Shawn Weisfeld

I find when I talk to myself nobody listens. - Shawn Weisfeld
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Austin Code Camp 2009

Coming from Florida where I attended every code camp and spoke at every code camp except for one, well until I moved it is nice to be getting into the swing of things out here in Texas. Today I will be giving my ASP.NET Dynamic Data talk at the Austin Code Camp and I cannot wait. I will be repeating the presentation at the Dallas Tech Fest on June 19 if you cannot make it today. Austin Code Camp: Presentation Download Dallas Tech Fest: (while the early bird discount is over, you can still...

posted @ Saturday, May 30, 2009 12:32 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ ASP.NET ASP.NET Dynamic Data C# Microsoft ]

Data GridView Edit columns dialogue doesn’t display all items on load in ASP.NET Dynamic Data Projects

NOTE: This is for ASP.NET Dynamic Data ONLY  Issue opened in Connect When I click on Edit Columns in the GridView smart tag I cannot see all the Available Fields (there is should be a scroll bar here) Workaround:If you expand an collapse the CommandField option you now get your scroll bar and can now see the DynamicField option.

posted @ Monday, March 9, 2009 8:08 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ ASP.NET ASP.NET Dynamic Data ]

What do your error messages reveal?

I know that most of you all know this already, but I figured it was worth a blog post since I just saw this from I got this very informative error message back when using their site earlier. . . Query Of Queries runtime error.Expected type STRING but encountered type NULL on the left of the LIKE condition  The error occurred in D:\INETPUB\wwwroot\content\Research\kbb\act_valueReport.cfm: line 74 Called from D:\INETPUB\WWWROOT\content\Research\kbb\index.cfm: line 2172 : 73 :  <cfmodule template="mod_kbbtable.cfm" width="#kbbModTableWidth#">74 :  <cfquery dbtype="query" name="qEquip">75 :  SELECT * FROM valueReport.Equipments WHERE GroupCode LIKE 'M' ORDER BY DisplayOrder76 :  </cfquery> While it is important for us...

posted @ Monday, March 9, 2009 12:46 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ .NET ASP.NET C# SQL VB.NET ]

A review of Professional DotNetNuke 5: Open Source Web Application Framework for ASP.NET from Wrox

A few weeks ago I got a copy of Professional DotNetNuke 5: Open Source Web Application Framework for ASP.NET ( Figured since I had been to presentations by 3 of the 5 authors I just had to have the book. Brian Scarbeau, Stan Schultes and Ryan Morgan are avid speakers in the Florida .NET community and knowing them I knew this book was going to be a good read. A cross country flight from Dallas Texas to Seattle Washington provided the perfect opportunity to concentrate on reading a new book. While waiting for my plane to take off I made...

posted @ Sunday, March 1, 2009 1:12 AM | Feedback (2) | Filed Under [ .NET ASP.NET DNN VB.NET ]

ASP.NET charting controls

Microsoft released a set of controls called the ASP.NET charting controls. I don’t know if they licensed this from Dundas, however in one of my projects I was able to replace Dundas with this in about 30 min. Most of the class names are the same. Oh and they are FREE!!!!! The only caveat is that you have to be using .NET 3.5.

posted @ Friday, December 5, 2008 1:04 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ .NET ASP.NET C# Downloads VB.NET ]

Microsoft Web Platform Installer

While I was not able to attend PDC, Microsoft did good by the community and has provided free recordings of many of the sessions ( While this is cool and has some great content, the purpose of this blog post is to talk about the Microsoft Web Platform Installer ( This tool allows for single deployment model for all the bits and pieces needed to put together a clean PC image for a developer use (i.e. VS.NET, SQL SVR, and IIS). IMHO this is a great idea and Microsoft is only scratching the surface of what they could  do in...

posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2008 1:39 AM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ .NET ASP.NET C# IIS Microsoft VB.NET ]

Silverlight Deep Zoom (aka SeaDragon)

In my second in the series of TechEd Questions I have a good one. Unfortunately it had nothing to do with C#, but that doesn’t diminish its cool factor. The attendee, lets call her Suzie, volunteered to help organization working with an artist that recently passed away catalogue his work on the internet. She wanted a good way to post high resolution images on the web allowing the public to enjoy this persons artistic contribution. The first thing that jumped to mind with the Hard Rock Demo from Mix ( you have got to check this out! You can see...

posted @ Wednesday, June 4, 2008 12:03 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ ASP.NET Silverlight ]

Building a solution with many projects is SLOWWWWWWW

This week I am attending TechEd in Orlando FL and I was honored to be requested to work the C# booth by the MVP and C# teams. I got many great questions from attendees and I thought I would post some of the more interesting ones. So here goes. An attendee, let’s call him Bob, came up and said that his builds were very slow. After some chatting Bob told me that he has a huge number of projects in his solution all “joined” together using project references. This is a convent feature of Visual Studio that provides for “cascading”...

posted @ Wednesday, June 4, 2008 11:47 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ .NET Architecture ASP.NET C# Microsoft VB.NET ]

Unable to connect to the remote server

When attempting to call a webservice that lives outside my corperate firewall I was getting the following error: System.Net.WebException was unhandled by user code  Message="Unable to connect to the remote server"  Source="System"  StackTrace:       at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetRequestStream()       at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.Invoke(String methodName, Object[] parameters) After some research I stumbled across this post by Rick Strahl but my problem was a little bit different. In his case he desired to disable to the automatic proxy detection, but I needed to wire in the script that my corperate IT department requires that we use. Easy enough just add the following to the web.config  <>  <defaultProxy>   <proxy scriptLocation ="url to script here" />  </defaultProxy> </> I...

posted @ Monday, December 3, 2007 10:28 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ ASP.NET C# SOA ]

Central Florida Tech Fair

Here you can download my presentations from the CFL Tech Fair.

posted @ Sunday, October 7, 2007 12:59 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ .NET ASP.NET C# Microsoft Robotics ]

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