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Over the past several months, I frequently found myself cursing the Internet slowness of my fully loaded multi-core computer. I cleaned, optimized, defragmented, flushed and did everything customary to resuscitate a lethargic machine. A blog entry described the woes of someone in a similar position. He speculated that the cause was Abobe's Flash plug-in for IE. A Google search showed people with a similar problem and similar thoughts. I figured it would not hurt to just kill Flash ... kill it as ...
This is the second pilot podcast to accompany the fortnightly MSDN Flash newsletter (Check out Pilot Show 1) I am working through issues around getting the best quality for recording (both of myself and folks I interview), deciding which tools to use to process the raw audio, what show structure to use etc. Once I have it completely pinned down I will go live with the “real” podcast which you will be able to subscribe to using ITunes and similar and will be published every two weeks. In the meantime, ...
In this Issue: SmartyP, Andrea Boschin, Mike Taulty(2), Tim Heuer, Shawn Wildermuth(2), Jordan Knight, Steve Strong, Ashish Shetty, and Kevin Dockx. It was a busy weekend, beginning with Friday, so SC's been pretty quiet. Lucikly everyone else has been as well, so the list isn't overly long today :) From SilverlightCream.com: Create Circular Rotating Text in Expression Blend SmartyP has an artle up on Alex Knight's site... he's demonstrating wrapping text around a button this time... and a very nice-looking ...
In this Issue: Simon Guest(2), Al Pascual, Jeff Prosise, Andrew Duthie, Nikhil Kothari, Alex Golesh, Ning Zhang, Jesse Liberty, and SilverLemma. Shoutouts: Jeff Wilcox is asking Is it worthwhile to keep AutoCompleteBox’s DropDownOpening and Closing events? Cameron Albert has a blog post up about his Perenthia World Builder in Silverlight Pete Brown posted his Silverlight 3 Links from the Reston DevDinner From SilverlightCream.com: Using SketchFlow to Create Better Prototypes Simon Guest sent me a ...
I am currently downloading the Win7 RC from MSDN even as I type this, so believe me when I say I am interested in seeing it. I installed the beta months ago, and worked in it. It’s not a bad OS, of course. Honestly, as someone who is still on WinXP Pro SP3 and absolutely hates Vista for development or gaming (which is about all I do on my PC), I am hoping Win7 lives up to the hype we’ve all heard. Seriously, if Win7 can deliver the performance with all those added features and without the incredible ...
I don’t do much web development these days (with the exception of when I am thinking about Windows Azure) and I certainly haven’t battled with complex html+JavaScript across multiple browsers for a long, long while. On the other hand, my colleague Mike Ormond is pretty immersed in such things and only today (29th April 2009) published a video on an Introduction to the IE8 Developer Tools and yesterday announced a competition for IE8 developers (Win an Xbox Elite + fame!). I was curious (as was Mike) ...
Good news for us all is that the RC build of the much-anticipated Windows 7 is going to be made available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers on April 30. For the rest of the world, you won’t have long to wait, as the Windows 7 RC will be available on May 5th as I previously reported on my Twitter account. For those that are not aware, RC means Release Candidate, as this is the pre-final version of the operating system and it is supposed to include everything that will be in the final shipping version ...
This is a pilot podcast to accompany the fortnightly MSDN Flash newsletter. I would appreciate feedback on what you liked and what you didn’t – and even whether you managed to make it through the 20minutes. Things I already plan to do: More formally split the podcast into sections (Fresh Discovery, User Group, Tip etc) Add music/sounds – especially to introduce the sections Host it “properly” :-) Make it podcast subscriber friendly – via Itunes etc Full show notes for each episode Include interviews ...
One of the common problems reported with tabbed browsing in Internet Explorer is that the session state is shared between the tabs. Sample scenario below:- 1. User A opens an IE instance and logs into a website where a session is created. 2. User A opens another tab and tries to access the same website. Without logging in, the user is already inside the session. 3. In this case, its clear that the session is shared between the tabs. Problems with this behavior User retrieves a particular record in ...
Time to do some actual work. As the title suggests, I will be creating a simple UI application for windows mobile 6 professional device using visual studio 2005 and improve it step by step. I will cover the developments over maybe 2 or 3 posts and lets see how it goes. Make sure you have installed Visual Studio 2005 and Windows Mobile 6 professional SDK before you proceed. Note: When creating new smart device projects with VS2005 you might get a script failure error saying that the project creation ...
