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Interop: Connect To Mainframe Apps With BizTalk Adapters and .NET

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If you have a significant investment in legacy COBOL applications running on mainframes, you need the BizTalk Adapters for Host Integration Server .

Bashar "Bash" Badawi

MSDN Magazine December 2007

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Use BizTalk Server to monitor e-mail for new messages, trigger confirmations, and persist e-mail and attachments to a custom database.

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Serving Silverlight Apps from Windows Mobile

Even if mobile dev is not my every day work, thanks to the .Net Compact Framework, it's still .Net programming.

Here is the scenario:

You come back home, you have a windows mobile phone wifi capable and you want to quickly get access to your phone pictures from your home network.
You just activate the Wifi, run my app and then browse to the provided link from any computer on the network.

Practical Multithreading for Client Apps

Writing applications that use multiple threads is often considered an advanced programming task, prone to errors. In this month's column, I'll focus on a practical application of multithreading in Windows® Forms applications with some real benefits, while attempting to keep things simple. My goal is to present multithreading in an approachable way that addresses a very common need: writing applications with a user interface that remain responsive to the user.

COM Interop in C# 4.0

Let's take a bit of a recap of how far we've come. We've chatted about dynamic binding in C# and how that all plays in with the DLR, and about named and optional arguments and how they change the way methods are bound. The only other major piece in C# 4.0 is this notion of COM interop. We chatted about how dynamic really is a gateway to interop with different object models and languages (ie interacting with dynamic languages, dynamic object models, javascript objects, HTML DOM etc), but in C# 4.0, we want to go a bit further and provide you a few more tools to help make your interop life much easier.

InfoPath 2010 cannot connect to SharePoint 2010

You have installed Office 2010 beta and you are trying to connect to SharePoint 2010 from InfoPath but you get an error

could somebody give me example how I can connect to database only once if I use many models in contr


I use in my ASP.NET MVC application repository pattern and I use in controller for example 3 models:

   namespace MvcApplication1.Controllers  
        public class HomepageController : Controller  
            private IWebsitesRepository _repository_websites = new WebsitesRepository();  
            private IFirmRepository _repository_firm = new FirmRepository();  
            private IPhotosRepository _repository_photos = new PhotosRepository();  

In WebsiteRepozitory, FirmRepository and PhotosRepository classes I have:

Database1Entities _entities = new Database1Entities();

So I have 3 connections to database ? Is it wrong ? How can I solve it ?

Excel Interop Save as



I want to Save excel workbook using Excel interop in 97-2003 format. Currently I have Office 2007 installed on my machine.

below is the code I am using.

_book.SaveAs("New.xls", Excel.XlFileFormat.xlWorkbookDefault, Missing.Value, Missing.Value, false, false, Excel.XlSaveAsAccessMode.xlNoChange, Missing.Value, Missing.Value, Missing.Value, Missing.Value, Missing.Value);

The solution is little urgent.


iPhone and mobile apps


Hi Guys,


I would like to develop a mobile application such as the one you find in iPhones but I don't know from where to start!!? I'm not looking for something complicated, just an a static application of an eBook that users can read an flip the pages, I don't think that you can do such animation easily in ASP.net so does anyone knows what tool that I can use to develop such application?






are the "CSS Friendly Control Adapters" being used in ASP.NET 3.5 and above?


I am a long time ASP.NET developer, but have just encountered the issue of CSS vs Tables in a deep manner (so far I have just used the built-in controls or just created my own controls).

I bought a great book on this issue, but the book is reffering the ASP.NET 2.0 via VS2005.

I am using ASP.NET 3.5 and above via VS2008/2010.

My first question is: are the "CSS Friendly Control Adapters" still alive in 2010 or maybe there are a new techniques being used?

My second question is:  are the "CSS Friendly Control Adapters" being used in ASP.NET 3.5 and above via VS2008/VS2010?

I will appreciate your help and advise.





Cant find vsi file for CSS Friendly Control Adapters


Hi guys

This is driving me crazy... I cant find the .vsi file for installing the CSS Friendly Control Adapters Project. Does anyone know where I can get this?

The following link: http://www.asp.net/cssadapters/ only leads to the CodePlex wiki where I can download the dll and a partial solution. Essentially, I'm looking for the source code to implement the Menu adapter.

Any help is much appreciated!

Need help using control adapters at the machine level

Hi guys!

Let me explain our situation. I do web development at a university at which we have to meet strict accessibility guidelines. I've specially modified the adapters (as well as extended CompositeDataBoundControlAdapter to include GridView) for use on our site and to use with our global stylesheets as well as compiled the control adapters into a DLL.

The control adapters now all reside in the WebServices.CssFriendlyAdapters DLL.  (For example, WebServices.CssFriendlyAdapters.GridViewAdapter).

Currently, when someone drops an App_Browsers folder in to their site with the adapters specified, the adapters work. However, we'd like to be able to specify this in the C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\(version number)\CONFIG\Browsers directory so that the adapters work automatically without anyone having to move anything into App_Browsers for every site. To ensure that someone can still use the "old way" or will not be confused by their controls being adapted, I've written in code that uses the base rendering methods unless xhtmlConformance is set to "Strict" in the site's web.config file.

Anyway, on to the problem. When trying to compile the controlAdapters into the C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\(version number)\CONFIG\Browsers directory using aspnet_regbrowsers.exe (see http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms229858.a

Css Friendly Adapters - asp.net Horizontal Menu - IE6



Hopefully someone can help.

I have an asp.net menu with horizontal static top tier followed by 2 dynamic vertical lower tiers.

It renders fine in all other browsers etc. etc. - apart from IE6.

In IE6 the menu is not rendered horizontally and insttead the items are stacked vertically.

It is my understanding that when using horizontal orientation, the menu items are effectively floated next to each other. 

So I can get round this float problem in IE6 by specifying a width for the items i.e.:


*html .AdminMenu .AspNet-Menu-Horizontal ul.AspNet-Menu li
	width: 45px;
	text-align: left;
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;

Problem is, I do not want to set the width for each item. If I do this then it means regardless of the length of the text the width will always be the same.

On other browsers I do not set a width but instead set left/right margin so that every item is evenly spaced.

How can I do this in IE6? Essentially each li should wrap the text and float nex

Smart Client: Building Distributed Apps with NHibernate and Rhino Service Bus, Part 2


Smart client applications are responsive and promote interactivity with the user. In this article, we continue building a smart client application using NHibernate for data access and Rhino Service Bus for reliable communication with the server.

Oren Eini

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Smart Client: Building Distributed Apps with NHibernate and Rhino Service Bus


Smart client applications are responsive and promote interactivity with the user. In this article, we start the processes of planning and building a smart client application using NHibernate for data access and Rhino Service Bus for reliable communication with the server.

Oren Eini

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Practical OData: Building Rich Internet Apps with the Open Data Protocol


See how you can build Rich Internet Applications that take advantage of the OData protocol to creatively interact with Silverlight, PowerPivot, SQL Server, SharePoint, the Windows Azure platform, "Dallas" and more.

Shayne Burgess

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Windows Azure: Developing and Deploying Cloud Apps in Visual Studio 2010


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Jim Nakashima

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