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GotDotNet: Xml WebService Award?


What happened with the XML WebServices Award on the GotDotNet website? I have submitted my Html2Xml webserivce. I don't expect to win the 25.000 dollar price, an X-box would be nice :-)

The winners would be announced at the Teched in Barcelona (1-5 July 2002). Then this was moved to July 12. It is now August. Nothing has happened. Is there no winner?


WinForm SplashScreen


Most commercial WinForm applications have a SplashScreen. This article explains how you can implement one using the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Example: Visual Studio.NET SplashScreen




I think I have found a Bug in VB.NET (Final)! I can't compile the following program (Build Error: 'Private Function Foo() As Integer' and 'Public Function Foo() As String' cannot overload each other because they differ only by return types. ). It worked in Beta2 of VB.NET.

Public Interface ITestInterface

   Function Foo() As Integer

End Interface

Public Class TestClass

   Implements ITestInterface

   Private Function Foo() As Integer Implements VBBug.ITestInterface.Foo
      Return 1
   End Function

   Public Function Foo() As String
      Return "2"
   End Function

End Class

Distributed Transactions without COM+ (EnterpriceServices)


I don't like COM+. I have never liked it but I had to use it when I needed Distributed Transactions. At the Teched 2002 in Barcelona I learned how you can use Distributed Transactions without COM+.

My problem with COM+ is the fact that you only can choose one transactiontype for a class. You can not differentiate it per method.

Download the following Zip file and have a look at Ron Jacobs example project and slides.

Be carefull, this only works on Windows XP. It uses some lowlevel COM+ 1.5 features.

This is the start of my .NET WebLog


I have recently updated my WebSite from 'Classic' ASP to ASP.NET. This allowed me to create this WebLog easily using an Xml file and a DataGrid.

I will use this WebLog as a podium to communicate my personal opinion about Microsoft .NET. The 'product' which allows me to create great software.

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