Dynamically Added Controls and the Page Life Cycle in ASP.NET

posted on 03/09/07 at 12:16:54 am by Joel Ross

I've been working with dynamically adding controls and server controls for three or four years now, but I've never really thought about how the page life cycle works for controls that are dynamically added - even though that's pretty much how my custom c… more »

Categories: ASP.NET


The Hermetic Ratio

posted on 02/22/07 at 08:52:24 pm by Joel Ross

DavidM from SqlTeam.com reveals a nice little script that you can run against your database to give you a quick measure of your database's health - at least from a schema perspective. It's basically the ratio of constraints to fields in a table - and the… more »

Categories: Development


Virtual PC 2007 - Now Available and Free

posted on 02/19/07 at 09:07:36 pm by Joel Ross

I've been using the release candidate of VPC 2007 for a couple of months now, so I was glad to see that it hit RTW today - not because I've had issues, but because it's always good to have one less beta product running on my box! I ran VPC 2007 RC under… more »

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posted on 02/19/07 at 12:26:54 am by Joel Ross

Scott Watermasysk has a few great tips for ASP.NET?that have already come in handy for me. I especially like the last two - 301 redirects and fully qualified URLs. I've used them both in the past couple of days. Oh - and the repeater tip? I wish I would… more »

Categories: ASP.NET


Open Vs. Designed Inheritance, Again

posted on 11/04/06 at 10:16:06 pm by Joel Ross

It seems the debate is still going. This time, it's between Scott Hanselman and Paul Stovell. Scott (and Keith Pleas) did a presentation at Tech Ed this year about building enterprise frameworks. Scott had a slide basically saying that when you build a f… more »

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Designed vs. Open Inheritence

posted on 10/08/06 at 10:08:35 pm by Joel Ross

Martin Fowler has a post title DesignedInheritence?which talks about the reasoning behind only allowing inheritence where the library developer specifies versus allowing inheritence anywhere. The reasoning for only allowing inheritence where the library… more »

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Sandcastle - NDoc's Replacement?

posted on 07/27/06 at 10:40:33 pm by Joel Ross

This week, the lead developer on a major open source project, NDoc, resigned. His reasons are valid, if not disappointing (not in him, in the community of NDoc users), but that's not the point. Coming on the heels of this announcement is the announcement… more »

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SSW's Rules For Successful .NET Projects

posted on 07/27/06 at 10:09:00 pm by Joel Ross

SSW has a list of 41?rules that they've put out there that can be used as guidelines for running successful projects. I perused the list, and for the most part, they're spot on. One item I hadn't seen was number 5 - about synching up development vs. prod… more »

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Script# - Javascript in C#

posted on 07/21/06 at 09:35:24 am by Joel Ross

I'm way late on this, but back in March, a lightbulb went off for me, and I wondered why we couldn't write Javascript in C#. I got a lot of positive feedback about that, and that's pretty much where it ended for me. Until I saw that Nikhil Kothari relea… more »

Categories: C#


Editing Project Files - The Easy Way

posted on 05/22/06 at 11:27:15 pm by Joel Ross

When I was using Visual Studio .NET 2002 and 2003 a lot, I spent a lot of time in Notepad tweaking project and solution files. Well, in Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft has made editing project files much easier. The reason for doing this is pretty straight… more »

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