Tip of the Day #23: Getting going with IIS Express

First, if you don’t have it already you need to download IIS Express (you can also use this link to get the full install, not via Microsoft’s web installer, if you are behind a proxy that is preventing the installation). And, I’d also recommend downloading Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and upgrading to it. In your […]

Tip of the day #20: Don't spam your own email while developing apps that send email

When we develop applications, often there will be a requirement for that application to send out emails. While this is going on we usually end up with lots of emails being sent to our own email address for test purposes. I got this fantastic tip from a colleague of mine, Andy Gibson, so here it […]

Parser Error Message: Ambiguous match found

Symptom On deploying a newly precompiled web site, the error message as displayed by ASP.NET is as follows: Server Error in ‘/’ Application. Parser Error Description: An error occurred during the parsing of a resource required to service this request. Please review the following specific parse error details and modify your source file appropriately. Parser […]

Tip of the Day #17: Duplicate input fields

Don’t allow duplicate input fields into your form. The other day I was trying to debug a bug in an application that I maintain. The code created a set of pagination buttons at the top of the page with previous and next buttons. At some point a request had come in that the buttons needed […]

Drawing lines on the map with the Virtual Earth ASP.NET control

This uses the July 2008 CTP of the Windows Live tools. You can download the Windows Live Tools for Visual Studio. In this post, we’re taking a look at drawing lines on the map with the Virtual Earth ASP.NET control. In the a previous post (Using PushPins with the Virtual Earth ASP.NET control) I showed […]

Using a different map server with the Virtual Earth ASP.NET controls.

This uses the July 2008 CTP of the Windows Live tools. You can download the Windows Live Tools for Visual Studio. One of the interesting features of Virtual Earth is that it doesn’t have to use the maps provided by Microsoft. You can set it up to point to another tile server so that you […]

Using PushPins with the Virtual Earth ASP.NET control

This uses the July 2008 CTP of the Windows Live tools. You can download the Windows Live Tools for Visual Studio. In this post, we’re taking a look at using pushpins with the Virtual Earth ASP.NET control. We have a page similar to the previous post, with a map control on it called VEMap. In […]

Finding things with Virtual Earth

This uses the July 2008 CTP of the Windows Live tools. You can download the Windows Live Tools for Visual Studio. This is a very introductory post just to show how to find things using the Virtual Earth ASP.NET control. First you need to add an assembly reference to the Virtual Earth control to your […]