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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Sunday, September 10, 2006
CSS Control Adaptor Toolkit: Update Available
A recent on-going trend in web page design is for page layout to use pure CSS based layout instead of TABLE elements. [See References Zen Garden, Free CSS layouts for just a few examples.]
What are Control Adaptors? ASP.NET 2.0 has a new extensibility model built into it called Control Adapters. Control adapters allow you to plug into any ASP.NET server control through this model and override, alter or tweak how that control is rendered.
The great thing about control adaptors is they do not require developers to change the way they program against existing controls or to use new controls on a page. In fact, the developer can be completely unaware that a control adaptor is being used, because the control adaptor encapsulates all the functionality required. The ASP.NET 2.0 CSS control adaptor white paper can be found here.
A new Beta2 of the control adaptor toolkit is available and you can download it from here.
Scott Guthrie’s original article is here: CSS Control Adapter Toolkit for ASP.NET 2.0. His update article CSS Control Adapter Toolkit Update contains a Quick Start walkthrough. Excellent stuff!
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com