Expect another quality presentation by the 3Leaf gang as Scott Swigart and Sean Campbell discuss web services, show us how to create and consume them, and dig into the good technical stuff. Open forum will begin at 6:00 PM and the presentation will begin at 6:30 PM.
Scott Swigart and Sean Campbell from 3Leaf Solutions will continue with the second part of their presentation on ASP.NET server controls. The numerous server controls will be presented, including the new suite of controls, such as the tree controls. They'll talk about the difference between Server Controls and HTML controls, how you can create your own control, and more. The meeting will start officially at 6:30 PM. Show up at 6:00 PM to be involved in group business and an open forum.
Sean Campbell from 3Leaf Solutions will be presenting a short general overview of ASP.NET server controls, and then dive right in to functional examples. Attendees will learn how to work with the new event-driven code model and see first-hand how this new technology will save web developers time and effort. Sean will demonstrate how ASP.NET takes care of many of the browser concerns developers traditionally had with client-side scripting tasks such as form validation, and provide an overview of the new ADO model and how to work with DataSets and server controls. As always, we'll set plenty of time aside for questions.
Meeting started at 6:00PM with group business. The charter was submitted and reviewed. A final charter (very short) will be available soon. Time was available before the official meeting for people to ask technical questions. Some new faces were present and everyone was introduced. Attendance was not taken. At 6:30PM Pizza was ordered and Scott Swigart and Sean Campbell of 3Leaf Solutions began the presentation on server controls. An added benefit of the presentation was their use of Visual studio Beta 2, which had just been released. For many VS.NET had been off-limits due to a prevalence of bugs; VS.NET Beta 2 seems to be orders of magnitude better (although there are still some renegade bugginess). Scott started with an overview on server controls, and numerous questions were answered. Due to the open forum nature of the presentation, Scott wasn't able to cover all the material he wanted in the first presentation - watch for him to finish up the server control presentation in the next meeting. Much of the info revolved around Visual Studio and the new capabilities it provides. Sean jumped in and in short order had demonstrated one of the strongest advantages of server controls, databinding. He provided functional examples of databinding controls using ADO.NET in different ways, including stored procedures, and using the two approaches ADO.NET offers; via datasets and datareaders. As promised, the code snippet is attached. Next meeting will be held Monday, July 30th. Scott and Sean will wrap up their presentation on server controls. Time: 6:00pm ("open forum" and group business) 6:30pm (meeting starts) Location: Cotelligent Training Center 1875 N. W. Amberbrook Drive Suite 100 Beaverton, OR 97006 (503) 748-4200