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SubSonic Starter Kit From the CodePlex site, you can also download the SubSonic Starter Kit. To use this, from Visual Studio, select New -> Web Site and pick SubSonic Starter Site. This will give you a good starting template for your own site that includes the following. _Dev\ASPNET_Membership - Web pages for user and role membership editing. _Dev\Generators - The same generators found in the sample web site plus a MigrationGenerator page. Run this page and it will create SQL scripts containing ...
I started looking at the .Net Framework 3.0 and I know I would like MS to come with how-to videos for it, like they did for ASP .Net 2.0 also, I'm wondering about the changes it brings for the use of Microsoft Atlas (annoyingly changed to Microsoft Ajax extensions) and the Friendly CSS providers ...
Regarding the previous ages of VS.NET 2005, web project deployment was pretty simple, but with limited options. For different types of projects, you may have different types of deployment requirements. For example, you may wish only to update the dll or contents for each component of the project separately, specially if the project is too big to take much time to upload the components each time. For smaller projects, it would be great if we can upload only one file to reflect the new changes of a ...
ASP.NET 2.0 CSS Friendly Control Adapters Toolkit 1.0 has reached it's final release at last! (Direct Download) For those who don't know about it already: Quote from the CSS Adapters Homepage: ASP.NET is a great technology for building web sites but it would be even better if it provided more flexibility for customizing the rendered HTML. For example, the Menu control makes it simple to add a menu to a web site, but it would be better if it didn't create <table> tags and was easier to style ...
This week my students were learning how to create a new container for their dotnetnuke site and how to skin as well. Creating a container requires students to create a css file that includes the font, family style and color of the heading that they want. .CompSciContainerTitle { font-weight:bold; font-size:200%; color:#339933; } An html file is then created which includes An html file is created which includes: [SOLPARTACTIONS][TITLE][VIS... [SOLPARTACTIONS][TITLE][VIS... these are dotnetnuke ...
And lot's of them including: ascii generators, color generators, css generators, domain name generators, email generators, favicon generators, flash generators, form generators, fun & humor, graphics & image generators, htaccess generators, metatag generators, misc generators, password generators, pdf generators, php & MySQL generators, popup generators, robots.txt generators, rss generators, sitemap generators, text generators, tooltip generators, weblog generators, and xml generators. ...
Back to the old frequency of releases for the great AJAX framework.Microsoft has released BETA 2 of ASP.NET AJAX (formerly "ATLAS"). As expected, the framework comes as separate download for each: Core framework (this is the part called "ASP.NET AJAX" - release called BETA 2), Value added features (now called "Futures", as they're the features that will eventually be part of the core - release called Novermber CTP), OS/platform independant client library (called "Microsoft AJAX Library" - release ...
Well, my students have successfully created a small module of their own using Visual Web Developer Express and have placed them on their page so we are now continuing our learnign of dotnetnuke. We now review the dotnetnuke accounts that can be created. In addition, we'll review the roles of the administrator and the host. The students will learn to modify the css that comes with dotnetnuke. They will also create a new portal for the student website they will be creating in a week. Next week will ...
I have always thought MOSS (Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server) is an excellent platform and it is definitely gonna-be future platform of almost all kind of Application development and deployment. One of the example of this is Ben Robb's & Mei Ling's post. In his blog-post Ben Robb has mentioned about Mei Ling blog-post on Commerce Server vs MOSS(showing how MOSS and Commerce Server can complement each other in provisioning an eCommerce site), also he has shown how the functionalities of CS overlap ...
Earlier today, Scott Guthrie posted an announcement of the release of ASP.NET CSS Control Adapters Beta3. The CSS Adapters are implementation of "new built-in extensibility mechanism in ASP.NET 2.0 called "control adapters" that allow you to plug-in into any ASP.NET server control and override, modify and/or tweak the rendering output logic of that control" aoms tp make a number of standard ASP.NET controls more CSS and standards friendly. Scott quoted the highlights of the most iportant new features ...
