Jonas Stawski

Everything .NET and More

How to Get the Node Name of a Node from and XML Variable in SQL Server 2005

I was talking with my co-worker and data expert John Papa regarding the XML functions within SQL Server 2005. I basically couldn't find a way to get the node name of a specific node for an XML Variable. I hit up google and started searching for a way... [More]

Installing the Entity Framework with Visual Studio 2008 RTM

If you are interested in the Entity Framework like I am you will not find the installation process very straight forward. I started searching for the Entity Framework (EF) and I was receiving links to pages containing Tools, Designers, Frameworks wit... [More]

Use Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2005 for the Same Project

You have a 2.0/3.0 .NET application that you have been working for a while, but you do not want to have VS 2005 installed as well as 2008. The problem is the other members of your team do not want to get rid of 2005 and converting the application to ... [More]

Container.DataItem. What exactly is this?

Recently I had to bind to an array of strings and I wasn't sure how to show the value of the current item. After a little bit of help from the DevTheo and a little bit of thinking I figured out the solution was very simple. All i had to do was bind i... [More]

Code Camp Buenos Aires 2007 Review

La verdad que el Code Camp fue un exito. Participaron alrededor de 300+ personas y algunas se me han acercado o mandado emails para felicitarnos por el evento. Como todo evento, el Code Camp tuvo sus problemitas que se pueden mejorar y los vamos a me... [More]

Que ubicacion!

Falta una semana para el Code Camp Buenos Aires 2007 y estamos en el home page de Microsoft Argentina. Si todavia no te registrate lo podes hacer en la pagina oficial:

Traveling Through Time: from Delegates to Anonymous Methods to Lambda Expressions

We are very close to the release (February 2008) of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 which will include both C# 3.0 and VB 9.0. Now we can look back in time and see where the .NET framework has taken us. Delegates In .NET 1.x we were introduced to d... [More]

How can you tell your product has made an impression on society?

There are a bunch of products that have made a huge impression on our lives, but there are some products that have made a huge impression on society. We probably don't even think about it or even know the type of impression these products have made o... [More]

Sample Repository Posted

For those of you interested in downloading the code for last night's Code Idol session: "Using SQL Server 2005 as a Document Repository" you can do so here. For more details on the code you can also read my previous post on the topic here. The demo ... [More]

Code Idol at Citrix

Please join me and the other looser contestants on the first ever Code Idol at Citrix, Ft Lauderdale. There will be 7 contestants (including me) fighting to be crowned "Top Geek." Each contestant will show off a piece of code they wrote and it will b... [More]