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ASP.NET - Chart Control Download Links

On popular request I wanted to share a simple list of download links with all the tools and installers needed to enable the usage of the ASP.NET Charting Controlsout of Visual Studio 2008. Downl...

Posted: 6/1/2010 9:58:00 PM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)
Calling WCF from Silverlight over SSL failes with error

Just stumbled across a wired error when i tried to access a SSL secured WCF service from Silverlight (3.0).When I first tried it I got the following error message back:...An error occurred while tr...

Posted: 4/12/2010 11:03:00 AM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)
Event: MiX Essentials in Vienna, Austria

MiX Essentials Every developer located in Austria or nearby Vienna should hurry and register for the MiX Essentials event held in May in Vienna, Austria. The details: Monday,May, 19th2008 09...

Posted: 4/28/2008 3:02:00 PM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)

Tools: Must have Tabbed Windows Explorer AddOn

I recently found on the wunderful and "Must-Have" tool QTTabBar. The QTTabBar is a simple but powerful AddOn which gives you seamless integration of tabbed browsing of folders an...

Posted: 2/13/2008 7:27:00 AM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)
Howto: Handle MouseWheel messages (WM_MOUSEWHEEL) manually

Today i had to manually handle the mouse wheel functionality in a customer project and suppress the raising of the MouseWheel event as long as a specific condition returned false. After some resea...

Posted: 1/25/2008 7:58:00 AM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)
Howto: Fixing Word 2007 Crash on Exit

After several weeks living with a really bad bug in Microsoft Office 2007 wich leads to big problems when i tried to close my Word 2007 application and hours of searching for a possible solution i ...

Posted: 1/22/2008 10:48:00 PM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)
Silverlight Snow Effect

Ever wanted snow on your screen? My good friend Peter Schneider has just posted an old but nice effect made with Silverlight. Check it out here! (Note: the source code can be found as attachm...

Posted: 12/6/2007 8:04:00 PM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)
How To: Add a Copy/Move to Folder shortcut to explorer menu

A major time saving extension for the standard windows eplorer menu is this "Copy/Move to Folder" explorer context menu shortcut.´ Just save the following script to a file called SaveToFolderHac...

Posted: 12/3/2007 6:23:00 AM by mdenkmaier | [1] comment(s)
Is the Visual Studio 2008 Javascript debugger crippled?

Kevin Dente is discussing a little but annoying problem regarding to the Javascript debugger in the new Visual Studio 2008! Share this discussion...

Posted: 11/28/2007 6:46:00 AM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)
News: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 available soon

According to reports on the official MSDN Subscriptions Weblog Microsoft will release Visual Studio 2008 this week. It will first be made available to MSDN Subscribers all others will follow... ...

Posted: 11/19/2007 8:23:00 AM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)
News: Powershell 2.0 CTP is out!

The first CTP of Microsoft Powershell 2.0 is out right now! You can get your version here: Powershell 2.0 CTP Some of the features in this release: • PowerShell Remoting • Graphical Pow...

Posted: 11/6/2007 7:36:00 AM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)
How To: Resolving unexpected behavior and errors using SQL Server views

Sometimes you have to create views which are based on other views or tables. But there are some limitations and pitfalls when it comes to making changes in the structure of the underlying tables/v...

Posted: 10/14/2007 9:34:00 AM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)
How to: Display current database and object size

I am often asked how to determine the current database size from SQL code. SQL Server gives you the system stored procedure sp_spaceusedwhich does exactly this. To retrieve the current size o...

Posted: 10/8/2007 6:58:00 AM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)
Welcome HALO 3!

Halo 3 was published today in the US and will be released tomorrow in Europe! Can you already see the ring (world)? ;-)

Posted: 9/25/2007 8:24:00 AM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)
Videos: Visual Studio 2008 Training Videos

Microsoft is publishing tutorial videos on Visual Studio 2008 at! Watch Scott Guthrie and other Microsoft guys teaching the essentials to get ...

Posted: 9/4/2007 8:18:00 AM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)
How to: Getting a working Silverlight 1.1 Alpha development environment

If you are new to Silverlight development or want to switch from Silverlight version 1.0 to 1.1 you should exactly follow these steps to ensure a working environment: 1. Ensure that you have a cle...

Posted: 8/22/2007 6:25:00 AM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)
How to: Hunting SQL Server Deadlocks and logging them to file

The following describes the possible ways and the steps needed the get more details about SQL Server dead locks. The engine saves the information by default to the SQL Server error logs. 1. Use...

Posted: 8/10/2007 8:49:00 AM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)
IIS7 on Windows Server 2008 Core

Microsoft just released a new build of IIS7 and Windows 2008 Server which available for testing by Beta testers. This build includes updates and fixes made since the Beta 3 release earlier this...

Posted: 6/27/2007 3:50:00 AM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)
Whitepaper for IIS7 developers

Scott Seely just published a 30 page whitepaper on IIS7 which includes a great overview of many of the new IIS7 features and architecture details. Along with lots of great code samples for .NET ...

Posted: 6/13/2007 7:04:26 PM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)
Book Tip: Free Windows PowerShell Book

A PowerShell book written by Microsoft Technology Advisor Frank Koch is now available for free.You are allowed to share it with friends and colleagues as long as you leave the book as it is.The boo...

Posted: 6/13/2007 6:56:00 AM by mdenkmaier | [0] comment(s)