September 16th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, IIS7, Visual Studio, Silverlight

Here is the latest in my link-listing series.  Also check out my ASP.NET Tips, Tricks and Tutorials page for links to popular articles I've done myself in the past.

ASP.NET

  • Debugging Script: Dumping out Current and Recent ASP.NET Requests: Tess Ferrandez from the ASP.NET support team has an excellent post that details how to use the windbg debugger to dump out real-time information about what requests ASP.NET is currently processing on the server (super useful when investigating failures).  She has a great script you can just run "as-is" in this article, as well as an in-depth discussion about how it works.
  • Freezing GridView Column Headers with CSS and a Control Adapter: Matt Berseth has a cool article on how you can use CSS to implement a "frozen columns headers" feature with the standard <asp:gridview> control.  Note that this type of scenario is much easier with the new <asp:listview> control in .NET 3.5, which enables you to customize all of the html markup emitted.

ASP.NET AJAX

  • Update for the iPhone: Matt Gibbs blogs about a fix you can apply to ASP.NET AJAX to address a change in the iPhone 1.01 patch that impacts how regular expressions are parsed in the iPhone Safari browser.  Matt's fix enables you to continue targeting iPhone users with your ASP.NET AJAX applications.

Visual Studio

  • XML to Schema Inference Wizard for Visual Studio 2008: Scott Hanselman has a great blog post about a new item template wizard that makes it really easy to automatically infer an XML schema from a XML file or XML snippet.  He then shows how you can use the cool new LINQ to XML features in VB9 to get automatic LINQ to XML intellisense inside VS 2008 with it.

IIS 7.0

  • Ten Reasons why IIS 7.0 Rocks: The Microsoft.com team has been running the entire www.microsoft.com site on IIS7 and Windows Server 2008 the last few months.  This blog post from them lists their top 10 favorite improvements in IIS7.

Silverlight

  • Ink Recognition and Silverlight: Loren has a really cool sample built with Silverlight that demonstrates how you can use the ink pen recognition support within Silverlight to enable tablet or mouse based Google searches using a Silverlight application.  A very cool mashup.
  • Silverlight Spy Tool: Silverlight Spy is a small WinForms application capable of inspecting Silverlight 1.0 applications.  You can use it to navigate a XAML object explorer of a running Silverlight application, trace out messages from it, and enable easier debugging of it.
  • HtmlTextBlock control for Silverlight: David Anson has published a really cool control for Silverlight 1.1 that provides an easy way to take HTML input and display it using the text/graphics stack within Silverlight.
  • Silverlight Dev Camp Chicago: Kevin Marshall is organizing an upcoming Silverlight DevCamp event in Chicago on September 28th-29th.  You can attend completely for free.

Hope this helps,

Scott

Published Sunday, September 16, 2007 5:40 PM by ScottGu

Comments

# re: September 16th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, IIS7, Visual Studio, Silverlight

Sunday, September 16, 2007 8:47 PM by DotNetURLs

Thanks for the links, they're great resources for learning .net!

# re: September 16th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, IIS7, Visual Studio, Silverlight

Sunday, September 16, 2007 11:22 PM by Eduardo Costa

Thanks for the links. Very helpful.

From a friend here in Brazil.

# re: September 16th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, IIS7, Visual Studio, Silverlight

Monday, September 17, 2007 12:52 AM by Vikram

thanks for the resource list. :)

# re: September 16th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, IIS7, Visual Studio, Silverlight

Monday, September 17, 2007 2:43 AM by ajaxus.net

Thanks Scott! Always a pleasure to check on your link!

# re: September 16th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, IIS7, Visual Studio, Silverlight

Monday, September 17, 2007 3:07 AM by Leo

like always a good compilation of references.....

# re: September 16th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, IIS7, Visual Studio, Silverlight

Monday, September 17, 2007 10:22 AM by Glen

Great to see the links especially the Silverlight ones.  Will we see more on networking using Silverlight 1.1 as the front end and without the use of ASP?  It would be cool to see a pure Silverlight and mySQL demo application for instance.  WPF, Silverlight, XNA are some great technologies keep moving you are close to knocking it out of the park...

