Monday, 29 October 2007

I've played off and on over the years with developing my own blog engine.  Why?  Mostly just as a learning experience and a place to experiment with new stuff.   What I've been finding with most other blog engines (dasBlog used here, Wordpress being the two that I'm most familiar with) that while they have a great number of features, like most software, I only use a small fraction of the features.  I want a blog engine that is all my own that has just the features that I want.

I've been inspired to finish it up.  Check out this new blog I stumbled upon through a comment in a Hanselman post.  Josh took up the challenge to create his own blog engine and I must saythe result is a very clean, nice design.  While I haven't seen any of the underlying code, I'm pretty impressed with the end results.  Great job Josh.  Now to polish off my source (perhaps polish it off just to throw it all away) and get moving on my own engine.  Plenty of stuff to learn!

Monday, 29 October 2007 13:17:40 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00) | Comments [0] | ASP.NET#
Monday, 29 January 2007

Well here was an interesting one. I was working on adding some AJAX capabilities to a few pages. I had added my ScriptManager to my MasterPage and then on each of my pages I needed to, I added the UpdatePanel to that page. Well on one page, while it compiled fine and worked like it should, Visual Studio was showing my an error on the UpdatePanel control as well as each of the controls in the ContentTemplate. The error was;

    Not a known element

And intellisense refused to work. After a bit of research and trial and error, it appears that it may be a bug with ASP.NET AJAX. There does seem to be a simple workaround however. Simply open your masterpage in the IDE and the sub-page will then behave as expected. According to the ASP.NET forums another workaround is to change the asp prefix to something else (atlas perhaps).

Monday, 29 January 2007 22:45:53 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) | Comments [1] | ASP.NET#
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