcode component, this one is quite nice and affordable... 49.95 Euros!
Barcode.dll is a powerful .NET component for barcode rendenering. You can easly integrate barcodes with your application using any .NET language. Written entirely in managed code in C#.
Online demo is available.
The Mozilla Foundation has released a new version of the Minimo browser for Pocket PCs running the Gecko rendering engine.
The Minimo browser is not a light version of Firefox, but a completely new browser based on the Mozilla codebase, much like Firefox was when it was started.
At last a Mac in black has been launched, the new Mac Book (pity the screen is that small 13") but with Intel CoreDuo. Like to have onw with Windows XP on it!
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