TechEd - Morning of Day 1

I had a early start this morning, leaving Canberra at 4:30am in the vain hope of making it to the keynote address at TechEd in Sydney this year. My perfect plan was foiled by traffic on the M5 making me get to the conference at 9:30 rather than the intended 8:30. After checking in, I headed over to my first two sessions. Introduction to the .NET Framework 3.0 and Windows Communication Foundation: Introduction, both of which were presented by Payam Shodjai. These were fantastic sessions and gave ... [More]

SandCastle - An NDoc replacement

NDoc has been a valuable tool for many years. Unfortunately, like many 3rd party free software projects, it is hard to publish version after version for a market that has time to use it, but a developer that doesn't have time to develop it (I feel your pain Kevin!). As much as I would like to see NDoc mature to the 2.0 framework, it looks like Microsoft are finally going to roll their own project. Read about SandCastle here and here. It should be released as a CTP soon. Thanks to Dwight... [More]

Sleet Geek Accommodation

If you are going to Sleet Geek this year, then I hope you have your accommodation sorted out. If you don't, read my post over in the forum. Most places are charging between $120-$450 for a night in Jindabyne. The place I have got is $50 and includes dinner and breakfast. There are about 10 beds left. Get in quick!

Lack of softie unit testing

I have been trying to pull off something very interesting in recent days. I need to hijack the rendering of a DetailsView control so that it renders different html rather than the inbuilt table element structure. I have mostly pulled this off by using browser files and control adapters to hook into the rendering process at which time I can get the control to render into a custom HtmlTextWriter. This is great because the page developer just needs to use Microsoft's DetailsView rather tha... [More]