Posts Tagged “time”

Tip#66: Did you know… how to insert quotes values automatically while typing the attrib values?

by on May 29, 2009

It’s a nice time saver if you would like the HTML editor to automatically add quotes for the attribute values while you are typing. To set this option select Tools->Options. Check Show all settings

Creating my own synchronicity

by on May 29, 2009

OK, OK. I know I haven’t been showing my face much around here. Super busy and totally into what I am working on.

The best feature of Windows 7

by on May 29, 2009

I know this isn’t specifically educational, but I just feel the need to share. Having been using Windows 7 for a few weeks, the one feature that just knocks my socks off (and seems so obvious in hindsight) is the way that I can easily split my screen to show two different programmes at the same time. Basically, you grab the title bar of the window – like this: And then move it over to the left hand or right hand side of the screen.

Intro to Data View Web Part by Laura Rogers

by on May 28, 2009

Laura Rogers has posted some great screencasts to introduce you to the Data View Web Part , showing how easy it is use SharePoint Designer to consume data from a data source and provide a UI to insert, update, and delete items… all with no code.  Check out the bottom section of her article that points to more articles in this series.  I’ve got to admit, I am a developer who approaches SharePoint by looking for the things that I can extend using Visual Studio.  What I have found is that many of the things that I want to build I could instead create using tools like Access, Excel, SharePoint Designer, and InfoPath.  The lesson here is to spend the time researching what SharePoint provides out of the box (it’s quite a large surface area) to see if that is already implemented for you. A great example of this is building custom web parts.  I can’t tell you how many times I have created a web part with an SPGridView in it that does exactly what Laura shows in her screencast.  Using the out of box functionality not only empowers end users, but also greatly reduces the amount of code that you need to maintain.

Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 1 Available!

by on May 21, 2009

It pays to be in early in the morning… sometimes you get to be the first to announce. :) The Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 1 is now available for download on MSDN Download Center.

Proxy to Enable Cross Domain Requests When Using Silverlight 2 and Data Services

by on May 7, 2009

Tom Laird-McConnell has created a nice post showing how to mid-tier proxy to enable calling data services across domains.  His proxy supports CRUD operations and $expand. http://blogs.msdn.com/tom_laird-mcconnell/archive/2009/03/25/creating-an-ado-net-data-service-proxy-as-workaround-for-silverlight-ado-net-cross-domain-issue.aspx We’re hoping to add support for simple xdomain requests (ie

Multimedia-TechTalk Zwischenstand

by on May 5, 2009

Die ersten beiden TechTalks in Hamburg und Karlsruhe sind vorbei und es waren bei beiden Veranstaltungen am Ende sehr interessante Gespräche entstanden. Das Ursprüngliche Programm – und ich muss zugeben, dass Hamburg noch etwas holprig war – hatte sich ausschließlich auf WinForms beschränkt

VB 6.0 Service Pack 6 Cumulative Update

by on May 5, 2009

E’ stata rilasciata un update per Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 (SP6) Runtime Extended Files che contiene la fix per la sicurezza 926857 per le applicazioni che usano il runtime di Visual Basic 6 e l’update di alcuni controlli Activex. Ricordiamo che dall’ 8 Aprile 2008 è terminato il supporto all’ IDE per lo sviluppo di applicazioni VB 6, ma è prevista la compatibilità “It Just Works” per le applicazioni installate oltre che su Windows XP anche su Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 e…( read more )

LINQ to SQL : Understanding Compiled Query

by on May 5, 2009

Understanding Compiled Query connects me to my experience in C# 3.0. Based on my personal understanding I am discussing it

Windows 7 and Windows XP Mode – Cool!

by on May 5, 2009

I really love Windows 7 in all its 64-bit goodness.  I get all my memory.  It’s fast, it’s convenient.  But there’s one thing that I don’t like – my poor broadband modem isn’t yet supported.  I need my broadband modem, because several of my clients just won’t let me jack-in to their network.  So the first time I dug into “Windows XP Mode” I came up a bit disappointed.  What? It’s just Virtual-PC?  Well, yes and no.  It’s a newer, better version of Windows XP that I didn’t have to build myself.  And… wait for it… I get to use my USB broadband modem in the the virtual machine

Help Grow Profits and Customer Satisfaction with Windows® and the Microsoft® Desktop Optimization Pack Web Cast

by on May 1, 2009

Don’t miss this event! • Get ready for Windows 7 – See the new features that improve security, reliability, productivity and performance, while helping to optimize PC management. • Discover Windows Partner Solutions – a program to help technology partners capitalize on the opportunity with Windows and the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack • Take Action with the Windows “No Better Time Campaign” and promotional offers! See how this campaign can help you excite your existing customers and help drive…( read more )