Ten Essential Tools: Visual Studio Add-Ins

While looking for some cut and paste utilities for Visual Studios I found this great MSDN Magazine Article.  Ten Essential ToolsVisual Studio Add-Ins Every Developer Should Download NowJames Avery TestDriven.NETGhostDocSmart PasterCodeKeepPInvoke.NETVSWindowManager PowerToyWSContractFirstVSMouseBindingsCopySourceAsHTMLCache VisualizerWrapping It Up Get the article at the link below: Ten Essential Tools: Visual Studio Add-Ins Every Developer Should Download Now — MSDN…


Change the View Source Editor in Internet Explorer

It’s great that NotePad is there on any machine that you step up to, but doing as many demos as I do I often want to do a “View Source” to show folks what’s going on in the code. I also like to be able to change the editor depending on what I’m working on….


SQL Server Hosting Toolkit

Getting your database deployed : The Database Publishing Wizard enables the deployment of SQL Server 2005 databases into a hosted environment on either a SQL Server 2000 or 2005 server. It generates a SQL script file which can be used to recreate the database in shared hosting environments where the only connectivity to a server…


John Lam (The RubyCLR Guy) Joins Microsoft

John Says… “I’ve decided to stage a friendly takeover of Microsoft. As of January, 2007 my new work address will be Building 42 at Microsoft. I’ll be working in the CLR team to help bring the love of dynamic languages out to the statically typed heathens :)” Check his post out at: http://www.iunknown.com/articles/2006/10/20/dynamic-languages-microsoft-and-me


Animated .GIFs for your UpdateProgress Control

MS AJAX developers need to be able to tell their users when the browser is waiting for a response from a network call. Usually the text message is accompanied an animated .GIF like this one. Here is a cool web site that lets you just choose your color scheme and pick one of the 10…


Rest the MS AJAX TimerControl’s countdown.

Are you using a MS AJAX timer control to auto refresh content on your page but want to reset the timer when a user action forces a refresh. In your server side code you can reset the timer by adding two lines like this: Protected Sub ButtonResetTimer_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) TimerControl1.Enabled…


Does your MS AJAX Popup FLASH ?

When you are using an MS Ajax popup that is not displayed by default, are you seeing yor popup FLASH for a second when the page loads ? Try this. Define CSS classes for the item to be poped up. Make sure the default CSS class has a visibility:hidden attribute. Like this……. Then, use classes…


eWeek – IIS6 Overtakes Apache among Fortune 1000 Web sites.

Port80 Software, a Microsoft partner, has released a new survey showing that the Microsoft Internet Information Services 6 Web server has overtaken the Apache open-source Web server among Fortune 1000 Web sites. In the survey released on Oct. 11, Port80 Software said IIS 6 more than doubled its market share over the last year, to…


Official ATLAS BETA Announcement

From ScottGu’s blog. ASP.NET AJAX Beta 1 Released Last month I posted about the official new name for “Atlas,” and discussed the roadmap plan for shipping a free, fully-supported, v1.0 release that works on top of ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. Today I am very pleased to announce the first official Beta release of…