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Calling WCF Services with jQuery…Stripped Down
Calling WCF service functions using jquery....stripped down to the absolute minimum....
Posted: Feb 03 2013, 10:50 PM by SGWellens | with 4 comment(s)
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Google and Bing Map APIs Compared
Compare the Bing and Google Map APIs with a real application....
Learning to Like Linq or, Loving the Linq Loquacious
Once upon a time, long, long ago, I was working at a company that gave their engineers some shiny, state-of-the-art, new-fangled HP calculators. They were awesome; instead of battery-draining LEDs for display, they used something called an LCD. And, they...
Posted: May 28 2011, 11:05 AM by SGWellens | with 7 comment(s)
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ILDasm Helpful Hack
I do not want to learn "yet another programming language", especially a low-level one like Microsoft's Intermediate Language (IL). And yet, sometimes it's useful to look under the hood and see what in tarnation is going on. And that means knowing something...
Debugging a Deployed Site
"It works on my machine." How many times have we heard that? Getting something to work on other machines, after deployment, can be the final challenge in a successful project. The worst case scenario is having to go to the problem machine (hopefully it...
Internet Explorer 7 and CSS….DOH!
I wanted a cheap, simple visual indicator similar to a progress bar. Note, not the kind of dynamic progress bar used when updating AJAX pages, more of a single-bar graph. It should have been simple task. My plan was to use a Div as a container, implemented...
Posted: Jan 16 2009, 09:08 AM by SGWellens | with 3 comment(s)
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Create an XSD Schema….without knowing a darn thing about XSD.
Back in the old days, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, developers wanting to exchange data between applications used binary formatted data, hard-coded text field lengths, or delimited text files. Much parsing and error checking was involved. It was tedious...
Custom Annotate Your Charts
A few posts back, I described the new Microsoft Chart Controls for the .Net Framework: Chart Demo . While playing with the controls a bit over the holidays, I was pleasantly surprised to find you can hook into the paint events while the chart is being...
Microsoft Chart Controls for the .Net Framework
I haven't been impressed by any new technology in a long time…until I downloaded and tried out the new Microsoft Chart Controls for the .Net Framework. It contains charts for both Forms and Asp.Net applications. It was easy to put this chart in an Asp...
Nested Generic Lists? Cool!
While answering a question on the Asp.Net forums, I was pleasantly surprised to find nested Generic Lists are possible. They seem much easier than multidimensional arrays. Here is the key line: List < List < int >> MyListOfIntLists; protected...
Posted: Oct 26 2008, 02:03 PM by SGWellens | with 6 comment(s)
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