November 2005 - Posts

Extending the Atlas Wiki Part I - Adding Email Support

I just posted an article over on Bill's Baby that describes how to add email support to the ASP.NET "Atlas" Wiki. It describes how to get emails sent to new users when the register and how to notify an administrator when new users have registered. Read More

Sky TV Half Price for 3 Months

If you're interested in signing up for Sky TV here in the UK before December 6th (wouldn't it make a great Christmas present!?) then let me know your email address and I'll refer you then you get your first 3 months for half price. In return I get to Read More

Uninstalling the Betas

If you haven't yet installed the release version of one of the Visual Studio 2005 editions then you may find this Microsoft page particularly useful as it includes a link to an auto-uninstall tool for automatically removing any previous beta Read More

RegEx Visualizers for Visual Studio 2005

Roy Osherove (author of the Regulator) has just released a Regex Debug Visualizers kit for Visual Studio 2005. Visual Studio allows creating "Debug Visualizers" for all types in .NET framework as well as custom types.You can find such visualizers for Read More

Caching in Windows Applications

I've often heard that you can use the ASP.NET caching features provided by the .NET Framework in Windows applications, but never tried it. Well, today I read a post by the great Scott Hanselman that confirms it:  I also started Read More

Encarta Instant Answers

If you add encarta@conversagent.com to your MSN IM contacts list, you can ask it questions, e.g. What is the size of Mexico? When was Leonardo da Vinci born? Read More

Bill's Baby and Web 2.0

In addition to the kind of posts I've been churning out here I'm now writing (generally) lengthier posts on Bill's Baby and Web 2.0 Blog, both part of the FineFools community. The Bill's Baby blog is all about Microsoft, to which my contributions Read More

More Free Stuff!

Continuing the tradition of signingup for free developer goodies here's a post about more free stuff. Over at the Component Factory the Krypton Toolkit has been released. Just go to the Downloads link and enter your email address to receive instructions. Read More

We Will Remember You

Today is Remembrance Day; a day in which we remember and give thanks to all those who have fought for us and gave their lives to give us the life we have now. Here in the UK you can help support the British Legion by buying a poppy or making Read More

How do I Create a Web Service in Visual Studio 2005

If you want to create a web service in Visual Studio 2005, you will need to choose File > New > Web Site and choose "ASP .NET Web Service" from the templates. Having moved the web site stuff into this new place in the first place, I guess it makes Read More

Skinnable Script Control Update

A while back I blogged about a skinnable script control to provide access to theme-specific script includes. Well, after some recent testing I realised that it wasn't generating urls that worked in all circumstances. Most of the ASP.NET Web Controls Read More

VistaDB 2.1 Database for .NET Has Been Released

I'm always on the lookout for free stuff, especially when it comes to software development. I've heard a lot of buzz in the past about VistaDB, especially with reagrd to it's small footprint, which makes it ideal for distributing online. Now it seems Read More