MCTS Exam 70-528

I just passed my first in the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 series of exams, MCTS 70-528 "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Web-Based Client Develoment". This is one of the two tests required for MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications certification. The other test required for this cert is MCTS 70-536 "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Application Development Foundation", which I'm planning to take sometime soon.

Eliminating the ASP.Net "idle timeout" for iMIS application servers

Symptom: If you're seeing random, periodic extremely slow page refreshes on your iMIS app server (full or public view, either one), check the first section of this Howto for the ASP.Net "idle worker process timeout" setting.

The issue is that by default, IIS kills the ASP.Net worker process after 20 minutes of inactivity, causing the next page access to restart the appdomain (leading to that annoying "first hit" slowdown as all the business objects are loaded, iBO initialized, etc).

.NET 3.5 Framework installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603

I ran into this when installing the 3.5 Framework on two Windows 2003 SP2 servers. .NET 3.5 installed with no problems on one, but failed on the other. The full error from the log was:

[03/28/08,17:08:09] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[03/28/08,17:08:46] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.

Link to Customer record creates customer portfolio crash

I have written a custom .NET application which is integrated within the iMIS framework and is placed in the Events module. In this application there is a datagrid with a column containing iMIS ID's. When you you click on the ID it loads the record in the Customers module.

The URL being used is "imisnet:contact/1234/85a3ab83-7fe3-417f-af85-61f4d29d30e8-key_contact" where 1234 is an example iMIS ID. The GUID is just hardcoded.

Dot Net 2.0 ObjectDataSource

I'm beginning a new project for event registration in imis 10.6 and would like to know if anyone has experience with the new ObjectDataSource in .net 2.0. If not, do we have any C# code that is used for event registration. Any bugs or gotcha's?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Development Mode

Hi all,

I was wondering if there is an option to enable E-mail redirecting to a single account to prevent Customers in the database from receiving test E-mails?


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Got me all excited about HTML 5!

Speeding Up Your Web Applications and Websites

In the days of client/server applications the amount of data sent “over the wire” was not typically a huge concern unless the data was very big. This is because client/server applications typically run on local networks with 10, 100 or even 1000 Mbps connections; plenty of speed for most data applications. In the web world, however, more people access their application over remote networks, like from remote offices, home, or Starbucks. These are typically much slower connections, have to go thru many routers along the way (called “hops”), and often travel thru VPNs which encrypt/decrypt the data along the way.

Another Control for consistent HTML generation

Always a stickler for UI patterns and consistency, I’ve found another pattern that seems to be repeating a lot…

An object that has a title, a description and optionally a Thumbnail Image and (optionally again) a HighRes image.

Cross Browser More Info Control

So, I had quite a few senarios where I needed to display information that took up a whole lot of real estate, but was only needed for a short period of time. Sort of a "hover help" kinda thing. I googled it for a while, and really wanted a "pure css" solution, but after realizing how much "fussing" with it that was needed for it to actually work in IE6 (even IE7 requires a strict doctype to get the hover pseudo element to work properly on non anchor elements), I decided to just go with a JS solution.