Friday, May 02, 2008

Samport API gateway for aspdotnetstorefront

If you're interested, I have created an AspDotNetStorefront Samport API gateway for credit card payments. Just contact me on this issue.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

DataSet in separate project - never ending story

Channel9 has a great post in one of their threads on typed DataSets and connection strings. I knew I had experienced once that adding a connection string with the same name as the setting in the Settings file had caused me no problems when referencing the DLL containing the DataSet in my web application.

So, the answer to "who's making the trouble now?": Visual Studio Service Pack 1...

Link to Channel9 Post

So - avoid putting TableAdapters in a separate project from your runnable project when you have VS 2005 with SP1!

But - is this fixed in VS2008? I don't know - yet. Better wait until I get to my own comuter to test it. Any fixed to SP1 on this? Lemme check.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Experimenting with Sharepoint 2007 menu providers

After experimenting a bit, it seems quite hard to establish a rational hierarchy of pages to form an overview of a "publishing site" in Sharepoint. The easiest way to achieve a hierarchy in the quick links menu is to create subsites for each level in the hierarchy. However, I have not investigated the technical cost of this, but the administrational cost of creating one site per sublevel in the menu is very heavy if the site creation is not offered to the user at another level (involving some SP programming).

Of course I could go for another Site template, but all other features in the "Publishing site" are great for my site - and I wouldn't like to have to add so much noise for so little...

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

IE8 beta 1 ready for download

At MIX08, they have just announced the possibility to download IE8 beta 1.

Download here:

Saturday, February 23, 2008

BarcodeLibrary v1 for .NET 2.0 released

Today the barcode reader library for .NET was released in an 1.0 version - with added functionality from Aaron Cathcart in Oz. I am happy to say that the downloads seem to soar - up from 3 last month to 9 now :)

Check it out here:

Monday, February 18, 2008

AspDotNetStorefront with Norwegian locale

I am about to translate the entire string collection for AspDotNetStorefront to Norwegian, around 2.200 words and phrases. Note - this requires an ML license of the software to be able to use the nb-NO locale.

If you are interested in the translation, please let me know. The cost is NOK 990,- and includes free updates for two years.

Current version of the translation works on AspDotNetStorefront version (and earlier, I guess).

Monday, November 19, 2007

Visual Studio 2008 is out on MSDN - for some...

Finally, the VS 2008 seems to have gone RTM as Soma told in Barcelona earlier this month. However, for the time being, only a few people can download the VS 2008 package on MSDN. Several report that they cannot see the download and that includes me.

Ian Moulster (MS) blogs about the new version and receives comment after comment on this issue.

Update: If you're looking for editions other than the Team Suite edition - it is not listed in the normal directory. You have to use the links provided here: