Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sharing ObjectDataSource From Codebehind


I ran into an interesting “problem” last week that wasn’t all that hard to figure out once I broke out the debugger.  But I thought it would be useful to share the results to save others the time.

The situation was that I had an Object Data Source in a FormView that I wanted to share with both a DataGrid in the FormView and a DataRepeater outside of the FormView.  Since it was in the FormView, the DataRepeater couldn’t see it.… Read the rest

Silverlight – Wire up your form for programming

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, learning Silverlight is a lot more about relearning some basic assumptions than it is about learning a new language.  We’ve already looked at the basic layout managers available and how that impacts putting a screen together. … Read the rest

DotNetNuke Modules – Benefits of Architecture

Now that we have something running, it’s time to take a look at the various parts of the DotNetNuke framework.  But before we do, we need the all-important question, “Why do we care?”… Read the rest

Hungarian Notation – Use What Works, Spit Out The Bones


I am about to embark on the “religious” topic of naming conventions.  I was reminded of this topic by the short post, “Hungarian Notation, what do I think”, by Richard Dingwall.

I’m sure there will be those of you who will disagree with me, but as I’ve stated in previous posts, these general guidelines I’ve been using for .NET programming have served me well since .NET 1.0; they are meant as strong suggestions for those who are looking for guidance, not rules I expect the industry to adopt because I know better than anyone else.… Read the rest