November 2005 - Posts

Do you have a personal web site that you wish looked better (Kyle)?  Microsoft has some new design templates available for download.  All of which are standards based using XHTML, CSS, and support that 508 accessibility stuff.  There are four design templates to choose from: Commerce, Personal, Corporate, and Small Business.
Try one out today and give your old site a makeover.
I have already tackled migrating from ASP.NET 1.1 to 2.0, but you never know when you might have some other web project elsewhere that you want to upgrade.  This article details the migration process.
Microsoft is all about providing working samples to help get you going with ASP.NET 2.0.  This one is kind of cool if you have a business on the side to sell stuff.  It's a commerce site that has built in integration with paypal.  Check it out at  Let me know if you try it out and if its worth using.
Once you get your copy of Visual Studio 2005, be sure and register your copy by clicking on Help -> Register Product.  Once you complete the short form, you will be sent an e-mail that provides acess to icons, components, online courses, and and E-books.
So you decided you want it all and you just have to have Team Suite installed.  First I have discovered that if you already have another version installed (i.e.: Team Developer, not another build i.e.: RC1), you can install Team Suite on top of the existing version.  Secondly, it will be good to know that the trial is 180 days, so you can keep it installed for quite some time.
If you are interested in watching the launch keynote today, it starts at 11:00am CST.  You can watch it at the link below.
I have ISO files for both Visual Studio 2005 Team Developer and Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite (Trial).  All of you should install the Team Developer version except for Bobby.  Team Suite is a trial and only Bobby and I will end up having licenses for it.
The files are located at \\5w-42109\downs.
Team Developer - en_vs_2005_vstd_dvd.iso
Team Suite Trial  - en_vs_2005_vsts_trial_dvd.iso
SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition - en_sql_2005_std_x86_dvd.iso
All of these can be installed using the virtual cdrom control panel.  Please let me know if you have any questions.
Do you have code that the ASP.NET 1.1 designer screwed up like the snippet below?
<TABLE cellSpacing="0" cellPadding="0" width="495" border="0">
<TD class="SubHeader">&nbsp;
<frameworkcontrols:label id="BookItLabel" Key="BookItTitle" ResourceName="ReservationLabels" ResourcePath="/Configuration"
CssClass="BoldLabel" Runat="server"></frameworkcontrols:label></TD>
<TD class="SubHeader" style="font-size: .9em; text-align: right;">
<asp:LinkButton id="ChangeBookItButton" Runat="server" BorderStyle="None" Font-Underline="True"></asp:LinkButton></TD>
<TD class="SubHeader" width="40"></TD>
Now this can be easily corrected in Visual Studio 2005 by using the Format Document menu option (shortcut Ctrl+K, Ctrl+D). It will autoamtically clean up your code and lowercase any html elements that might be capitalized like below.
 <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="495" border="0">
<td class="SubHeader">
<FrameworkControls:Label ID="BookItLabel" Key="BookItTitle" ResourceName="ReservationLabels"
ResourcePath="/Configuration" CssClass="BoldLabel" runat="server">
<td class="SubHeader" style="font-size: .9em; text-align: right;">
<asp:LinkButton ID="ChangeBookItButton" runat="server" BorderStyle="None" Font-Underline="True"></asp:LinkButton></td>
<td class="SubHeader" width="40">
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