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Clinic 5230: Developing Enhanced Web Experiences with Microsoft® ASP.NET AJAX Extensions (note to Firefox users: I've had trouble with the E-learning site in Firefox. I've added www.microsoftelearning.com to my IEtab list) Title: Clinic 5230: Developing Enhanced Web Experiences with Microsoft® ASP.NET AJAX Extensions Course Type: Self-paced Course Available Offline: Yes Estimated Time of Completion: 2 Hours Language: English Description: In this 2-hour clinic you will learn about the rich functionality ...
I've added Snap Preview Anywhere to my blog. It generates a popup window with a preview of the site for links in my posts. Firefox users will recognize the same technology in the GooglePreview extension, and extension that does this for Google searches. If you're looking at this post in an RSS aggregator, or off the GWB main feed, you probably won't see it. You'll have to go to my blog directly to see it in action. Still, it works if you get redirected there, or click on the link in your aggregator ...
A couple of weeks ago I've had the pleasure of attending outbrain.com's "friends night out". A small get together of bloggers, outbrain.com crew and sympathizers. Not only was it great fun, it was also educational as Dr. Nahum Sharfman (of shopping.com fame) gave a short talk about the recent web 2.0 startup boom. Dr. Sharfman's bottom line seems to be that nobody knows what's going to catch on and what isn't, with the one exception that a viable business model should be the prerequisite for anyone ...
So last I was trying to create myself a nice little web page for domain. I've had this domain for about two years now and I still don't have a web page for it, just sub domains and such. So I finally got around to making a website for it. I've got quite a bit of experience with C# and asp.net so that was the logical choice. So I threw together a page template in a MasterPage and then put it up... The table that contained everything wasn't centered. So I went back into the code, told the div surrounding ...
For the first time in the MDC history, Microsoft's Mddleeast Developers Conference 2007 videos are available as promised! So far, not all of them are up yet, but you can check what's there so far anyway. P.S. What made them frankly upload the videos this time ? Why are the videos NOT on Microsoft's website ? Why are the videos NOT on MDC 2007 website ? Why are the videos only for view online not for download ? [At least that's what I found. Sure there're MANY workarrounds to get it downloaded but ...
I'm not sure what the problem is, but I am constantly having to re-login to Digg. I'll digg one story and then less than a minute later I'll get the "You are not logged in." message when trying to digg another story. It doesn't always happen, but it's frequent enough to annoy me. The problem happens at home and at work, in both Firefox 2 and IE7. Anyone else having this problem ...
Paessler Site Inspector is a Web browser that combines the two most frequently used browser engines (Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Gecko) into one program. Its advanced web page analysis features make it the perfect companion for webmasters and web developers. Paessler Site Inspector works like an x-ray device, allowing you to peer into the working of website pages and expose their secrets. With Site Inspector’s very own browser, the Analyzing Browser, users can switch between the two browser engines ...
This is a bit on the "old news" side of things, but have you heard of SeaMonkey? SeaMonkey is FireFox's smaller, uglier but faster brother. SeaMonkey is a web browser from the Mozilla Foundation that's based on Gecko - the same "layout engine" as FireFox. That means it renders HTML to your screen the exact same way as FireFox does. The difference? While FireFox uses the fancy, but "expensive", XUL for its user interface, SeaMonkey uses the native UI elements of whatever OS it runs on. SeaMonkey has ...
I know this topic has been covered in a lot of places, but I thought I'd post a real simple solution to this simple problem. If you have a web page with a table / grid, and your users then tell you it would be great if they could download that into Excel, you have a few options. With IE, if you right click on the page, there may be an option to "Export to Excel". This sometimes works, but I've had pages where this returns nothing for some reason. Also any formatting such as background color and so ...
My friend, Pandurang Nayak put up a good list of download links for Microsoft .NET Framework, WCF, WPF Extensions, AJAX 1.0 and a list of other latest Microsoft Technologies which can be downloaded for free. So, herebelow is the list. Product URL Release Status Notes Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 http://www.microsoft.com/do... RTM Installs .NET Framework 3.0 and all libraries for WPF, WCF and WF Windows SDK and .NET ...
Although I have a (self imposed) long list of to-do's for a client's site, I've had a gnarly Firefox issue in the back of my mind for a while now. I wrote a picture gallery application - thumbnails on the side, larger space in the center - click on a thumbnail and get the larger version in the center. Unless yer using Firefox. I used an asp:ImageButton for the thumbnails. I also used a zombie anchor tag to accomodate a call to javascript that keeps the scroll position of a data repeater. It's taken ...
Recently one of the team members on our Sharepoint implemention what running in to issues trying to get MOSS 2007 area to change to the brand colors for the company. She asked for my assistance because she was in the process of moving to another state and would be out of touch for a week during the transition and the brand colors needed to be done so that she wouldn't have to worry about it when she was done with the move. Anyhow, I am not much of a Style Sheet guy. I never have been, but I didn't ...
So I'm doing some independent consulting that turns into contract development. I have a day job but I figure heck, it's a small WinForms application. It is, basically, a Wizard-style UI. The "main" form is the biggest challenge. It must display HTML with MathML and allow the user to draw on it (straight, rectangle, etc.). Being the diligent software developer I am, I hired a great team and set about, first, to address the high risk items. Mind you that in retrospect the highest risk item seems obvious. ...
I started getting this when I got home tonight: and this is painful since I need to finish my INETA presentation for Saturday. Thinking possibly the download I had was corrupted, I re-downloaded and got the same message, but in the process saw the message that the code would be good until February 18th. I played around and found if I set the date back to January 30, it works fine, but setting it forward to February 1 it throws the error. I get the same results with Firefox and IE7. I ratted around ...
It is interesting in the blog-o-sphere, when somebody speaks their mind and shares their true feelings about something how it can generate such buz. I think that is when you know something is really important. Robert May hit one of those topics this week with his post Response to Vista? That's it? I haven't seen blog banter like this since the good old VB vs. C#, Oracle vs. SQL Server, IE vs. Firefox wars... Robert got himself stuck between 2 zealots... Mr. Windows.... how dare you insult the greatest ...
I was reading Laurence Moroney's blog about running WPF/E in Safari. I went online and checked it out, but for some reason I couldn't get the examples here to run. Then I realized...oh right...I don't use substandard craptastic browsers like Safari! But that made it even weirder. You see, I run Firefox exclusively on my Mac. Safari is WAY too unstable...seriously...horr... But that's another rant. So the message I got from Firefox was "You must be running Firefox 1.5.0.8 to view "WPF/E" content ...
The final day at Codemash was one to remember. The day started off with a keynote from Scott Guthrie on LINQ. A great intro on the power of LINQ, and how it can be used as an OR mapper. Next was a session on letting NHibernate be your data layer, which, after the keynote on LINQ, I wonder if it is necessary to use NHibernate, seems to me that they do similar jobs, but I could be way off base also. The following session I sat in on was about a product called Selenium. It was a really cool and very ...

Doesn't this sound surprising?...Got to be kidding...funny :)

Microsoft Firefox 2007 Professional Edition

Although, I can't install for some reason ;)

So I haven't written in a while.... I've been pretty busy with the holidays, but also with some serious upheaval in my latest project.... just as we were about to get into serious construction in our large thick .NET 2.0, C# desktop application we've changed gears and we're now developing a thin ASP.NET with Ajax web application that will have a small desktop component for a subset of users to support a couple of thick use cases. There were a variety of reasons for the change, and while I was skeptical ...
Dear Firefox, You're fast and light-weight. You're pretty much everything I want in a browser. However, my browsing heart is not satisfied by you alone. See, I'm a developer, so I download a lot of tools that are wrapped in .exe and .msi files. When I want to use one of these tools, you make me download the file to the desktop before I can run it. I don't understand why you must clutter my desktop so much. I don't need the file on my computer, if I want it later, I'll just re-download it. I appreciate ...
There is a big story making the rounds right now of JavaLobby getting delisted by Google. Lots of different takes on how bad this is : http://www.codinghorror.com... http://www.skrenta.com/2007... One post in particular makes an analogy between search engine neutrality, and network neutrality : http://www.onlyrepublican.c... I think this comparison is totally off base. There is a huge difference between ...
This isn't really a problem for me, since, in the foreseeable future, I don't have a use for an Apple. But this does present a marketing hurdle in promoting adoption in the marketplace. It CAN become a problem if the tide turns and people move to open formats because products like iTunes are dependent on network effects.There are three trends in marketing that I've been paying close attention to for the last few years: upgrading – moving up the ladder of benefits, or creating products and services ...
In a great vote of confidence in Microosoft's CardSpace identity system (Part of .Net 3 release and Vista) Kevin Miller published an extension for Mozilla Firefox that enables Firefox to support Windows CardSpace. This move takes CardSpace into the mainstream. Once you've installed the Firefox extention test it here. Previously posted at blog.Solidsoft.com ...
I've been running FireFox 2.0 for some time and have noticed way too many Freeze-ups causing me to kill the process somehow. Funny thing is, when Vista's Crash Analysis comes back it indicates that "Firefox has a new version" - but when I check for new versions from within Firefox it comes back indicating I have the latest. So, disabling some of the extensions that come with Firefox seems to have done the trick. Generally, I run Google Toolbar & Google Browser Sync. I also checked yes on installing ...
*Moved to: Windows CardSpace gets Firefox supportWindows CardSpace gets Firefox support by ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley -- A new plug-in providing Firefox support for Microsoft's CardSpace digital-identity framework.is now available for public download.Technorati Tags: .NET *Moved to: Windows CardSpace gets Firefox supportRead more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
CentOS is a free version of RedHat Enterprise Linux which closely mirrors the commercial version. There are many places in the 'verse which detail changing the default color depth from 24-bit to 16-bit for the S3 Trio adapter that VPC emulates. After doing this I tried 'startx' only to find it wouldn't work so I started digging. The X windowing environment started up then flashed and shutdown again with a console error of unable to find .xterm'. Checking around, I found examples from one cranky coot ...
Scott Guthrie announced today the new CTP of Microsoft WPF/E. To understand what that is, and what made me write Macromedia Flash in the title by mistake (!), read this quote: "WPF/E" delivers a small client runtime that enables AJAX developers and designers to deliver richer, cross-platform, interactive web experiences. It will allow applications to go beyond what can be done with pure HTML today, and will enable sites to significantly improve the client user experience by blending HTML UI, Dynamic ...
