October 2005 - Posts

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Visual Studio 2005 Profiles and a Few Tweaks I like to Make by ScottGu

One of the new features in VS 2005 is the support for “profiles” in the IDE. Profiles provide the ability to define pre-set defaults for options, menus, key-bindings, and command-bars across the tool-set. VS 2005 ships with several built-in profiles out...
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Online ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Web Developer Video Training by ScottGu

MSDN has posted some good getting-started video material on ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Web Developer. Highlighted today is a course on using the new data access features (including the new ObjectDatasource, GridView, and FormView controls). You can check...
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Great Site Navigation,TreeView and Menu Content by ScottGu

Danny Chen on the ASP.NET product team has been blogging some really great content on the new Site Navigation, TreeView and Menu features in ASP.NET 2.0. Definitely worth checking out -- these features can save a lot of time with common web-site navigation...
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How to add a Login, Roles and Profile system to an ASP.NET 2.0 app in only 24 lines of code by ScottGu

I’ve seen a few questions in the forums lately looking for examples on how to use the CreateUserWizard control to create new users in the ASP.NET 2.0 membership system, and then as part of the registration process assign the new user into custom roles...
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Tons of MSDN Content on the new ASP.NET 2.0 Provider Model by ScottGu

This will all be linked heavily on MSDN starting tomorrow, but I got the ok to forward the already-live links tonight. :-) In addition to 120+ pages of good word-content, almost all of the below sections also provide working C# sample implementations...
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Cassini V2 with source code available by ScottGu

Dmitry published V2 sources for the Cassini web-server a few weeks ago at: http://blogs.msdn.com/dmitryr/archive/2005/09/27/474534.aspx It is worth checking out if you want to see the new ASP.NET 2.0 hosting APIs in action, as well as how to build a web...
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Web Hosting Upsize Tool for SQL Express by ScottGu

Brad and Polita on my team have been working on a cool tool for hosting providers that will enable developers to easily deploy and manage ASP.NET 2.0 database driven applications written using SQL Express on a hosted web-server. Once the tool is deployed...
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Async Pages in ASP.NET 2.0 by ScottGu

One of the cool new advanced features in ASP.NET 2.0 is support for pages that execute otherwise blocking operations asynchronously. This allows ASP.NET to re-use the worker thread while waiting for a completion (for example: calling a remote web-service...
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App_Offline.htm by ScottGu

Update : A newer post about this can be found here . I was planning to break the news about the little-heard-of app_offline.htm feature in ASP.NET 2.0, but Erik beat me to it . J Basically, if you place a file with this name in the root of a web application...
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