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Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, v1.3

This is the SharePoint developer tools for Visual Studio 2008. These tools are suitable for use with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
The tools provide item templates for List Definition, List Definition from Content Type, Content Type, Field Control, Web Part, Module, Root File, Template, Event Receiver, and List Instance. It provides project templates for Team Site Definition, Blank Site Definition, List Definition, Web Part and Empty. It works with Visual Basic .NET and C# languages and a comprehensive user guide is included.

There more and more widely enhanced new features are there... download now to explore more...

metadata file '.dll' could not found in Visual Studio 2005

When I try to run the ASP.NET 2.0 web application using Visual Studio 2005 i was struck up with some irritating error message "metadata file '.dll' could not found "
Later when I explored on this I found some solutions that solved the problem in my development environment. I would like to share it here, so that it may help others.

Cause of the problem:
Files in the format: App_Web_urfile.dll are created when you compile your web application project using Visual Studio 2005. Every time you compile your solution, the Application is compiled into a 'temp' directory which gets read by IIS or the internal web server available in Visual Studio 2005. In some scenerio, especially if you do a more of testing/debugging, the temp folder gets overload and become unable to understand by the application.

The first option is
1. Clear the temp cache files.
2. Stop or Restart IIS and close your Visual Studio 2005
3. Go to: C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.__\Temporary ASP.N…

WCF REST Starter Kit Preview 2‏

The WCF REST Starter Kit is a set of features, Visual Studio templates, samples and guidance that enable users to create REST style services using WCF. While the October release of the WCF REST Starter Kit focused on building server-side REST services, the Preview 2 release adds features to make client-side REST development easier. Chief among the new functionality included in Preview 2 is a new class that provides a staged pipeline model for requesting resources over the web. Using this new HTTP client class allows the developer to plug into the various stages of communication to handle custom authentication, caching, and fault handling outside of the client’s application logic. on codeplex

How "VSTO 3.0 for Office 2007 Programming" book born, a true stroy!

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I started my career in Microsoft technologies. I was very much keen on exploring technologies and designing applications. When I joined one of the world’s largest software services and consulting company in 2006, I was asked to explore on Microsoft’s upcoming technology SharePoint. I was just started the training material and practicing the same. And suddenly the client work has been allotted for a few which includes me in that team. After the work has been allotted for each individual in the team, I and my colleague (and a best friend) got to work on VSTO programming for InfoPath 2003 which is part of our client project. But my best friend she was not interested in VSTO work and she feels this is not the right technology for her career and raised a question for me, do you feel comfortable in VSTO? Is it good for your career growth? I said for me technology is secondary, for me I was keen on the quality of the work I do, whatever the techn…

WEB 2.0 from Microsoft

KOBE – Web 2.0 Service Development Resource KitKobe is a “getting started” resource kit on planning, architecting, and implementing Web 2.0 applications and services using the Microsoft Platform.

The kit includes a variety of content (presentations, white papers, and a sample project with source code) that caters to these audiences. The implementation artifacts for the sample project included in the kit is targeted at solution architects and developers who are familiar with the Microsoft Platform, and who are looking for information on ways to apply related offerings in the context of architecting and implementing Web 2.0 applications & services.

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Get the Host name and IP address from ASP.NET

To get the Host name and IP address from your ASP.NET application, we have option is .NET. Using the using System.Net; namespace you have access to the classes which can expose the Host name and IP address.

The sample code to explain the solution. Paste the same code in the page load event of the ASP.NET page.

using System.Net;
//Get the Host name
string strHostName = string.Empty;
strHostName = Dns.GetHostName();
// Then using host name, get the IP address list..
IPHostEntry ipEntry = Dns.GetHostByName(strHostName);
//Get the IP address
IPAddress [] addr = ipEntry.AddressList;
for (int i = 0; i < addr.Length; i++)
Response.Write("IP Address {0}: {1} " + i + addr[i].ToString() + ", HostName: " + strHostName);