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Weblog Posts in February 2006
Another wwHoverPanel Control update
February 27, 2006 @ 8:58 am
I've posted another update to the wwHoverPanel ASP.NET control over the weekend that addresses some of the display quirks when adjusting the window position due to scroll off.
February 24, 2006 @ 2:44 pm
Ran into a few issues for what should be a simple task today trying to retrieve the browser scroll position. Here's what seemed to work in my case.
Overriding ClientID and UniqueID on ASP.NET controls
February 24, 2006 @ 1:21 pm
When building client side controls, the ASP.NET ID generation scheme can sometimes get ugly for client side code. In some situations where you're dealing with one of controls overriding the default naming scheme might by overriding and UniqueID and ClientID to return the plain ID can make client controls much easier to work with.
A few updates to the wwHoverPanel Control
February 23, 2006 @ 3:05 pm
I've updated the wwHoverPanel control with a couple of fixes, one of which was a pretty major issue dealing with the control living in a container...
ASP.NET Page level callbacks and ViewStateMac...
February 23, 2006 @ 2:59 pm
I'm running into a situation with AJAXs PostBacks in the wwHoverPanel control where I can't see why the page is throwing a full ViewState validation error.
How not to design a Web Page
February 22, 2006 @ 10:50 pm
Ran into a horrendous developer site today. It really makes you wonder - what where they (the developers) thinking? Apparently they had Uncle Scrooge $$$ in their eyes while designing this thing.
ViewState and OnItemCommand on an ASP.NET Repeater
February 20, 2006 @ 5:05 pm
I'm noticing for the first time that the OnItemCommand on a Repeater object in ASP.NET doesn't appear to be firing when ViewState for the Repeater is off. This seems odd, since the same thing seems to work just fine on a DataGrid without ViewState.
Exception Handling Dilemma in VFP
February 19, 2006 @ 2:43 pm
I ran into a snag with Exception handling in Web Connection where the new TRY\CATCH functionality isn't as complete as the old OnError based handler. Here are a few thoughts on this behavior and a workaround I ended up using in Web Connection.
File Copy Disaster - self-inflicted at that
February 19, 2006 @ 12:54 am
Ran into a nasty surprise doing a backup copy with Beyond Compare tonight...
Giving ASP.NET 2.0 Web Application Projects a spin
February 18, 2006 @ 12:21 am
The ASP.NET Web Application Projects Add-in for VS2005 is in Beta V2 and this release is quite workable in bringing VS2003 style projects back to VS2005. It works well, although it's still a little rough around the edges. Here are some thoughts and a couple bugs I ran into.
I'm speaking at the Hawaii .NET User Group on Tuesday in Honolulu
February 17, 2006 @ 12:43 pm
I'll be at the Honolulu Hawaii .NET User Group Tuesday February 21st doing a session on building a resuable ASP.NET toolbox talking about some tools I've built and use that I plug into just about any kind of Web application I create.
ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005: You win some, you lose some
February 16, 2006 @ 4:13 pm
With Visual Studio released now for a few months and many of us spending a fair amount of time in this environment it's time to take stock. For me it's a love/hate relationship with many really useful and productive features and a number of disappointments and productivity slowdowns in some areas.
SQL Server 2005 doesn't take remote Connections by default
February 16, 2006 @ 12:14 am
While testing some existing applications on a new machine against a remote server today I found out the hard way that SQL Server 2005 refuses remote connections by default and finding the right place to enable them isn't where you'd think it would be.
Great Airline Booking Site: Hawaiian Airlines
February 14, 2006 @ 5:54 pm
Check out the Hawaiian Airline booking site which is a good example of good application flow in a Web application, as well as a good example of ASP.NET in action.
Moving SQL Server Databases and a few random thoughts on moving to SQL Server 2005
February 13, 2006 @ 4:23 pm
I'm still in the process of moving all of my data from my old machine to my current machine. Slowly but surely I'm moving my SQL Server databases from the old to the new machine and this process is far from streamlined. In the process I've run into a few minor issues with tool compatibility.
Visual Studio .NET 2005 Add-ins and loading from My Documents on a remote folder
February 11, 2006 @ 7:42 pm
Ran into an interesting problem today where one of my add-ins is failing due to the customer loading the add-in from a My Documents folder located on a remote machine (H: drive).
Weird SnagIt 8.0 Bug with West Wind Html Help Builder
February 09, 2006 @ 6:24 pm
Ran into an odd bug in SnagIt today after I installed version 8.0. Looks like delayed captures through the COM object fail to work properly with the Preview Window
wwHoverPanel AJAX Control for ASP.NET posted
February 07, 2006 @ 11:29 pm
I've posted a first version of my wwHoverPanel control for ASP.NET which provides some high level AJAX functionality including pop over Hover window support for remote URL content, Page level Callbacks with two-way JSON marshalling and more.
Element.clientWidth/offsetWidth in IE and Mozilla
February 05, 2006 @ 9:51 pm
Turing off Http Keep-Alive and using Windows Authentication with IIS: Don't do it...
February 05, 2006 @ 1:32 am
In an attempt to reduce the connections that IIS uses in AJAX debugging scenarios I tried turning off Http Keep-Alives on the server, only to find that it breaks Windows Authentication with IIS.
Team Suite Install Errors with various Package Loaders
February 04, 2006 @ 10:20 pm
I'm back to getting package load errors when I installed Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite Client on my new machine today. These errors are the exact same errors I was getting during the beta with failures on the DTS and Language packages. Result: Apparently there are configurations problems.
Getting an Windows XP Audio Driver to run under Windows 2003?
February 02, 2006 @ 11:10 am
I got a new dual core machine finally and while I'm stoked I'm still holding off installing everything as I can't get a couple of drivers installed on my Windows 2003 configuration.
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