March 2006 - Posts
Yesterday, I installed Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition [RTM] on my machine. While configuring the installation to include the intended components, I selected only C# and VB.NET (my favorite ;). I deselected the VC++ and VJ# components. Even still VJ# re-distrubutable components were also installed as it happened in VS .NET 2003. After successfully installing the VS.NET 2005 Standard Edition, I created a new web site project and noticed that in the languages drop-down I could see the "Visual J#" as one of the item. I wondered, how is that getting displayed in the drop-down as I did not included/installed the Visual J# Components during installation.
Then, what I did was selected the language as "Visual J#" and created a new web site project. The strange thing was that it created the new project with a default page. I am not able to get into code behind file as VJ# components are not installed. But I can able to create event handlers in the aspx page itself (script block).
I don't understand the following:
- Why VJ# is listed in the language drop-down (Even its not included during installation)?
- Even though some languages/components are not included, Will it possible to create pages with those languages?
- Is there a way to remove the "Visual J#" list from the drop-down?
Now, I started exploring the features of VS.NET 2005 by going thru Scott Guthrie's introduction demo on ASP.NET 2.0
Peter A. Bromberg has published an article on ASP.NET Session state followed by useful FAQ. Its very good and worth a read.
ASP.NET Session State FAQ
Explore a wide range of new Web technologies that Microsoft is delivering to help you unlock new revenue opportunities and lower development costs. Learn about the future of Internet Explorer and join us in a discussion about how we can build the ideal Web surfing platform to meet your needs and those of your customers.
It has started today Mar 22 and goes until Mar 24, Its time now to start following the MIX'06 blog to get more updates on the future Web (Web 2.0).
There are quite a few web casts (videos) available now and eagerly waiting for the video of Mr.BillG's keynote (probably up in few hours..).
Other MIX'06 sites:
MIX06 – Channel9 Videos and Podcasts
Check out the site of MIX'06 here
MSDN has published some of the learning resources on ASP.NET 2.0 for beginners. I would say its worth for all developers to keep a reference of this great resources.
This has series of Videos, Tutorials, Books and Code reference. You can access these material here
Vishal Joshi of Microsoft Learning team published list of useful links on information regarding the new VS 2005 Ceritifcation tracks. This would be of more useful for everyone looking for this information on new generation of certifications from Microsoft.
Thanks to Vishal for this posting.. keep checking his blog for more information on MS Certifications :)