I was trying to tweak my blog a bit yesterday, so I did some research on "Custom CSS Selectors". I didn't figure out how to do what I wanted to do (still researching), but I did figure out how to do a number of different things. A lot of the info I used, I got from this post by Josh Ledgard. I had to modify his directions a bit to add search to my blog, but it's pretty close. I changed my subtitle to the following: .NET Data Practices<div id="s">Blog Search<br><input class="BS" type="text" ...
So I downloaded IE 7 today, fully knowing that a part of my app was getting hosed by it. So I have started to dive into the issues which are CSS and JS related, and I am hitting my head against a brick wall. @)#(*${) Well, i know that my JavaScript skills are much weaker than I want them to be so I think I will rewrite the few lines of JS in my app that I wrote in some of the newer styles and see if I can't unit test them as well, but that still leaves CSS. For me CSS is the most Program by Coincidence ...
In one of ASP.NET pages I've used CheckBox column inside Datagrid, and on some condition the column containing checkbox was invisible TemplateColumn.Visible=false On postback my code tried to read if control is checked, and it always returned chk.Checked=false. It seems that it is done by design and invisible CheckBox does not have ViewState["Checked"]. As it suggested in the link Invisible column won't be rendered to the client.(http://www.velocity... ...
In Addition to the links that I posted previouslyhttp://geekswithb... Here are some more useful links Source: http://www.sharepointblogs.... Free SharePoint Web Parts (3rd Party) ActiveX Scripting Web Part (Simon Mourier) AD Management Web Part (Fabian) Alert Manager, Subweb Viewer Web Parts (Mart Muller) Avail Lists & Libraries (Sig Weber) Blogparts (Steen Molberg) Breadcrumb Site Navigation Web Part ...
I have been having a problem with VS 2005 and CSS files, often when i try and save a CSS file VS will crash. Some of you have probably got the same issue??? I have at work and home so I assume it's not just something with my install! So I emailed MS to see if the bug has been fixed in SP1....although not exactly sure they have asked me send them a crash dump and pointed me to this link for info so i thought i would share. http://blogs.msdn.com/mikha... Steve ...
Yesterday was the Microsoft Vista & IE7 Readiness Tour in Egypt, which is the first middle east country to host the tour [I didn't announce it before because it has a sort-of restricted registration]. It was soo cool to see the two great products in action (especially Vista), and think of new possibilities. It also was soo cool to meet Arab Team 2000 forum guys again, as we don't get to meet in real life except in Microsoft events! I also had some talk with Cyra Richardson, IE Team lead program ...

I found a problem in some MS written code within the CSS Friendly adapters. Wasn't lazy, went and found the specific problem, and fixed it. The result - my code will be incorporated in the next version.

This is it: http://forums.asp.net/thread/1399881.aspx (CSS friendly GridView problems showing selected rows)

Yeah, it's a small thing, but still!

Hi There If like me you love to use CSS instead of HTML tables for the layout design of your pages then you no doubt have at least tried the CSS Adapter for asp.net 2.0 controls, if not take a look here. Scott Gu has a great blog on it here, which discusses the new release, how to install etc. In a previous post (link to it on the same post) he talks about how easy it is to write your own adapter. It comes with a nice tutorial and sample application, I have to say that its not as straight forward ...
Someone pointed out that my blog rendered improperly in IE 6. This was odd, as I hadn't heard anything about it. I recently posted using LIveWriter's Blockquote feature, but my blog rendered fine in IE7 and Firefox. Once I took the blockquote out of my post though, IE 6 rendered fine as well. Interesting... So I haven't put too much time into reasearching, but I did find this article about CSS compatibility with IE 7, and it talks about some of the differences in how IE 7 renders things...which scares ...
