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Adding Meta Tags via Code - C# in ASP.NET
So here is a question why would you want to add your Meta Tags via code? Kinda silly right? Cause if you were a great developer you probably have a whole list of meta tags you have created for your portfolio of web sites right? Well if you are the developer who has those templates you most likely will stop reading here and think this mikedopp character is kinda wierd or is one of those "because you can" type people. I know I am adding much too much fluff to this whole entry and spending too much ......

Posted On Sunday, March 30, 2008 7:49 AM

Resetting your web application or web site without recycling app pool or IIS.
If you don't know by now you can reset your web applications and or web sites with a simple change to the web.config. For example you can FTP(if remote or hosted) to your server and edit the web.config by adding a space or removing a space. Basically you want the application your using editing with think something has changed since you touched the document. Save the form after this has happened and IIS will recycle the application / web site. This however can be tedious and just well feel like a ......

Posted On Sunday, March 30, 2008 5:19 AM

ASP.NET Basics: Foundation of ASP.NET
This has been pooled together from a number of resources: What is ASP.NET? Microsoft ASP.NET is a server side technology that enables programmers to build dynamic Web sites, web applications, and XML Web services. It is a part of the .NET based environment and is built on the Common Language Runtime (CLR) . So programmers can write ASP.NET code using any .NET compatible language. What are the differences between ASP.NET 1.1 and ASP.NET 2.0? A comparison chart containing the differences between ASP.NET ......

Posted On Thursday, March 20, 2008 8:07 AM

Twitter is Twitterific! A List of All the Twitter tools.
I am twitterpated with twitter. Ok so that is a bit strong but for some reason I am addicted to twitter. What is twitter? Well think of MSN messenger and AOL messenger mashed up with your favorite forum and walla! So what is so cool with it? Not sure. I mean to the untrained eye it looks like a bunch of people posting about what they are doing as if someone gives a ________ (enter favorite word here). It just happens to be that you invite friends to watch and listen to your tweets! Once again twitter ......

Posted On Monday, March 17, 2008 5:27 AM

Yahoo! Media Player for your Blog. Very cool and an easy install.
I love Yahoo for this and the YUI Install it on your blog today. Yahoo Media Player. Adds audio to your site with one line of HTML Uses simple, easy-to-hack HTML instead of complicated proprietary markup, ushering in the REAL Media Web Magical floating design never gets lost, is available when you need it, gets out of your way when you don't need it Automatically finds all audio links on your page, turning your page into a playlist Plays all your blog entries with a single button click Allows you ......

Posted On Saturday, March 15, 2008 12:52 AM

Windows Server 2003 - IIS6.0 Do not delete the Default Web Site!
I being a very intelligent web developer (This is true). Decided it might be fun to delete the Default Web Site in IIS6.0 not thinking much of it. Of course it wouldn't have mattered at all, at least until I decided to install commerce server 2007 enterprise on the production server that I had deleted the Default Web Site. Why was this a problem you ask? Wow good question. Here's the long and short of it. When installing Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 sp1 you can get about oh I'd say 5 minutes into ......

Posted On Friday, March 14, 2008 8:05 AM

Vista Memory Issues: How to clear the memory without a 3rd party application
I believe it was Joe Levi who was running into vista vs. Visual Studio 2005 memory issues while compiling our latest build of . We both run Vista as our development environment (We watched all the sessions at mix07 and vista looked like it worked fine with Visual Studio 2005 + 2 hours of patches). We did some MSDN surfing and found a way to clear the memory within Windows Vista ( basically it kills all idle running applications). Here is how: Create a shortcut: Add Location of Shortcut: ......

Posted On Thursday, March 13, 2008 4:27 AM

Windows Vista SP1 Stole my Snipping tool!
One of the great features of Windows Vista is the Snipping tool. It is just about the only redeeming application in Windows Vista. However when I installed Service Pack 1 The Snipping tool was gone. So a digging I went trying to find the root of the snipping tool to reactivate it. Here is the how to: "Go to Control Panel and open Program and Features (you may have to click Programs first). In the task pane on the left, click Turn Windows features on or off. If necessary, click Continue when prompted ......

Posted On Monday, March 10, 2008 10:09 AM

Mikes Links Monday 3/10/08
Getting back into the swing of things post MIX08. On another note. I have disabled my comments and track backs until further notice. Reason was over 3-4000 spam comments were effecting my database and slowing down my site. So please if you were offended I have been working to stay clear of the crap and deliver less crappy posts. On to the links: How to get Vista Breadcrumbs for Windows XP - 403day - An arrogant initiative in defense of the web Captain Obvious Mixtapes Public Domain ......

Posted On Sunday, March 9, 2008 7:18 AM

MIX08-Using the Microsoft Sync Framework and FeedSync
Download Video FeedSync (Project) Astoria Offline (Project) Take Data offline? Alter Remote Offline Data and use FeedSync to update when connected. Reasons: App availability Network Utilization Lower costs Leverage client UI Leverage Service Extend for collaboration Flexible: Write a provider for Service Desktop Devices Protocols extensions Metadata Handles arbitrary topology peer to peer mesh and point to point Layers: End to End Solutions Ado.NET Sync Astoria Offline Protocol and Store Providers ......

Posted On Friday, March 7, 2008 5:55 PM

MIX08- Accessing Windows Live Services via AtomPub
Atom Syndication Format IETF RFC 4287 XML format Organized in feeds, entries and links Extensible data and metadata Atom Publising Protocol IETF RFC 5023 Protocol for publishing and editing resources Represents over HTTP Simple RESTful interaction model Demo Photos: -Authorization via LiveID -Browse and create folders and photos Folders/Photos as Atom feeds and entries Photos are Atom "media link entries" <feed> ......

