# Friday, 04 March 2011

Last year the ASP.NET team released a Sprite and Image Optimization Toolkit which allows ASP.NET web sites to be optimized for higher performance where applicable by merging images together and lowering the number of request the browser must make to serve a page. Microsoft just released a new version of the toolkit today with many enhancements including support for MVC 3 and Web Pages 1. Here is a short list of the updates:

  • Updated to support Web Pages 1 and MVC 3 (still support Web Forms as well)
  • No module registration required for machines with Web Pages 1 / MVC 3 installed, dropping assembly in BIN just works
  • Automatic namespace registration in Web Pages, dropping in BIN automatically registers the namespace
  • Fully updated documentation
  • Common helper between Web Pages and MVC 3
  • Many improvements and bug fixes since the last release

You can grab the new release via:

NuGet: http://www.nuget.org/Packages/Search?packageType=Packages&searchCategory=All+Categories&searchTerm=sprite

CodePlex: http://aspnet.codeplex.com/releases/view/61896

Grz, Kris.

Friday, 04 March 2011 00:48:00 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Thursday, 15 April 2010

Codeplex is a great resource to find all kinds of things developer related. One of the things I found recently were a bunch of snippets for jQuery to make life easier for developers using Visual Studio 2010. You can download them here.

Grz, Kris.

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# Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Since WPF and especially Silverlight, since version 3 recently was released, have similarities it’s nice to have an overview of what both technologies have to offer and where Silverlight’s left out on certain things. I found such an overview on Codeplex: http://wpfslguidance.codeplex.com/.

Taken from the project description:

WPF and Silverlight are both XAML based platforms but there are some important functionality and implementation differences between the two. This project contains content illustrating these differences and the best practices for developing against these platforms.
Content posted to this project includes a whitepaper detailing what is similar and different between the two platforms as well as how to code against both platforms getting as much code reuse as possible.

Grz, Kris.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009 12:00:24 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Thursday, 14 May 2009

Just saw on Twitter that there’s a new version of the ASP.NET AJAX Control toolkit available on codeplex. There are 3 new controls available:

  • HTMLEditor: The HTMLEditor control allows you to easily create and edit HTML content. You can edit in design mode, as a rich text editor, or in source view to edit the HTML markup directly. HTMLEditor demonstration.
  • ComboBox: The ComboBox control provides a DropDownList of items, combined with TextBox. Different modes determine the interplay between the text entry and the list of items. ComboBox demonstration.
  • ColorPicker: The ColorPicker Control Extender can be attached to any ASP.NET TextBox control. It provides client-side color-picking functionality with UI in a popup control. ColorPicker demonstration.

Be sure to also check out the new videos dedicated for these controls and their new tutorials.

There’s also now a new tutorial available on Creating a Custom AJAX Control Toolkit Control Extender. Be sure to check it out.

Grz, Kris.

Thursday, 14 May 2009 08:13:35 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Thursday, 04 September 2008

Last week I had to help someone out on the ASP.NET that was asking the question that he couldn't find the 2.0 bits anymore of the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit. Indeed, when you navigate to the Releases tab of the project on Codeplex you'll only see this list:

Source Code AjaxControlToolkit-Framework3.5SP1.zip
source code, 3033K, uploaded Aug 21 - 24104 downloads
Application AjaxControlToolkit-Framework3.5SP1-NoSource.zip
application, 1716K, uploaded Aug 21 - 8256 downloads
Application AjaxControlToolkit-Framework3.5SP1-DllOnly.zip
application, 512K, uploaded Aug 22 - 5704 downloads
Application AjaxControlToolkit-ScriptFilesOnly.zip
application, 238K, uploaded Aug 22 - 2555 downloads
Phew, no more 2.0 bits. It seems that Microsoft decided to cut on keeping things rolling since SP1 of .NET 3.5 came out.
Luckily for the person I helped out you can still reach to the 2.0 bits by navigating to this url (the release of February 29th 2008).
Grz, Kris.
Thursday, 04 September 2008 13:51:08 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 09 April 2007

I'm using dasBlog for nearly a year now and am quite pleased with it. Since recently Mads Kristensen decided to get his hands dirty and create a new blogengine that he likes to share with the rest of the community by making it open source on CodePlex. Way to go!!

If you're interested you can grab the source code here: http://www.codeplex.com/blogengine.

Grz, Kris.

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