Fort Smith .NET User Group

Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:00 AM by Michael Paladino

This has been in the works for a while, but I'm just now getting to blogging about it. A group of .NET developers in the Fort Smith area are starting a Fort Smith .NET User Group (FSDNUG) and our first meeting is Monday, March 3 at 6:00 PM. See our website for more details and directions. There are many individuals locally and from the Northwest Arkansas .NET User Group that have put in a lot of work to make this happen.

The vendor participation has been much greater than I initially thought it would. We've got books, T-shirts, and tons of really good software to give away. Of course, much credit goes to the guys from our group that are handling that as they sent out countless emails.

Announcements by others involved with the group:

If you are in the area Monday and can attend the meeting, we'd love to have you!

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Visual Studio 2008 Web Development Hot-Fix

Saturday, February 9, 2008 10:00 AM by Michael Paladino

I typically shy away from posting links to new versions of products, patches, etc. because I know there's no way I can keep up and there are already so many good sources available for that type of thing. However after installing the Visual Studio 2008 Web Development Hot-Fix, I have been so pleased that I thought I should share.

The hot fix deals primarily with performance issues related to web development in VS 2008. I knew that the HTML view was often taking a long time to load, but I attributed that to me having something setup incorrectly or invalid HTML. However, this hot fix has drastically reduced the screen freezes I was getting on a regular basis.

Another issue that was driving me crazy was the occassional disappearance of the "View Code" link from the context menu when in HTML view. I never realized how much I used that feature until it was no longer there. Luckily, one of the fixes listed on ScottGu's blog entry is:

"View Code" right-click context menu command takes a long time to appear with web application projects.

So evidently the issue had to do with my use of the web application project model. Interesting.

Anyway, the download was small (~ 2.6 MB) and the install took less than a minute. I would highly recommend this update to anyone writing web applications with Visual Studio 2008. Thanks Microsoft!

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