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Migrate From Community Server 2.1 to BlogEngine.Net
Recently I need to migrate my blog ( http://weblogs.com.pk/aziz ) which was running on Community Server 2.1 to my new blog here which is running on BlogEngine.Net. I did not have access to code or database as the blog was hosted on a free blogging site. Read More...
My article, SumColumn, has been updated.
Few days back, I have informed about my article, SumColumn published on codeproject . Now It has been updated incorporating the users comments. You can visit it here . Your comments are welcomed. Read More...
System.Net.HttpWebRequest - Arabic Data
Few days back, there was a task that I have to get/parse data from html pages on a site. I first tried to use System.Net.HttpWebRequest class to make the request, get the data. <code> Dim objRequest As System.Net.HttpWebRequest = System.Net.WebRequest.Create(Url) Read More...
Outsourced opportunity – SMS / MMS application
A Saudi Arabia based e-news/stock company wants to outsource an application dealing with SMS/MMS. The bird's eye view of the application is like. 1) User can subscribe to the SMS/MMS service through the website or by sending SMS with a given code to a Read More...
Microsoft Products 2005 Launch in Riyadh
The Microsoft Products 2005 Launch Event in Riyadh was on 5th of this month i.e. last Monday. The banner says Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio and BizTalk but there was not a single event for BizTalk. The quality of presentations was poor (as far as Read More...
Integration of Exchange with SharePoint
Found these two good links on integration of Exchange with SharePoint. Display an Exchange Public Folder in a SharePoint Web Part Integrating Exchange Server 2003 with SharePoint Products and Technologies Read More...
Compression in Dot Net (Zip format).
Like many of you out there, I have also used #ZipLib (pronounced as SharpZipLib) to do compression programmatically. For those who do not know about #ZipLib, it is an open source compression library for zip formats, written in C#. The code is available at their website. I was thinking that how it is possible that Microsoft did not provide any type of compression APIs in Dot Net Framework. After googling for some time, I came to know that..... Read More...
Ten tools in 10 minutes
Just find this blog on weblogs.asp.net. Posting it here so that who missed it there get it from here . Scott Hanselman collection of useful tools . Read More...
My First WebPart for Share Point
Ahhhhhh. After seven hours of doing just one thing i am tired and frustated. Doing developemt on a virtual PC is a headache, so slow. My be I should upgrade my PC. I have started learning sharepoint nowadays and today I made my first web part. I tried Read More...
Problem in System.Random
What will be your condition if you are not able to find the bug using debugging? Same happen to me and I spent nearly 2 hours in just catching the bug. Actually my task was to generate a random time table based upon certian business rules. I used System.Random Read More...
Microsoft GDC 2005 (Gulf Developer Conference)
Finally GDC 2005 is over. It was a 3 days seminar from 9 to 6 covering different areas of Microsoft Technology. Microsoft put a lot of stress of smart client technology. There were sessions on Servers like CMS, Sharepoint, BizTalk etc. Speakers were from Read More...
How to generate web forms in a good way?
We, in our software house, use a custom build code generator (thanx to my friend Syed Umar Anis). It generates stored procedures, and (some what intelligent) business classes using the database schema. I want to extend this generator and want it to generate Read More...
Passing Parameters to Stored Procedures
Reports that use stored procedures as their data source are no different than reports that use any other data source. When you open the report, it automatically calls the stored procedure, retrieves the data, and populates the report with this data. The Read More...
Changing Sql Connection dynamically in Crystal Reports 10 using DotNet
Dim myReport As New crDB() myReport.SetDatabaseLogon( Me .txtUserId.Text, Me .txtPass.Text, Me .txtServer.Text, Me .txtDB.Text) Dim myLogonInfo As CrystalDecisions.Shared.TableLogOnInfo Dim myTable As CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.Table For Each Read More...
Create FTP and Web IIS Virtual Directory programmatically
Once there was a requirement in our project that user should be able to create his own website on our server by just clicking using our web application. Creating such type of wizard was not a hard task but i was thinking that if it is possible to create Read More...