Horrible day. Absoultely horrible. First, my PDA died. Now to make it worse, I have no idea where the adapter is. "But D'Arcy, how did you recharge it all this time?" With the USB cable that came with it...which, it turns out, will charge the device as long as it has some battery charge...but if not, you're SOL. Then...THEN...I get home only to find that I've left my laptop power cable back at the office, and although I have an extended battery that says 3 hours, it's really more like 2 if I'm lucky...and ...
Okay, I realize the Zune is not for everyone. In fact, 9 out of 10 times, I would recommend an iPod first even though I own both an iPod and Zune and prefer the Zune. I was sold on the larger screen and subscription music and was willing to give up a bunch of other features to get it, at least temporary. The clock is ticking and I hope Microsoft keeps improving it. Otherwise, a year from now, I'll start looking again. But I honestly think this is just the beginning. But I am sick of false information ...
Earlier I had written about Windows Live Writer Beta and the cool features it offers for an offline blogging capability, associating with multiple blog accounts, publishing from a Microsoft Word Interface etc,. The Windows Live Writer Beta has been improving over the days and some of the cool new features include "Blog this" Extension for FireFox. The "Blog This" for Firefox extension adds a button to Firefox which starts a new Windows Live Writer blog post prepopulated with content and title from ...
Google Maps works by asynchronously downloading tiles of map/satellite data as you navigate around the map. Lately, I've noticed that it has been rendering the wrong tiles in Where's Tim occasionally. I've only noticed this in FireFox though. Anybody else seeing this? Technorati tags: Google Maps, Where's Tim ...
I guess that we could somehow expect that are going to be a lot of issues trying to run existing products on Microsoft's latest Windows platform. So far I have tested 3 online banking solutions offered in Belgium and so far there was only 1 of them that works flawlessly in Windows Vista.So like I mentioned I tested 3 online banking solutions:KBC OnlineDexia Direct NetFortis PC Banking1. KBC OnlineWith KBC Online I tried to import an existing key and that's where the problem start. Under normal ...
Does anyone know how to hotkey switch tabs in Visual Studio 2005. My fingers are trained for Alt-Tab, but obviously that doesn't work. Is there a similar combination for tabs inside VS2005? (I do the same thing in FireFox too...)
Microsoft has announced that IE7 will support EV SSL Certificates beginning in January 2007. EV SSL is currently a draft specification for improving secure communications in web-based applications. Specifically: Primary Purposes. The primary purposes of an EV Certificate are to: Identify the legal entity that controls a website: Provide a reasonableassurance to the user of an Internet browser that the website the user isaccessing is controlled by a specific legal entity identified in the EVCertificate ...
I usually post about problems that I've solved. But every once in a while, for all my digging around and googling, I come up on something that I can't solve quickly and thuroughly enough - so I post about it here in the hope someone can help. To make a long story short - I've found out that FireFox 1.5 appends a "Cache-Control: max-age=0" HTTP header to requests for ASPX files. This header tells the web server and any proxy servers on the way not to respond with cached version of the requested page ...
Totalidea, the folks that brought you TweakVI, and Tweak-XP Pro have a Firefox "tweaker" now that optimizes your Firefox settings. It's called FireTune and is pretty nice. I have one minor complaint. The "check box" below labeled "Create backup of configuration" isn't actually a check box. It's a button to create your backup. You'll want to push that button before you do anything. Other than that, no complaints ...
IE7 Now Available

It beats Firefox 2 out the door. Barely. Download it from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.mspx

This is a major improvement over IE6, both in features (tabs, finally!) and in security. It's still a step behind Firefox in my opinion, but has significantly narrowed the gap.

