Monthly Archives: December 2006

ASP.NET AJAX Web Controls – AJAX Experience Without Learning AJAX :)

It has probably been 2 years since I did an evaluation of all the web controls for ASP.NET, which in technology terms is a lifetime and means I know absolutely nothing. When I did my previous evaluation I mainly needed a grid control … Continue reading 

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Validation Application Block – Integrating It Into Your Business Layer

Validation Application Block – Integrating It Into Your Business Layer by David Hayden, Filed: Enterprise Library 3.0 Tutorials   As mentioned earlier, the December 2006 CTP of Enterprise Library 3.0 was released last Friday. One of the new application blocks it … Continue reading 

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Refactor! Pro 2.1 – Goal of 100 Refactorings in 2007

Although I prefer ReSharper at this time, I am really impressed with the combination of CodeRush and Refactor! Pro. What impresses me the most is how quickly Developer Express comes out with new refactorings and new versions of the software as well as … Continue reading 

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Enterprise Library 3.0 December 2006 CTP Released – Cool Configuration Editor!

I will literally have to force myself to go to bed and stop playing with Enterprise Library 3.0 tonight If you haven't heard, the first CTP was released a few hours ago and they moved it to CodePlex. You can download it … Continue reading 

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C# 3.0 Features – A Brief Mindwalk…

C# 3.0 Features – A Brief Mindwalk… by David Hayden, C# 3.0 Tutorials and Features   Awhile back I talked about Extension Methods in C# 3.0 and how LINQ uses them to provide additional methods to classes implementing IEnumerable<T> for querying … Continue reading 

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Implicity Typed Local Variables – C# 3.0 and IronPython

This is probably a bad thing :), but I find myself getting addicted to implicity typed local variables. I have been writing a series of C# 3.0 tutorials and examples and find that it is so much "easier" to just use the … Continue reading 

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ReSharper 2.5 for Visual Studio 2005 Released!

ReSharper 2.5 has been released and I am sorry to say that they fixed that semi-annoying delay during Visual Studio Start-Up. I was using that time to check email, read blog entries, etc. Thank you, JetBrains! A great new release…

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Microsoft OSS Community – Too Much Duplication of Effort?

Just thinking out loud I was about to leave a comment for Jeremy telling him I would love to work on an OSS Project in the Microsoft Community, but that it seems a bit more difficult than it has to … Continue reading 

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LINQ for Visual C# 2005 eBook Review

LINQ for Visual C# 2005 eBook Review by David Hayden   LINQ for Visual C# 2005 is a great eBook to get your feet wet with not only LINQ, but the new features in C# 3.0 that make LINQ possible. … Continue reading 

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Visual Studio Orcas C# Compiler – Automatically Implemented Properties

Last night I was flipping through the powerpoint slides of Anders Hejlsberg – C# 3.0: Future Directions in Language Innovation, when I came across a little blurb on one of the sides that mentioned the new Automatic Properties feature that is part … Continue reading 

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