Posted On Friday, March 7, 2008 5:08 PM

MIX08- Developing ASP.NET Applications Using the Model View Controller Pattern. New web project type for More control over your </html> Testable framework Not for everyone Master Cheif GU! .NET 3.5 MVC web application template. Options: Enable testing right out the gate. NVUnit or any Unit. No testing option System.Web.MVC System.Web.Extension System.Web.Routing [Namespace] Controllers Models and Views Controller is a base class Index and about public class's {controller/action} Direct relationship. Flexible Fundamental, ......

Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 11:52 PM

Reverse a String .NET

How to reverse a string demo. *you need to know this if you want a job at Microsoft.

public string someMethod(string, input)


char[] chars = input.ToCharArray();


return new string(chars);


Go ahead and cheat. its ok.

Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 6:55 PM

MIX08-Building Applications and Services with .NET Framework 3.5
Using new features in .NET 3.5 Framework. What in .NET 3.5 for services: The New HTTP Programming model: New support JSON Services Syndication in .NET 3.5 Service Stack Evolution -Sockets->HttpListener-&... WCF one stop shop for services Myth:WCF is only for enterprise services Reality:WCF gets around(enterprise and web) .NET 3.5 WCF web-centric upgrades: Make REST a 1st class citizenish Embrace SOAP-less representations JSON messaging capabilities ......

Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 6:02 PM

MIX08- Introducing SQL Server Data Services (SSDS)
Microsoft Data Platform Rich data services from SQL Server Using of course SOAP REST and APP within SQL Server SSDS. Live contacts has ADO.NET Connections... SYNC Framework synchronize contacts between endpoints. pulling or GET from url into xml or web service. Metadata file with Vcard info. No invoke needed within browser just service on box? SQL Server Data Services: Application Agility Scales without limits Business Ready SLA Scalable or downgradable to 2005 or 2000? SQL Server Data Services Layers: ......

Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 4:33 PM

MIX08- Second Day Early Morning
I have a ton of video from the keynote. However it is all grainy and well even Microsoft expressions is have a hard time with it. So I will try to get some better pictures. A couple of great apps that have been discovered: cetwit- windows mobile twitter application feedslide - One click application for turning rss feeds into jpegs for zune or ipod. Images from the Luxor. Had to add Yesterdays lunch. Yes I twitter. Maybe too much. Technorati Tags: Mix08,MIX,,micr... technologies,silverlight,si... ......

Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 3:31 PM

MIX08-Restful Data Services with the ADO.NET Data Services Framework.
I am a huge fan of Pablo Castro(the presenter). Astoria has become ADO.NET Data Services Framework. Data in the web: Ajax applications Silverlight applications Online Services Mashups Restful Interface for Data: Just Http Data as resources, HTTP methods to act on it. Uniform URL syntax Every piece of info is addressable Multiple representation Use regular HTTP content-type negotiation Atom, JSON, Plain XML Book: Restful Web Services Drill down data using Astoria(http request or get) Model and Operation ......

Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 1:33 AM

MIX08-Encoding Video for Microsoft Silverlight Delivery Scenarios.
Long name good times. Topics: Delivery mechanisms Hands on encoding Best practices Goals: Deliver content(compelling) Maximize ROI for encoding. Two most common audio/video delivery Progressive download Streaming real time without caching Progessive download: Pros: Easy management and config Lower server resource usage Supports Secure sockets Layer(SSL) Firewalls Cons: No Live No advanced No buffer Streaming Download: Pros: Basic and advanced media features Bandwidth optimization Enables Live broadcasting ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 5, 2008 11:48 PM

Mix08- Working with Data and Web Services in Silverlight2.
Applications interact with the outside world. mmm? Mashups and such. ok Many types of outside data.... Images RSS Business services Intranet services Mashup API's silverlight1.1 xaml and fun -no easy way to connect to other services. What does client code look like? Custom services. Recommended uses of services in silverlight Using silverlight front end connecting to webservice or database directly. Using C# void list<product>getproducts (string searchstring) Create service Define What does ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 5, 2008 8:09 PM

Mix08- Keynote Live
So I have extra batteries on hand. Ready for the love of Silverlight2. Getting Video and trying to encode as fast as I can for the streaming. Woooh! Mix08. See the twitter feed for instant updates. Ray Ozzie Main points in keynote:Content, Commerce, Community. Making cracks about the yahoo purchase or working on purchase. Media Zune, PC, Xbox360 working better together. Xbox360 might finally get a the web? Microsoft going google docs with word excel and such Office Live ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 5, 2008 7:03 PM

Mix08-Pre Keynote Java I mean Caffeine
So breakfast was good. Microsoft really finds great catering. Plenty of meat and well I am praying that was yogurt. Anyway working up an appetite for a keynote I will post as the goodness arrives. I am hoping silverlight 2 is all that it is billed up to. Ladies and Gentlemen by Saliva Anyway Mix it up! Technorati Tags: Mix08,MIX,,micr... gu,web technologies,silverlight,si... LiveJournal Tags: Mix08,MIX,,micr... gu,web technologies,silverlight,si... ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 5, 2008 4:18 PM

Mix08 - Swag and Silverlight treasure hunt.
Man my feet are killing me. Walked all over vegas(ok only about 3 blocks) gathering images for the silverlight contest that Wintellect threw for our first day here at mix08. Here is some of the killer stuff give at the event. Seen here was the silverlight "faucet" Seen here was joe levi with the silverlight "flame" Seen here was the Silverlight "quicksilver" Seen here was the Silverlight "Slot Machine" Seen here Silverlight! The silver Christopher Columbus? Ah silver water... Making bronze into silver. ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 5, 2008 8:01 AM

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