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I had an issue with Selenium and Firefox3 yesterday. It just wouldn't start up and run an instance of Firefox. When Selenium runs, it alters your settings for the particular browser you are using such that it can fire a proxy server on your local host. This enables Selenium to interact with the browser in a way not otherwise really possible. Interestingly, most browsers by default want to stop this behaviour. Anyway, Selenium could fire an instance of the browser and attempt to edit the settings ...
In the post below I am going to run down a short-list of some of the less-popular performance tips and the reasoning behind them. There are loads of blog postings and articles on asp.net performance enhancements, and I urge you to check those out as well. Onto the good stuff... Session.ReadWrite versus Session.ReadOnly It goes without saying that using the Session object will incur some performance overhead so if possible it should be turned off in the web.config. That said, If you’re using the Session ...
History I have to admit that I’m a browser laggard, I haven’t installed Google Chrome, and I was a late comer to upgrading from Firefox 2.x to Firefox 3.0. I wasn’t always like this. I actually used to pay for Opera rather than deal with Internet Explorer back in the days of Windows NT4 days. Recently I’ve been lazy. Firefox 2.x had all the stuff that I used to pay for in Opera; tabbed browsing, opening entire folders of favourites etc. So the following may not come as news to some people in terms ...
Could be that Gmail doesn't like Chrome? I was trying to delete an email using Chrome today and there are several buttons missing. There are no buttons for Archive, Report Spam and Delete. Here, I opened up Firefox and you can see the button for Delete and several other buttons missing. Really Strange behavior here. Guess I'll be using Firefox longer until Chrome works to my liking. Technorati Tags: Chrome,Firefox,Gmail ...
I know most of you are probably working in places that you can run new tools and toys. Not everyone is so lucky! I find myself working on .NET 2.0, IE6, VS2005, and Office 2003. I am able to run FireFox so that takes some of the sting out of IE6, and I can cope with most everything else in the interests of getting a paycheck every month. But... I would dearly love to be able to run OneNote, they tell me they don't have it for Office 2003, and I've been told that they aren't even going to start looking ...
I have installed Windows Vista Ultimate since some month now and I still wonder what system service I have missed to get a well behaved system. To troubleshoot heavy disk access I use Process Monitor from SysInternals. It is an invaluable tool to find out who did access what on the system. It can monitor every module load, process start, thread creation, registry or disk access and network activity you can imagine. If you are developing unmanaged code you can even view the call stacks who did access ...
If you are getting the message... This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer ...whenever you try to click on a hyperlink in a mail message when you are in Outlook or in a Word document, it is primarily because your default web browser has a 3rd-party setting that doesn't work and play well with Office products. For example if you are using the FireFox web browser, try changing the default web application to be Internet Explorer. To do this, follow these steps: ...
In my previous post, I discussed how return statement is executed in try-finally clause. So in following program: string str = "original string"; try { return str; } finally { str = "changed in finally"; } the original value will be returned instead of the value changed in finally block. Would this feature be useful anywhere? Well, I can’t find anything in C#, but I can think up an example in javascript. First, let’s have a look of following javascrip code: function createDiv() { var div = document.createElement("div"); ...
I often get asked by other developers at work or during presentations about various tools that I use. Most of the tools I use are relatively well known, but I'm going to create this post so that I have a single point where you can download everything without a bunch of Googling. Almost all of the tools on this list are free. My only disclaimer is that this is simply my personal list of the tools I use most often. If you're looking for a *real* list that is extremely comprehensive, then I recommended ...
In this issue: Bart Czernicki, Martin Mihaylov, Katrien De Graeve, Silverlight SDK, Arturo Toledo, crocusgirl, John Papa, Andy Beaulieu, Jeff Wilcox, Justin Angel, Corey Schuman, and Jesse Liberty. Wow -- I did NOT miss yesterday and I have 12 solid links for today... everyone's been *really* busy :) Also: David Anson reports an update to his LayoutTransformControl: An unexceptional layout improvement [Two LayoutTransformControl fixes for Silverlight 2!], and you can now set both ScaleX and ScaleY ...
Microsoft have provided and excellent standards agreed format called XPS. Vista comes ready installed with an XPS viewer for XP you can download it. The issue is if your preferred browser is Firefox you will not be able to view XPS files. The solution is simple: Download the IE tab addin for Firefox Install it Then the clever bit open options Set up a URL thus: /^file:\/\/\/.*\.(xps)$/ Jobs a good ‘un. Now if you click on and XPS file Firefox will open and IE tab and load it ...

Demo of new Office, including web applications

Web Office is made available, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote.

