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I spend some time over the last weeks reverse engineering Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2008 Extensions, Version 1.2 and with the help of a few bloggers who really did much of the investigations I just validated them. I’ll allude to these as we develop the site definition. In WSPBuilder when creating a project the tool behind the scenes parses the 12 hive and creates entries in a solution manifest file corresponding to these entries. I won’t go into the details and they aren’t ...
For the last 1 1/2 years I have browsed and used content from hundreds of blogs that I have researched in the performance of my position as a SharePoint developer. I have needed to do this as SharePoint 2007 has many books which have shallow dives into the API only a few offer insights into “Best Practices” and the best way to accomplish SharePoint customizations. This blog entry is some pay back for all those bloggers whom I have used to ensure successful engagements. In the last 16 months I have ...
I will be speaking at the St. Louis .Net User Group About Silverlight on Monday, October 27th at 6 pm. Like the Kansas City .Net User Group they start at 5:30, but it looks like they go until 7:30. It looks like the group holds office at Three city Place Suite 1100 in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Here is my bio and abstract: The Dazzling World of Silverlight using XAML and Expression Blend Silverlight is the shiny new tool that both Developers and Designers can use in harmony. In Expression Studio Designers ...
Ok, so I get it that there's an SOA and BizTalk conference happening in January in Seattle...and there's a roadshow that's ongoing this fall/winter to bring a smaller version of the Seattle conference to various cities. But does that mean that no BizTalk sessions could be added to PDC?! BizTalk 2009 is one of the most significant jumps in the platform, allowing for Visual Studio 2008 integration among other things. And yet when you look at the topic cloud... So what does that mean if you're an SOA ...
Recently my intellisense on Visual Studio 2008 stops working, after some search I found a solution at http://blogs.blackmarble.co... I had a poke about in Tools|Option and found that on the Text Editor|All Languages that the three checkboxes for Statement Completion where showing neither empty or checked but a fully coloured box - which usually means an unknown settings. So a set these all to checked (a tick) and ...
Silverlight, for those who may not know, is Microsoft’s platform for rich web application development. After seeing it in action at the recent Tulsa TechFest, I’m excited about the potential it brings. The integration of Silverlight and Visual Studio 2008 makes it really easy to make a web site with a memorable user experience. That said, here’s a presentation by Scott Guthrie on how to hand code a Silverlight 2 application. Full screen it for best results. Scott Guthrie: Building a Silverlight 2 ...
GridViews and SharePoint Programming for SharePoint poses some challenges to the .NET developer. Of course first you should be familiar with .NET, I will be using c# in my examples here. One of the main development paths for SharePoint is to create modular functionality in Web Parts. Web Parts are great little chunks of a web page that you can cram anything you can think of into; however you won’t have the nice visual tools you are used to working with. For a simple “Hello World” type application ...
While the news that we released Silverlight 2 today, is kind of generating the energy and almost all top blogs talk about it, I wanted to share a few things that might be useful for you as a designer / developer in getting started with the bits. First off, let me share installation tips. Remove the SL 2 Beta 2 Version (not mandatory but nice to do) Remove Expression Blend 2.5 June 2008 Preview. (This is Required ! The Blend 2.5 June 2008 Preview stops you from installing the updated bits for working ...
Great new downloads for SharePoint developers at the MSSharePointDeveloper site. MSSharePointDeveloper site or "introduction to SharePoint Development site" has been around for a few months now. It's a great resources for developers that are looking to get into SharePoint development. Here's the new stuff you can find there. The VM's have been updated to Visual Studio 2008, which is awesome! Downloadable WSS Dev VPC Image Updated to Visual Studio 2008 (previously Visual Studio 2005). Smaller download ...
In the Baton Rouge Area with as open Tuesday afternoon? Check out the SQL Server Users Group Meeting this week. Location: At Lamar Advertising Thursday, October 23, 2008 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM Sponsored By: FuelTrac Presenter: Mike Huguet BIO Mike is an Enterprise Solutions Architect for Sparkhound, Inc. with over 9 years of experience in developing business solutions for Enterprise, Mid-market, and governmental customers. Five of those years have been as a consultant working with clients such as Jiffy ...
In this issue: Martin Mihaylov, Dave Relyea, Manish Dalal, Karl Shifflett, Terence Tsang, David Anson has been busy with his updates and reports: Just a little too eager with the clicking... [Updated binaries and source for MouseButtonClicker]. Corey Schuman posted about an Update for his Video Slider Karl Shifflett has a Cool Usage Tip For XAML Power Toys Adam Kinney has a blog post and set of demo videos on the WPF Effects and Transitions Library Applied Laurence Moroney reports he has updates ...
