Automatically prepopulate fields for Insert in .NET 4

We introduced a lot of little data enhancements in .NET 4 that you may not have heard about. One of these is a mechanism for setting the default value of fields in a data control when you want to do an Insert. In our controls today you would probably do something painful: – Handle the…

Dynamic Data Preview 4 Released

Today we released the newest preview release of Dynamic Data. You can view the details and download this release from here:   The preview releases of Dynamic Data contain much of the new feature sets that will be available when we release .NET 4. The cool thing is you can start using a lot…


ASP.NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 Development Overview & Dynamic Data

Last week at the Mix conference in Las Vegas we released a whitepaper that contain a list of many of the items that we are adding to ASP.NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010. The paper provides an overview of what we expect to be in the first beta release (do not ask for timeframes as…


Update for .NET 3.5 SP1 Released

There was an update to the .NET 3.5 SP1 release a couple of days ago and I have not seen a lot of mention to it so thought I would write a blog post and talk about how this update affects ASP.NET. First off you can search for KB959209 in the Microsoft knowledge base for…


Dynamic Data DbImage SampleUpdated

I posted a sample back in January on how to display images from databases or the file system using Dynamic Data. You can view that post HERE. I’ve just updated that sample to fix some bugs and add some new functionality. You can download the latest version of DbImage from this link: DOWNLOAD DBIMAGE. Here…


Dynamic Data is on .NET Rocks!

A few weeks ago I did an interview with Carl and Richard from .NET rocks on Dynamic Data. You can listen to it here:


New Refresh of Dynamic Data Runtime and Tools is Posted

Tonight we posted a new release of the Dynamic Data Runtime and Tool on the Code Gallery website. You can grab the new release by clicking here: We have also updated the samples to work with the latest runtime, they are available here: There are many changes and fixes in this new update….


Podcast with Scott Hanselman on Dynamic Data

I was able to sit down with Scott Hanselman last week after giving a Dynamic Data talk to the Microsoft MVP’s and record a podcast about Dynamic Data. Here is a link to the podcast, enjoy:


Telerik has released some sample field template controls for Dynamic Data

One of the very cool extensibility points of Dynamic Data is our field template mechanism. In the existing data controls like GridView and DetailsView when the controls render a column they use some build in classes like BoundField, CheckBoxField, etc to display the column. These are not very extensible and once you decide you want…