I published V1.12 of the PhotoAlbum web application last week. Now is time for some planning, and preparing the next version. Since the PhotoAlbum uses other controls and utilities, I will coordinate all the versions and release them together with the PhotoAlbum's next version. The next PhotoAlbum release will be V1.13. I think that the one after that will be labeled V2, because most of the old code and the old structures will have been replaced by then. However it's not 100% sure yet. Together with ...
The IE team has a blog. Actually, they’ve had a blog since July 21 2004. Shows how much I pay attention. But there’s a post on IE7’s CSS position that’s well worth the read. From the intro: We understand that we are far from being done and we know we have still a lot of work ahead of us. IE 7 is a stepping stone in our effort to improve our standards compliance (especially around CSS). As an example, in the platform we did not focus on any proprietary properties – though ...
I love using a nice little tab control on my web pages but I never seem to find an good solution…well a FREE (!) one anyway! There are some great tab controls out there to buy but I have never really looked at them as paying for controls is not in my vocabulary. This little control is probably no match for one of those but for a simple and FREE solution look no further! The problem I have with the current solutions I use are 1. The javascript and CSS solution using relative positioning and ...
From the IEBlog: This morning we released our first public release candidate, IE7 RC1, for Windows XP. You can download it at http://www.microsoft.com/ie. The RC1 build includes improvements in performance, stability, security, and application compatibility. You may not notice many visible changes from the Beta 3 release; all we did was listen to your feedback, fix bugs that you reported, and make final adjustments to our CSS support. I do want to call attention to two changes in particular ...
Hmm ... Well, I've got to admit, my first blog effort was a slight lie, I didn't actually use Live Writer to post it, I just copied and pasted the HTML (that I had to refactor :\ ) to make my first post, hoping that it would solve the Error message I was getting. It didn't. Ok, When I use Live Writer to either Post or view posts on my blog, I get "Server Error 0 Occured; User Does not exist". Apart from nullifying my existance :( I know I gave it the correct Service API as it downloaded my blog style ...
Developer Support has been working hard over the last month and generated a bunch of new KB articles: HOWTO: Use themes and skins to style NetAdvantage ASP.NET controls (updated):<http://devcen... HOWTO: How do I deploy an ASP.NET application for NetAdvantage 2006? (updated):<http://devcen... HOWTO: Basics of using Infragistics controls in Master and Content ...
I know I'm likely going to be touching some nerves here, but CSS isn't all it's cracked up to be. Yep. ZenGarden is great, and shows you all that you can do with CSS, but it conveniently leaves out a common problem. DIV heights with dynamic content. Sure, it's great if you can specify that your div will always be 427 pixels tall, but there is no way you can guarantee that with dynamic content. The DIV tag does not support the height:100% style when inside a container. In fact, I don't think it supports ...
Earlier I mentioned NIftyCube as a tool for creating rounded html element corners. Nifty attaches its function to the window.load event and provides a way of grabbing a Nifty delegate if you don't want to explicitly attach to the event. So the head of the page would have something like this: NiftyLoad=function(){Nifty(... Nifty("div.nestedContent","... Nifty("div.nestedMenu","big"); Nifty("ul#nav a","big transparent top"); } The Nifty javascript is smart enough to snatch this ...
Since I exist as a Lone Ranger Developer, I am required to wear ALL hats in the lifecycle of application development. I have a ton of great resources pertaining to architecture, coding minutae, and so on. I have a ton of favorite places and sites to learn bits and pieces about page design, too. But that is the problem...bits and pieces are the way I end up arriving at pages that look slick and professional. WHen I'm done they look great, but I want to apply the same disciplines to page design that ...
I have had a ton of feedback regarding my original posting for custom Chrome / Branding of MOSS. One of the dialogs got very specific and I wanted to share a little more here in an effort to clarify some Best Practices for customizing MOSS. I want to clarify that product documentation on MOSS is not complete, it is still in B2 bits, and Best Practices are my take on what they should be when it comes to customizing the back-end, and in no way reflects anything directly from Micrsoft at this time. ...
