Thursday, August 21, 2008


Red Gate Acquires .NET Reflector

While going through my RSS feeds I came across the above news item. I use Reflector all the time and just wish it stays free.

An agreement between Red Gate and Lutz Roeder will place future development of .NET Reflector, the popular class browser for .NET developers, in the hands of Red Gate. Red Gate is maintaining a free version of the software for downloading at

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008


DevExpress' over 60 Controls - Free

DevExpress is giving away royalty-free ASP.NET and Winforms controls so go get them from


Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 'Released'

This is a big and the most anticipated update to the .NET Framework and Visual Studio 2008 as it contains bunch of new stuff and improvements most notably the ASP.NET AJAX Improvements, ASP.NET Dynamic Data, ASP.NET MVC Preview 3 drop and SQL Server 2008 support.

Grab it here or if you prefer here's the iso format (831 mb).

Update - Oh by the way, if you want to know the improvements and fixes that SP1 brings to VS 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 here's more

Sunday, August 10, 2008


New Tips and Tricks blog

MSDN Team has just launched a new blog for ASP.NET, IIS and VS Web Developer tips and tricks, here's the link and here's the link to RSS

Thursday, August 07, 2008


Empty Design View in Visual Studio 2008 for User controls

Just a tip, if you are facing this issue, there's a fix for it

Though I didn't have any style tags in my User control but I'm using Ajax Validator Callouts in my application that insert style information into the head tag at runtime so I moved the following at the end of my user control markup and it worked.

<head id="Head1" runat="server"></head>

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


Error ''This collection already contains an address with scheme http. There can be at most one address per scheme in this collection."' when deploying AJAX-enabled WCF Services

This error bugged for me a while before I found out not one but two solutions.

I prefer the first approach because I use baseAddresses[0] in the Custom Host Factory and that it doesn't require me to have two web.config files as in the 2nd approach.

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