Installing Silverlight 2 RC0 may not be as straightforward as one would hope, especially if you have been installing the various betas that have been coming out along hte way. From Scott Gu - Important: We are releasing only the Silverlight Developer Runtime edition (as well as the VS and Blend tools to support it) today, and are not releasing the regular end-user edition of Silverlight. This is because we want to give existing developers a short amount of time to update their applications to work ...
BizTalk Server 2006 R3 is now renamed to BizTalk Server 2009. BTS2006 R3 had considerable new features due to which Microsoft decided to make it as a major release and renamed it to BizTalk Server 2009. It will be released H1 2009. First community technology preview (CTP) is already delivered to selected customers. Another CTP will be released later this year. Obviously, latest version of BizTalk Server will enable customers to take advantage of the latest Microsoft technologies. At the same time ...
Website: http://cvnug.wi-ineta.org Date: October 9 Location: Chippewa Valley Technical College - Room 176 Presentation Information: Mike Benkovich from Microsoft will show us how Visual Studio 2008 enables developers and IT operators to dramatically reduce the amount of time, effort and code required to develop and deploy real-world Web applications. ASP.NET 3.5, Visual Studio 2008 and IIS 7 each provide much improved administration and management support, on top of dramatically improved performance. ...
I can describe my feeling of mgration from TFS 2005 to TFS 2008 in one word-NIGHTMARE. Summary of recommendations. 1.Create combined TFS 2008+SP1 setup as described in http://www.woodwardweb.com/... and in the latest Team Foundation Installation Guide 2. Read Team Foundation Installation Guide ,Upgrade TFS 2005 to 2008 , Tips for upgrading from TFS2005 to TFS2008 3. If you are using fully-qualified domain names (FQDN, e.g., tfsserver.mycompany.com) , replace the FQDN with NetBios ...
As the complexity of our mobile line of business applications increases, it takes longer and longer to compile our applications. Now I knew that Microsoft has this great new build tool called MSBuild inside Visual Studio 2008, but I didn't know much about it. Bottom line you can compile .Net applications from the command line. Or more importantly have your application builds happening on another machine. Documentation here -http://msdn.microsoft.com/... This is what I have ...
I am currently RNDing Continuous Integration for our build process, as well as automating certain build processes that we use throughout the company. One issue that I found is that TFS Build Server 2005 plain refuses to build Visual Studio 2008 solution files, and after some research I found that it is because of the SLN version number. One method involves using a shim in place of MSBuild to call the .Net 3.5 MSBuild executable. The current shims are really weak and don't do the job properly, so ...
What a glorious little library from some sharp guys. We've been able to use the Framework 3.5 for back end processing, but have about 4,000 tablet PCs in the field infrequently connected by the most anachronistic, bandwith-challenged 56k modem, proprietary dial up hell you can imagine. Of course, these machines aren't allowed on the internet at all by the lockdown imposed by the security gestapo..their only connectivity is the sluggish modem. No matter how I break down the framework 3.5 silent install, ...
Introduction This blog entry which is more like an article, will demonstrate how easily you can design occasionally connected applications using ADO .Net Sync services. It’s going to be a very basic example in VB .net showing how easily you can use Sync services within your application. I have taken the template from code project and will try to upload it there as well. I am also uploading my presentation in case anyone needs it. Presentation and Source code Background At our organization we have ...
I thought I needed to post this as it took me a while to find the official MySQL drivers for .NET and VS2008. I found the drivers here. The current version 5.2 has the following features: A new profile provider has been implemented along with a fully revamped provider schema. New bulk loading and script execution classes are available. The ability to clear a single or all connection pools. Integration into Visual Studio 2008 MySqlDataAdapter now supports batching BINARY(16) columns are now treated ...
WebParts Cross- browser drag and drop is a very common issues on ASPNET WebPart Framework.. Basically WebParts doesn't support the Drag and Drop feature in Firefox browsers and this known to be a BUG for ASPNET Webpart Framework.. To get things working in all browsers including the cross browser drag-and-drop feature then you would need to use Visual studio 2008 / VWD 2008 with latest version of the Microsoft ASPNET Futures (AJAX Control Toolkit 3.5).. For more detail information then i would suggest ...
Dave Gardner announced on this blog contest in which you can win 10 x Professional Visual Studio 2008 book. This is a free copy of Professional Visual Studio 2008. All you have to do is Write a comment on any post in this blog; Link to this blog from your own website/blog (We accept trackbacks, or you can let us know about the link via email). Winners will be draw at random at the end of each month. Every month 2 winners. You can read more about this on http://www.professionalvisu... ...
