Jan 24th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, Visual Studio, .NET, IIS

I just arrived back from my trip from Asia, and decided to celebrate (since I’m jet-lagged and can’t sleep) with a new post in my link-listing series.  You can check out my ASP.NET Tips, Tricks and Tutorials page for links to popular articles I’ve done myself in the past.

ASP.NET

ASP.NET AJAX

Visual Studio

  • Using Ctrl-Break to Stop VS Building: Steven Harman points out a cool tip/trick, which is that you can use the Ctrl-Break key within Visual Studio to kill the current compilation build.  A useful tip if you’ve accidentally kicked off a long build or get tired waiting for it to finish.

.NET

  • Marshaling between Managed and Unmanaged Code: Yi Zhang and Xiaoying Guo from my team in Shanghai have written a great MSDN article that describes how to use the marshaling interop features of the CLR to call native code.  One of the tools they highlight is an awesome P/Invoke Interop Assistant application they built that makes it much, much easier to generate p/invoke interop signatures when calling native methods.  A must-have tool for anyone doing native/managed interop!

  • .NET Framework 3.5 Poster: Brad Abrams posts about the cool new .NET Framework 3.5 posters now available for download (now in multiple file formats).

IIS

  • Microsoft Web Deployment Tool Technical Preview 1: Yesterday the IIS team posted the first preview of a new Microsoft Web Deployment tool.  This tool works with both IIS6 and IIS7 and enables automated deployment, synchronization, and migrating of applications on web servers.  If you are looking for a great way to automate the deployment of your ASP.NET applications then this tool is definitely one to check out.  To learn more, read the walkthroughs at the bottom of this page (in particular the "Introduction to MS Deploy" one).  This tool is awesome and should make automated deployment much easier.

Hope this helps,

Scott


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