Thursday, February 23, 2006
RSS as DataSource in ASP.NET 2.0

Did you ever think about using RSS as a datasource in your web applications? Well then think no more as ASP.NET team member Dmitryr has posted an awesome RSS Toolkit for ASP.NET 2.0 on his blog. This toolkit supports both exposing and consuming RSS from ASP.NET applications made on version 2.0 of the .NET Framework and it also includes full source code.

More on Scott's Blog.


Thursday, February 16, 2006
Anthem.NET :: Another AJAX Library

I have just downloaded Anthem.NET, another library for using AJAX features in ASP.NET applications. First its an open source project and is hosted at SourceForge.NET. And the best thing about Anthem.NET is, it can be used with both ASP.NET 1.1 and 2.0. Soon after Atlas release, I always wanted to have some kind of similar library for previous version of ASP.NET.

By adding Anthem.NET library and some scripts, you can use AJAX features in the form of server controls. Just like Atlas, Anthem.NET provides server side control model for ASP.NET. Nearly all existing server controls are now AJAX enabled with this tool, and we can make our existing web applications AJAX enabled in no time. The only thing needed is to replace <asp:> tag with <anthem:> tag. Cool isn't it :)

You can read more about Anthem.NET here.
Download Anthem.NET from here.


Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Visual Studio 2005 Addons

Microsoft has released some addons for Visual Studio 2005, earlier this month. These addons are to provide more flexibility for the developers who are used to of making ASP.NET projects using the traditional model of ASP.NET Project system of VS 2003 or before. Due to many suggestions from the developers, ASP.NET team has provided this addon that will support the previous project system in VS 2005 as well as the the current model.

You can download these addons from the following locations:

VS 2005 Web Application Project
VS 2005 Web Deployment Project