Yesterday, I spent the bulk of the day converting a DataList to a ListView. I thought I’d spend a little time relating the process for those of you who might be interested in doing the same.
Several weeks ago I presented jQuery at the DotNet User’s Group in Connecticut. As part of that presentation, I mentioned that I handle errors from my WebServices in a slightly different way than what most authors teach.
I thought this morning would be a good time to cover that method in detail.
One of the companies I work for recently took over a project from another vendor. As we started to maintain the site, we noticed that we could not drag and drop controls onto the page and get any more than a stub of the control. <asp:hyperlink runat=”server”></hyperlink> is ALL we got when we dropped the hyperlink control onto the designer.
In fact, every ASPX control on the page displayed the error, “Unrecognized tag prefix or device filter ‘asp.’”
What’s up with that?
Thinking that there must be something wrong with our development environment, or at least something wrong with how we have the project configured, I started my search on Google.
Last night, one of my clients assigned me a problem that I thought was going to require one solution, and in the end it was just poor programming. But the process reminded me of the need for good debugging skills. Just how do you know where the performance problem is?