July 2003 - Posts
Scott Watermasysk has really outdone himself with the latest upgrade to these WebLogs. The Admin interface is just plain cool, I would love to see more web-based apps with such a clean interface.
Along with the upgrade, it's now got a brand name I believe, .Text.
Keep up the great work Scott!
My boss just offered to send me to Tech.Ed 2003 in Brisbane, here in Australia.
I thought I would have a look and see what the event is going to be like, and guess who's coming "down under"? DGG! DataGrid Girl, y'know, Marcie Robillard.
I read her blog (subscribed) all the time, and other than her obsession with pink (ick!!) it's pretty darn good. She's got a lot of great info about DataGrids in ASP.NET on there.
I noticed that Adam Cogan is speaking too, I remember my job interview with him a while back, and although I decided not to take the job (would have needed to move inter-state), I quite liked what he's doing there. He's a Microsoft Regional Director, as well as running his own company Superior Software for Windows.
Hmm, I wonder if I should accept? :)
Update: I decided it was an offer too good to refuse, I'm even taking my wife and having a short holiday afterwards!
Update: Updated Adam's profile link as requested.
I've been trying to work out a way of doing this for a while now, and the only solution to date seemed to be using Intelliprog's HTMLViewer control. Sure, these guys need to make money, but that's some rather aggressive licensing for a simple wrapper!
Imagine if I wanted to make a small Shareware app, and I wanted to host some HTML (with Flash in it of course!) in there... If I plan to sell 100 copies (and assuming I understand the pricing info at the bottom) I'm up for $US 149.99. If I was only charging $US 3 for my app then half that money is going just to the licence of a simple little wrapper.
I was ready to give up, when I spotted something sweet and wonderful on the GotDotNet Samples feed (subscribed!). This HTMLViewer sample does everything I need, although there were a few errors in the code provided I posted comments on how to fix it. Being that it's a sample, it's got a great price tag - FREE!
I did a quick test of loading HTML with Flash in it and it worked like a charm!
Now I just wonder if there's a way to get/send commands to the Flash object in the hosted HTMLViewer?
Ahh, the world is a nice place again.