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How to connect to SQL 2005 from inside SQL 2008 Management Studio

I recently ran into a problem where I needed to connect to SQL 2005 from inside SQL 2008 Management Studio. I have SQL 2008 installed on my machine and I run my sql scripts against the production environment which is hosted by my ISP. Although,...
March 20, 2010 by Obi

How to export Telerik's RAD Editor to MS Word

I am currently working with Telerik’s RAD Editor server control for ASP.Net. Needless to say, the control provides a plethora of features for styling, formatting and such. For all intents and purposes it’s a WYSIWIG tool and you can do practically...
December 29, 2009 by Obi

Talk on LINQ to SQL Stored Procedures

On June 17th, I gave a talk on LINQ TO SQL Stored Procedures at Manulife. Below, please see a link to the sample code that I used for demonstration: http://www.eoberoi.com/blogs/GrokTalk/sourcecode.html Thanks, Obi /> ...
June 18, 2009 by Obi

AJAX - Fileupload.HasRows returns false???

I have recently jumped on the AJAX bandwagon and am frantically trying to AJAX enable all my web pages through the use of asynchronous partial-page updates. A typical design pattern of an ASP.NET AJAX application involves it consuming web services...
May 01, 2009 by Obi

LINQ TO SQL Vs. Lambda Expressions

It is amazing how much you can achieve with Lambda expressions using a single line of code vs. several lines of Linq to Sql. Although, linq to sql is a better choice over traditional CRUD operations using sql and the like. Here's how... Create a...
February 04, 2009 by Obi

Tech Days is here...

TechDays is happening in Toronto. Tech Days is a technology training conference for Canadian IT professionals and developers. Although, it is a national event and will be held in all major cities of Canada with a single and two day workshops, however,...
October 22, 2008 by Obi

IE 7.0 Freezes

Recently what appeared to a be a problem with IE 7.0 on my Lenovo T61p drove me up the wall. Every time, I would open a second instance of the browser, it would not only freeze the browser but also all the active windows on my machine!!! I later found...
June 09, 2008 by Obi

Software in 2008

Here are some of the predictions of what future holds for the industry software in 2008. 1. User Experience Reaches the Enterprise. In 2008 we will see several major enterprises start efforts to build UX centric applications that increase worker productivity,...
January 03, 2008 by Obi

Definition of Interoperability

What does the term 'interoperability' really mean? What does it mean to 'interoperate' or be 'interoperable' when designing solutions? A number of definitions are available depending upon whom you speak to or where you search. Some define interoperability...
December 26, 2007 by Obi

ASP.Net Tutorial - A way to go!!!

What a better way to learn ASP.Net than reading the tutorial below... New Features in ASP.NET 2.0 ASP.NET 2.0 offers some of the following new features: Master Pages, Themes and Web Parts Security controls standardized Standard controls for...
September 20, 2007 by Obi

MSDN Real Development Reloaded Tour 2007

Hi Folks, Microsoft Canada has just announced the upcoming realDevelopment 2007 Tour."This tour is all about Web development and how to make better use ofcurrent technologies like AJAX and Visual Studio 2005 in your projects. Ifyou are a web developer...
August 27, 2007 by Obi

Virtual PC 2007 for download

Virtual PC 2007 was released in final form for download early this year.  You can read more about Virtual PC 2007, and download it, from the newly updated Virtual PC website: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx....
June 19, 2007 by Obi

What's with IIS and Apache

How does IIS7 stack up against Apache? Bill Staples, who runs the server products within the Developer Division – Web Server, Media Server and Commerce Server recently wrote a great blog that talks about IIS versus Apache. It is a very well written piece...
May 26, 2007 by Obi

Seminar on SOA

Next week, I am attending a breakfast seminar on bridging Service Oriented Architecture organized by Object Sharp Consulting. Thanks to Rob Windsor who informed me about it. I am currently writing a thesis on 'Interoperability between Disparate Systems'...
May 25, 2007 by Obi

Learning VB.Net online

This how-to video series is dedicated to getting Visual Basic developers productive on areas of data-based Windows Application development. The series starts with the basics of database development with SQL-Server 2005 Express then walks through the details...
May 09, 2007 by Obi

Toronto Code Camp Videos just Released

As you'd probably know, there was a Toronto Code Camp held recently and was publicized all over the town. The Toronto Code Camp has just released the videos (17 of them). The members include the presenters and attendees.  Watch what they...
May 03, 2007 by Obi

How to execute a DTS Package

Executing a DTS package from .Net has never been simpler. Here's how:  '----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------' NOTE: Requires reference to Microsoft DTS Package Object...
April 29, 2007 by Obi

How to Format Dates in .Net

 '-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------' Determines the date of the Sunday of the week for the incoming date'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Function...
April 29, 2007 by Obi

How to Deserialize an XML Document into an Object

A simple yet useful way to demonstrate how to take an XML document, and deserialize it to rehydrate an object: string xmlStuff = TaxReturnXMLDoc.OuterXml;TextReader reader = new StreamReader(@"C:\temp\Efile-SerializedTaxReturnObject-Clean.xml");XmlSerializer...
April 29, 2007 by Obi

How to Pass Values Between Two Web forms

Expose the values you want to access in other pages as proprties of the current page class. This method requires you to code extra properties that you can access in another web form. The entire process works as follows: 1. Create the web form with...
April 29, 2007 by Obi

Orcas is here baby!

Folks, I haven't been very active in my blog posts lately. This is largely due to the fact that my life has been flat out like a lizard drinking (aussie expression for being busy)! There is never a dull moment in my household, so lately I have been...
April 28, 2007 by Obi

How to determine time difference in VB.Net

I had to write a utility to calculate the time difference between the time an error log was updated on a file server and the current time. VS.Net exposes some nifty functionality which can be leveraged to do just that. This is a small but useful...
March 29, 2007 by Obi

Scripting Sql Server - with caution!

Couple days ago, our development team scripted the entire development database (including all the objects i.e. tables, views, stored procs, functions etc.). While this exercise seems trivial enough, a word of caution is warranted here.  We overlooked...
March 20, 2007 by Obi

Orcas comes with goodies

Orcas which is slated to be released sometime this year comes with a plethora of new language features and improvements for both C# and VB developers. The CTP version of Orcas was shipped just recently.  Language features like Automatic Properties,...
March 12, 2007 by Obi

Top 10 most influential People in the .Net space

Below, please see a list that of top 10 lists most influential people around (i.e. top 10 greatest IT people, etc). This list was compiled by DNR based on the experiences and impressions of fellow colleagues in .NET development. Thus, perhaps...
March 07, 2007 by Obi

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