Sample code for ASP.NET 2.0 from Best Of Launch events and Webcast

For the past 2 months we’ve been doing Best-Of Launch events. I’ve even done a session as a webcast. Here is the sample code for those sessions’ web and smartclient applicaions:


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I’m about to take the entire rest of December off. Common belief holds that I ought to be using that time to reflect on my life, my goals, and my values. Instead I’ll be playing with the kids, visiting with family, catching up on all those TiVoed episodes of Desparate Housewives (I admit it!) and hoping the…


Cool app of the day – time zone!

I am working on my first project involving a vendor in the UK. Now I’ve been used to working with folks west of me and adding/subtracting 1-3 hours when planning meeting times. But I was just getting fed up with anything over 3. So I found this. A Microsoft app that shows a popup of…


Reader Mail – Building a UI with multiple forms that’s not an MDI application

Alan Coker from Greenville, SC writes: Do you know of some Microsoft samples to download to see the proper way to build a win form app that has a common menu that is visible on every page that navigates to every page in the app? I’m not wanting to do a MDI app. I want…



I’m not full from Halloween candy – though with kids ages 4 1/2 and 3 there’s only so much longer I can convince them that any candy with chocolate will make them sick. 🙂 No, I mean the MSDN Events Best-Of Launch series for Raleigh and Charlotte next week are full. As in, so many…


World Usability Day

I just found out that November 3rd is the first annual World Usability Day. Check out all the efforts around the globe to draw awareness to the significance of improving the quality of interactions between humans and technology. Some of you might have known that deep down I’m harboring a secret desire to enter the…


Silent and loud at my home office today

It’s a good thing I don’t have any events and webcasts today because I have completely lost my voice after a bout with a sore throat this week. It’s also a good thing I don’t have webcasts today because they are putting a new roof on my house and it’s NOISY NOISY NOISY. The house…


Implementing a SiteMapProvider that reads a SQL Server database

In my current series of MSDN Events, we are covering site navigation. With site navigation, the data for the site map is (by default) stored in a file called web.sitemap that is accessed by the default SiteMapProvider. The provider model allows you to change this, and obtain your site navigational data from another source. I…



It never fails. People are always tinkering with things. Seeing how far they can push them. I guess it’s just instinctive. Most of the time the tinkering has a real tangible sense – especially if it involves mechanical parts. I had a friend in high school who never tired of this. He put a Monza engine…


What’s up with MSDN Events in the Southeast for the rest of 2005

Several people have asked (in some form or another) what’s up with MSDN Events in the Southeast. Here’s the deal: No MSDN Event in Atlanta before the end of 2005. That’s because of a little thing we like to call a Launch Event. It’s going to be November 29th at the Cobb Galleria center. There…