Receiving an installation error as soon as Visual Studio 2008 starts to install Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Components? If you're lucky, you just need to uninstall "Microsoft Office InfoPath MUI (language) 2007 (Beta)" To uninstall: msiexec /x {30120000-0044-0C0A-0000-00... In our case, this package was installed by the Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 *SPANISH* installer, which includes a beta version of it: "Microsoft Office InfoPath MUI (Spanish) 2007 (Beta)" In other cases, ...
3 SharePoint sessions have appeared on the PDC 2008 Sessions site today, if you haven't yet added these to your sessions on the PDC site go do it now so Mike Swanson can work his magic on his master sessions schedule. Today is meant to be the last day of the revised Early Bird offer ($200 discount) for the Professional Developers Conference, so if you haven't registered yet, you still have until end of today to take advantage of this offer. The following 3 SharePoint sessions were added to PDC08 ...
Microsoft announced BizTalk Server 2009 today, and gave the green light to talking about the new version. It’s due for release in the first half of next year, and is shaping up nicely. Microsoft is casting BizTalk Server 2009 as a major new version in its own right, rather than just an updated 'release' of BizTalk Server 2006. This is an important move, and one I strongly welcome. There is certainly enough in BizTalk Server 2009 to warrant thinking of it as a major revision of the product, although ...
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You've probably just converted your vs 2005 web project with ajax to vs 2008. This is because Visual Studio 2008 has a newer, built-in version. The fix is short and sweet! Remove the System.Web.Extensions from references, then add them back again! That should connect you with the correct assembly. If you're uncertain how to remove the reference, check this out: http://geekswithblogs.net/A... ...
UPDATE : September 29, 2008 The update from the Web Development Team is that, this behaviour is only related to Click Once Deployment. However, when you create a website/project, the runtime targeted is 3.5 SP1 if it is present without any manual effort (if you are using the .NET 3.5 option from the version selector in Visual Studio 2008 while creating the website/project) If you are wondering what the post title is all about, it is precisely about it I had an interesting question on how to target ...
Click here to see a Video version of this article If you have worked with URL Rewriting in ASP.NET, you would have figured out that it is pretty difficult to sustain since the ASP.NET Form tag's Action attribute cannot be overridden or manually set until you do some plumbing work. In simple terms, you couldnt do a form1.Action = "Your Friendly URL" even though with URL mapping, the URL users see in the browser seems to be friendly. What is the issue with the Action tag would be your question? Well, ...
Just a reminder that the Tampa Bay IASA August meeting is tonight starting at 6:30 PM. Web Service Software Factory Modeling Edition The Web Service Software Factory (WSSF) Modeling Edition focuses on building the server side of a web services infrastructure, using either ASMX or WCF services. The new release uses three Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) to model services: service contract, data contract and host models. Through use of these DSLs, WSSF helps developers construct a scalable, extensible ...
*Moved to: Installing Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2After I got my computer rebuilt (due to Problems with Team Explorer after installed Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM) I did not reinstall IE8 Beta 1 as I knew that Beta 2 was soon to be available. Well, now it is:Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
MSDN Unleashed Session 1: Demystifying WPF Today’s applications need to do more than simply work. They need to draw in the user, and provide a differentiated experience. This means moving beyond battleship gray forms, boxy UIs, and providing a positive user experience. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides powerful capabilities to develop a compelling user interface, the kind that makes an application stand out. In this session, we’ll examine the core concepts of WPF such as layout panels, ...
I installed SQl server 2008 with Visual Studio 2008 recently. After I installed Visual Studio SP1 , all hell broke loose. Basically, I cannot connect to rem ote database using server explorer. I get the error below Most of the solutions talk about doing a reinstall --REINSTALL !!!!!!!!! -- ...
Sometimes Visual Studio 2008 (Team System Developer Edition - with Team Explorer and TFS Power Tools) crashes (disappearing completely) when running unit tests. I have not yet tried SP1 for VS2008 - will hopefully try this in the next week or two. Not really sure what causes this - but have noticed that the following error is written to the windows event log prior to the crash (not at the same time). Event Type: Error Event Source: VSPERF Event Category: None Event ID: 1406 Date: 22/08/2008 Time: ...
Ok, imagine the following situation: You are a developer and you want to keep up with the latest technology, so you update Visual Studio 2008 with Service Pack 1, installing .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 as part of the update. You then proceed to continue with your ASP.NET application, building a nice neat AJAXy application. Everything works fine on your box, it's awesome, the in-your-cube demos go great, everybody's happy. So you build and deploy your new hotness then sit back and wait for the pats on ...
