Contents tagged with ASP.NET

  • Help: WebResource.axd Not Serving for Some Users

    I've got a bizarre situation where a call to webresource.axd for some users is failing -- and only some users. Everything is installed on the server, and as far as I can tell it is all setup correctly -- and this is demonstrated by 95% or more of the users not having any problem. But these particular users have this problem getting webresource.axd regardless of the computer, network, or browser -- other members on my team can take the same user credentials and repeat the problem, while other good users continue to work on all the same computers. We are able to consistently reproduce the problem as we have identified a commonality between these user accounts -- the length of their login email is between 27 and 30 characters inclusively. Of course that login email is no where used to pull webresource.axd to my knowledge, but it is maybe somehow part of the session authentication cookie -- and maybe that's why things are failing. But I do not know of anything else to look at as far as configuration and authentication goes to troubleshoot -- we do not have this problem in our QA environment, nor do we have this problem for existing users (just newly registered users). We are using BEA's Plumtree ALUI 6.5 portal, so its a very complex and particular environment that I wouldn't expect others to have -- but maybe someone else has experienced something similar or has a thought.

  • Atlanta Cutting Edge .NET User Group Meeting

    The Atlanta Cutting Edge .NET User Group is meeting Monday, March 5, 2007, at 6:00pm in the Microsoft offices in Alpharetta.  Paul Lockwood will be talking about advanced production debugging and Eric Engler will be talking about the ASP.NET AJAX framework.  Eric promises it will be about much more than the UpdatePanel, which seems to be the extent of most such talks.

  • VS 2005 Service Pack 1 Available -- Go Get It Now

    If you haven't heard it already, VS 2005 Service Pack 1 is out and can be downloaded here.  It contains over 2200 bug fixes according to Scott Guthrie, as well as making Web Application Projects standard once again.  Also according to Scott, the install time can vary significantly depending on what you have installed, and is especially very long if you have C++ installed.  My own experience was that it took about an hour to install on my system, although that actually involved what I can only describe as two 1/2 hour installs.  Yes, maybe it was a fluke due to something on my system, but it installed once and said it was done, and then kept going with another install, including the exact same couple of dialogs, before finally asking to reboot.  Maybe your experience will be different, but in the end I suppose what matters the most is that our VS 2005 experience will now be improved every day.

  • IronPython and Dynamic Languages in ASP.NET

    We got to see an IronPython demo in ASP.NET today at the ASPInsiders Summit; some things are NDA, but some things are available now in a CTP. Let me just say that its fantastic to see ASP.NET in this space. Why? I'm not a user of dynamic languages myself yet, but I hear the train coming loudly. I've looked at Ruby, and now I've seen Python, and even though I still prefer C#, there's also an undeniable ease of use that is winning converts everyday. I've seen Rails, and for ASP.NET we already have SubSonic and MonoRails, as well as BLinq, and I saw some cool demos today with IronPython that were just incredible. Anyhow, to get to my point, I think its important that Microsoft is in this space so that we can know that the future of ASP.NET will be safe. Like it or not, technologies and languages come and go, and it would be foolish for MS to believe that C# and VB.NET will always be enough. Just like the IE team discovered that they had to regroup, at some point dynamic languages may very well be the norm. Maybe they won't, but either way ASP.NET should be prepared to be a thought leader, and that is what I saw today, and I just want to say "thank you" to the teams at Microsoft that are making this happen.

  • Note to Self: MySpace runs ASP.NET

    I've heard this before, but I'd long since forgotten: MySpace runs ASP.NET.  Its easy to miss this since it looks like they are running coldfusion, but the cfm's are in most cases remnants of their older system and are now mapped to ASP.NET.

  • ASPInsider Public Overview via Scott Guthrie

    The ASPInsiders Summit began today with Scott Guthrie's overview of what's happening. Steve Smith already has a good summary of his presentation, so I won't try to repeat it. Instead, let me just say that working with .NET just keeps getting more and more exciting. Its truly amazing to see how agile some of the teams at Microsoft have become recently. We've already seen Web Application and Deployment Projects and CSS Control Adapters, and now we see Expression Web Designer, PowerShell, and VS 2005 for Data Professionals. But expect to see more very soon, like ASP.NET Ajax, Data Publishing, and VS 2005 SP1, and later on the things still in CTP, like Orcas, IronPython, WPF/E, and IIS 7.0 Server.

    I've already installed some things, including the final release version of .NET v3.0, but I really need to go install Expression Web, PowerShell, and VS 2005 Data Pro too. Expression Web will give you today the CSS friendly design surface that Orcas will have, and VS 2005 Data Pro will give you Schema Compare, Data Compare, Data Generator, and more. Speaking of data, the Data Publishing Tool that is coming very soon will not only generate the sql to build your database schema, but it will also finally build sql to populate it. And note that VS 2005 SP1 will not only include bug fixes (and there are more than 2200), but it will also automatically finally include Web Application Projects (no addin needed).

    Of course no matter how much we get today, we also are still very much wanting Orcas. I have no clue what the target release date is, but I'm guessing very late 2007 or early 2008. But it will be cool when it does come, and it will support all of v2.0, v3.0, and vNext. That means it will finally add Linq, and make AJAX built-in as opposed to being an addin, but it will also include the Expression Web Designer and JavaScript Intellisense/Debugging. I'm assuming it will also include full support for WPF/E, which is looking really cool. But don't wait until then to start getting the various pieces that are out now or soon. And that was really what I got out of Scott's talk the most -- a lot of this is available today or is coming soon.

  • ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts in Action by Darren Neimke

    I highly recommend the book ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts in Action by Darren Neimke (Manning Publications).  This book assumes you are already experienced with ASP.NET, so it doesn't waste your time with yet another introduction.  Instead, everything in this book is just good content about Web Parts and the Portal Framework, a lot of which is hard to find anywhere else.  This book does not just show you how to build a Web Part based Portal, it will also teach you how to customize most every aspect of the process.  You'll learn about the Manager control, Connections, and Personalization, but also about changing the look of the Chrome that all Web Parts automatically get.  So if you are an experienced ASP.NET developer that is needing to learn about Web Parts, then this is a must-have book -- there's nothing else like it.

  • Atlanta Cutting Edge .NET User Group on Nov. 6

    I'm going to be presenting on Custom Providers in ASP.NET at the November 6th meeting of the Atlanta Cutting Edge .NET User Group.  This is pretty much a repeat of my session at the 2006 Atlanta Code Camp, but I keep getting lots of requests for it.  The primary goal is to introduce ASP.NET custom providers and discuss why you should care about them.  Of course we will also examine several sample custom providers as time allows.  Hopefully in a few months, at a future meeting, I will be able to dig deeper into a specific provider, probably the "Health Monitoring" provider for logging and diagnostics.  But for now, come out and learn about custom providers, and maybe win a full one-year subscription to Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite with MSDN Premium, a $10,939 value being donated by me and Mimsware.