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Check if object is null or undefined. I had an understanding that to check if variable not null in JavaScrip, you need to check if (typeof SomeObject !='undefined') . But it is wrong, because null is not the same as 'undefined'. From http://weblogs.asp.net/bler... The shortest way to deal with this, and also the one that best expresses your intention of checking if an object is safe to use is probably to just rely on the ...
Some people may experience a problem with Java applet in Mozilla Firefox 3.0. For me, I noticed that after upgrading from Firefox 2.0 to Firefox 3.0, some of my applets don't work anymore. This happens when I have network.cookie.cookieBehavior setting = 1. This will disallow access to 3rd party cookies. However, it also has a side effect where it disallow cookie from the same site when fetching for Java applet codebase as well. Changing it back to 0 (Allow all cookies" fixes it. http://kb.mozillazine.org/N... ...
I decided to completely redesign my website www.galasoft.ch (yes, it's about time, I know). For this process, I decided to inspire myself (loosely) from my good friend Robby Ingebretsen's site, which is both simple and beautiful. Read the rest of this entry » ...
I have discovered after a few blog posts on this excellent site that writing a post in Word and pasting it into Subtext in Firefox is not a good recipe. I noticed today that my lists and images have somehow been mangled. Also, I was wondering why I could navigate away from my work without being warned. I got burned by that one on my first post, which is why I started using Word in the first place. I accidentally left the editor and when I got back my lovingly crafted prose had done a runner. I composed ...
If a user, using Firefox 3, signs out of a web site and does not close the browser, anyone else using that browser subsequently can view the content of pages loaded by the previous user (eg in an internet cafe, or any place where workstations are shared eg universities) - exposing private/confidential data. This only affects HTTP post requests (not gets) and only Firefox version 3 - earlier versions (1.5, 2 etc), and IE, are not affected. The main points are: This is definately a bug: a violation ...
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 ...
Our application shows custom HTML confirm message box, that we wanted to locate in the middle of the browser window. If I would start from the scratch, I would use Ajax Control Toolkit ModalPopup However, because the proprietary code to show div has been already written, I wanted just to set vertical position of the div. I've created a function based on code from AlwaysVisibleControlExtende... Initially it didn't work, because common.JS getClientBounds : function() returned 0 clientHeight and clientWidth. ...
I downloaded Chrome the second I heard it was available. It's damn fast, it looks good and it has some great new usability features that I really like. I figured why not give it a thorough test drive and make it my default browser for a day? Sadly, it didn't quite make 24 hours. Sure it's stable (other than that one "Evil Here" bug. feel free to click here if you're running Chrome to see what I mean.) Yeah it looks good, plenty of reclaimed screen real estate. It's extremely fast and of course works ...
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a Google hater. Google has come out with some pretty neat tools over the years and their search engine has been rock solid for years (I was an early convert to Google search), but their latest entry to the tools market hasn't quite got me sold on it yet despite hearing so many great things from so many of my friends and others on the web. One of the things I took interest in was the built in task manager. As an experiment I fired up Chrome, IE 7 and FF3 and had all three ...
Download the BETA http://www.google.com/chrome More info on Google Blog: http://googleblog.blogspot.... See this comic book about it too: http://www.google.com/googl... Technorati Tags: Google,Google Chrome,Chrome,Browsers,Firefox Cross posted from weblogs.asp.net/meligy ...
Ok, as a Web Developer I am interested in Google Chrome.  I really was having issues getting their download to work.  I finally got it to work in Firefox using this link:

http://dl.google.com/update2/installers/ChromeSetup.exe

Enjoy!
Apparently Google sees the need to compete with highly popular Internet Explorer and Firefox according to this article. The product is called Chrome and it suppose to have a more sophisticated Web browser better suited for displaying the dynamic and interactive content blossoming on the Web. Today was going to be the release of the product but there is no official news from Google as to when we can look at the new browser. I'm not sure if we need another browser but like everyone else, I'll take ...
I am writing this post using the ScribeFire Firefox plug-in. I am still on the lookout for a blog editor that come close to all the features and ease of use found in Microsoft's LiveWriter - but runs on Mac OS X. I have found some close ones -- MarsEdit and X -- but their big achilles heel is that they don't recognize SharePoint blogs running on MOSS 2007 (sp1 or otherwise). Natch Microsoft would build support in to its tool - no one else does though. And I will be damned if I can find a way to manually ...
I have just heard about a new search engine in town - Cuil. Apparently it pronounces "cool". Immediately I rushed to try it out. I can tell it is worth experimenting with, although the results returned were less relevant than using Google. So Google is a king to me still, but all in all the visual appearance is more appealing to me so I added this engine to my search engines array inside the IE that immediately hang and FireFox 3 that survived this brutality. Anybody up to improving ones searchs ...
UPDATE: If you're looking for the solution that will work in FireFox & IE...Go here Okay, I admit, this is yet another post so I know where to go in 3 months when I totally forget this day. Long story short: I was trying to use the DefaultButton property on a panel in order to get a button clicked by default when a user hits enter on my search form. I was using an ImageButton, and surprise! That won't freakin' work! Seriously...try it. I came across a post on here ( http://bytes.com/forum/thre... ...
To begin with I can tell you - I was super happy with all the previous editions of the FireFox browser. As soon as I discovered on Lifehacker that a new version has reached the release milestone I went on and grabbed it, alas to my disappointment the new version is a go back to me. Why, first its speed! It is not what it used to be speed-wise, it is as slow now or worse than IE, also on my Vista PC it generates a crash report upon a very normal exit, no way to stop that and the same activity ends ...
The FCKEditor doesn't seem to be compatible with the RoundedPanelExtender of the AJAX Control Toolkit in MS Internet Explorer. Whenever I place the FCKEditor as a control within a panel that has the RoundedPanelExtender, the FCKEditor is visible for a second or two after page load and then disappears. It works perfectly well on Firefox though.

