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All posts published in 2003

Blog of latest news, updates, and stories for developers

My own forum (C#)

I am developing an own forum for a customer. Currently I have only done a first table setup and some pages to add new threads, posts,... If you have some minutes to test the forum at http://forum.schwarz-interactive.de/threads.aspx?forumid=1 [1] and report any errors to my emailadress. I will offer the C# source code in the next days.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Tuesday, December 9, 2003

It is working on Pocket PCs, very simple...!

As I posted some weeks ago I am using DHTML and Javascript to display values I get from a webservice on my html page. The new thing is that I can do this with the Pocket PC device without changing the code. Thanks Microsoft for the nice ActiveXObject "Microsoft.XMLHTTP" that is installed on Windows clients (I think it will be installed with IE4 or IE5) and on Pocket PCs.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Tuesday, December 2, 2003

Using TEXT-OVERFLOW instead of Wrap, Clip or MeasureString

I read the last post http://weblogs.asp.net/despos/posts/40186.aspx [1] and I am not sure if this is the best solution having nice formatted columns/rows. For this problem I'm using the CSS style TEXT-OVERFLOW:ellipsis (http://msdn.microsoft.com/.../textoverflow.asp [2]) and a small javascript (it is a HTC file).

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Friday, November 28, 2003


I know that there are already a lot of WYSIWYG editors for ASP.NET in the interent. At the moment I did not find a good one that is free and I can redistribute with my software. I tried to create a new one and I would be happy if there is someone you will have a short look at http://forum.schwarz-interactive.de/textbox.aspx [1].

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Friday, November 21, 2003

Windows Media Player 9 Remote Access from Pocket PCs

On http://smartdevice.microsoftdev.com/Learn/Articles/665.aspx [1] Duncan Mackenzie describes how to use remoting and a Pocket PC to create a simple remote control for Windows Media Player 9. Perhaps someone like to create a webservice doing this job for websites?

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, November 20, 2003

ASPNET account and network access

After the installation of the .NET Framework you will find the ASPNET account on the local computer. If you start a ASP.NET web application this account will be used by the ASP.NET worker process (aspnet_wp.exe). For security reason the user has only some privileges, of course, no network access.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, March 31, 2003

ORM.NET 1.3 Released

ORM.NET - Object Relational Mapping Tool - is a powerful development application that auto-generates a data layer object model based on your SQL database schema. The generated run-time component exposes all tables as classes and columns as properties.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, March 31, 2003

Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit edition

Microsoft sent the Windows XP 64-Bit edition version 2003 into the press works. The Desktop platform is optimized for the Itanium 2 of Intel. Microsofts operating system for High performance Desktops and workstations is to be introduced officially on 24 April. In the second quarter the bottom plate is to come from Intels of second Itanium generation and Microsofts 64-Bit-Windows on the market.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, March 31, 2003

Using a WebService with DHTML and Javascript

I have been asked several times how to use a WebService in a DHTML application on the internet using Scripting. Ok, I have created a small sample using Javascript and Microsoft.XMLDOM ActiveX objects (you have to use Internet Explorer 5 or higher).

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Sunday, March 30, 2003