Jonas Stawski

Everything .NET and More

Sample Code for Getting the User Location based on the IP Address

Yesterday I introduced a free service to get the location of the IP Address. If you haven’t read it, go on read that first (it’s very short, I promise). So here I am today, showing you my small .NET API to abstract the XML returned by the service. F... [More]

Get Location of the IP Address

I wanted to share with all of you a free service that provides you an approximation of your user’s IP Address. You can read about it here: If you are looking for a more sophisticated solution that is maintained more o... [More]

Routing in ASP.NET 3.5 and 4.0

Routing was born with the creation of the MVC Framework. During the beta testing of the MVC framework people started asking for this feature to be included in so it could be used with web forms as well. The team listened and i... [More]

SQL Server 2008 Spatial Data and Virtual Earth at Devry

Tomorrow I will be speaking about the SQL Server 2008 Spatial Data and Virtual Earth at Devry for the Miramar.NET user group. It will be a very informal meeting where we will discuss about the new Spatial Data Types in SQL Server 2008, Virtual Earth,... [More]

Strong Typing a User Control with LoadControl()

We use the Page.LoadControl() method when we have the need to dynamically load User Controls into a page. If you look at the signature of the method the return type is of type System.Web.UI.Control, which is one of the base classes for all controls (... [More]

Unable to load DLL ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.RecorderBarBHO90.dll’

I was trying to record a Web Test using Visual Studio Team System 2008 with Internet Explorer 8 on a Windows Vista 64 bit machine. After creating the Web Test IE was launching without the Web Test Recorder Explorer Bar. Going to View – Explorer Bars ... [More]

Installing IIS after the .NET Framework

I know that the .NET framework can have a lot of dependencies for certain features to work properly. For example in order to install ASP.NET correctly on a web server is to have IIS installed first, if not then a lot of scripts are not going to get e... [More]

Launching The ASP.NET Web Site Administration Tool (WSAT)

According to MSDN “The Web Site Administration Tool allows you to view and manage your Web site configuration through a simple Web interface.” This website also allows you to manage your users and roles if you are using the built in Membership and Ro... [More]

SW Florida .NET Developer Group Presentation

I will be presenting the new ASP.NET Virtual Earth Live Control at the South West Florida .NET Developer Group on December, 18th 2008 (this upcoming Thursday). I will be demoing some of the features of the control. See you there!

Visual Studio 2008 ASP.NET Source View Bug

I opened a Connect bug for a problem I found with Visual Studio 2008 ASP.NET Source View. The problem is that when using the style attribute of an html tag VS doesn’t close the ending tag. In the video bellow I show how to replicate it. You can easil... [More]