Wednesday, December 28, 2005


Web on the Fly

This announcement from Etisalat is what I was waiting to hear. Ever since Boeing announced it last year -- I wished when I can I enjoy it -- well soon enough I can sign-into my MSN Messenger at 44,000ft while on my way to Karachi and back.

Thursday, December 22, 2005


Atlas Enhanced along with ASP.NET 2.0

Nikhil posts some new and exciting features introduced in December CTP of Atlas. The first and the most coolest feature is to enable Partial Page Refresh using the new <atlas:scriptmanager> control.

Within the corresponding <atlas:updatepanel> control, you need to put your control that you want to refresh (say a Gridview) -- and with the new <atlas:controleventtrigger eventname="Click"> Atlas script manager, makes a postback(Atlas call) to the server and populates the grid view with the new data. That is very cool.

Other interesting feature is the introduction of the new <atlas:Timercontrol> control to update a page after a certain time period.

There are some other cool new features in Atlas such as Autocomplete - that can be applied to any Textbox in your page -- read the entire news on Nikhil's blog.

Meanwhile, Scott Guthrie has been posting many interesting things about ASP.NET 2.0 including the Upcoming Releases of ASP.NET 2.0 Things

Meanwhile, I received my Visual Studio Launch goodies pack from Karachi that includes VS2005 Pro, SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition and MSDN Library along with the discount coupon for the upcoming Microsoft Certifications that I had mentioned earlier, a huge thanks to Hammad Rajjoub for sending them to me all the way here.

Sunday, December 11, 2005


Open as Website

Here is an interesting post on Brad Bartz's blog where he explains how to create a macro in VS2005 for being able to right-click any website folder and click "Open as Visual Studio Website", thanks to Scott Guthrie for pointing.

Here is what I got when I tried the above solution.

Meanwhile, Scott Mitchell also tries something similar.

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