FIX: Inline data-binding expressions in a templated web user control disappear after you generate a local resource for an ASP.NET 2.0 web application

We’ve now published the KB article for a new hotfix that arose from a customer case I was working on recently: FIX: Inline data-binding expressions in a templated web user control disappear after you generate a local resource for an ASP.NET 2.0 web application If after reading the article you want the fix, there is…


WinForms to WPF Quick reference guide

I don’t do a lot of WinForms and WPF work but I came across this very handy article with some associated posters to compare WinForms and WPF both in .NET 3.5 / Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 varieties. And this is the direct link to the wallchart/poster. HTH Doug


“Web server here” shell integration

This is a very useful and neat little trick: Doug


"Error creating control – ControlInstanceName ‘[text]‘ could not be set on property ‘PropertyName’ " in Visual Studio 2008

One of the cases I’ve been working on recently is for an issue introduced by Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1. The fix has now been finalised and released on the MSDN Code Gallery.   When you get this error the symptoms are like this: You didn’t have the problem before applying the service…


Obvious but helpful

I find that dialogues tend to fall into four categories 1) Clear, obvious and helpful 2) Clear, obvious and unhelpful 3) Obscure but still helpful 4) Obscure and totally unhelpful   I think this one falls into the first category.   Have I missed any categories? As it turns out, it only took about 3…


Fix available for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 localised IntelliSense problem

When Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Visual Studio 2008 came out it unfortunately introduced a problem whereby some localised IntelliSense  text was reverted to English. This affects the following language versions of the service pack: Chinese (simplified and traditional), German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese and Korean. A fix is now available for this problem. The…


Free Microsoft Developer and web design software for full time students

This sounds like a good deal. Free? Free? Sounds to good to be true :-). But it is. If you are a full time student and into software development, take a look: Check the site for details, but at time of writing the products included were: Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition Visual Studio 2005…


.NET 3.5 SP1 Beta,Visual Studio futures and Visual Studio present..

As ever, Scott Guthrie has the most comprehensive announcement blog about Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 Beta but this is no ordinary service pack, this is a service pack packed [sic] with new features as well as fixes. For instance, there are major additions to WPF, IntelliSense support for ASP…


Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.0 and Visual Studio 2008 Shell released

My colleague Phil brought to my attention yet another release following on from the release of Visual Studio 2008 earlier this week. The Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.0 allows developers to build extensions to the Visual Studio 2008 development environment and the Visual Studio 2008 Shell allows them to develop customised tools hosted in the…