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Some odd behaviour in User Controls with Timers
Still working on the client's project. My prog. pair and I noticed something interesting when using a timer with a usercontrol. We are using the timer to fire off a poling process to check status posted to a DB table. The status is a time stamp indicating completion of a remote running process (which may or may not be running on the machine hosting the DB). We are using the Enter and Leave events for the UserControl to start and stop the poling. When we enter the control (as a part of showing it), ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 27, 2007 12:25 AM

CSLA: Grid Binding not working quite right.
I am working on a CSLA project, and I've run into something strange. I have parent object with a child collection. I am binding the child collection to a flexgrid, and I want to have the grid handle the editing/add new row functionality. I've set the grid to AllowNew = True (via the designer), I've added the AllowNew = True to the childlist object's private constructor, and I've overridden the AddNewCore and added code to add a new child. Should be all good, right? Clearly, it's not, though or I ......

Posted On Monday, June 25, 2007 11:01 PM

Robot Chicken meets Star Wars

Perhaps you're a huge Star Wars geek like me. Perhaps you have a slightly off-center sense of humour, like me. If so, check out the Adult Swim's Robot Chicken version of Star here. Too Darn funny!

Posted On Monday, June 25, 2007 9:03 PM

Reflection: Implicit conversion operators

More of a convenient place to stick this so I can find it later.....

My programming partner and I recently were trying to get one of our custom types to use implicit conversion using reflection. It didn't work. We couldn't get to the conversion code no matter what we did. We found out that we can't use reflection that way. So, we used the suggestion in this great MSDN forum post.

Posted On Sunday, June 24, 2007 11:31 PM

The Rise of the Silver Surfer.....
Ok, I am an avid fan of superhero movies. I love 'em, I really do. Been a comic book fan for ages. Many a pre-teen and adult dollar has been spent to enjoy yet another adventure with the men and women of comics. The colours were bright, the heroes good, the villains very bad, and the fun most excellent. I was never much of a Fantastic Four fan, though. I didn't dislike them, necessarily, I just never liked team books much. Teams were harder to follow, and honestly, I didn't identify with them very ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 20, 2007 10:54 PM

CSLA: Parent-Child-Grandchild relationships
We were working on Parent-Child-Grandchild relationships in our CSLA project the other day. The client developer and I were discussing the best approach. We are trying to make as few trips to the database as possible (naturally), so we are using stored procedures that return several result sets. This is inline with the method normally used. This works great, as you can make a single trip and get all the parent-child data you need. However, this paradigm falls down when grandchildren are introduced. ......

Posted On Monday, June 11, 2007 12:50 AM

Ozzfest update
Well, I got my tickets. Not the best in town, but not horrible. We *might* even be under the roof cover. Hard to say. Anyway, a good buddy of mine is going to the show with me. That is too cool. :-) It's worth noting, however, that it took me 2.5 hours to get these seats. I was in line, along with the thousands of other people, hammering the server at to get tickets. The general release free tix are available on Tuesday, and I can only imagine what a circus that's going to be. Least ......

Posted On Friday, June 8, 2007 11:56 PM

Anaheim Ducks win the Cup
The Anaheim Ducks have won the Stanley Cup, 6-2 at home. Congrats to them.

The last game wasn't even close. Wow.....

And so ends another glorious season for the National Hockey League.

Posted On Wednesday, June 6, 2007 10:35 PM

gold, gold.....GOLD!
I made Gold elite status this week on American Airlines. Nice, nice, nice. I can now get the exit row (and I have for the next month) and I get to board with group 1. I don't have to compete as much for the best (non-first class) seats and I get first crack at the overhead bins. Those two things seriously rock. Oh, they ever! Now that I am in the exit row, I can even get my laptop out without worrying that the seat in front of me is going to wipe out the screen....sweeeeet..... BTW, if you ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 6, 2007 10:01 PM

CSLA: OMG, how it calls for codegen!
I've been working on a CSLA project for grins, one I can mold, twist, and hack to my heart's content. I've been working on it in my "off" time for a couple of months now. I have rediscovered something for myself I have read many times: CSLA screams for CodeGen. Now, don't get me wrong. I like CSLA. It provides a standard approach in such a way that everyone on the project can speak intelligently about their feature and everyone else understands. We don't have 8 different approaches to very similar ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 5, 2007 10:47 PM

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