The browser versions that I'm using are MS Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 3.
I found this great article that tells you how to do testing for WCF services exposed as web services, especially REST services (like the ones we create in my company for the project I work on now). What’s the problem ? Typically, for HTTP GET services, you can just put a URL that matches the URI template of the service (the template of the URLs that call the service) in the browser, and simply see what comes back in the browser itself However, when you want to test a service with other HTTP verbs ...
I discovered just now that this blog post was not correctly cross posted from my new weblog to this one. Trying to copy it manually also does not work (tried in Firefox 3 as well as IE 7). It looks like a timeout or something (warning: yes, it is a big post). Anyway, if you are interested in my coverage of SOA Anti Patterns session in dotNETwork 5th gathering, you can find it here: dotNETwork 5th Gathering – Really enjoyed that Silverlight & SOA Anti Patterns Mix (Part II / II) ...
Michael Washington on prompting for install, Peter McGrattan updated his Stock List Demo, Joel Neubeck on Timeline Markers, Alex Knight DeepZooming, David Anson on LayoutTransoform, and Tim Heuer on Silverlight.js & FF3. Christopher Bennage has an interesting WPF article on TemplateBinding that if not directly related to SL, it's close. A couple days ago I referenced the Silverlight 2 RefCard from DZone, and since then have gotten a copy of the PDF file... this is very nicely done... it has an ...
Getting rounded corners in CSS3 would be as simple as setting the border-radius attribute. Mozilla Firefox and WebKit-based browsers support the border radius, although with a non-standard attribute names: -moz-border-radius and -webkit-border-radius (yes, with the leading hyphen) I've tried it on Firefox 3 and find the anti-aliasing to be a bit too fuzzy. Internet Explorer 7 doesn't support it yet though. Opera 9.5 doesn't seem to support it either. There are a lot of other cool effects provided ...
If you've been targeting your applications at MS Internet Explorer, you've probably been getting requests to support Firefore 3 since it's got over 8 million downloads (which hopefully translates into 8 million users) worldwide. When starting off with web development for Firefox 3, you'll probably want to get the Firebug and Web Developer add-ons. They have a different feature set than the Internet Explorer Web Development toolbar so you'll probably have moments of doh-I-had-it-in-IE or cool!-IE-didnt-have-this. ...
Have a look at the following investigation by Sam Allen..... "The author developed a program to snapshot memory usage per process every 3 seconds on Windows. Using this he recorded 3 hours of memory usage for five different browsers under real-world usage scenarios: Safari 3.1, Firefox 3, Flock 1.2 (a browser based on Firefox 2), Opera 9.5, and Internet Explorer 8. A million data points indicate that Firefox 3 has a surprising advantage over the other browsers tested. These are real-world tests and ...
The question being asked today is do you prefer Internet Explorer or Firefox? to mark the launch of Firefox v3. Well I have both installed on this machine, both patched and uptodate but shockingly I'm not in-love with either program. I don't find browsers sexy. OK, so I liked tab's that for me is the single biggest innovation in the last few years but I was using those in IE before Firefox went mainstream. What about security, what about compatibility and adherence to standards? Security is important ...
Firefox 3 has had over 8 million downloads. You can get the statistics by geographic location on the Firefox site at:
http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord/
The download count for Firefox 3 is at 5.4 million. With about 9 hours to go, it could go above 7 million - that's 7 million users for Firefox 3 on the day of the release! The count for India, which was around 24,000 five hours ago is now at 47,602. UAE was at 1,401 and is now at 3,659. The U.S. was at 1.1 million and is now at 2.1 million. A few users were unable to download Firefox 3 off the official site - they aren't included in the count unless they get it from the Mozilla servers. The guys ...
The Firefox 3 download count just went over 3.7 million. When I checked the number of downloads in the United Arab Emirates (west of India, sharing a border with Oman and Saudi Arabia) at 8:15am this morning, the count was at 1401 and right now at 9:15am the count is at 1913 - that's 512 downloads in one hour!

