.NET Fx work

I’ve been silent for a long time but have gotten a direct set of questions from a few people recently about what I’m doing.  So here’s an update.  I have relocated to Shanghai as part of the Developer Division global development efforts.  My focus has shifted from ASP.NET at the present to WinForms, CLR, and…


Update for the iPhone Update

After installing the iPhone 1.01 software update, iPhone users may notice that what used to be an asynchronous request from the browser is now a syncrhonous request.  They may notice other symptoms of an underlying problems as well.  The update changes the way regular expressions are processed by the Safari browser and adversely affects a regular…


An excerpt from the Professional ASP.NET AJAX book

Jim Minatel from Wrox has arranged for an excerpt from the book to be made available online.  It’s a section titled Enabling Intenret Explorer for Debuggng ASP.NET  authored by Dan Wahlin.  You can check it out at:  http://www.wrox.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-305946.html


Medium Trust and Visual Studio codename ‘Orcas’ Beta 2

Update:  Changes were made for the final release of Visual Studio 2008 so that the providerOptions requires are included for new web applications.    There are a couple of issues and complexities with using partial trust in ‘Orcas’ beta 2.   Below is an article from the team that explains the issues for developers and provides workarounds. …


Wrox releases Professional ASP.NET AJAX title

Well, I’ve been asked three times now why I haven’t blogged about my book, so here it is.  I worked with Dan Wahlin and Wrox to create a book about ASP.NET AJAX.  The book covers the UpdatePanel, ScriptManager and other server controls, discusses how the Microsoft AJAX Library works and how you can more easily…


Validators update available

The release on Windows Update that contains updates to enable the validator controls to work with the UpdatePanel has been delayed.  However, you can download a HotFix that contains the changes.  http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=6106  


New episode of the .NET Show about ASP.NET AJAX

I recently filmed an episode of the .NET Show with Brad Abrams (http://blogs.msdn.com/brada/) and Bertrand Le Roy (http://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/).   Brad asked for suggestions of words to work into the interview before we did it (http://blogs.msdn.com/brada/archive/2007/02/16/filming-ajax-on-the-net-show.aspx).  I believe I won that challenge, but I can’t be a participant and the judge as well. Thanks to Robert Hess…


PodCast about ASP.NET AJAX

I got the chance to do a Podcast with Wally McClure.  You can get to it here.

ASP.NET AJAX Validators

ASP.NET AJAX provides new APIs for registering script with the ScriptManager.  Using these APIs allows controls to work well with partial rendering.  Without them, controls placed inside an UpdatePanel won’t work as expected. In previous CTP releases of ASP.NET AJAX, we had a set of validator controls that derived from the v2.0 controls and used…


ASP.NET AJAX Release Candidate

The ASP.NET AJAX Release Candidate is available here.  A major change between beta2 and the RC is the switch from the Microsoft.Web.* namespace to the System.Web.* namespace.  It’s a straightforward update to exisiting code and should simplify things going forward into the next release of the .NET Framework. No other major changes are expected between now…