Tuesday, March 24, 2009

We Speak Clients Language


I feel privileged to work in IT industry. Because all other industries need support from us!
Its really a nice experience to work with people from different industries. And the people we meet may vary from higher profiles like CEO's, Vice presidents, Managers till any employee who use a computer. Once we deliver a Web functionality, in many cases what they say is, "I see the old screen","I see the old functionality", "Its not working..." so on... the reason could be a simple one like Browser caching, which is storing of page contents in browser to display the contents quickly next time when you visit the same page. The solution we say is to, Please clear their browser cache and try again.

Here comes the tricky part where some may be aware of how to do this and some may not be...So we need to explain the steps in a simple manner so that every one should understand.

The only solution I practice now a days is just one screen shot for IE and one for Firefox.

It really works fine and It could be understood by ANY one :)

For IE7

For Mozilla Firefox


Monday, March 9, 2009

Asp.Net Open Source Applications list


Found this useful link which lists well know Asp.net open source applications & their respective url's to download.


Hope it is helpful :)


Friday, March 6, 2009

Turning Windows Features On or Off in Windows 7


Came across an interesting news, In Window 7, Microsoft is going to provide a feature to turn on or off the available features. Hope this will give us more freedom and helpful to make effective use of the resources.

Resource URL

In Windows 7 the number of features you have control over in this regard, giving customers more control, flexibility and choice in managing the features available in this version of Windows. In addition to the features that were already available to turn on or off in Windows Vista, following features are added to the list in Windows 7:

  • Windows Media Player
  • Windows Media Center
  • Windows DVD Maker
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Windows Search
  • Handwriting Recognition (through the Tablet PC Components option)
  • Windows Gadget Platform
  • Fax and Scan
  • XPS Viewer and Services (including the Virtual Print Driver)


Fauzi ~ 4Z

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

How to setup Database from MDF file

Dear Reader,

I was writing a user manual for a client, A part of it is about setting up a database in SQL Server 2008 from .MDF file. Thought let me blog this simultaneously so that it could be useful for surfer who look for a way to setup a database in SQL Server.Necessary measures are taken to protect sensitive information :)

Following are the steps to be done to setup database in SQL Server 2008.

Step #1: Right click on Database, Select Attach…

Step #2: A window with title Attach Databases will be shown to add the database files. Click on Add button.

Step #3: A window with title Local Database files – Computer Name, will be displayed. Browse and select the respective .mdf file for which you need to add the Database.

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Step #4: The select database file with the .mdf life & the .ldf file will be loaded. Please refer Screen #48. There are two options either we can click OK to finish adding the Database or If you want to reset log file .ldf file, select and remove the second file as shown in screen #48 and click OK to add file Database with log file. When this activity is done the SQL Server automatically creates a .ldf file.

(Click to view full screen)

Hope it helps...

Cheers :)


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Element 'ScriptManager' is not a known element. This can occur if there is a compilation error in the Web site, or the web.config file is missing

Dear Reader,

Today i was about to develop a new ajax control for one of my applications. So i was about to refer a sample which i had before. When i opened the project from visual studio 2008, Like...
File -> Open -> Website -> Project Name folder, selected the folder where is project was there in file system.
When i build the project It said couldn't find the reference for AjaxControlToolkit.dll & RssToolkit.dll. It looked mysterious... because it was a working project. Then I added the references and when i built the solution, the build was successful but when i browser the site the Ajax functionalities were not working. it showed the script warnings in the left bottom corner of the browser! Its weird to see the working application going wrong even though we have not modified it recently.

When i looked into the design code, I noticed that the element <asp:ScriptManager was showing the following warning message.

"Element 'ScriptManager' is not a known element. This can occur if there is a compilation error in the Web site, or the web.config file is missing."

Then i googled for the above message & was trying solutions suggested by MS Asp.Net Forum & Matthew Cosier but the warning message was still appearing

Looking into the project file, i realized that the folder structure is like
Project Name -> Website -> bin,image,css & aspx pages.

Now i found what could have went work &and realized why it said that it couldn't find the reference for AjaxControlToolkit.dll & RssToolkit.dll earlier.
The project folder which we open from visual studio matters.

Now i opened like File -> Open -> Website -> Project Name folder -> Website Folder.
Now every thing works fine & so are the ajax functionalities in control :)