ASP.NET 2.0 Tips/Tricks TechEd Talk Posted

Many thanks to everyone in New Zealand who attended my "ASP.NET 2.0: Tips and Tricks" talk this morning. 

You can download the slides + samples from my talk here.  The samples are number in numbered order and correspond to the slides:



P.S. I will also be posting the slides+samples from my LINQ talk a little later today (I first need to jump on a plane to Australia and am running out of time <g>).  So stay tuned for those as well.


  • looking forward to your session in sydney Scott :)

  • Hi Scott,

    is it possible to re-post the code that you showed us on the session demonstrating the calender popup extender for 2 textboxes?

  • Hi Scott,

    I really enjoyed your presentations at TechEd 2006 NZ. Hope to see you there next year!

  • Hi James,

    The popup calendar control extender sample is available in my earlier slides+samples here:

    It is in the /admin folder in the inventory.aspx page. The sample uses a slightly older build of the Atlas Control Toolkit (I think the one from June), but should pretty much work the same with the most recent August release.

    Hope this helps,


  • Can we run .net 2 and 3 at the same time?

  • Hi LK,

    All versions of the .NET Framework run side-by-side, so you can install each version on the same machine.

    Hope this helps,


    P.S. Note that my presentation above only uses ASP.NET 2.0

  • Thankyou for presenting in Auckland all your sessions was extremely helpful. Two questions
    1) Is there a sample windows app that uses typed datasets & webservices for 2.0 you can direct me to?
    2)Can I use LINQ in 2.0?


  • I have enjoyed all your sessions at TechEd 2006 NZ. You done excellent job. Hope to see you again in 2007.

  • Hi Scott,

    Thanks for the reply, the code did gave me some hint on how to do the popup for multiple target controls. However, I am having a couple of problems:

    1. If I put my textboxes inside the updatepanel, the selected date doesn't appear in the textboxes, and also when I click next/previous month, it just closed the popup.

    2. If I put my textboxes outside the updatepanel, selected dates are in the textboxes, but the popup doesn't disappear. I noticed that you have put the calendar inside a panel with visibility:hidden, this also didn't work for me, no popups at all.

    I am using the July release, does this matter?

    PS: I would like to do this kind of thing inside a gridview, but leaving the textboxes out side the updatepanel, it makes no ajax for my gridview, is it possible fix this?

    Thank you very much!!!


  • Hi Scott,
    great materials, but there is an error in slide 14. Instead MaintainPostBackPosition should be MaintainScrollPositionOnPostback. And You didn't mention that this attribute can be set global in web.config . Great job. Greetings from Poland

  • Hi Scott,

    I was not present for your presentation, but I am really happy I downloaded the samples, thanks for the great insite into the new features.

  • Hi James,

    Can you send me an email and/or .zip file showing the issue you are running into? I can then loop you in with folks on the team who can help.



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  • Is there any plan for a WebCast in india. many are also here.

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