March 2004 - Posts
Fernanda Viégas of MIT done a very detailed survey on blogging and according to that
- 76% of bloggers do not limit access (i.e. readership) to their entries in any way
- 36% of respondents have gotten in trouble because of things they have written on their blogs
- 34% of respondents know other bloggers who have gotten in trouble with family and friends
- 12% of respondents know other bloggers who have gotten in legal or professional problems because of things they wrote on their blogs.
California tops in “place of residency of respondents” category!!
Robert McLaws is maintaining this Longhorn blogs. So many blogs and how you guys are keeping up? Even with the RSS feed, I am finding it difficult to keep track and can't imagine without RSS!!
came across this Why RSS is everywhere from wired.
BTW, today I noticed windows forms combobox was behaving strangely. Whenever I tried to set the selectedindex to -1, it sets to 0 and if you try again, it sets to -1. Why not the first time?
I have a datatable which has 10 different columns. I like to have 3 different dataviews with different set of columns for each dataview. Initially I thought Dataview can be considered as “Database View” as we Dataset is considered as in-memory Database. But I was wrong.
As per MSDN definition for Dataview is
“Represents a databindable, customized view of a DataTable for sorting, filtering, searching, editing, and navigation.”
I don't want to hide 8 columns to use only 2 columns. I wish I have this handy feature.
Similarly, I was using Combobox in Windows forms where I need to make the controls(including textboxes) readonly at certain point of process but Combobox does not have readonly property. Though I can create new class based on Combobox class add a property as Dan Anatoli did his Codeproject article. But is there any specific reason why System.Windows.Forms.ListControl
Control does not have this property?
I recently joined new client where my work will be more of Windows Form programming. They are using ComponentOne's flexgrid with lots of customization and it looks great. When I started my new screen, I wanted to use same look and feel. Basically I needed a template for flexgrid with all the styles already set. But I was not able to create one as it puts all the style attributes inside the .vb file. I wish we can create a customized one flexgrid control and anybody who wants use can just drag and drop and then add their columns as per their need!!
I never liked the editable feature of the web datagrid in aspx page. I will use that feature only for maintaining lookup table maintenance. But recently my friend asked whether it is possible to provide this kind of interface for a large table which has 15 columns!! To avoid the horizontal scroll bar, she wants to have each row wrapping down to next column and so each row may have two to three lines of data with one edit button. Strange requirement and don't know whether it is possible with datagrid.
Michael Gartenberg wrote this in his computerworld article.
“Really Simple Syndication, could change the way we aggregate and read information from the Web and give companies a new way to deliver their messages directly to customers. But an ongoing standards battle may hurt the adoption of the technology before it really takes off.“
“What the RSS players need to remember is that users don't care about RSS or any other technology. They care about the value of syndicated content. The vendors should heed the words of the head of Black & Decker, who once said that customers don't buy the tool maker's products because they need 1-inch drills; they buy them because they need 1-inch holes.“
I agree with head of Black & Decker
When I was working with my last client, we developed our intranet site based on DotNetNuke framework and we needed a good building mechanism to make daily build. We tried our best with MS SourceSafe but did not work the way we wanted. Recently read this article
by Justin Gehtland from TSS.NET and found very useful. Did anybody tried NAnt in real time multi developer team environment?
But we also will have MSBuild
from Microsoft in the future.