ASP.Net Cached XML File Settings

Apr 15, 2008

How to use ASP.Net Cache settings to automatically read and update values from an XML file when the file is updated, and how to lookup a value in the XML file.

.Net surprises me every day.  I think about how I want to do things and then I dig a little (some time a lot) into .Net components and viola, I find it provides some new interesting functionality that I didn't know about before. 

I recently wanted to implement some features for using configuration values for an ASP.NET application.  My requirements were as follows. More...

Visual Studio 2008 Hot Fix Recommended

Apr 04, 2008

Short on the heels of the Visual Studio 2008 release in November 2007, Microsoft released in early February a hot fix that contains several fixes.  I took a bit of time before jumping on the Hot fix for production projects, but there are several IDE editing and build improvements for those using ASP.NET. 

Based on the list of fixes surrounding HTML source view / HTML editing, JavaScript editing, and web site  build performance, it looks very compelling to apply this fix .  I've updated today and see no adverse side effects yet.  The hot fix installation instructions state it can be uninstalled in the future if needed.

The information on the hot fix details and the download can be found in Scott Guthrie's post VS 2008 Web Development Hot-Fix Roll-Up Available.

ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP Preview Released

Dec 10, 2007

On Dec 9, Microsoft released the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP Preview for Visual Studio 2008.  Scott Guthrie outlines some  ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP Preview key features this preview release provides.

These include:

  • ASP.NET Ajax Improvements
  • ASP.NET Dynamic Data Support
  • ASP.NET Silverlight Support
  • ADO.NET Data Services