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Custom Chrome / Branding December 2007 - Update I have moved my blogging to http://www.msftliveblogs.co... I posted this original article there with all of the graphics - check here - http://msftliveblogs.com/mh... Also - this was done in B2 bits - check here for an update to the TR/RTM changes - http://msftliveblogs.com/mh... ...
I didn't write for some time about my RealSimpleBlog control because I was quite busy with other subjects (WPF mostly). However, I am making nice progresses, and I think I can say without too many risks that the integration in my PhotoAlbum will be ready before we fly to Malaysia on wednesday. Actually, I also integrated the control on my main page, and if you select this link, you will see it in action! I also set the page up to generate a static HTML file on demand, so the old address is still ...
After a day-long hiking in the mountains of Appenzell with my 2 daughters and my sister, including a refreshing short swim in a cold mountain lake, it's very tired that I finished implementing the Priority 1 requirements of my RealSimpleBlog control. The last element missing was a thumbnails banner, i.e. a row of 1..n thumbnails and possibly some HTML formatted text following. Typically, I use this in my PhotoAlbum to illustrate some text with a few small pictures, and add a "More..." link leading ...
This was a question asked today on the ASP.NET Forums. Although you might be wondering that hey I can just use "this.style.font-size:Large" and it will work. For some reason it does not work and the work around is to create a CSS class and define the properties in that class. Take a look at the code below: <style type="text/css">.link_co... { font-size:25px; } .hoverOut_Font { font-size:12px; } </style> And here is the Code Behind: protected ...
Nice job this weekend. I moved forward a lot, implemented major features, tested most of them pretty extensively, thought about the future, and learned new things. So far, the features implemented are: Date, Title, Text, Frame, List. Features not implemented yet are: Images, Thumbnails. That should follow soon. Another important feature implemented: Each entry has an attribute "archive-older". If this attribute is set to "true", no older entries will be displayed after the current one. However, if ...
My friend Miel found this site from poisoned minds. They have a nice breakdow on how time is really spent when developing a website. Of course this is good for a laugh :) I think they do have a point with the pure css lay-out. I for one am a dropshadow fan because if I put 2 divs on top of each other they need to look like there is some distance between them. I like the depth af the whole idea. Up till now I haven't found a way to create a rectangle with rounded corners and a dropshadow (like in ...
I did quite a lot of work yesterday, implementing the following elements: Title, Paragraphs, Frames. One feature I like in the control is that you can write big chunks of texts without having to care about formatting the text: the control will automatically insert <br /> and <div> elements to separate the text in smaller chunks. All you have to do is insert one carriage return, or two carriage returns. That will speed up text input. By the way, what I used to call V1 will actually be ...
I started writing my RealSimpleBlog control yesterday. The goal is to have V1 up and running by July 12th, which is the date we're flying off to Malaysia for 3 weeks holidays. I plan to integrate the control in my PhotoAlbum, and to blog on that page while I am away. That will provide a nice test for the concept. V1 will be pretty basic, considering I'll have only 3 weeks to implement it. But it will be the basis for future development, and I am pretty excited about it. RealSimpleBlog V1 Requirements ...
Posted on Friday, June 02, 2006 7:29 PM --> I created http://maisworkandfriends.com on Themes (skin & css files) in ASP.NET 2.0. Still trying to decide when it's best to use skin files over css files. Already figured out that an object property should not belong to both. Tested some, and haven't been able to receive consistent results. Is it because... Caching - How does the ASP.NET Developer server work? When using multiple CSS / skin file- Are they always applied in the same sequence Who knows???? ...
@media Social For those who aren't able to attend the @media 2006 conference, or for those who are attending and want to continue the experience, the @media Social is an opportunity to meet, eat, drink, and chat away the day with likeminded web enthusiasts. The special event will take place the day after @media 2006 - on Saturday 17th June. It's free to attend, but please buy a bit of food or a drink or two to help us keep the venue people happy! Get Togethers We've suggested a few 'get-togethers' ...
