Friday, January 15, 2010

jQuery 1.4

The newest version, 1.4 of jQuery was released yesterday. You can download it and watch the Q&A about the release at the official homepage Also I found this great list of the 15 new features you must know.

Go check it out…

Monday, January 4, 2010

Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 Project File Differences

I was working today on converting one of our larger web applications over to a Visual Studio 2010 project. Once I had converted the web application and related custom assemblies, I was curious to see what differences there were in the project files. Please note that I am referring to the actual .csproj (for a C# project) files, which are actually just XML files.

Here are the differences that I found:

  • <Project> node – ToolsVersion attribute value jumped to 4.0
  • Added the following new elements under the <PropertyGroup> element.

  • Added the following new element under each <PropertyGroup> element for the defined builds – (Debug and Release in my case).

  • Added the following new <ItemGroup>

<BootstrapperPackage Include="Microsoft.Net.Client.3.5">
<ProductName>.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Client Profile</ProductName>
<BootstrapperPackage Include="Microsoft.Net.Framework.3.5.SP1">
<ProductName>.NET Framework 3.5 SP1</ProductName>
<BootstrapperPackage Include="Microsoft.Windows.Installer.3.1">
<ProductName>Windows Installer 3.1</ProductName>

So it does not look like the differences are all that major, just adding some new elements for the most part. This will be useful if I ever need to switch a project file back and forth between the two VS versions.