Since November 2007, I'm a coach in a .net project. This project is managed using the SCRUM principles. I was largely based in the InfoQ online minibook 'Scrum and XP from the trenches': Prioritized product backlog, sprint planning, sprint backlog, daily scrums, sprint demos and retrospectives at the end of every sprint, ... This was combined with XP: Pair programming, TDD, incremental design, CI, collective code ownership (well ... almost), ... This project was a really fun project. Off the top ...
The release of VS 2008 SP1 last week was a bliss for .NET developers. Many professionals shared their installation experience on their blogs. Very few of them had a lot of troubles getting the long awaited service pack up and running, despite the lengthy process of the installation. My personal experience was not terribly painful as I anticipated, but it didn't go very well in the beginning either. This has nothing to do the setup package but has everything to do with the beta stuff I had on my box. ...
When trying to debug javascript using Visual Studio 2008 there a couple of things you need to do first - otherwise it (debugging) will not work and you'll get the following error when you hover over breakpoint in your javascript: The breakpoint will not currently be hit. No symbols have been loaded for this document. Note that this is only for debugging using IE (6) - not sure about other browsers/versions. Within IE go into Tools - Internet Options - Advanced tab and make sure the 'Disable Script ...
Murray Gordon (who recently left Charleston to join Microsoft in Atlanta!) told me about an MSDN and TechNet event going on next week in Columbia. See the links below for more info and to register! TechNet: Vista, PowerShell, Group Policy MSDN: WPF, Vista (for Developers), Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Enjoy ...
The much awaited Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is now RTM !! While we have talked about the .NET 3.5 SP1 features for a long time now, the RTM release marks something special for Web Developers. You would be able to build and deploy real world applications and use some of the cool features like Dynamic Data. Before installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1, it is recommended to run the Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack Preparation Tool. The tool can be downloaded from here This tool ...
Recently I ran into an issue where IIS was refusing to load an otherwise previously perfectly good web application in the solution. The Visual Studio 2008 solution included a Web Application csproj, and was referencing it by URL on IIS (that is, not a local file based or Cassini web project). Attempting to load the solution brought up an error: The local IIS URL http://localhost/{YourAppName} specified for Web Project {YourAppName} has not been configured. In order to open this project the Virtual ...
*Moved to: If you had a choice!I would be interested to find out what platform you .NET developers prefer to use as your main Visual Studio 2008 box? Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Emil Stoychev on async data, Bart Czernicki on VS and SLTools updates, Denislav Savkov with Part 2 of his weather control, Bill Reiss on Fiddler and SL vs Flash, Page Brooks with a Gauge Control and Polling Control, Matt Berseth with angled DataGrid column headers, and Alex Knight with a Splash screen. I feel like a wedding planner with this one... something old, something new :) ... of course the old ones are only a few days, leftover from while I was gone. I have one more set of those unless I ...
*Moved to: Problems with Team Explorer after installed Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM I received the following error box after installing VS2008 SP1 RTM:Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Updating to Visual Studio 2008 SP1If you have Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta installed make sure that you run the Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack Preparation Tool prior to the installation, Microsoft were trying to make this a seamless process, but on Heath Stewart's Blog he mentions that this was not possible in the end. The Preparation tool takes a while to run, but it is way better than having to uninstall everything :) You will need your Visual Studio 2008 Install files when running the ...
*Moved to: Ooooh, RTM DelightWell, MSDN will be busy today… Visual Studio 2008 Beta 1, Team Foundation Server 2008 Beta 1 and .NET Framework Beta 1 have all been released today. This is grate news as I have been using the Beta for about as long as it has been available and all those applications I have waiting in the wings can now go live :), Or at least get into the final phase of development. Can you imaging a better data capture application than one that builds itself (ASP.NET Dynamic Data) or ...
Very Quick Note: Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 was released finally (in combination with .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 of course). To sum up for some people, note that VS 2008 SP1 includes ADO.NET Entity framework (and its designer) as well as ADO.NET Data Services, but NOT ASP.NEt MVC framework (but does include ASP.NET Dynamic Data & ASP.NET AJAX history control and script combining). It also includes some WCF enhancements as well as major VS performance and scalability fixes. ISO Donwload ...

Looks like the VS 2008 SP1 has got company today. You can download the latest Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 2 for Visual Studio 2008 from here.

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We've waited a good long while, but RTM is finally here for both the ADO.NET Entity Framework as well as ADO.NET Data Services! Both are now available as part of the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (tools and runtime) and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (for just the runtime without tools) releases that were announced this morning. You can check out more information as well as the downloads at http://msdn.microsoft.com/data (keep checking back as I will continue updating content all week to reflect the releases) and ...
there you have it. Check this post of all the info. .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 are Available! Cheers, ET Technorati Tags: .NET 3.5 SP1,VSTS 2008 SP1 ...