January 2006 - Posts

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Authorization with the built-in VS 2005 Web Server (aka Cassini) by ScottGu

I've helped two people with a problem related to this recently on the ASP.NET Forums , so I thought it might make sense to put out a quick blog post explaining it to others. Specifically, they were building a secure website using forms-authentication...
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Lots of Cool Tools to Checkout for ASP.NET 2.0, .NET 2.0, and VS 2005 by ScottGu

A lot of new .NET 2.0 enabled developer frameworks/tools are coming out this week. A few of the ones I'd recommend setting aside sometime to checkout: NCover : NCover is a free code-coverage analysis tool for measuring what percentage of your code has...
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VS 2005 Add-ins and Extensibility by ScottGu

One of the powerful features of Visual Studio is the extensibility model it provides that enable advanced developers to extend and enhance the built-in product. Using this you can build wizards, menus, integrate with the text-editor, etc, etc. The current...
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CompositeControl Base Class in ASP.NET 2.0 (a new alternative to UserControls) by ScottGu

I stumbled across an interesting blog post on Ian Blackburn's blog tonight. On it he shows a simple sample of how to use the new CompositeControl base class that is provided with ASP.NET 2.0. CompositeControl dramatically simplifies the work needed to...
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ListControl.AppendDataBoundItems Property in ASP.NET 2.0 by ScottGu

Bilal Haidar recently did a nice blog post that called out a small but useful new feature on the ListControl base class (which is the base control for a variety of input controls) in ASP.NET 2.0. Specifically it is a property called "AppendDataBoundItems...
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Cool ASP.NET Syntax Highlighter by ScottGu

Wilco Bauwer has been cranking out a bunch of really cool ASP.NET utilities on his web-site. On Friday he updated a cool syntax highligher handler he has written for ASP.NET. This enables automatic source code highlighting and formatting for samples and...
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Free ASP.NET 2.0 + SQL Express 30 Day Hosting Offer by ScottGu

In case you weren't aware of it, you can build and upload an ASP.NET 2.0 web-site using SQL server for free using this service: http://vwdhosting.net/ In addition to ASP.NET 2.0 support, it also provides built-in support for uploading SQL Express databases...
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PageMethods Support for ASP.NET 2.0 by ScottGu

Fabrice has been working on a number of really cool extensions to ASP.NET 2.0. One of them is called "PageMethods", and provides a really nice way to perform strongly-typed, clean, url based navigation (with compile-time checking) across an ASP.NET application...
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Code Snippets in Visual Web Developer and VS 2005 by ScottGu

One of the nice new features of Visual Web Developer (which is free) and VS 2005 is the new "Code Snippet Support" that has been added. This handy feature allows you to quickly find and use code-libraries of common patterns (examples: get/set property...
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Nice Introduction to ASP.NET 2.0 WebParts by ScottGu

Jesse Liberty recently published a nice tutorial on building dynamic portal-like UI with drag/drop end-user customization using the new ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts functionality. You can read it here . Hope this helps, Scott
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