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All posts published in June 2006

Blog of latest news, updates, and stories for developers

[DE] Dodned .NET Franken Usergroup Treffen

Dieter Föttinger schreibt auf seinem Blog [1] folgendes zu dem Usergroup Treffen [2] (INETA Usergroup Franken) gestern Abend:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, June 29, 2006

RSS feed available for Ajax.NET Professional Releases

I will start to publish new releases with an RSS feed in the next days. The URL for the RSS feed is http://www.ajaxpro.info/changes.xml [1] where you can see a first version of the latest changes already. The links for each release (post) is currently the same for each release. I will add links for each release to the Ajax.NET Professional Google group [2] threads that are talking about the changes for each version.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, June 29, 2006

Ajax and latency problems

I tried to get more information about the speed of AjaxPro calls on my web site. First of all I did a research on how the latency of internet connection will change the duration. For this I run a test for my web server at http://just-ping.com/ [1]. You will see that Nürnberg, Germany will be always the fastest because it is located near to my web servers location.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, June 29, 2006

Autcompletion Issues with Yahoo, Scriptaculous Libraries

Cheng Guangnan reports on a potential issue [1] with the autocompletion/suggestion [2] support offered by both Yahoo UI and Scriptaculous libraries. The problem involves parallel calls - there’s the potential for an initial list of suggestions to be displayed after a subequent list. His screencasts show what’s going on.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, June 22, 2006

Why I hate Web 2.0/AJAX?

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Download Windows Live TM Messenger 8.0

The download link [1] for the final version of Windows Live TM Messenger 8.0 (the next-generation MSN Messenger) is currently not working correct, use following link instead:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Tuesday, June 20, 2006

XML -> JSON Serialization

With the next release of Ajax.NET Professional you will be able to transform any XmlDocument or XmlNode into a JSON object. This is really cool because we have already a lot of xml documents in our web applications. Currently you have to write a custom class or struct where you have to fill the properties or public fields. Now, you simply call the JavaScriptUtil.GetIJavaScriptObjectFromXmlNode method to return a JavaScript object. At http://munich.schwarz-interactive.de/datatype.aspx [1] I have added a new test (Test 32) which will read the RSS from the Google group and display the title and last 10 posts.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, June 19, 2006

AJAX on I-Mate JASJAR, Smartphones and Opera Mini for Pocket PC

See following web browser user agents accessed my web site at http://www.ajaxpro.info/ [1], all are working with Ajax.NET Professional:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Pocket PC 2003 Support

The new version will support Pocket PC 2003 and Windows Mobile 5 devices including Smart Phones, too.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Ajax.NET Professional and Windows Mobile 5

Yesterday I put my new release online that will have support for Windows Mobile 5. The new release is available at http://www.ajaxpro.info/ [1]. Because of the missing DHTML support I didn't changed all the examples that make heavy use of DHTML to work on Windows Mobile 5, too. So, the Ajax.NET Professional stuff is working..., that is great for me! One code, multiple web browser support!

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Tuesday, June 13, 2006

AJAX books promotion code: 25% off!

I have a promotion code that will give you 25% off for the two books Professional Ajax and Ajax For Dummies. Use the promotion code FCE on the online shop at http://www.wiley.com/go /computing [1].

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Friday, June 9, 2006

Windows Mobile 5 and Ajax.NET Professional

I put an example online that will show the current beta version of Ajax.NET Professional. Try the page http://munich.schwarz-interactive.de/default.aspx [1] with your Windows Mobile 5 device. You will see two alerts, one showing the current time of the web server, the second one will return two properties of an PersonX object in a List<PersonX>. Would be nice to see if we get it running on older Pocket PCs, too.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Friday, June 9, 2006

Ajax.NET Professional with new Converters

I put the new version online, download the latest DLL at http://www.ajaxpro.info/ [1]. There are a lot of performance changes done, and the lib is now working perfect with the script.aculo.us effects. A not yet finished updated version of the Starter Kit is online, see http://munich.schwarz-interactive.de/ [2]. See the changes here:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Friday, June 2, 2006

The Bitmap is back...!

Today I added the BitmapConverter.cs which will support returning a Bitmap directly from Ajax.NET Professional [1]. Attached to the Google groups thread [2] you will see what is working today (the Bitmap example is the method Test27). Of course, I didn't add all data types...  ;)

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, June 1, 2006