Saturday, December 31, 2005

Greetings

Monday went to Tuesday to see Wednesday and asked Thursday whether Friday has told Saturday that Sunday is New year.

Wishing you

12 months of happiness
52 weeks of Fun
365 days laughter
8760 Hrs of Good-luck
525600 Minutes of Joy
31536000 Seconds of Success.

Happy New Year to all!

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

New Downloads for ASP.NET

Here is a list of some good downloads for ASP.NET 2.0

1. ATLAS DEC CTP RELEASED :- Here is the link get from atlas site or from here in download site about the new changes you can get more info in nikhil's blog .My suggestion also download the new HOL and check the ATLAS tutorials


2. WINDOWS VISTA DEC CTP RELEASED:- THE windows vista DEC CTP also got released along with CIDER .Thus check out the details in VISTA HOME and here is the download link

3.WEB DEPLOYMENT PROJECT FOR ASP.NET 2.0 RELEASED :-
FOR THE DETAILS SEE following links :-

4.MASTER PAGE AND XHTML Templates are available for download:- get it here

5. ADDINS for CSS PROPERTIES WINDOW released :- download it here get the details here

6. UPCOMIGN FEATURES IN ASP.NET 2.0 from Scot's blog HERE

7.Scot posted the migration tutorials from vs2003 to vs2005 - Know more about it here

8.Microsoft P&P has posted materials for VS2005 as well as ENTERPRISE LIBRARY FOR vs2005 released and CAB DEC CTP released.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Krypton Toolkit - Free


Krypton Toolkit 0.9.0

Create the following Microsoft Office style look and feel by combining the MenuStrip and ToolStrip from .NET Framework 2.0 and the Krypton Toolkit. This is the default look and feel but you can fully customize all aspects of the appearance from the tool bars to the button controls.

Includes:-
Krypton Button
Krypton Group
Krypton Header
Krypton HeaderGroup
Krypton SplitContainer
Krypton Panel
Krypton Label

Download it here..

Monday, December 19, 2005

Disk Output Caching in ASP.NET 2.0

To provide a good boost to the ASP.NET 2.0 caching feature which is already a superb feature at least after the integration with database cache invalidation was lacking one more feature namely the lack of surviving ASP.NET process recycle.

Dimtry has come with a utility to
1. Preservation of cached output across app domain and process restarts.
2. Avoiding using memory for cached responses.



for more details check out dimtry blog here..

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Deleting ASP.NET 2.0 APP Sub-Directories Shuts Down the AppDomain

Got this important info from Todd Carter's Blog.

This issue seems to be coming up recently since ASP.NET 2.0 shipped; probably because this behavior has changed from previous versions. In previous versions ASP.NET did not care if you deleted sub-directories of the web application and it appears some folks actually depended on this behavior and now when upgrading to ASP.NET 2.0 are finding their AppDomains are restarting after deleted a sub-directory.

Check this Weblog here..

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

CLR Profiler for the .NET Framework 2.0

Here is a nice article on the CLRPROFILER for .Net 2.0 and how you can use it in .NET Framework 2.0.

CLR Overview:
The CLR Profiler includes a number of very useful views of the allocation profile, including a histogram of allocated types, allocation and call graphs, a time line showing GCs of various generations and the resulting state of the managed heap after those collections, and a call tree showing per-method allocations and assembly loads.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Asp.net DataSource Controls

Just found a series of articles on datasource controls in msdn. Found it useful for me..

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

Monday, December 12, 2005

The asp.net1.1 to 2.0 Upgrade center

Often I got question from devs and friends what are the changes and impcat of upgrading from asp.net1.1 to asp.net 2.0 .If you ae also looking for the same here is the info for you msdn has the asp.net 1.1 to 2.0 upgrade center where you can know what you need to do as well as common issues and how you can track it.
Remember that asp.net 1.1 and 2.0 can run side by side in same IIS box but with the rich set of features provided thru asp.net 2.0 i hope you ll soon move into 2.0 and this site is your friend in that scenario

Generic diagramming, graph-drawing and graph-layout kit

Today while Searching for Some tool I came across a Good .NET Control which is Capable of Drawing diagrams.

This Project is a Shareware project, Supported by SourceForge.NET http://netron.sourceforge.net/ewiki/ .

Download Url http://sourceforge.net/projects/netron/

Is it a Better product to try out to draw Diagram.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

King Kong - The movie 2005












I am early waiting to watch this movie.
Links:Official site
,Reviews

Friday, December 09, 2005

SQL Server 2005 - books

SQL Server 2005 Books Online from Microsoft

get your free book..

Asynchronous pages in ASP.NET 2.0

Here's an interesting MSDN article that focuses building Asynchronous pages in ASP.NET 2.0

Link..

I guess it will help writing better responsive web pages for sure.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

how to wow a girl..



Here is how to impress a girl..

Microsoft Virtual Labs (for pre-release products)

Never knew till yesterday that you can actually demo Microsoft pre-release products by remotely logging onto these labs.

Microsoft Demo Servers
Have fun!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

LINQ - first look

MVPs have been chomping at the bit to release info about a new bit of technology - LINQ. Well, Microsft has finally made it public, so here is the scoop. First of all what is LINQ? It is Just an acronym for Language Integrated Query. What this means is that starting in C# 3.0 and VB 9, you'll be able to write data queries inline with the code as if it were a natural part of the language.

string[] words = { "cherry", "apple", "blueberry" };

var sortedWords =
from w in words
orderby w
select w;


The variable sortedWords then contains the resulting data.

Standard LINQ is the base technology that lets you query any enumerable data structure. DLINQ is used to query databases and XLINQ is used to query XML.

LINQ is Microsoft's answer (or rather Anders Heilsjberg's answer) to the much discussed issue of impedance mismatch.

We sure could use the advantages of integrating SQL schema into CLR metadata. One interesting aspect of LINQ is that it not only integrates SQL Server into the CLR through DLINQ but is also used for just about any type of structured data that we use in our programs - be it objects, string arrays, XML data etc.

LINQ also has a predecessor called (C Omega) which was also intended to reduce the "impedance mismatch" between the Object-oriented world and the relational world. But i guess it didn't see the light of the day or it was abandoned and is still lurking around somewhere in the Microsoft Research Labs

Anyway, if you want more info on LINQ, go here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/future/linq/

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

ASP.NET 2.0 Security Practices at a Glance

From the summary of this security practice: This module presents a set of consolidated practices designed to address ASP.NET version 2.0 security issues. The answers and recommendations presented in this module are tight distillations designed to supplement the companion modules and additional guidance. The practices are organized by various categories that represent those areas where mistakes are most often made.

Security Practices: ASP.NET 2.0 Security Practices at a Glance
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