November 2006 - Posts

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Tip/Trick: Use the ASP.NET 2.0 CSS Control Adapters for CSS friendly HTML output by ScottGu

Tired of having html <table> elements rendered by the built-in ASP.NET server controls and wishing you could use a pure CSS solution instead? If so, read on... Last week we released Version 1.0 of the ASP.NET 2.0 CSS Control Adapters . These adapters...
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Extending the ASP.NET 2.0 Localization Model with a Database Resource Provider by ScottGu

Earlier this spring, Michèle Leroux Bustamante wrote a great article for MSDN: ASP.NET 2.0 Localization Features: A Fresh Approach to Localizing Web Applications . It covers the basics of how to use the new localization features available within ASP.NET...
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Tip/Trick: Implement "Donut Caching" with the ASP.NET 2.0 Output Cache Substitution Feature by ScottGu

Some Background: One of the most powerful, yet too often under-used, feature areas of ASP.NET is its rich caching infrastructure. ASP.NET's caching features enable you to avoid repeating work on the server for each new request received from clients. Instead...
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Tip/Trick: How to Register User Controls and Custom Controls in Web.config by ScottGu

I've been including this technique in my ASP.NET Tips/Tricks talks the last year, but given how many people are always surprised by its existence I thought it was worth a dedicated tip/trick post to raise the visibility of it ( click here to read other...
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Common Gotcha: Don't forget to <clear/> when adding providers by ScottGu

Recently I've helped a few people out who were having an issue with how they had added new Membership, Role, and Profile providers within their web.config file. If you are ever going to add a provider declaration within your web.config file, please read...
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Podcasts and Prototyping by ScottGu

Ron Jacobs recently published a podcast with me for his ARCast.net show (which is a free Podcast series aimed at architects). In the podcast we covered a couple of topics people might find interesting: Some of the history behind .NET and specifically...
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IronPython for ASP.NET CTP by ScottGu

A few months back I blogged about the release of IronPython v1.0 . IronPython is an implementation of the Python dynamic language for .NET. It supports an interactive console with full dynamic compilation support and makes all .NET libraries easily available...
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Gotcha: Lost HTML Intellisense within ASP.NET AJAX Controls by ScottGu

Symptom: You are using ASP.NET AJAX Beta1 or Beta2, and create a .aspx page that is based on a .master file. You add the <asp:scriptmanger>, <asp:updatepanel>, <asp:updateprogress> or <asp:timer> control into the content page,...
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Nikhil's WebDevHelper Utility and ASP.NET AJAX Support by ScottGu

If you aren't subscribed yet to Nikhil's blog, you really should visit it and subscribe immediately . Nikhil is an architect on the ASP.NET Team and is constantly cooking up and posting cool new utilities and samples on his blog (all of which are of course...
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Office 2007, VS 2005 Tools for Office, and VS 2005 Extensions for SharePoint by ScottGu

Last week Microsoft released Office 2007. For those of you who haven't tried it yet, this is probably the biggest release of Office since Office 95 and is a really awesome upgrade. Among its biggest innovations is the introduction of the new "Ribbon UI...
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