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Monthly Archives: August 2004

New “Make” build-type in Whidbey – level 100

I’ve been using VS 2005 Beta 1 on a project, and the build seems to be a bit slow on starting, but there is a new context menu item called “Make”.  As far as I can tell, it builds the … Continue reading 

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Integrating .Net v2.0 Beta 1 with v1.1 – it’s working! – level 200

It’s working well.  My team has an extensive v1.1 team framework of common functionality, so since I’ve been developing a web app with ASP.NET 2.0 Beta 1, I’ve started on a v2.0 team framework.  Right now I only have 3 … Continue reading 

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Feedback request: For what should your Systems Engineer be responsible? – level 100

I realize that in small companies, the developer also has to be the System Engineer and is completely responsible for the server, but in larger enterprises, these responsibilities are assigned to dedicated teams.  As an enterprise developer, I’m on a team … Continue reading 

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Please provide feedback to the Whidbey Team – level 000

The MSDN Product Feedback Center is looking for feedback.  Please provided feedback concerning how Whidbey can be made better before RTM.  If you are using it, please log bugs and suggestions.

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Named DataGrid columns – wouldn’t it be nice? – level 300

Earlier, I blogged about using controls that are embedded in unusual places in the control tree of the DataGrid.  For instance, putting a LinkButton for adding a new record in the header or footer of the DataGrid.  You have to … Continue reading 

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Lutz Roeder’s Reflector for .Net – level 300

I recently downloaded and used Lutz Roeder’s Reflector program, and it is a pretty sweet tool.  VS 2005 Beta 1 has the class browser just like VS 2003, but the disassembler is what make Lutz’s tool so useful.  The disassembler … Continue reading 

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Using static classes in .Net 2.0 – level 300

In .Net 1.0 and 1.1, we got used to creating a private constructor if we wanted to prevent someone from creating an instance of our class.  If we did not define a constructor, the default constructor was compiled for use, … Continue reading 

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“Best Practices” change from version 1.1 to 2.0 Beta 1 – level 200

For those of you who use FxCop, beware of version 2.0.  Actually, look forward to version 2.0 and jump for joy, but it would benefit you to learn about version 2.0 now so that you can prepare to move to the next … Continue reading 

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You can see and submit bugs logged against VS 2005 Beta 1 – level 200

I invite you to visit the VS 2005 Beta 1 Developer Center.  You can submit suggestions and bugs to the VS 2005 team.  I’ve submitted several bugs already and made a suggestion.  Two of my bugs have been validated, and … Continue reading 

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Extending web.config with your custom configuration sections – level 300

The web.config file in ASP.NET enables configuration of the entire ASP.NET application.  It is a file that is part of just about every ASP.NET application, yet I see many developer who roll their own configuration schemes beside the web.config file … Continue reading 

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