August 2005 - Posts


Building Re-Usable ASP.NET User Control and Page Libraries with VS 2005 by ScottGu

One of the questions I’ve been asked a few times recently is whether it is still possible to build web projects that encapsulate common libraries of .ascx web user controls or .aspx pages with VS 2005 that can then be easily re-used across multiple other...

Some techniques for better managing files in VS 2005 Web Projects by ScottGu

I’ve seen several questions come up in the last few days regarding techniques for structuring project layouts with web projects in VS 2005. In particular, I’ve received several good questions asking for ways to manage large image directories as well as...

Configuring ASP.NET 2.0 Application Services to use SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 by ScottGu

One question I’ve seen asked a few times by people over the last few weeks is “how do I setup the new ASP.NET Membership, Role Management, and Personalization services to use a regular SQL Server instead of SQL Express?” This blog entry walks you though...

Using IIS with VS 2005 and the new Web Project system by ScottGu

A number of people have asked me questions through my blog over the last few days about how VS 2005 uses and handles IIS (especially in cases of nested applications and virtual directories). This blog entry provides more information on how this works...

VS 2005 Web Project System: What is it and why did we do it? by ScottGu

There has been a lot of online discussion lately about the new web project system that is being introduced with VS 2005. My goal with this post is to explain a little more about what it is, and provide some background as to the features it provides and...

My Longer Web Project System Post Delayed Slightly... by ScottGu

I promised to try and post a more in-depth blog entry on the new web project system in my last post on the weekend: Unfortunately I ate something I shouldn't have on my trip back from vacation...

Quick Web Project System Post by ScottGu

I've been on vacation the last few days in Mexico (and fly back Sunday night), so am just catching up on all the web project system threads that have been flying the last 48 hours (serves me right for finding an internet cafe to check my email when I...

Looking for People to Help Test the new Web Project Migration Wizard in VS 2005 by ScottGu

We need your help testing the upgrade web project experience with Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0! As I mentioned in an earlier blog post , we have been working on updating the project migration wizard in VS 2005 to better address a number of scenarios...

Default Focus, Buttons and Validation Errors with ASP.NET 2.0 by ScottGu

Default Buttons in ASP.NET 2.0 One of the common requests with ASP.NET 1.1 today is to have better control over what happens when a user in a browser hits the enter key without having a button or post-back control selected. Browsers often do weird things...

Obscure but cool feature in ASP.NET 2.0 by ScottGu

I learned about a neat little feature that I didn't know existed in ASP.NET 2.0 today that I thought I'd pass on. It is a way to extend the attributes supported by the <%@ Page %> directive at the top of a .aspx page. Previously the supported page...
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