A blog of ASP.NET 2.0 Samples, Articles, Reviews and Discussions. The purpose of this blog is to provide a resource to the quick information that developers need on Microsoft's new ASP.NET 2.0.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Using Asynchronous command calling in ADO.NET 2.0

Ive noticed that the real raw power of the new ADO.NET is Asynchronous. Especially when used in conjunction with SQL Server 2005, custom asynchronous data handling can make for good results. This is also good when creating Internet 2.0/Ajax applications. Not only is the sql hit only sent what it needs back to the server but the hit to the db is also asynchronous. This can provide for a great new-age user experience. Microsoft recommends choosing the right scenario before just using async however. They even go on to state in the below article to not just go after the cool factor. I have provided the MS overview and it reviews best case scenarios for this great feature.

Link: http://url123.com/3zx4x

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Rainbow on 2.0

So Microsoft just won a victory with me. I have to give the credit to Scott Guthrie who after work hours helped me fix my small issue. Below is a screen shot of rainbow on 2.0 framework. Im just sitting her staring at my screen not knowing what to do with this code. I hope to make it better and post my teams fixes on the aqua project.

Rainbow 2.0 work

I have been busy working on personal 2.0 projects as well as a .NET 2.0 version of rainbow. I actually got a version to load but it was a mini version I got from an anon donar. I could not however, get the latest CVS rainbow to stop doing the conflict error. I can get it to pass VS 2005 but when ASP.NET gets a hold of it; it just errors. I asked Scott Guthrie from Microsoft for help and he is checking it out with a dev. Check out the screen shot. Notice the build passes at the bottom.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

ASP.NET Compilation Model and Page Model

I keep seeing this question being asked all over the forums. Its a good question because I myself was once wondering about this. Also, namespace conventions have changed and ASP.NET 2.0 wants you to use a more strong name to avoid class conflicts. I like the new approach and developers should benefit from it. The links below give a good overview.

Link: 2.0 Compilation
Link: Page Model

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

BizTalk Server 2006 beta 2

Microsoft got around to enabling my beta account and I got access to the download links to bizTalk. I must admit I was shocked to see HIPPA and Swift componets. They also have the providers for connections with ASP.NET 2.0 to bizTalk. I only ran into one issue as Windows 2003 doesnt like it and firefox doesnt support the ActiveX control you need to download files from Microsoft. If you have ever used MSDN or beta.microsoft, you know what I mean. I had to find a spare machine with XP just to download it. I plan to use bizTalk in our commerce application that will have disconnected transfers of money. I think this would prob be a good use for bizTalk as a contract I worked on used bizTalk to apply updates to account bank holdings. I will most likly post updates on BizTalk on my dev blog as Ill be deploying it on a solution for Anant Systmes.

Link to my Developer Blog

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Custom profile provider

Apparently MS forgot that most of us need to be able to search properties in profiles. If you try to do this with the current ASP.NET 2.0 system, you have to iterate through each profile and cast to get the right object out. The article below suggest a row per property way. I plan to use this method so that I can have my SQL get things out of my custom profile DB and have my application layer just query what it needs instead of iterating a collection.