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Wyatt Barnett, Nov 01

Who Be Me Sql Server User in This Configuration?

Programming
Wyatt Barnett, Oct 23

Atlas err, uhm, Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX Extensions Beta 1 Released

Atlas has been renamed Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX Extensions. And Beta 1 has been released. Read more for some details, and one big trick to keep it more easily deployable.
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Wyatt Barnett, Oct 15

Binaries Belong in the Database Too

Don't believe the hype--binaries belong in the database too!
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Wyatt Barnett, Oct 12

I [heart] the ModalPopup

The Atlas Control Extenders ModalPopup control rocks. With some helpful hints.
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Wyatt Barnett, Oct 06

September Links from DotNetLand

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Wyatt Barnett, Sep 12

Catching Session Timeouts before they Bite

Using sessions to store user information is a very handy feature of ASP.NET. But it is not without its dark side. One of the principal difficulties is the fact that sessions can die unexpectedly. This can happen for a number of reasons. It could just time out. The server could decide it needs to recycle the application. A user could clear his session cookies. There could be a sunspot. And here is how to catch these events before you corrupt your database.
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Wyatt Barnett, Aug 31

MasterPages hate logic. Throw Interfaces at Them.

ASP.NET 2.0's MasterPages rock. But they are not a good place to put your page logic. Here is how to keep your logic in a page class while communicating with controls in a MasterPage in a clean & maintainable manner.
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Wyatt Barnett, Aug 22

Making Excel The CarlosAg Way

How to generate excel without resorting to expensive libraries or ugly COM Interop.
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Wyatt Barnett, Aug 17

Need to Launch a Blog? Don't run PHP? Check out SubText

Need to create a multi-user blogging site? Running ASP.NET? Check out SubText!
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Wyatt Barnett, Aug 10

August Reading Materials from .NETLand

People often ask me how I know so much. I tell them I am divinely inspired, but that is a lie. The truth is I read a lot. Possibly too much. And probably should get out more and see the sun or somesuch. But I hate the big blue room with a passion.

Part of the reason I read so much is that there are a lot of .NET resources on the web. But the signal to noise ratio can be a bit low at times. In any case, I thought I would share some recent items as well as some of the regular sources . . .

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Wyatt Barnett, Aug 07

Getting Strongly-Typed Control References out of LoginViews--without using FindControl()

Get tired of using FindControl() and being tied to an ever-changing control heirarchy? Well, here is a trick for creating strongly-typed Page-level references to controls buried in the various ITemplate controls, such as LoginView.
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Wyatt Barnett, Aug 03

New Toys: Sandcastle CTP & July Atlas CTP

This week Microsoft has released two new CTPs. The first is the initial drop of Sandcastle, their .NET 2.0 documentation compilation tool. The second is yet another release of the ASP.NET Atlas framework.
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Wyatt Barnett, Jul 20

I’m Manic for XPathmania

Writing XPath can be a painful experience. But there are some tools to aid the developer in their struggles. One new one for Visual Studio 2005 users is XPathmania, an integrated XPath visualization tool.
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Programming
Wyatt Barnett, Jul 17

Atlas:UpdatePanel + Template = Really Darned Kewl

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Wyatt Barnett, Jul 13

MS Virtual PC Now Free

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Wyatt Barnett, Jul 11

Regulazy—Regular Expressions for the Rest of Us

Roy Osherove has created a handy tool, Regulazy, which allows one to create simple regular expressions using a point and click interface.
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Programming
Wyatt Barnett, Jul 09

Generic Dictionaries vs. the XmlSerializer

.NET 2.0's generics and generic collections are awesome tools. But the very handy generic Dictionary falls on its face when it comes to XmlSerialization. Here is how to work around that issue.
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Wyatt Barnett, Jul 08

Enterprise Library Tips & Tricks

Tips and tricks for building and using the Microsoft Enterprise Library.
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Wyatt Barnett, Jun 29

Console.WriteLine("Hello World");

Hello world. I am Wyatt, and I am blogging this.
Programming
Wyatt Barnett, Mar 29

Interview with Dino Esposito, ASP.NET Expert

What does ASP.NET 2.0 have to offer? Should you upgrade your existing projects? Will AJAX change the way .NET developers create applications? And what's with ADO.NET 2.0? Expert ASP.NET developer and author Dino Esposito answers these questions, and many more, in this insightful, detailed interview.
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Programming
Wyatt Barnett, Nov 07

Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions are free downloads

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Programming
Wyatt Barnett, Oct 28

.NET Framework 2.0 goes gold

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Programming
Wyatt Barnett, Oct 10

Yoda-speak as a model for language design