Mouse Gestures for Internet Explorer

If there’s something that I detest while working on my computer is having to switch between mouse and keyboard. Depending on what I’m doing, I’ll typically have a keyboard-centric or mouse-centric approach. For example, coding is very much a keyboard-centric approach, and I very much dislike having to use the mouse for anything. Browsing, on…

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Download Data Services Update for .NET 3.5 SP1

Yesterday the availability announcement went up on the team blog, so why wait? Get yourself some updated bits and start data binding, blob’ing, paging, projecting, and counting entities, all from within the comfort of your programming chair! If you haven’t already, now is a great time to subscribe to the feed on the team blog….

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Track Fedex packages with Bing

In case you’re like me and you’re anxiously hoping that your Christmas orders arrive in time, here’s a quick tip. To find the tracking page for your package, just enter the tracking number in the Bing search page and hit Enter. That should bring up the link to the Fedex tracking page. Alternatively, if you’re using…

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Remember JScript closures capture all variables in scope

Just a gentle reminder to readers, that different languages will capture outer variable with their own nuances, and sometimes these will make a difference. So, for example, C# will capture only what’s needed in the inner function. See this post from Bill Wagner for a great discussion on the topic. Raymond Chen also covers this…

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HTTP 403.9 with ADO.NET Data Services

If the error HTTP 403.9 may comes up when making multiple requests to an ADO.NET Data Service, the first thing to check is the operating system the server is running on. Windows XP and other client operating systems have a limit on the number of simultaneous connections that are supported. The KB Error Message: HTTP…

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Enumerate window elements

More location bar silliness, this time showing you all the members defined on the window object. This will probably wrap quite badly, so I’m colorizing it a bit for readability, but it will allow you to just copy and paste. javascript:(function(){for (var i in window) { document.body.appendChild(document.createTextNode(i)); document.body.appendChild(document.createElement(“BR”));} })() This comes in handy if you’re…

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Debugging Crash Dumps with Visual Studio 2010

If you’re visually oriented, you need to check out this video, with escalation engineer Tess Fernandez showing off some very nifty debugging features, including the ability to work with managed-code dump files and the “thread aggregating” stack views. See the whole thing, or jump to ~2:10 to get the dump, ~3:20 to open the dump,…

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ASP.NET AJAX 4.0 Data Binding on MSDN Magazine

The ASP.NET AJAX library is one very cool, performant work of engineering that has smoothed the programming experience for web developers, and now they’re taking it to the next level. Dino Esposito writes about Live Data Binding in ASP.NET AJAX 4.0, and shows how some of the cool tricks are pulled off to get things…

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Microsoft Web Platform & You

If you build web sites and applications, you owe it to yourself to check out the resources at http://www.microsoft.com/web/ and to subscribe to the feed of the team blog to keep up to date with tools and capabilities. No reason to pass up on free software or to avoid leveraging the software you already have. Enjoy!

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JScript location bar silliness

So, you know how you can go to your browser’s location bar and type a bit of JScript code to have it execute? Go ahead, try it now, just type this and hit Enter: javascript:alert(‘hi there’) This evaluates a bit of code, but you can also use this evaluation to create an anonymous function and…

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