Re: Windows XP SP2 (release candidate)
First of all, I want report on my experience with the XP SP2 that MS is warning us that this update is going to significantly change the way our (and our clients) machines work (and that it may create problems for us programmers). I installed this on my home PC yesterday. My main reason was that I want to install this update onto my parents machine before they go back to Ohio (they “snowbird” here in Florida). They are not always the most patched since they only purchase a modem (since they are retired and have limited resources), since I'm not sure when SP2 is officially slated for release, I wanted to at least get them on the test release.
Anyway, I have to say that MS' dire warnings are a bit paranoid (I want to applaud them for this). Everything on my machine seems to be functioning well and was very easy to setup/administer (I went into the MS firewall settings and the interface is much improved).
Good Job Microsoft (I know that Bill G. and the whole SP2 Dev team is probably sighing in relief that I approve of the update <grin>)!
ASP.Net Inherited custom page weirdness
I'm posting this here for myself (and any other unfortunate soul) who runs into the Visual Studio.Net error that states that the design view of a page can't be used because the class it inherits from can't be loaded.
Here's a simple possible solution. Rebuild the project. VS.Net sometimes can't load items (like new controls) that exist in source form on your HD, but haven't been compiled into the DLL.
I also recently got “Ambiguous control“ errors that rebuilding the project also solved.
| posted on Thursday, April 01, 2004 11:25 AM