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Dotnetnuke :: Multiple ascx as single control and passing data in between

When working with portal frameworks like Sharepoint or Dotnetnuke; your user interface might have multiple ASCX files that work together. Instead of making all the ASCX files compliant to portal framework; better approach is that you create one “container”
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River Raid

River raid rocks! I found the http://riverraid.org from Wikipedia today; this site has AtariXL/XE and Commodore emulators and you can also download the river raid for these emulators! I played this game like crazies in my child hood; I am not exactly
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mstsc /console

Remote desktop is an awesome implementation. Sometimes you might want to remote desktop a machine’s console; its simple; simply run the remote desktop client using command “mstsc /console” The only restriction is that it only works with Windows 2003 onwards.
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Migrating to .NET?

I have observed that enterprises are moving to .NET from Java / legacy systems, and main reasons for migrations being Less development/integration cost Greater productivity in development; thanks to the Visual Studio, the best IDE Easier maintenance;
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%windir%\inf

%windir%\inf (usually c:\windows\inf) folder has the "INF" (information) files of most of the components...so in case any component get screwed; simply visit this folder; right click the INF file and reinstall the component; e-g mdac.inf is Microsoft's
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netsh :: Opening range of ports in Windows Firewall

Today I happened to configure a machine for ACCPAC; which is an entry level ERP solution from SAGE. ACCPAC offers internet accessibility using either DCOM or .NET Remoting. For .NET Remoting it uses multiple ports where it opens up listeners as the client
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TSQL :: Comparing multiple fields

Sometimes you want to select from one list the items that exist (or don’t exist) in the second row; and for the comparison you want to use multiple rows. This is common in scenarios where you want to remove duplicate values. You might wish to write something
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Unique Identity Across Multiple Tables

This week had been a busy one; we had three deliverables; one internal app and two clients app. Due to training sessions; things get screwed up; it got hard to find the time…I was checking my timesheets; and wow! I have given about 50% extra time to the
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Link to Resources :: DataDude, Sql Server Everywhere, ECM etc

Some more cool .NET stuff from M$ DataDude, Visual Studio for Database Professionals, use VS to control schema change, db testing and incorporate DB development into SDLC using Team System. Download its CTP Official Site Weblog Post with links to DataDude
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Rotor :: Visual Studio

Open source stuff is great, even for us the “application developers”. Imagine you want something desperately in the base framework that doesn’t exists there; with source at your disposal you can always change the things as per your taste. Okay; this might
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400+ Differences

Saw this new site for Visual Studio 2005. Thought you'd love this video. http://www.400plusdifferences.com/index.aspx?diff=346 Lot of good stuff there I am lucky that recently I got a chance to use Team System on two small projects (<10 man-weeks)
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Dynamic Languages :: Visual Studio / .NET

Writing “Structures” in today’s leading languages (C#, Java and VB.NET) is insane; declaring variables, writing getters and setters, multiple constructors, serialization and what not…All falls into “Line Noise”. We need an IDE built with 25 million LOC
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UnixOdbc

I am planning a solution for a small ISP who needs a cheaper and straight forward billing system. Our solution contains FreeRadius running on Linux configured with UnixOdbc having a DSN of FreeTDS driver talking to SQL Server Express running on Windows.