Archive for the ‘Publish’ Category

Dynamic Controls And The UpdateProgress Nightmare

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

It’s one of the most common issues on the ASP.Net Web 2.0 era, how to add dynamic controls at server side… but that’s a well explored territory as you can check by simply googling it. As a reference I recommend this series of 4 articles. There are 2 problems not so easy to handle, the […]

Dynamic Controls, Ajax and ResolveUrl/ResolveClientUrl

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

I had this old button that besides the text renders an icon. The button control has been working for about 3 years and today I noticed it hadn’t been working for a while now. The issue I assumed is that the problem had something to do with the use of Ajax and the controls been […]

Widescreens And Toolbars – The Question!

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

I woke up today and saw some news about a new OpenOffice derivative called RedOffice (I believe its targeted for Asian markets). As the news said it had a breaking new UI based on Office 2007 but still “breaking new” I decided to see the images here. The real new thing about it is that […]

Instant Messaging Software Ideas…

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Having several machines (at least a laptop and a workstation) and multiple OS’s can be a pain if you use Instant Messaging software. It usually isn’t because IM most software doesn’t allow multiple clients to be connected at the same time with the same account, but that doesn’t mean you’ll actually receive all your messages. […]

ASP.Net AJAX Extensions, GetPostBackEventReference And Custom Controls

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

If you’ve a piece of code similar to this one, and try to use the control inside an UpdatePanel then you might be surprised to see that triggering that event will in fact do a complete PostBack of the page (read Refresh-like-Postback): public override void Render(HtmlTextWriter writer) { Response.Write(“Button”, Page.ClientScript.GetPostBackEventReference(this, “onclick”)); } The reason is […]

How To: Random DateTime(s)

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

I had a small database project that needed about a million records to stress test its performance and the front office application. For some reason, working with DateTime in C# is not always straightforward, and you might need some research and trial & errors until you can get something as simple as random date/time generation […]

SqlServer Connection Problems With Mono

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

If, like me, you use virtual machines and try to connect from Mono to SqlServer you might run into some problems. The top things I’ve learned to check are: Mono doesn’t support SqlServer 2000 below SP3 – this is relatively well documented this Mono page but still is hard to detect since the error message […]

Time Sensitive Data

Friday, March 21st, 2008

One of my favorite gadgets is Gullible Info, its always on my Google Home Page. Its displays things like: «Japanese scientists have created a mechanical version of a human hand with similar motor skills; it requires a computer 1,500 times more powerful than a standard desktop computer to function.» The problem with this is that […]

Microsoft Is Releasing .Net 3.5 Core Libraries Source Code

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

No more Refletor. Now Visual Studio 2008 will enable you to debug and see the core .Net source making our life easier when trying to understand the “Voodoo Inside”. Not exactly Open Source and doesn’t include the VM or compilers but still an important move towards compatibility between implementations. Initially Microsoft will release the source […]

Mono.Mozilla.Browser On Windows

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Update: Andreia has posted some really useful tips and “fixes to my approach that might interest you too. Check them, and a blog post detailing the process and some tunning. A few weeks ago Andreia (a Portuguese like me :)) published in her blog about the latest improvements she has made towards a MWF WebBrowser […]

Design-time on ASP.Net 2.0 – Part 1

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

For a while now I’ve been developing Web Magic, previously know as ePortal, a web-based ASP.Net designer that focus on easy-to-use features instead of hard-core developers. Although getting the initial version running was painful due to the lack of documentation I managed to get it implemented a long while ago. We’ve been developing more and […]

Automatic Software Updates on Linux

Friday, April 20th, 2007

One of the lovely things about most Linux distributions is a central package management system. It allows you to update most of your software with a few clicks as well as install/remove just as easily. Yet something has been bothering my mind as I develop a new application, and is placing a question mark on […]

Monologue Bug

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Monologue has a bug that makes my posts to be displayed only the first time the worker process reads my feeds. I’ve tracked down the problem and I’m using this message to test my patched version, locally, and before sending the patch upstream. The problem is that either Apache or WordPress is not sending the […]

ASP.Net AJAX (Atlas) 1.0 Released

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

The former Atlas project has reached the 1.0 milestone and has been released today. From the Web Site: “ASP.NET AJAX is a free framework for quickly creating a new generation of more efficient, more interactive and highly-personalized Web experiences that work across all the most popular browsers. With ASP.NET AJAX, you can: Create next-generation interfaces […]

Ajax Envolving – Ajax SSL

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Today I’ve found something that could be very useful for webdevelopers that need some extra security without the troubles of configuring an HTTPS server. In fact, until recently, XSP didn’t support secure HTTP, and if it didn’t support it now, it would be even more useful. I’m talking about aSSL, a MIT/X11 Ajax library that […]

Consequences of AJAX on ASP.Net Webcontrols Development

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Every day new sites with AJAX appear and it looks like AJAX had come to stay. ASP.Net, as every other reputable web framework, must take it into account. It must provide the right tools to every scenario. What are the scenarios then? HTML Until AJAX gained momentum, this was the only possible scenario. If you […]

Detecting .Net Executables And Choosing Between Mono And Wine

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Beeing able to double click, or simply ./app.exe from the console, is always easier that calling Mono or Wine. The Linux Kernel provides a feature that enables developers to hook and make .exe to be recognized and started as an excutable but the current solutions are not compatible between themselves. I tough that doing an […]