I've got about a few things on my shortlist of todo's. The problem is that they all take a while to work on. I have gotten two items off of my list. Here's the current list:
Update the Beginning AJAX Book's content regarding Atlas. The problem here is that most of the cool stuff in Atlas that I covered got moved into the Futures CTP so, its off limits for writing right now. Customer A. I got some code written and updated to their development server today along with some forms for getting an update finished. I am expecting more to do here fairly soon.
- Basketball Coach. I'm the basketball coach for the kid's team. We have basketball twice a week for the next month still.
- Customer B. Work continues there.
- Update the Beginning Atlas Book's content and get it ready for production.
As Microsoft Corp. gears up for the consumer
launch of Vista, rivals slammed the new product, claiming that it
breaks the very same European antitrust laws that its operating-system
predecessor, XP, fell foul of in 2004, and that it will be riddled with
"Microsoft has chosen to ignore the fundamental
principles of the Commission’s March 2004 decision," said Simon Awde,
chairman of the European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS) in
a statement Friday, adding that the new product goes even further, by
leveraging its desktop dominance to compete on the Internet.
ECIS filed a
formal complaint about Vista to the European Commission's antitrust
division a year ago. The Commission said at the time that it would
examine the complaint carefully. That examination is understood to be
still ongoing, however Commission spokesman Jonathan Todd wasn't
immediately available to comment.
On Friday the ECIS described Vista as "the first step in Microsoft's strategy to extend its market dominance to the Internet." Microsoft’s XAML markup language inside Vista was designed to replace HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), an industry standard used for publishing material online, it claimed.
XAML is designed to be dependent on Windows, and therefore not interoperable with other systems, ECIS said.
In addition, Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 will introduce the Open XML file format called OOXML in a move to replace the ODF industry standard.
My problem with issues like this is that they sound good however, they are bad for business. I don't know these ECIS people in Europe, but they have no right to run around and attempt to controls features in products. I have a fundamental problem with it. If MS wants to put a feature or not put a feature into their product, it is based on whether or not the marketplace will accept the product. Their dominance in the marketplace is based on the fact that their customers are paying for the products, nothing more.
If you want to prefix your code to use the AJAX Control Toolkit, add in the following item to your web.config.
<controls> <add tagPrefix="ajaxToolkit" namespace="AjaxControlToolkit" assembly="AjaxControlToolkit" />
I think it helps out with the Intellisense in Visual Studio .NET 2005
Nice, I didn't know that there was a build of SP2 for Sql Server 2005 out.
Due to to many other things going on, look for blogging and podcasting posts to be down over the next several weeks.
Sweet, my MVP stuff showed up about 1-2 hours ago.
Here is a videocast Paul did that shows you how to create a custom Extender control using the Microsoft ASP.Net AJAX Extensions
. This will be the first of a series of video casts on custom ASP.Net AJAX controls. The next one will deal with extender controls using the AJAX Control toolkit
and contrast the different approaches. The next one may deal with ScriptControls and so on.
This videocast will create a very basic extender control from scratch but will leave you with enough of the basics to fashion your own complex custom extender controls. Enjoy.
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ASP.NET Podcast url: http://aspnetpodcast.com/CS11/blogs/asp.net_podcast/archive/2007/01/12/asp-net-podcast-show-83-writing-a-custom-ajax-extender.aspx
- Creating Custom Extender Controls
- Difference between ScriptControl and ExtenderControl
- Embedding script resources
- ServerSide and ClientSide components
- Linking the two together