"Wheel of Time" author James Oliver Rigney, Jr. aka "Robert Jordan" passes away at 58

From the official website: New York Times #1 best-selling author Robert Jordan passed away on Sunday September 16th at 2:45 PM EST. His passing was announced by his cousin Wilson on his official blog, hosted here.[http://www.dragonmount.com/] I’ve been reading Robert Jordan’s novels for a long time and have all of the available “Wheel of Time”…

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Visual Studio "Browse with…" multiple browsers

Here’s a tip if you’re doing a lot of cross browser ASP.NET or AJAX development in Visual Studio: Right click an .aspx file and choose “Browse with…” If you’re like me you’ve probably added some additional browsers to your “Browse with” list like FireFox, Opera and Safari.  If you want to view the page in…

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DOM Event inconsistencies between browsers

I’ve been working on some bugs in the Calendar extender from the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit and have been resolving some of the focus/blur events.  I’ve been trying to make the calendar work consistently across all of the browsers and found some frustrating differences in event firing order between the browsers. Here are a list…

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Visual Studio Macro to collapse function and prototype blocks

I usually use the handy VS macro “Hide Selection” (Ctrl+M,H) to collapse function and prototype blocks when doing Ajax development on a large script file. While it may not be the most efficient implementation at current, it gets the job done. JsUtilities.vb VB File8.9 KB JsUtilities.vb All content is provided “AS IS” and confers no…

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Skinning model for Calendar and Tabs in Ajax Control Toolkit

This article was originally posted on 2/2/2007. The original host of the article is no longer available.  Due to the high demand for the content I am reproducing it in its entirety.  Click below for the full article. Read ‘Skinning model for Calendar and Tabs in Ajax Control Toolkit’…

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Skinning model for Calendar and Tabs in Ajax Control Toolkit

Note: This article was originally posted on 2/2/2007. The original host of the article is no longer available.  Due to the high demand for the content I am reproducing it in its entirety: About a week ago we published a new version of the Ajax Control Toolkit to line up with the RTW bits of…

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Where have I been?

Finally back on the blogging scene.  A lot has happened in the last 6 months and now that things are settling down I finally have a chance to start putting some content on my blog. First, a little about me.  My name is Ron Buckton and I am a Senior Consultant for Microsoft Services in the…

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