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May 2006 - Posts

Simple HowTos would be nice
Yeah, this is off-topic, but related to the site. 

With this new upgrade to CS 2.X, it would be really nice if there were a series of HowTos so that I know how to properly use the site and some of the options within it.  These are:
  • How do I setup cross-posting? (Ok, I need to have the metablog API setup on the recieving site, and I can't, so this is out).
  • Where are the cumulative stats?  I would like to know the number of page visits to my blog for a given day.  How do I do that?
  • Getting google analytics to run?
ASP.NET Podcast Show #52 - Its our Birthday and Wally talks about the Atlas Update Panel

Subscribe – Really the only way to do things.  Use Juice, iTunes, or something, but just SUBSCRIBE!

Download – Snore and boring (you really should subscribe)

Show notes:

  • Its our first birthday.
  • Craig Shoemaker.
  • Simone Chiaretta.
  • Wally and Paul chew the fat.
  • Atlas Update Panel.

ASPX Code:
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="PartialUpdates.aspx.cs" Inherits="PartialUpdates_PartialUpdates" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

<html xmlns="" >

<head runat="server">

    <title>Update Panel Page</title>



    <form id="form1" runat="server">

        <atlas:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server" EnablePartialRendering="true" />






        <td><asp:Label runat="server" ID="lblEmployee">Employee:</asp:Label></td>

        <td><asp:DropDownList runat="server" ID="ddlEmployee"></asp:DropDownList></td>



        <td colspan="2">

            <asp:Button runat="server" ID="btnSearch" Text="Search" OnClick="btnSearch_Click" />





    <atlas:UpdatePanel runat="server" ID="upSearch" Mode="Conditional">


            <asp:GridView ID="gvSearchResults" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="False">


                    <asp:BoundField AccessibleHeaderText="Last Name" DataField="LastName" HeaderText="Last Name" />

                    <asp:BoundField AccessibleHeaderText="First Name" DataField="FirstName" HeaderText="First Name" />

                    <asp:BoundField AccessibleHeaderText="Project Name" DataField="ProjectName" HeaderText="Project Name" />

                    <asp:BoundField AccessibleHeaderText="Date Work Performed" DataField="DateWorkPerformed"

                        DataFormatString="{0:MM-dd-yyyy}" HeaderText="Date Work Performed" HtmlEncode="false" />





            <atlas:ControlEventTrigger ControlID="btnSearch" EventName="Click" />







Code Behind Code:
using System;

using System.Data;

using System.Configuration;

using System.Collections;

using System.Web;

using System.Web.Security;

using System.Web.UI;

using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;

using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;

using System.Data.SqlClient;

using System.Xml;


public partial class PartialUpdates_PartialUpdates : System.Web.UI.Page



    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)


        ListItem liItem;

        if (Page.IsPostBack == false)


            DataTable dtData = cCommon.GetEmployees();


            foreach (DataRow drData in dtData.Rows)


                liItem = new ListItem(Convert.ToString(drData["LastName"]) + ", " +

                    Convert.ToString(drData["FirstName"]), Convert.ToString(drData["tblEmployeeId"]));





    protected void btnSearch_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)


        string EmployeeId = this.ddlEmployee.SelectedItem.Value;



            if (EmployeeId != String.Empty)


                DataTable dtData = cCommon.GetData(Convert.ToInt32(EmployeeId));

                this.gvSearchResults.DataSource = dtData;









Posted: May 19 2006, 01:09 PM by Wallym | with 3 comment(s)
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Presentations and Example files from my Code Camp talks

I have finally gotten around to uploading my presentations and example files for my code camp talks.  The talks are for:

  • Sql Server 2005 CLR Objects.
  • Atlas - Beyond just AJAX.
  • Building Section 508 compliant applications with ASP.NET.

The files are currently located at:


Posted: May 18 2006, 04:17 PM by Wallym | with no comments
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Atlanta Code Camp Picture Gallery

I just finished uploading the pictures for the Atlanta Code Camp event on May, 13th.
Posted: May 18 2006, 03:53 PM by Wallym | with no comments
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ASP.NET Podcast files are back up

Sometime on Monday evening/Tuesday morning, there was a server failure and the site hosting the files went down, but NOT the ASP.NET Podcast site itself.  The xml feed should be back up and going along with the most recent direct download link.  I'll be fixing the previous links over the next couple of days.  Sorry for the inconvenience.


Posted: May 18 2006, 10:02 AM by Wallym | with no comments
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Atlanta Code Camp report

The Atlanta Code Camp is over and I have gotten home. I drove through some storms around the GA/TN state line. I think things went pretty well. We had a speaker meetup on Friday night.

Just about the only thing that went wrong was the storms that blew through about lunch time on Saturday while lunch was being grilled on Saturday. It popped up so suddently it was too late to do anything about it.

I'll be posting pics from the event later, once they are all uploaded.

It was amazing to me the distances some people came for the event. From a speaker standpoint, I drove from Washington DC(though, I live in TN), Vinay Ahuja drove from Jacksonville, FL, Tom Fuller drove from Tampa, FL, Jose and Jay came from Tallahassee, FL, but the person than won the long distance travel award was Jean-Luc David. He came from Toronto. Wow, is that commitment.

I also got to see a number of people that I know there. Paul Wilson, Greg Young, Doug Tunoure, Brendon Schwartz and many others. It was good to meet some of the listeners of the podcast that came. Chris Love came from Raleigh Durham. Stephen Vanterpool came from Columbia, SC. There were some other folks there from NC. I was shocked when these people came up to me right before my talk and introduced themselves. The wanted to talk about the show and a number of things. It was really great to listen to the feedback (of course, everyone loves me and wants more Wally, but thats a different discussion).

Posted: May 14 2006, 10:47 AM by Wallym | with no comments
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ASP.NET Podcast Show #51 - Alabama Code Camp Rountable Discussion


Show Notes:
Posted: May 12 2006, 08:05 AM by Wallym | with 4 comment(s)
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Journey to the Atlanta Code Camp

My journey to the Atlanta Code Camp starts on Friday at about 10 am.  Thats about when I will be leaving Washington, DC and driving to Atlanta, GA.  I'll be headed down I-95 to I-85 and on into Atlanta.  Its about 600 miles.  It'll make for a long day.  Thanks goodness my talk on Saturday isn't until Saturday afternoon.  After the Code Camp, I'll be driving back home to Knoxville, TN.

If you come to my talk on Atlas, you might win a cool tshirt!

ASP.NET Podcast Show #50 - Miljan Braticevic





Show Notes:

Posted: May 11 2006, 07:40 PM by Wallym | with no comments
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"Beginning AJAX with ASP.NET" book is going to production
Our "Beginning AJAX with ASP.NET" book has now gone to production.  That means that editing is finished and Wiley will be doing layout and final work to prepare it for printing.  Wow, I am glad that this is done.  I am sure that there will be questions that come up, but when I am writing and editing, I get so tense and it keeps me from doing the things that I like, like playing golf..  I am going to be working another book soon and I have things that I have to do, but this stuff is done and I am glad.

This is the main reason why I haven't gotten out a podcast in the last 10 days or blogged much................
Posted: May 10 2006, 07:55 PM by Wallym | with 1 comment(s)
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