This is AWESOME!

The IE team sent a cake to the Mozilla team for shipping FireFox 2.0 - we definetly are in an era of fair and aggressive competition. You guys back in Redmond simply ROCK!!! Way to go guys - you'll change the way companies compete forever!

...article on bink.nu http://bink.nu/Article8622.bink

Scott M. Fulton at BetaNews isn't happy with Firefox 2 and thinks that it doesn't compare well with IE7. Actually, that's a misrepresentation of his remarks. Basically his gripe boils down to that IE7 is a much more signifacnt upgrade over IE6 than Firefox 2 is over Firefox 1.5. This is a true and accurate statement. The biggest thing I notice between Firefox 1.5 and Firefox 2 is that half of my add-ons no longer work. Other than that, I don't usually notice any differences. As he says: One little ...

A friend of mine has only one major gripe with IE7.  "I love my Firefox add-ons.  IE doesn't have anything like that."  Apparently he's never been to www.ieaddons.com, or read this blog: Must Have Add-Ons for IE7.

If you've just installed Firefox 2.0 and found that the DOM Inspector is missing, here's how to add it: Run the Firefox 2.0 install again. Choose to do a Custom install (not the default of Standard) Make sure DOM Inspector is selected. Complete the install. I had previously posted a solution for missing DOM Inspector for Firefox 1.x here. However that solution does not work with Firefox 2.0. HTH Tim ...
I'm just "touching base" with my blog, which basically means if you convert the management speak crap to normal, that I have nothing in particular to say of interest to the world in general. What I will say is that I'm happily on Firefox 2 now. It seems to boot a lot faster in windows, and I like the subtle changes to the UI (improved tabs etc). I also think that the improved RSS support is pretty cool, those Live Bookmarks are damn useful! I'm just waiting for the next release of Ubuntu (6.10) to ...
Got up last Thursday only to see my laptop recyling thru the Windows Start Up screen. After some investigation, I've determined the hard drive is about to go. The system won't boot up, but I have gotten access to the hard drive by using an adapter to plug it into a USB port. I have been able to get all the critical data off it. I found standing the drive on its side and rocking it a little allowed the data to come flowing out. Went to the store and bought a 160gb Seagate drive and spent the last ...
OK. So this week, I got my new machine. (Finally, something where I can do some proper coding at home and is powerful enough to install VS.NET 2005!!) Today, I completed many of the software installs I wanted, including IE7. (If I really need IE6 access, I have my work laptop where I can use that.) Today as well, I was asked to help out with the web page of the local .NET user group. Cool! I mostly do web stuff, so maintenance of that is not a bad thing at all. I get to help out in a way that is ...

It's a firefox extention, but hey, it helps!

Javascript Debugging

It beats Firefox 2 out the door.  Barely. Download it here.

This is a major improvement over IE6, both in features (tabs, finally!) and in security.  It's still a step behind Firefox in my opinion, but has significantly narrowed the gap.

Firefox 2 RC3 has been released.  I'm running it.  I can't tell any differences between it an RC2, which is probably a good thing.

Download it here, or using the updater inside Firefox 2.

Wow...this is a weird feeling: I'm actually entering in a blog entry through a browser on my Mac! I know, I know...it doesn't SOUND exciting, but believe me, it is. Safari is absolutely, without a doubt, the most unstable browser I've ever used. Not only did it crash when I'd try and submit an entry to GWB, but it would also crash for no reason whenever I was viewing Yahoo!'s Fantasy Football stat tracker. Apparantly the Flash plugin for Safari has some defects. So I'm done with that browser now. ...
Neowin is reporting that Firefox 2 RC2 is available. Ok, it is. I've bitten the bullet and downloaded it. Seems ok, I guess, but I don't see anything exciting and different other than that my Tab Mix Plus extension doesn't work. And that's exciting and different in a bad way. Fortunately, an interim build of TMP is available here. There are three Firefox extensions that I cannot live without. Adblock Plus IE Tab Tab Mix Plus So, now that I have those three, I'm good to go. I'm still missing quite ...
SAN DIEGO--The open-source Firefox Web browser is critically flawed in the way it handles JavaScript, two hackers said Saturday afternoon. An attacker could commandeer a computer running the browser simply by crafting a Web page that contains some malicious JavaScript code, Mischa Spiegelmock and Andrew Wbeelsoi said in a presentation at the ToorCon hacker conference here. The flaw affects Firefox on Windows, Apple Computer's Mac OS X and Linux, they said. "Internet Explorer, everybody knows, is ...