Monthly Archives: December 2004

The Microsoft Solutions Framework: An Integrated Approach to Agile or Formal Software Development Process

Granville G. Miller, Program Manager, Visual Studio 2005 Team System It would certainly be nice if there could be one way of building software. However, the truth is, there are many different types (e.g. embedded, packaged application, web service, three-tier … Continue reading

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What is difference between User Control and Custom Control in ASP.NET?

Web user controls Web custom controls Easier to create Harder to create Limited support for consumers who use a visual design tool Full visual design tool support for consumers A separate copy of the control is required in each application … Continue reading

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Acronym Anarchy – Developers Acronym

Acronym Anarchy ACT = Application Center TestAD = Active DirectoryADO = ActiveX Data ObjectsADSI = Active Directory Service InterfacesANSI = American National Standards InstituteASP = Active Server PageATL = Active Template LibraryBCL = Base Class LibrariesBITS = Background Intelligent Transfer … Continue reading

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Alternaitve IDEs and Editors for C#

To find alternative editors, you can check computer stores or computer mail-order catalogs. Another place to look is in the ads in computer programming magazines. The following are a few editors that were available at the time this book was … Continue reading

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What is MSBUILD?

MSBuild is a new technology for scripting a build process. It’s similar in function to nmake or nant. In VS2005, your project files are MSBuild formatted so you get the same build experience from the command line as you do … Continue reading

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Howto dynamically change the StartView in the NavigationGraph UIPAB 2.0 and ASP.NET

UIPAB 2.0 and ASP.NET 1. Can v dynamically change the StartView in the NavigationGraph 2. Can I navigate to a view which is not a startview in the NavigationGraph 3. How do i do Play back of my completed task … Continue reading

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What is a Release Candidate of Software Products?

A step in the development process. After the software is feature-set complete and tested. A Release Candidate is created and tested. If testing of the Release Candidate reveals no new bugs, the software is released for sale.

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The BDOTNET Design Day….

The Design Day Events were well planned. A Day WELL Spent. The Architecture session was an Eye Opener for few of the developer, who can draw their Career roadmap, based on the qualities of a Software Architect Given by an … Continue reading

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What does it take to be an application architect?

I think that main thing that it takes is experience with building allot of different typesof systems or possible allot of experience in building one type of system or application. Most good architects I worked with are characterizedby following:   – … Continue reading

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What is a Checked build and Retail Build OS?

 A checked build is an operating system and search-mode driver that has extra error checking and debugging information in the code to aid testing and debugging of the driver. Running with a checked build is slower and uses more memory. … Continue reading

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