MSBuild on .NET 1.1?

posted on 2005-01-10 at 23:57:00 by Joel Ross

This is older, but there's apparently an effort to convince Microsoft to release MSBuild with support for the 1.1 framework. You can see the issue here. There are work arounds to get it to work, but it would be nice if I could start writing build files n… more »

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.Text Modifications - Revisited

posted on 2005-01-09 at 15:46:04 by Joel Ross

I was a little premature with my .Text modifications to get the www back into our URLs. I eventually reverted all code changes for that back to the original way it was done, and added the following line in the BlogConfigurationSettings section: <UseWW… more »

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.Text Modifications In Action

posted on 2005-01-08 at 00:42:18 by Joel Ross

I made my first modifications to the Tourney Logic blogs, which use the .Text blog engine. Both issues I addressed tonight have been bothering us for a while, so I went ahead and fixed them. The first had to do with the application name. It was coming ac… more »

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Building a Better Custom Validator

posted on 2005-01-05 at 00:12:09 by Joel Ross

I recently had a need to have a custom validator that would validate even when the textbox was empty. My first solution was to use a custom validator in conjunction with a required field validator. That worked just fine. Until I found a situation where t… more »

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posted on 2004-12-24 at 00:37:13 by Joel Ross

I've never used NHibernate, but I am interested in any of the free O/R mappers out there. Scott Bellware has a nice post about his decision process to end up with NHibernate, including a few mini-reviews of other O/R mappers. He wasn't sold on it at fir… more »

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Two Utility Functions

posted on 2004-12-24 at 00:29:47 by Joel Ross

I've got almost 40 items marked to blog about, so I'm going to have to start combining them to get through them all! First, Ryan Farley has a post about setting focus to an ASP.NET control. In his comments, I said I'd rather see this as a server control… more »

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.Text Modifications

posted on 2004-12-23 at 00:41:38 by Joel Ross

If you haven't been following Dave Burke's .Text modification series and are interested in how you can modify .Text, you really should check them out. First, he implements HTML emails from .Text. Then he lets you subscribe to comments on a blog post - a… more »

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posted on 2004-12-21 at 01:14:03 by Joel Ross

Ryan Rinaldi has a warning for you about HttpHandlers, and using them to track file downloads. Basically, IIS loads the file in question into memory if ASP.NET is set to handle that file type. That means using HttpHandlers to serve up podcasts would be… more »

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The Fallacy of the Data Layer

posted on 2004-12-17 at 23:02:13 by Joel Ross

There's an interesting, if not controversial, article over on TheServerSide.NET about how the data access layer should be treated. Rocky Lhotka says it should be treated like an external interface because in most applications, you never have complete con… more »

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Microsoft Member Management Component Prototype

posted on 2004-12-15 at 00:18:19 by Joel Ross

Microsoft seems to actively be pushing features built into .NET 2.0 back into .NET 1.1. Rob Howard did it with his database cache invalidation solution. And now they are doing it with the Member Management Component Prototype (MMCP). Scott Mitchell has a… more »

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