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Sunday, November 20, 2005
Where have the days gone?
Posted: 3:56:00 AM 0 comments
Since downloading Visual Studio .NET 2005, I've been doing absolutely nothing but ASP.Net. I mean, nothing to the point where I haven't eaten food, I haven't slept much, and just about every thought (outside of the area of my brain permanently reserved for music) has been how to get something to work in ASP.Net.

And for once, I'm actually excited about AJAX.

I'm working on the roncli Productions website. In order to properly launch Due Process, I will need to develop the website full on. I plan on having a simple page that has a product listing, trial downloads, purchasing, and forums.

Of course this means I need a registration process. The whole "are you 13 years of age" thing to collect email addresses set in, and I thought, wouldn't it be nice if there was a control that could limit the date range in which one could enter within it?

This quest led me to Michael Schwerz's amazing and free AJAX.Net library. It's not open source, but there is enough support for the library, and it's just so damn easy to use, that I decided to give it a shot. My jaw literally dropped when I saw how easy it was to do.

My problem, though, is I'm far from a JavaScript guru. In fact, my JavaScript is about as bad as my C++. Considering they are related languages that shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. The simplest tasks become complex when I typo here, case wrong there, forget to var something elsewhere.

So now I have a nice date picker control in ASP.Net 2.0 that I can use anywhere I can use AJAX.Net. So I figured, why not do the entire registration process like this?

I'm about halfway done, having tackled my first AJAX routines, and I actually WANT to finish it. Never mind I'm half asleep and it's 4 AM in the morning.

Ah, the coder's life.

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