I've compiled a list of useful links for developing IE8 accelerators. Accelerator Icon Usage Guidelines OpenService Accelerators Developer Guide OpenService Format Specification for Accelerators Windows 7 Accelerator Platform Writing an IE8 accelerator in 15 minutes (bookmark on Delicious) How to write a "Find on MSDN" Accelerator IE8 Accelerator for MSDN Social Bookmarks ...
what an annoying bug in this IE8 beta 2? I just installed IE8 beta 2 from the dreamspark dvd(MS program for students).and guess what the IE based application start throwing "Win 32 unhandled exception :Memory access violation etc etc last code as something 00005"... The affected programs included all that use IE. Includes windows media player and IE 8 itself. the reason was something to do with navigation. When i clicked on Radio in WMP,it was ok,then i clicked Online store and it crashed with that ...
I haven't had a chance to do any web work in a while, but I have a new web app this week. Being the lazy programmer I decided to step through the page execution from VS2005. For some reason the breakpoints weren't being hit. I even tried debugging web apps I've debugged in the past but no luck. I installed IE8 last week. Apparently there is some great new feature that causes VS2005 not to attach to the process if more that once copy of IE8 is running. There is a registry hack to fix it. 1) Open RegEdit ...
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Over the last few days I have been plagued with a view of GMail that does not make for a “Google" experience of UX. All my buttons are vertical instead of horizontal! Features still work, but it is quite annoying. I am wondering if any one else is going through it or if it is just me. <—Click the image to see what it looks like. My resolution is 1920x1200 on both displays. Technorati Tags: Gmail,IE8,Bugs ...
As I mentioned before, I've been using Win7 full time on my laptop. Win7 ships with IE8 beta which has some nice improvements, but overall isn't ready for prime time just yet (such are the perils of beta software.) My recent experiences with FireFox 3 (prior to installing Win7) have left me somewhat cold, so my browser of choice has been Google Chrome. Overall, I really like Chrome a lot and there have only been a few instances where it wouldn't work well with something. One of those things is a ...
MIX09 Minus 1 MIX07 was the first national conference I ever attended, and I felt like that kid from the sticks in NYC looking up at the buildings. MIX08 was just as cool and having some fore-knowledge, I was able to navigate my way around a bit better rather than spend all my time staring up at the buildings :) Now here I am on the outer edge of MIX09 beginning, and I'm as excited about this as I was about MIX07. I can play dumb really well when asked direct questions, but if you're involved with ...

Been using Safari 4 in addition to Firefox 3 and IE8 RC1.

Safari is fast and very well behaved..until today.Twittercounter really messes it up! Nothing is perfect is it?

Silverlight has been released for over a year now. This March it will be powering the NCAA March Madness! All of the games will be available online in streaming video. http://mmod.ncaa.com/ For those of you who don't know what Silverlight is, it is a technology similar to Flash and Java that allows running software applications in your internet browser. The ability to do amazing things that can't be done with HTML. Silverlight is the future of web application development. It is estimated that about ...
Last couple of months I’ve been working on very cool project that utilizes new multi-touch features in Windows 7. Although I can’t talk yet about our product, I thought it would be good to start sharing my experience with multi-touch programming. I’ll begin with some general resources to get you started. Prerequisites Of course first thing you need is a multi-touch capable hardware. As far as I know currently there are only three devices available on the market. Those lucky to be at PDC could see ...
In a response to local company email about IE 8 RC, I took some time to write an email to the internal mailing lists of Raya about testing websites with different browser versions. I found it good to share with the blog readers here, and, I know the company policy in Raya emphasizes sharing knowledge and efforts with the community. Here is the email I sent: For developer and QA testing I highly recommend using IE Tester http://www.my-debugbar.com/... It enables testing the website against ...
I’ve been playing around a bit with Google Chrome lately. I switched back to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 as it answered a lot of the frustrations that I was having with Google Chrome (some key pages I like not rendering correctly). Though, when I switched one of my computer’s operating system to Windows 7 Beta 1, I was even more frustrated. The IE that came installed on Windows 7 was a less than superior IE than what I could download off of the Microsoft site. I tried to install the latest IE ...
