September 2006 - Posts

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Tip/Trick: Guard Against SQL Injection Attacks by ScottGu

SQL Injection attacks are really nasty security vulnerabilities, and something all web developers (regardless of platform, technology or data layer) need to make sure they understand and protect themselves against. Unfortunately developers too often neglect...
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ComponentArt Releases Web.UI for ASP.NET AJAX by ScottGu

ComponentArt today announced a commercial version of their Web.UI controls that integrate with the ASP.NET AJAX Extensions (aka "Atlas"). Click here to view some of their online demos (which are pretty impressive). You can also download a beta edition...
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Tip/Trick: Patterns and Practices Guidance Explorer for .NET and ASP.NET by ScottGu

I blogged about the cool new .NET and ASP.NET Guidance Explorer that the Microsoft Patterns and Practices Team has been working on back in June. Since then the team has been hard at work and recently moved the project to be hosted on CodePlex. You can...
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Tip/Trick: Optimizing ASP.NET 2.0 Web Project Build Performance with VS 2005 by ScottGu

This posts covers how to best optimize the build performance with Visual Studio 2005 when using web projects. If you are experiencing slow builds or want to learn how to speed them up please read on. Quick Background on VS 2005 Web Site Project and VS...
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Tip/Trick: UpdateProgress Control and AJAX Activity Image Animations by ScottGu

One of the cool new controls provided with the ASP.NET AJAX Extensions (aka "Atlas") is the UpdateProgress control. This control allows you to automatically cause UI to display on a page while an AJAX callback is in progress, and also allows you to provide...
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September Atlas Control Toolkit Released (Now with Animation Support) by ScottGu

The latest refresh of the Atlas Control Toolkit, which is a great library of useful ASP.NET AJAX-enabled controls built on top of the core ASP.NET AJAX runtime, was posted late last week. You can run samples online as well as download it here . As I have...
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Tip/Trick: Using IIS7 on Vista with VS 2005 by ScottGu

A few people have pinged me over the last week asking about how to use VS 2005 with an IIS 7.0 web-site on Windows Vista. Specifically, they've run into an issue where they see a dialog message asking them to install the FrontPage Server Extensions, or...
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Tip/Trick: Enabling Back/Forward-Button Support for ASP.NET AJAX UpdatePanel by ScottGu

Nikhil recently posted a nice blog post that includes a new ASP.NET AJAX-enabled control called "HistoryControl". When added to a page it allows developers to programmatically add logical views into a browser's history list. This enables you to make AJAX...
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"Atlas" 1.0 Naming and Roadmap by ScottGu

Over the last year we’ve been working hard on “Atlas”. It has evolved, changed, and grown because of the amazing amount of feedback and early adoption that we’ve seen. We’ve had an unbelievable amount of interest and excitement...
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CSS Control Adapter Toolkit Update by ScottGu

Today we released a refresh of the CSS Control Adapters for ASP.NET 2.0 (incorporating bug fixes, feature suggestions, and adding support for new controls). You can download it for free and immediately begin using it to enable pure CSS optimized markup...
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