Formatting Dates with Knockout.js

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I am working on a couple of Silverlight projects using Microsoft Prism and found the MVVM pattern very powerful. The team at work is developing a single page HTML/Javascript application that is using Knockout as the MVVM framework. I wanted to bind a date using a custom format ‘dddd, MMMM dd, yyyy’. Since JavaScript doesn’t… Read more »

JavaScript: Using setInterval Within an Object

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I had a need to use window.setInterval(code, delay) to a call a method on a JavaScript object every few seconds to rotate some content. However, I found that once setInterval called the code in the callback ‘this’ referenced ‘window’. However, I needed ‘this’ to reference the object that was called by setInterval. ContentTabs = { init: function… Read more »

DotNetNuke MVP Module Development: Tip #2 Disable AutoDataBind

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In DotNetNuke MVP Module Development: Tip #1 The AutoDataBind Property I suggested to use AutoDatBind to automatically bind up the user control.  However, there are times when no binding should occur.  For example, when a Cancel button is clicked the view should not be bound.  AutoDataBind should be disabled when no model is need. protected… Read more »

Silverlight 4 – Getting Started Plan

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I have worked on a couple of small projects in Silverlight, but have never taken the opportunity to really understand the platform.  There is a new project at the office that will be using Silverlight to create interactive dashboards, so it is now time to dive into the deep end of the Silverlight pool.  Here… Read more »

Invoke an action between ASP.Net pages. Create a simple REST API for an ASP.NET page

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Update March 1, 2013 I didn’t have a full understanding of a REST service at the time I wrote this post. I have a better understanding now and recommend using ASP.NET Web API I needed a simple way for one page to call an action in another page.  In the spirit of a RESTful API…

Building DotNetNuke Modules Using Web Forms MVP

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I have been looking for a good framework that would encourage good development practices through separation of concerns and testability in my DotNetNuke modules. I was listening to Scott Hanselman’s Hanselminutes Podcast #202 and discovered Web Forms MVP.  Tatham Oddie and Damian Edwards have developed a framework for those us of us who are using… Read more »

YUI Compressor and NAnt

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I have been working on creating a DotNetNuke Skin for AthleticHost.com.   In order to simplify deployment of the skin I wanted to add it as an extension to DNN rather that upload it via FTP.   I choose to use NAnt to build the extension install file.   In an effort to increase page performance I decided… Read more »

AthleticHost.com will be using DotNetNuke

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    I have been working on site for Timberline High School Athletics for the last four years.  The site has become an important tool for the athletic department and used by the parents and student athletes to get news and information about the schools sports programs. Through my experience with Timberline I have discovered that… Read more »

Too cheap to hire a graphic designer

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I am donating my time to rebuild wolvesathletics.com in ASP.NET using DotNetNuke.   It will be a significant upgrade for Timberline High School’s athletics website and offer them better capabilities for editing for coaches and team parents.  Since I am donating the time I didn’t want to hire a designer, so having no formal design experience… Read more »