*Moved to: Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 (RC1)Yesterday Microsoft released the latest version of it new IE8 browser. As an avid user of both Beta 1 and Beta 2 I am looking forward to seeing the result. A CR should have most if not all of the performance improvements that will end up in the final release, so I hope all of the small problems that I had with the beta are fixed… Users should visit http://www.microsoft.com/ie8 IT Professionals should visit http://technet.microsoft.co... Developers ...
Updated the post with the XML File I had used. I posted this article originally in March 2006 when the ASP.NET 2.0 TreeView had just been released. This article has received tremendous response (35000 views for this particular post) and also many recommendations / suggestions / corrections as comments. The script then supported checking/unchecking of children/parents when selecting/deselecting a particular node. However, in cases of having multiple children and de-selecting one of them, the parent ...
Update: The RCI Version is now available for Download at http://www.microsoft.com/wi... If you have installed the IE 8 Beta 2 and have been using it for sometime, you would have benefited some of the features such as the Accelerators, In-private browsing, instant search, web slices and other enhanced navigation features. You can find more information on the same at http://www.microsoft.com/wi... and a detailed ...
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 ...
Just wasted a few minutes trying to install the latest and greatest beta of IE8. Kept receiving the very unhelpful message: "Extraction Failed" And then the penny dropped - simply Run As Administrator! Technorati Tags: IE8,Install failure,Extraction failed ...
*Moved to: Compatibility view in IE8If you were worried about your pages viewing correctly in IE8 Beta 1 you had to restart your browser to enable "IE7 Compatibility mode". Now it is easy: Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Cool new feature in IE8It may be simple, and it may be small, but the feature that hit me first and greatest in IE8 was the address bar enhancements. This feature alone would have me upgrading: Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*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 ...
Here's a handy resource that describes the compatibility issue IE8 could cause for web sites targeting IE7 and the steps they would need to take to resolve those issues. You can find it at http://support.microsoft.co... For more information about document compatibility in Internet Explorer 8, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/... For more information about Cascading Style Sheets Compatibility in Internet Explorer, visit the Following ...
Bart Czernicki with Part 4 of his Silverlight Master Series, Brian Finnerty Editorializes on Silverlight, Nikhil Kothari on Effects and Transitions in SL, Mike Taulty on SL2 and HTML5 and On/Off-line, MParsons with show/hide border, Jesse Liberty with a new DataBinding Tutorial, and Tim Heuer on Databinding. From SilverlightCream.com: Concepts To Become A Silverlight Master (Series Part 4 - Security) Bart Czernicki has Part 4 to his Silverlight Master Series ready to go already! In this one, he focuses ...
Fons Sonnemans with RollMenu, Frank LaVigne with Community Megaphone SL Map, Martin Mihaylov on LINQ to XML in SL2, John Stockton with What is Silverlight, and How to Learn it, Felix Corke on Designing a SL2B2 skin, Michael Washington with Silverlight Notepad, Michael Scherotter with IE8 Forward/back in SL2, Expression Blend Team resource links for VSM, and Tamir Khason on Actual Width/Height. Yes boys and girls, this is what happens when you take a weekend off from blogging ... so I'm posting this ...
Rajeev Goel with Silverlight Nuggets, Michael Scherotter on SL and IE8, Adam Kinney reports on Extreme Panoramic Project, Dan Wahlin on Controls (2), Expression Team on Deep Zoom Composer fix, Mike Snow on Game Loops, Shawn Burke with Updated Control Tutorial, and chrishayuk with FileOpen. From SilverlightCream.com: SilverlightNuggets Rajeev sent me this earlier this week, and I actually pushed it out to the database and twitter, but he caught me before I blogged it, so some of you may have seen ...
For those that want your website to render correctly on IE8, the recent newsletter gave a great example for enforcing IE7 compatibility via a Meta tag. (You can see the new IE logo above) Per Site Basis: Site owners and administrators can include the following custom HTTP header to display all pages in Internet Explorer 7 Strict mode for the site: X-UA-Compatible: IE=EmulateIE7 Per-page basis: Site owners and administrators can include the following special HTML tag after the <Head> tag on ...
