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I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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Microsoft releases CTP for Expression Web Designer

I just noticed that Microsoft has released the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) for the Expression Web Designer. The Expression Web Designer allows designers to build standards-based Web sites, includes sophisticated CSS-based layouts, includes extensive CSS formatting and management, and provides rich data presentation. You can download it now and report any bugs to the team using http://connect.microsoft.com/.

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New Jersey Code Camp 2 - Saturday June 3rd, 2006

Scott Watermasysk and Don Demsak (DonXML) are putting together the 2nd New Jersey Code Camp to be held at the Microsoft office in Iselin, NJ on Saturday, June 3rd. I spoke at their first code camp and unfortunately will not be able to make the trip for …

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.NET Valley User Group Meeting!

The .NET Valley User Group will be holding its next meeting on May 24th, 2006 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More details will be available on the .NET Valley website at a later date.

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Recent Flash Update, IE Update Causes Issues

In case you were unaware, any website using Flash or any other embedded object that interacts with the user will now prompt the user asking them to “Click to activate this control.” It seems as though its going to be a big pain. If anyone found a way to get around this (although I’m sure its a security risk), short of uninstalling the update, let me know.

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Building VB6 Applications On Windows XP SP2

Windows XP SP2 now provides more detailed error messages when processing unhandled exceptions. Yesterday I was rebuilding a VB6 application that would not error on 3 of our PCs, but would on others. I knew that the error message had to be something that would stick out like a sore thumb. The error message looked like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
    <MATCHING_FILE NAME="MyPrime.exe" SIZE="2510848" CHECKSUM="0x7605131D" BIN_FILE_VERSION="" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="" PRODUCT_VERSION="3.00.0014" COMPANY_NAME="United One Resources" PRODUCT_NAME="Real Estate Services Application" FILE_VERSION="3.00.0014" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="MyPrime.exe" INTERNAL_NAME="MyPrime" VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x4" VERFILETYPE="0x1" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0x270F87" LINKER_VERSION="0x30000" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="" LINK_DATE="05/05/2006 16:10:08" UPTO_LINK_DATE="05/05/2006 16:10:08" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />
    <MATCHING_FILE NAME="kernel32.dll" SIZE="983552" CHECKSUM="0x4CE79457" BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" FILE_DESCRIPTION="Windows NT BASE API Client DLL" COMPANY_NAME="Microsoft Corporation" PRODUCT_NAME="Microsoft® Windows® Operating System" FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)" ORIGINAL_FILENAME="kernel32" INTERNAL_NAME="kernel32" LEGAL_COPYRIGHT="© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." VERFILEDATEHI="0x0" VERFILEDATELO="0x0" VERFILEOS="0x40004" VERFILETYPE="0x2" MODULE_TYPE="WIN32" PE_CHECKSUM="0xFF848" LINKER_VERSION="0x50001" UPTO_BIN_FILE_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" UPTO_BIN_PRODUCT_VERSION="5.1.2600.2180" LINK_DATE="08/04/2004 07:56:36" UPTO_LINK_DATE="08/04/2004 07:56:36" VER_LANGUAGE="English (United States) [0x409]" />

After doing some digging in the other applications, I was able to determine that the error surrounded the Adobe Type Library (Acrobat.tlb) version that was referenced in the application. On my PC, it was version 7.0 even though I had 5.0 and 7.0 installed. Once I changed the version and compiled, the other PCs with version 5.0 registered worked fine with no errors.

This was one of those things that you might not check if you only build every few months.

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Microsoft Security Bulletins Via RSS

You can now subscribe to the Microsoft Security Bulletins that are released on a continual basis by visiting the TechNet website and subscribing to their email service. You can also sign-up for the RSS feed by using the URL: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/secrss.aspx.

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VS 2005 Web Application Project Model

Scott Guthrie and the rest of the ASP.NET team have released a new add-in for Visual Studio 2005 called the Web Application Project Model. “The VS 2005 Web Application Project option provides an alternate web project model option to the VS 2005 Web Site …

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Hands on Labs, MIX 06 Content, and more!

One of the best things that Microsoft has started doing is producing Hands on Labs. Using the new search on Microsoft.com, you can easily find these from the downloads section. In fact, last week Microsoft released an Enterprise Library 2.0 Hands on Labs. …

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And the Survey Says...

The 2006 asp.netPRO Readers’ Choice Awards winners have been announced. You can find a full listing at www.aspnetpro.com.

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I'll Be Presenting At Philly.NET on May 17th

I have confirmed with the philly.NET president, Bill Wolff, that I will be able to present on May 17th. My presentation will begin at roughly 7:00-7:30pm. The topic will be “Understanding Membership and Profiles in ASP.NET 2.0.” I’ve presented many similar …

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