‘noke .net…learning to punt

I want to thank the folks at the Roanoke Valley .net User Group for their patience and understanding last night. We made every possible effort to get internet access working (up to, and including, attempting to use my bluetooth phone to get a dial-up connection…bluetooth worked great, but I didn’t have enough signal to get a reliable connection), but in the end, we couldn’t make it work. Which, of course, meant that doing a demo of the MapPoint web service wasn’t happening. 🙁

Instead, we did an open ASP.NET 2.0 playground session, just playing around with a variety of features, from the built-in HTML/XHTML validation schemas, the support for both built-in and custom code snippets (look for the snippets folders in your My Documents\Visual Studio 2005 folder and drop a file with the .snippet extension in there, and it will be automatically picked up by the IDE…you can get the required format from the built-in snippets, which you can locate from the Code Snippet Manager in the tools menu), and other fun features.

I hope everyone still got some useful information out of the meeting, even if we weren’t able to cover the MapPoint stuff we’d planned on.


Comments (2)

  1. Robin says:

    The presentation was great and enjoyed by all that attended! I wanted to share the comments from our User group Web site:

    "Very" Rapid Application Development (or should we say Rapid

    Presentation Redirection) was performed by Andrew WHEN technical

    difficulties arose and an internet connection could not be

    established for his Map Point Services presentation.

    We learned:

    a) Yes, the blue tooth connection on Andrew’s phone works – but is a

    tad slow for map grahpics

    b) Yes, you can create a personal Web site – complete with a photo

    album, your resume and require registration of visitors in less than

    10 minutes without SQL server or Access

    c) Yes, there are so many new features in ASP.NET 2.0 that it is

    helpful to have an expert like Andrew share his favorites; because

    they will probably be some of our favorites too. My personal

    favorite he showed was the support for both built-in and custom code


    d) Yes, Andrew has a blog and it is full of GREAT information. Check

    it out at: http://blogs.msdn.com/gduthie/default.aspx

    Thanks Andrew for a great job of punting and showing some upcoming

    features in ASP.NET 2.0 that will be of benefit to all developers,

    not just the experts.

  2. DEvHammer says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Robin. It was my pleasure. It’s good to have to learn to tap-dance occasionally. Keeps you on your toes.