July 2007 - Posts
Ok this is the scenario. I have the chance to get a brand new custom made PC with an AMD 5000+ processor, 400 Gb of Hard drive, 2Gb of Ram and a 24" screen. in short the dream machine!
Anyway this is the best situation to install and test the new VS 2008 Beta 2. So I installed in this order, Vista, SQL 2005, Visual Studio 2005.
Then with Daemon tols, I mounted the Beta 2 image with Daemon tools, and started the installation. After about 50 minutes with the setup stuck on 'Initializing .Net Framework 3.5' I got suddenly the bad news from the setup that .Net Framework 3.5 couldn't be installed. In the installation log, I have this funny message that I was using the wrong diskette :-) (Yes I don't even have a floppy disk on this PC!).
I burned the image to a DVD and same issue
Anyway the solution I am trying now is to install separatly .Net 3.5 Beta 2 then the VS 2008 Team edition. Cross fingers hopefully this should works.
However one thing to complain about, the .Net framework 3.5 setup is sooooo sloooooow!.
Update 1: Just as I am writing this post the .Net 3.5 setup has failed. I don't know I don't get it, this works well on my laptop with XP?
Anyone has an idea? Have you succeeded with Vista and VS 2008 Beta 2 installation?
Update 2: Now in the logs I have something telling that I don't have .Net Framework 2.0SP1(X64) (CBS) installed. What CBS means ??
Update 3: Now I am really stuck. I checked with Google and MSDN and can't find any .Net 2.0 framework service pack 1 for X64 ??
Update 4: Scott Guthrie recommend to uninstall the KB929916 .NET Framework update on Vista. Thanks Scott I am trying now, hope hope ;-)
Update 5: Update 4 doesn't work :-(
Matt Berseth work on a data-centric application and show how to use properly the TabContainer control.
Read more... (download the source on his blog)
The following is a list of tools for doing agile based development with Microsoft .NET.
There are quite a few tools out there that will accelerate your use of continuous integration, test driven development, source control integration, etc.
A developer, no matter how skilled, is dependent on the tools at his disposal. There are numerous free tools to aid in .Net development; from source control to debugging to documentation and profiling. Here, I’ve compiled a complete list of tools that I’ve used for years that cover the entire development lifecycle.
C# and .Net are a powerful language and platform for developing software. The high levels of abstraction, garbage collection, architecture, and runtime provide an amazing platform for writing high quality software. It’s a great start, but it’s not enough.
In the end, quality software comes down to developer skill and organization. This article will provide some links to free tools that every .Net developer should have on hand in order to write high quality software. If you don’t know what a tool does, I encourage you to explore it, you may learn something new about source control, test driven development, profiling, continual integration, or debugging that you didn’t know before.
What follows is a best of breed toolkit that I use personally and professionally almost every day. All the tools are freely available for download online (with the exception of the full Visual Studio 2005 suite).
By Alex Lowe... Read more...
Kimberly L. Tripp asked the question today about skipping SQL 2005 and jump straight to SQL 2008. I think it's also a valid question fro Visual Studio 2005.
Now that VS 2008 Beta 2 is out with a go live license, considering also the number of cool features added to VS, I wonder if I need to bother any more with VS 2005.
What do you think?
Frequent visitors of ajax enabled websites, like ajaxian, have all witnessed them already: ajax rating widgets. They are flashy, animated, you can use them to rate the content (usually without refreshing the page) and if you could, you'd present them to your parents and marry them. Compared to the classic rating system, as on IMDb, they incite people to click them, reducing the effective rating process to only one click.
Brian has published his latest article on MSDN's Coding4Fun titled "Microsoft Robotics Studio and Lego Mindstorms NXT". This article will demonstrate how to use Microsoft Robotics Studio v1.5 to drive a robot built using Lego Mindstorms NXTwith an Xbox 360 Controller in C#, VB.NET and MSRS' included Visual Programming Language.
Matt Berseth has recently created a folder explorer using a combination of the ASP.NET TreeView and GridView controls as well as the new ASP.NET AJAX UpdatePanel. You can view a live demo of the folder explorer here.
Well according to the Onion, the Web crashed today because of one dude. LOL, check this here...
Totally useless but fun to have on a wall!
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