March 2008 - Posts

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Expression Web 2 Beta - Overview of new features by janko

Microsoft released a Beta version of Expression Web 2 . There are a lot of new features which we'll discuss in detail. Few words about Expression Web (In case this is the first time you get in touch with this tool). Expression Web is a tool that enables...
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Unit testing aspx pages with WatiN tool by janko

I just read a post on GridViewGuy blog that introduces a great tool for testing aspx pages - WatiN , and it really grabbed my attention. To put it in short, WatiN is a framework that will let you write unit test in order to test aspx pages functionality...

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Janko's Blog updated its name and design by janko

As you can see, I changed the name and design of my blog. This will not affect the content - I will still write about web development. :) Name Instead of boring name " Janko's Blog ", from now on it will be " Morning Break ". New...
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Test your web site in different browsers and platforms by janko

There is very helpful on-line tool that will show you how your web site looks in almost 60 browsers and four platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac OS and BSD). It will start to create the screenshots of a provided URL in a few minutes, and within an hour it...
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Extension methods in C# and .NET Framework 3.5 by janko

Visual Studio 2008 and Framework 3.5 include an exciting new feature - extension methods . Extension methods enables writing custom methods and "attaching" them to existing classes inside the Framework. In other words, you can extend Framework...
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Vote for ASP.NET product of the year by janko

asp.netPro , an Informant Communications Group Publication, each year organizes Readers' Choice Awards for ASP.NET products and vendors. You can vote for ASP.NET product of the year, and you can select your favorites in next categories: Add-in Charting...
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LINQ Samples on MSDN by janko

There is a great collection of 101 LINQ samples under C# development center on MSDN. Samples are grouped into restriction, grouping, aggregate, projection, set conversion, partitioning, element, ordering, generation, custom sequence and other operators...
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Create sexy navigation with izzymenu.com by janko

In case you don't know how to create menus with CSS (or just don't want to), you can use izzymenu online menu builder . Here is a short screenshot-description of what you can do: Step 1 - Chose general menu styles: colors, backgrounds and dimensions...
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A brief overview of jQuery by janko

Among many JavaScript libraries, jQuery attracted me the most because it is lightweight, it is simple and has intuitive syntax. Another great thing is that elements are selected just like you got used to in CSS . No wonder this is the most popular library...
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ASP.NET FleUpload control doesn't work properly under Ajax by janko

ASP.NET FileUpload control doesn't work when placed in ASP.NET Ajax UpdatePanel control. If you try to upload a file, PostedFile property is always null. That means you won't be able to access the file from your code. There is a simple solution...
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ASP.NET Exception Handling Best Practices by janko

Exception handling plays an important part of application management and user experience. If implemented correctly it can make maintenance easier and bring the user experience to a higher level. If not, it can be a disaster. How many times have you seen...
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Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 for developers now available! by janko

IE Tem announced Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 for developers and designers. Release notes can be downloaded from here . You can report bugs if you sign up on Microsoft site: http://connect.microsoft.com The interesting thing is that Beta 1 doesn't pass...
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