Referencing JavaScript files from a CDN in a CRM 2011 form

UPDATE: I’ve changed the approach in this post because the original code has some side effects where it doesn’t always load correctly, plus I discovered RequireJS. I’m a big fan of referencing JavaScript files from a Content Delivery Network (CDN) when it makes sense.  Why?  I think the Microsoft Ajax CDN site does a good…

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SCREENCAST: JavaScript Intellisense for SharePoint

In this screencast, you will learn how to get the most out of JavaScript programming with SharePoint 2010 projects in Visual Studio 2010. You will see how to get JavaScript Intellisense and debugging working for jQuery and the Client Object Model. You’ll also learn about the benefits of using the Microsoft Ajax Content Delivery Network…

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OQuery – A fluent API to build OData url queries sans LINQ

Yesterday, I blogged about a solution to compose OData / WCF Data Service queries using LINQ for situations where LINQ enabled client libraries don’t exist (i.e. JavaScript and Windows Phone 7). http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devkeydet/archive/2011/02/02/data-services-odata-client-for-windows-phone-7-and-linq.aspx The post is all about using LINQPad as a tool to write your LINQ queries, then using the feature in LINQPad that gives…

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The unofficial biography of Microsoft, ASP.NET, Ajax, and jQuery

The Microsoft Ajax strategy has been a bit of a winding road.  Even if you’ve kept up with the evolution, as I have, you might be a little confused.  Today, Scott Guthrie published a blog post announcing that Microsoft’s first submissions to jQuery are official.  There was a corresponding blog post on the jQuery blog. …

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Does jQuery ship with SharePoint 2010? (and why you should be using an Ajax CDN)

jQuery is one of the most popular javascript libraries used by ASP.NET developers.  In fact, jQuery ships with Visual Studio 2010.  It is in the “Scripts” folder of a new “ASP.NET Web Application” or “ASP.NET MVC 2 Web Application” project template. Does jQuery ship with SharePoint 2010?  Short answer: No.  I see this asked (publicly…

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SCREENCAST: Managing Browser History Using Client Script Without ScriptManager

ASP.NET Ajax has a great feature that helps make it easy to enable back/forward button and bookmarking support in your Ajax applications.  However, most people think you need ASP.NET WebForms and the ScriptManager control to take advantage of this feature.  Furthermore, most people think you actually have to be using ASP.NET to take advantage of…

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Love jQuery = Love ASP.NET Ajax Library

I’ve been covering ASP.NET AJAX and what used to be called the “Microsoft Ajax Library” ever since the first “Atlas” code drops.  ASP.NET AJAX has always offered Web Forms developers a relatively simple way of Ajax enabling their applications without forcing them to change how they write them through the the core Ajax Server Controls…

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Bing Maps roadshow in Reston

Want to get up to speed on the latest release of Bing Maps including both the Ajax and Silverlight controls as well as the SOAP web services?  Don’t miss the upcoming roadshow in Reston, Va.  Details: http://www.bing.com/community/blogs/govmaps/archive/2009/11/24/bing-maps-roadshow-coming-to-reston-virgina.aspx “At this event, experts will provide an overview of Bing Maps as a powerful visualization tool for geographic…

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jQuery & MicrosoftAjax “happy together”

I’ve been using jQuery quite a bit lately.  I’ve grown very fond of it.  At the same time, I have been digging into ASP.NET AJAX 4.0.  I just read a post from Bertand Le Roy that made me smile.  In his post, he shows how you can do the following: <ul class="dv"> <li>{{ $dataItem }}</li>…

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DevDinnerOnDemand: What’s new in ASP.NET 4.0

I decided not to publish the last Developer Dinner in favor of pointing you to newer sessions last weeks MIX 09 conference.  These sessions basically cover everything I covered at the dinner and more. Microsoft ASP.NET 4.0 : What’s Next? Choosing between ASP.NET Web Forms and MVC Microsoft ASP.NET: Taking AJAX to the Next Level…

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