Writing a simple managed control under IE

Most web developers are aware of various “controls” and “applets” that can be “hosted” by “Internet Explorer” (hmm, not sure why I quoted that last thing, I guess I was on a “roll”.)  This code is compiled code that runs within the IE process and draws itself within the boundaries of the document.  The control…

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Housing prices

When I moved to the Seattle area over eight years ago, I knew I wanted to make this place my home.  Since it was clear my residence would be permanent, it seemed like a good idea to buy something rather than rent.  Back then, I found a nice condo for around $130,000 in the Redmond…

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Housing adventures

I must apologize for my recent lack of blogging, but I’ve been most busy attempting to become a home owner.  This is a dream I’ve had for years now, but it was put on hold for a few years due to the most rediculous litigation surrounding my condo assocation.  One day, the association realized they…

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Yay! Higher gas prices!

Now that I’ve caught your attention with my post title, let me explain.  Unlike most people, I’m a fan of high gas prices.  I’m sure there’s a point where I’d start walking to work, but the extra 50 cents per gallon costs me maybe $20 dollars per month.  It’s $20 dollars I could use for…

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JScript Functions

My favorite IE tip/trick of the day has to do with function pointers and anonymous functions.   In Jscript, there are two keywords for creating functions.  One is “function” with a lower case “f”, and one is “Function” with an upper case “F”.  “function” is a keyword that allows you to describe a function in-line. …

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Great ASP.NET site

Here’s a great site for developers that aggregates a bunch of other ASP.NET blogs, making it easy to find new information all on a single site.  Check it out!   http://www.dotnetslackers.com/  

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IE Tips and Tricks – Part 1

It has occurred to me that I haven’t written much about client-side development and all that fun web browsery stuff.  Before I get branded a server only guy, I’ve decided to write an n part series (where n is the number of articles I can write before getting bored of the subject) about my favorite…

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Question of the day…

Here’s a hypothetical situation; you’re sucked into a worm hole and transported back to the year 1300 A.D. in Medieval Europe.  You didn’t bring back your cell phone, or laptop, or any “more recent” invention.  What advantages would you have over society at that time?  Would you be able to survive, and would you be…

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Case-sensitivity with IE getAttribute

I ran across an interesting behavior in IE the other day.  Some of my script code was misbehaving, and it took me a while to track down the exact problem.  In one part of my code I had an onfocusout event that would update an expando property to a certain value.  However, when the object…

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More about type descriptors

The other day, one of my readers posed a question regarding my recent post “Data Binding to Custom Objects” – The question was essentially “Why are you writing all this code?  There’s much simpler ways to do the same thing.”  Well, the reader is correct.  There are many ways to do this same thing.   We’ll…

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