Did some research to do a quick presentation on Themes (skin & css files) in ASP.NET 2.0. Still trying to decide when it's best to use skin files over css files. Already figured out that an object property should not belong to both. Tested some, and haven't been able to receive consistent results. Is it because... 1. Caching - How does the ASP.NET Developer server work?2. When using multiple css / skin file- Are they always applied in the same sequence3. ???? who knows ???? I seem to experience ...
The very first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Expression Web Designer is out!. A professional design tool to help you create modern standards-based Web sites. EWD is a new professional design tool for creating HTML/CSS based web sites and applications. One of the great features is the deep support for web standards - something that is more important today than ever in the designer community. It also provides sophisticated CSS management and formatting with drag and drop features that will ...
Somehow I missed the CTP release of Microsoft® Expression® Web Designer Community Technology Preview 1. This is one of the new Microsoft designer tools intended to compete with Macromedia and Adobe…err…just Adobe. From the site: Expression Web Designer helps you create and work with: Standards-based Web sites Sophisticated CSS-based layouts Extensive CSS formatting and management Rich data presentation Powerful ASP.NET 2.0-based technology ...
Just installed Peter's Date Package at www.PeterBlum.com and have been enjoying working with all the gadgets he has obviuosly spent so much time improving. Great job Peter! The price is definitely right, especially considering how much thought he put into the accompanying documentation. I built some of my own date controls similar to these, but I canned 'em for his package [after arguing with my pride]. A slight bug (may be something I haven't done right since I am still new to them) is in Firefox ...
Visual WebGui is fully xsl driven, which means that every component has an xsl that renders its presentation on the browser. The Visual WebGui developer uses the SDK abstraction layer defining controls and their relations, where as the rendering is done through a set of dedicated xsl templates that render the components. This means that you can take an existing application and use different xsl templates to create a different look and fell. There are a couple of ways you could change the default ...
The public (not limited) beta of Expression Web Designer is available for download here. You can also view a slideshow of screenshots here. I haven't really had a chance to use it yet, but here is the one feature I hope it has. A WYSIWYG designer that is easy to use and creates fully compliant XHTML and CSS based web sites ...
I wanted to have another page (not default.aspx) in DotNetNuke based application. I found that there is no common code to generate CSS links. Actually, core code to create CSS links is duplicated in a few places. I've created a common class, that can be used in my custom page, as well as from Default.aspx and Components\Skins\Skin.vb . The class is posted in comment to the isssue. ...
ASP.NET is a great technology for building web sites but it would be even better if it rendered different HTML. For example, the Menu control makes it simple to add a menu to a web site but it would be better if it didn't create <table> tags and was easier to style using CSS. Happily, it's easy to "teach" the Menu control how to generate the kind of HTML that you prefer. Indeed, you can modify any ASP.NET control so it produces better HTML. The key is to use something that may be new to you: ...
This is the first CSS font on the web! says, Stu Nicholls. Just hav a peep in the source code of this page ( http://www.cssplay.co.uk/me... ), u will be very suprised! Just digg-ed ...
In the current project I'm working on, we have to have an “export to pdf” functionality for each page. So we've been using webSupergoo's ABCPDF successfully until yesterday, when I found that we could change the way we're inserting the css stylesheet into the pages for the better. We used to do this: <link rel="stylesheet" href="<%= ResolveUrl(AppConfigurator.... %> " type="text/css"> ...where AppConfigurator is a static class holding a reference to a static NameValueCollection, ...
CSS Control Adapters toolkit simply allows you to have all built in ASP.NET 2.0 controls (talking espcially about those which render “ “ tags) rendering 100% CSS compliant (and therefore cross browser compatible) tags/styles. It has been on an existing extensibility feature in ASP.NET 2.0 called “Control Adapters”. You can check the adapters homepage, and from there check the examples, and the white paper, and then download the current release source (BETA1.1 - VS Installer ...