I started a download too this morning, but I got just 5MB of the setup and so got a corrupted file. I wonder if it would double-count if I downloaded again.
Yea!!! I finally downloaded the much anticipated Firefox v3.0. Literally, this is the first thing I've done in the new browser, other than seeing the 'Page Load Error' for http://en-us.www.mozilla.co... Well I can't say I tried too hard, I haven't given it a shot since about 2:30 - 3:00PM EDT. I still had no luck with the official mozilla sites, I can only image how much traffic they are seeing. Downloaded from download.com with no problem. Well at least I'm part of a world ...
14 posts in the last 24 hours! -- Silverlight Girl with "Bumble Beegger", Piotr Puszkiewicz on solving the FF3 problem, Ivan Dragoev Animating ListBox items, Richard Griffin with more B1-> B2 goodness, David Anson with XPS Viewer B2, Jeff Paries with B2 Toys for Tweets, Lee with Drag/Drop Grid Rows, Florian Krüsch updated Triangle Control, Jeff Wilcox on UnitTest With SL2B2, Corey Schuman on NBC Olympics Viewer, and Dave Relyea on prettying up the Slider. I've added a couple new finds as bloggers. ...
Introduction I guess that it's time to write about it, after making a few people curious at the MVP summit in Seattle. This article is to be taken as a proof of concept, and (I hope) as a way to "motivate" Microsoft to integrate this ability into Silverlight. As soon as I started playing with Silverlight, I saw the great potential that this technology has. As a RIA technology, it provides extended functionality over the web. As a WPF subset, it allows me to leverage the knowledge I already acquired ...
Update 2: The Silverlight team at Microsoft was able to reproduce the bug, and it has been entered in the bug database. Thanks all for your precious help!! Update: Apparently this bug is not consistently reproducible. If you get the bug, please enter a comment with your system information. I was able to reproduce on a number of machines and OS, but on some other PCs it works just fine. Read the rest of this entry » ...
So I just finished spending approximately an hour and a half trying to figure out why my very simple javascript code wasn't working... function changeColor() { mb.style.backgroundColor = "#000000"; } Basically, I had an image in the html page, when the mouse went over the image it called that function, which would change the background color of the TD named mb to Black. I opened up IE and it worked. I opened up Firefox...and nothing happened. Finally after searching and searching, I found the culprit. ...
So I saw a weird post on my online banking statement this morning. I googled the company and it turned out to be a Christian Bookstore. I go to work and immediately call the debit card company, because it looked like someone had used my debit card to buy some Christian Book or Paraphanalia. This post was for Friday and it had posted right before I woke up. Not to mention, I am Jewish and I don't remember the last time I ever bought any Christian Books or Paraphanalia since I was taking religious ...
Recently, I got a link to The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard. This is an amazingly well done 20-minute video about how stuff is made, sold and disposed. She does a phenomenal job of putting the Story of Stuff together and selling the viewer on the importance of being Green. If you only have 20 minutes, I'd rather you watch her video than read this article, so go do that if you haven't already. Then I got to thinking, as software engineers, what's our responsibility for being green? I did a couple ...
I've done quite a few web UI changes, including CSS styles and javascript testing in IE. Now I have to ensure, that it also work in FioreFox. The suggested Collection of Global CSS Reset Styles not always work , if site has already some default style settings. See my recent post how to Declare different CSS rules for Firefox and Internet Explorer 7 . parentElement I also incorrectly used parentElement in DOM - always use parentNode instead. innerText Thanks to Damian Edwards who pointed another FireFox ...
I bet you didn't know that you can reopen a Firefox tab you have closed. Let's say for instance you closed a Firefox tab, but remembered you needed information from it immediately after closing it, or possibly you closed it by accident. 1. Click the Red "X" or type Ctrl+W to close this tab. 2. Right click on one of the other tabs and select [Undo Close Tab]. 3. And Yes! It's back ...
I've got from web designers HTML prototype, that I have to implement in ASP.NET web site. Just including the whole HTML with CSS and JS files didn't work well, because the CSS files had global settings, that corrupt existing layout. So I had to comment and modify CSS selectors to adapt th the site. Not an easy task, because I am not expert in CSS and it took a time to understand quite large set of CSS rules, that the designers used. Excellent presentation from Damian Edwards at RDN about CSS based ...
Well I've seen these about thirty times now, tried them once or twice, but now that I am doing a little more work with my side company, I've found this great tool for becoming a bit more mobile. Check out the suite here. You can run Open Office from a USB drive. Never be without the ability to open word, excel, access or powerpoint files again. I recommend trying the initial suite on that extra USB drive you have laying around for starters, then check out the whole apps list. Adding more portable ...