# re: September 16th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, IIS7, Visual Studio, Silverlight

Monday, September 17, 2007 12:16 PM by Michael

These links are a great way to celebrate Fiestas Patrias!

Thanks

# re: September 16th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, IIS7, Visual Studio, Silverlight

Monday, September 17, 2007 10:33 PM by J PHILIP

Hello Scott,

Do you have any news on the MVC framework you announced earlier? Any estimated dates?

# re: September 16th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, IIS7, Visual Studio, Silverlight

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 12:41 AM by Vikram

Of topic question. But any plan to add charting control in Asp.net. I think this is one major stuff badly missing in Asp.Net

# re: September 16th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, IIS7, Visual Studio, Silverlight

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 2:42 AM by Syuhada

Good compliation Scott, thanks a lot

# re: September 16th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, IIS7, Visual Studio, Silverlight

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 10:18 AM by Ted Herrman

Scott:  I've seen several webcasts of you speaking about VS 2008 Beta 2.  I have downloaded and installed it.  

I've fruitlessly searched the web for any mention of a book or tutorial that I could use to explore VWD 2008 Express's new capabilities (LinQ, listview, etc.), for VB coders. There's probably a ton of stuff being written, but I'd like to get started right away.

If you have or know of such a publication or paper, I would appreciate learning how to get a copy.

Thanks.

Ted

# re: September 16th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, IIS7, Visual Studio, Silverlight

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 3:51 PM by Arash

Hi, Thanks for your amazing work in SilverLight.

I have a question but I don't know that is this a good place for it or not , sorry if it's not.

I want to write an application once, and use it in web and desktop with the same look and feel(UI). can i use the SilverLight for this scenario?

and when we can use from SilverLight 1.1? have you a release date for it or can you say a date?

Cheers

# re: September 16th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, IIS7, Visual Studio, Silverlight

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 2:27 AM by ScottGu

Hi J Philip,

>>>>>> Do you have any news on the MVC framework you announced earlier? Any estimated dates?

We'll be talking about this more in the weeks ahead.  We are planning to release the first public build of it later this fall.

Hope this helps,

Scott

# re: September 16th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, IIS7, Visual Studio, Silverlight

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 2:28 AM by ScottGu

Hi Ted,

>>>>>> I've fruitlessly searched the web for any mention of a book or tutorial that I could use to explore VWD 2008 Express's new capabilities (LinQ, listview, etc.), for VB coders. There's probably a ton of stuff being written, but I'd like to get started right away.

This post of mine contains a bunch of links (after the second talk) about VS 2008, LINQ, the ListView control, and more: weblogs.asp.net/.../slides-samples-from-my-talks-from-mix-uk-building-silverlight-apps-with-net-and-building-asp-net-apps-with-vs-2008.aspx

Hope this helps,

Scott

# re: September 16th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, IIS7, Visual Studio, Silverlight

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 2:29 AM by ScottGu

Hi Arash,

>>>>>> I want to write an application once, and use it in web and desktop with the same look and feel(UI). can i use the SilverLight for this scenario?

Silverlight 1.1 will support the same WPF programming model as in the full deskop .NET Framework.  This enables you to build UI with the same look and feel (and same controls) on both the desktop and in the browser.

>>>>> and when we can use from SilverLight 1.1? have you a release date for it or can you say a date?

Silverlight 1.1 will ship next year.

Hope this helps,

Scott

# re: September 16th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, IIS7, Visual Studio, Silverlight

Friday, October 5, 2007 10:12 PM by Eddie

I'm using <TransformGroup> to translate and rotate an Ellipse.

I made this object moust clickable.

Upon clicking it I would like to retrieve this Ellipse's real coordinates. I am finding this more complicated than I had anticipated.

Could you point me in the right direction Scott?

Thanks.