Presenting At VSLive in San Francisco Next Week

I will be presenting Dynamic Data at VS Live in San Francisco next week on March 31, 2008. You can see full details of the show here: http://vslive.com/2008/sf/. My presentation is at 3pm on Monday. If you are at the show please stop by and see Dynamic Data in action. Bradley Millington from the Web…

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Cleaning up Default GridView Markup

I saw an interesting question today from a customer related to some of the default markup for a GridView. The following code: <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server"> </asp:GridView> Will generate this markup in the web page: <table cellspacing="0" rules="all" border="1" id="GridView1" style="border-collapse:collapse;"> </table> Adding: CellSpacing="-1" GridLines="None" Will clean the markup considerably generating this in the web page:…

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Accessing Controls in ListView Templates

Today when doing some application building I came across a case where I wanted to embed a ASP control inside one of the template of the asp:ListView control. This is legal and simple todo, however it has some interesting effects. Since the control is embedded in a template it is not made available in the…

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Sample for Displaying Images from the Database using Dynamic Data

I’m posting a sample project that shows some custom field template controls for Dynamic Data that allow images to be viewed/edited from a database. The sample also shows how you can view images that have their filenames in the database but the images on the physical disk. You can download the sample by clicking this…

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Breakdown of Dynamic Data Features

I thought I would write a post that describes all of the things that Dynamic Data provides to developers. Dynamic Data provides a scaffolding mechanism through templates but scaffolding is just a MINOR subset of the feature set we provide. I’m not trying to downplay the power of scaffolding but the real power is that…

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Custom Metadata Providers in Dynamic Data

Marcin Dobosz is a member of Dynamic Data team in ASP.NET. He has written a great post on metadata in Dynamic Data. One of the features of Dynamic Data is instead of making the developer make the same decision on each page that uses a control to instead be able to add metadata attributes on…

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Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview Released

Today we released the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview which contains lots of the new things the ASP.NET team is working on. Here is a brief list of items: – Dynamic Data: This is extensions to existing Data Controls allows them to generate much more code for you automatically based on the data model and meta…

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My New Blog

My family and I just recently have relocated up to the Redmond area from Southern California after I took a job as a Senior Program Manager on the ASP.NET team. After 20 years of almost no weather (Southern California) it has been quite different in Redmond: – Experiencing Fall with leaves changing colors – Rain,…

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