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Steve Clements .Net and then some.... May 2008 Entries
LINQ the lot
LINQ goes so much further than just SQL and XML. Something like this is just why I love LINQ, a LINQ query on an ASP.NET ListView controls items. 1: Dim items = From lvi In AspNetListViewControl.Items _ 2: Where CType(lvi.FindControl("Drop... DropDownList).SelectedValue = someIntVar _ 3: Select lvi) Getting a ListViewItem's where the selected value of a DropDownList is set to the value I want. So simple, yet so powerful. The observant among you will notice that this is in, not my ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 28, 2008 5:01 PM

Microsoft Source Analysis for C#
I was just about to blog about this, then I found this post while scanning the feed. Guy Barrette does a great job of summarising it. If your in a rush, the home page is: and you can download it from here: While in the link mode; I spotted this at the same time on Charlie Calvert's blog a quick list of keyboard shortcuts for VS2008 Technorati Tags: Microsoft Source ......

Posted On Monday, May 26, 2008 9:22 AM

Playing with ListStyles.xsl for CQWP in MOSS
Although new to all this MOSS stuff I am getting stuck in with the Content Query Web Part (CQWP) and XSL. They are a pretty powerful combination, but pretty soon I could see how this could become slightly wild and considering ListStyles.xsl is an "out of the box" file, getting crazy with custom files could become more of a problem than simply a huge file. Check out these two posts on how to manage custom styles. 1. Liam (Sharepoint MVP here in the UK) posts about editing the ListStyles.xsl, but only ......

Posted On Friday, May 23, 2008 5:27 PM

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