Red-bits, Green-bits and .NET Framework Versions…

A question came up on standardizing on .NET Framework 3.5 and the effects on older ASP.NET applications.  The short answer is that .NET Framework 3.5 is compatible with .NET Framework 2.0 or 3.0.  However, .NET Framework 1.0 / 1.1 ASP.NET applications are not compatible with .NET Framework 2.0 or higher, i.e. there are breaking changes. …

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The Mobile Internet – ASP.NET Mobile Controls

While many modern mobile phones are adopting desktop-like browsing experience including Windows Mobile 6.1.4 and the recently announced WM 6.5, web developers may still want to create web sites tailored for mobile device use.  ASP.NET does provide support for device-specific rendering in the ASP.NET Mobile Controls but first some background so that you can get…

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Internet Explorer Mobile 6 Device Emulators Available!

Internet Explorer Mobile 6 provides MUCH improved rendering and web site support for Windows Mobile.  The package located here includes Windows Mobile 6.1.4 device emulator images (Professional and Standard) that can be used for development and testing with Internet Explorer Mobile 6. Internet Explorer Mobile 6 has a nice feature to let you determine whether…

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Silverlight + ASP.NET AJAX + WCF

I started working on a sample that demonstrated a Silverlight 1.0 application that leveraged ASP.NET AJAX to make web service calls written using WCF but like all good developers I searched the Net first to see what I could find that was useful. What I found was a great sample (great because it is simple…

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ASP.NET / IIS identity and impersonation for Java Developers

Questions on Windows and IIS around identity and impersonation come up quite a bit when talking with folks who don’t work on Windows on a regular basis.  The question most often asked is “I want to use Integrated Windows Authentication in IIS but I want a different account to be the execution context, how do…

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IDataSource and the SimpleSpreadsheetControl example in the ASP.NET docs

I was looking over the ASP.NET 2.0 server control documentation for writing databound controls and grabbed the sample code for the CompositeDataBoundControl server control base class to examine how to use the base class.  I configured it to bind to a SqlDataSource control.  It didn’t work so I took a closer look at the code. …

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Authoring Custom ASP.NET Server Controls (Which base class?)

ASP.NET 1.1 and earlier provided essentially two potential base-classes for authoring custom ASP.NET server controls:    System.Web.UI.Control – The root class for all server controls, even for the Page class.  The Control class does not provide any user interface specific functionality and is generally the base class used for server controls that contain child controls…

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Adding ASP.NET AJAX Support to an Existing ASP.NET 2.0 Web Application

I got this question recently so I thought I would post the steps.  I am assuming that you already installed ASP.NET AJAX Extensions 1.0.  If not, you can get find out how to get it here. The ASP.NET AJAX Web Site template that is available in Visual Studio 2005 after installing ASP.NET AJAX has additional…

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You’ve been heads down on other technology but now need to look at ASP.NET AJAX…

I encountered this scenario with a customer recently where the customer has been working other technologies but needed some quick info to get started with ASP.NET AJAX.  I can certainly relate.  In my previous role I spent a lot of time with BizTalk Server 2004 and BizTalk Server 2006.  I also spent a lot of…

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