It's About Time I Start Writing Again!

Today I uploaded the official version 2.0 of my Web site. A while ago I launched the first beta of the site, and during the past 1 and a half week, I fixed the last few issues.

One of the things that has been bugging me for some time was the behavior for the QuickSearch and QuickDocId textboxes and buttons. Depending on how you used them, you could end up with the wrong button being triggered when you hit enter (this was also an issue in the previous site).

However, with a great little control called DefaultButtons made by Andy Smith fixing this issue was very easy. I have used some of Andy's controls in the past in a few projects I did, but I had forgotten how well they are designed, and how easy they are to use. Thanks Andy!!

The redesign of my site has consumed quite a lot of my time, so I haven't written much lately. However, now it's done, nothing is really stopping me from taking writing up again. Back in October I introduced an article series about migrating a ASP.NET 1.X to ASP.NET 2. Guess what? I'll be using this site as an example and show you what it takes to successfully upgrade a 1.X site. I just started with the series, so stay tuned.....

I won't be able to show a live version of the site for some time, as the current Beta 1 doesn't have a Go-Live license but as soon as Beta 2 comes out, I'll put the site live at http://v3.spaanjaars.com/

Oh, and if you prefer the old look and feel of my site, check out: http://v1.spaanjaars.com/. For Old Time's Sake ..... ;-)

The demo version is no longer available, as the whole site is now ready and runs under ASP.NET 2.0. I also removed the v1 version, as the database schema of my site was no longer compatible with the old code base.

Have fun,

Imar


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