There are some things that you just can't do with the native implementation of xsl. One alternative is to use the msxml:script block. The problem I am running into is the different implementations of the msxml:script in MSXML and System.Xml.Xsl . In MSXML vbscript is supported while System.Xml.Xsl does not support vbscript. System.Xml.Xsl supports C#,VB.Net, JScript, java, and other languages. The documentation is "XSLT Stylesheet Scripting Using <msxsl:script>" So if your xsl sheets were designed ...
Microsoft unveiled the IE8 Beta 1 at last week's MIX 08. While IE8 looks prettier that all of its predecessors and it offers enhanced security, it's not quite ready for web developers to put on their development machines just yet. I installed IE8 beta 1 on the day it came out I have been using it for my developments at home. So far I have found quite a few problems. Various issues with rendering AJAX Control Toolkit controls. For instance, the content in the TabPanel cannot even be displayed. Control ...
IE8 Beta 1 now available here. My initial experience with this version was not good. As soon as I viewed my Favorites and started to mouse over the list, the browser crashed. Every time. After the fifth or sixth time, I uninstalled it and returned to IE7. After downloading a new copy, I reinstalled. It still crashed. Then I started the browser without add-ons. (Right click the Desktop icon and choose "Start Without Add-ons.") No crashes when viewing Favorites. Ah hah. I went in and pruned down the ...
After we heard the news of Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1 and the new "xap" architecture I blogged about why it would be better to initialise Silverlight objects independent of Silverlight DOM, but how right was I? Here are the new test results, just be on the safe side I ran the tests on IE8 (self proclaimed better browser) Figure 1: Browser Zoom at 100% Figure 2: Browser Zoom at 75% Figure 3: Browser Zoom at 50% Figure 4: Browser Zoom at 125% Figure 5: Browser Zoom at 150% Verdict: Deceived by Microsoft, ...
In a previous post I talked about the new IE8 Beta 1 release and IE7 compatibility mode. In that post I mentioned that I had only run in to one site that didn't render properly in IE8 standards mode. Since that post, I took a look at my blog in IE8 standards mode and realized that it also has some problems. After doing some more quick testing, I actually noticed that the Snap preview windows and the Live Search display panel also have problems. The Live Search window actually doesn't display any ...
The Microsoft MIX08 conference is going on this week and even though I didn't go this year (maybe next year or ReMix) there are enough people blogging about what's happening at the conference that you can still keep up with most of it. There were a lot of big announcements during the keynote and the first day of the conference, including the first public beta of Internet Explorer 8. This release is primarily focused on web developers and designers to give them as much time as possible to validate ...
With MIX, and meeting the announced MVC roadmap, the new versions of AS.NET Extensions are now publicly available.ASP.NET MVC Framework Preview 2 is available also as separate download, same as Silverlight 2.0 BETA 1 (and Expression studio, Silverlight VS 2008 Tools). Download Links: ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview 2 ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Expression Studio 2.0 Beta Silverlight 2.0 Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 UPDATE: Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1 SDK UPDATE: Internet Explorer ...
Released shortly after today's MIX '08 Keynote, a more standards-friendly IE8 beta 1 is now available for download. Features include: Activities - contextual services that provide quick access to external services from any web page. Webslices - take "slices" of a web site offline or bookmark. Choice of layout engine CSS 2.1 compliance HTML improvements Improved namespace support Platform performance improvements Developer tools Improved Phishing filters Domain highlighting Technorati Tags: Internet ...
No, I'm not at Mix08 right now, but I'm busy paying attention to every detail. I'm missing a lot of really cool things such as: Silverlight downloads at 1.5 million a day IE 8 preview with Firebug? SQL Server Data Services Also, now you can download IE8 already from here, so the news just keeps coming... You can too by paying attention to the following places: Live streaming video from Mix from Microsoft and some short videos on: IE 8 Scott Guthrie Ray Ozzie Dean Hachamovitch CodeBetter's live stream ...
Like spoon feeding water to a man who has walked the desert for more than a year, news about IE8 has been slow to come, but Chris Wilson and Dean Hachamovitch cracked open the flood gates a bit today by announcing that IE8 has been able to pass the Acid2 test (yay!!!). For developers this represents a huge step forward for IE and is hopefully the beginning of it coming more into line with the other more standards compliant browsers out there. Both the blog post on IEBlog and the Channel9 video do ...