April 2005 Entries

Installing Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2


Earlier today I was installing Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 when it prompted me to remove a previous install of the .NET Framework 2.0. Specifically I needed to remove the following:


  • Microsoft .NET Framrwork 2.0 Beta 2
  • Microsoft Device Emulator Beta 2
  • Microsoft Visual J# .NET Redistributable Package 2.0 Beta

No problem, I went to Add/Remove programs and removed both the .NET Framework 2.0 Beta 2 and the Device Emulator Beta 2; however the Visual J# .NET Redistributable Package 2.0 Beta was not listed. I did a quick search and found it located in the following directory:

C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.40607\Microsoft Visual J# .NET Redistributable Package 2.0 Beta

I quickly found the associated .MSI package which I ran to perform the uninstall, it quickly prompted me to install the .NET Framework 2.0 Beta 2 before proceeding, then of course it exited. To work around this, simply pull up a command prompt, navigate to the above directory and run the following command which will allow you to remove the Visual J# .NET Redistributable Package 2.0 Beta:

msiexec /x jsredist.msi

Linguistic Profile


I just came across this, yes, yet another test available for you to take online and see where you fit in with the rest of the world. Answering 20 quick questions will give a territorial breakdown of your spoken drawl. Yes, that's right folks, I drink pop, not soda. ;-) My results:

Linguistic Profile:

  • 75% General American English
  • 15% Upper Midwestern
  • 10% Midwestern
  • 0% Dixie
  • 0% Yankee

    Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2


    Beta 2 has just been released, as of yesterday they only had the links up however the content wasn't available, today everything is there so if you are an MSDN subscriber you can now download Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2.

    Visual Studio 2005 Developers Conference


    Its official, the Visual Studio 2005 Developers Conference is a go. I will be presenting in both the Minneapolis and Omaha locations covering ClickOnce deployment on June 1st and 2nd, respectively. I will be discussing the high level architecture, deployment and application manifests. I will also cover both security as well as API support to implement on-demand download and custom updating scenarios. There will be three tracks, a Smart Client Track, ASP.NET 2.0 Track, and Visual Studio Team Systems Track. You can register now for only $99, come out and learn what's new for the .NET Framework 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005.

    My Latest Article


    My latest article has been published on The Code Project. Custom Data Binding Through Reflection discusses the use of both reflection and custom attributes to map data objects to UI elements. Check it out if you have a chance, let me know what you think as well.