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Next User Group talk

I'll be speaking at the Capital Area Users Group in Washington, DC tomorrow the 24th.  It's an INETA event and I've heard it's a great group.  Looking forward to it.


Posted On Monday, January 23, 2006 10:20 AM

Remotable collections
Recently I had the need to implements some remoting solutions and I ran into a problem. After googling around a bit, I confirmed that the .NET Framework does not provide you with a remoting-compatible collection (if someone knows of one, please let me know). So I went about writing one. I wanted a strongly typed collection which I used to achieve by inheriting from CollectionBase and adding the strongly typed implementation. In 2.0, I started inheriting from the List<T> generic collection which ......

Posted On Monday, January 23, 2006 10:16 AM

Project built on .NET Rocks TV

The project that was built in the first two episodes of .NET Rocks TV can be downloaded from the download section of


Posted On Saturday, January 21, 2006 3:00 PM

.NET Rocks TV is here
Check out - yours truly has episodes 1 and 2 on Developing Custom Webcontrols (of course) This is a hybrid between a webcast and a standard .NET Rocks interview, but much more technical. It's a flash presentations where you get to witness code being developed, and at the same time there is a lot of interaction between Carl and I. He can see my screen from his monitor so he interviews me and asks me questions specifically about what I am doing at the time. I think the results made for ......

Posted On Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:50 AM

A detail the Webcontrol books don't teach you
And unfortunately, it's a detail I always seem to forget whenever I teach Webcontrol development. Anyone who has ever taken my webcontrol class or has heard my user group presentations about them, knows that I start by telling you the simplest thing: webcontrols render HTML to the browser. Now, while this has become pretty much common knowledge in the ASP.NET community, here's one detail that I haven't even seen the books tell. A standard composite control inherits from the System.Web.UI.WebControl. ......

Posted On Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:47 AM

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