ASP.NET custom control with ParseChildren(false) not playing well in the designer or with WAP

I just made a post to the ASP.NET forms for Web Application Projects about this because that’s where it’s affecting me immediately, but honestly I think it’s a bigger problem than that. Basically I’ve got an ASCX whose code-behind is marked with ParseChildren(false). I then use AddParsedSubObject to handle the adding of controls inside of that […]

VSS -> TFVC Conversion Completed

So Mimeo has officially made the shift to VS 2005/.NET 2.0 this weekend. Part of that was cutting over to Team Foundation Server completely. We’ve been using TFS for about a month now with great success, but we’ve only been using the Work Item Tracking features thus far. This weekend, I finally migrated our Visual Source […]

Why WPF exists

This interview with Michael Wallent over on Channel9 is hands down the best public explanation I’ve ever seen/heard from Microsoft on why WPF was created and what some of the major goals and design decisions were. Some interesting tidbits that came out of the interview: Plans to make an WPF “scene” 100% scriptable for smoother integration with Web apps […]

Monad -> MSH -> Windows PowerShell?

Woah, hold the presses! A semi-cool product name coming out of Microsoft? Jason Sacks just announced the next Windows SDK is almost upon us and also let slip this first mention I’ve seen of a new product name for Monad: Windows PowerShell. Interesting. I immediately searched to see if this was indeed the first time the name […]

No App_[Local|Global]Resources support in Web Application Projects?

I did some research back in the beta days of VS2005 for upgrading our existing site to take advantage of a bunch of different features that we had either written custom code or used third party code for. One of those features was localization/globalization. I had spent a bunch of time writing custom resourcing support into our existing […]

Monad (MSH) Design Decisions

Check out this response from Monad Architect Jeffrey Snover to some constructive criticism from the community. In it he justifies some of the design decisions that were made. He really tries to drive home the point that Monad is primarily a shell language and secondarily a scripting language. He also mentions that there will be a new drop coming […]

Can’t instrument project targets for ASP.NET performance session?

I just posted this question to the forums, but I figured I’d post here as well in case anybody subscribers out there know the answer and also for future edification: I create a new ASP.NET performance session and point it at my web application directory (i.e. not using IIS). Now, I can sucessfully get performance data […]

MSBuild’s RecursiveDir Metadata Not Exactly What I Expected

You can read all about RecursiveDir here, but basically MSBuild supports a syntax for recursive directories that goes a little something like this: C:My Projects***.xml Basically this says, go recursively through every directory under C:My Project and find me all the files with an .xml extension. Simple right? Ok, now imagine you structured all your […]