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Presentations to Developer User Groups Qld MSDN UG, Qld SQL Server UG, Brisbane SharePoint UG
Resources from Mike Fitzsimon's presentations

Mike is a regular contributor to QMSDNUG, the Queensland Microsoft Developer Network User Group.  He was also recently invited to present his experiences with SQL Server on a Cluster to the inaugural meeting of QSSUG, the Queensland SQL Server User Group.

This page provides links to resources from some of Mike's presentations.   (To download them, Right click on the links and select "Save As...")

 

Using Impersonation and Single Sign-On to access corporate data from within a custom SharePoint web part

8 March 2006 -- This presentation demonstrated the development of a custom web part which created a graph based on dynamic corporate data. 

The PowerPoint file (189 kb) and the IdentityHelper class are available for download. (3 kb, VB.NET)

 

Quoter – a Compact Framework Sample Application

15 February 2005 -- This presentation describes practical tips for beginning PocketPC/Smartphone developers.  As a demonstration, Mike developed Quoter, a simple sales force automation quoting tool on a Pocket PC.

The PowerPoint file (77 kb) also includes links to various MSDN articles on developing Compact Framework applications.  The complete source of the Quoter application is available for download. (31 kb, VB.NET)

Quoter utilises the Communication Controls for the .Net Compact Framework from Mooseworks Software.  A trial version is available for download here.

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SQL Server on a Cluster

26 February 2004 -- This presentation describes the fundamentals of why and how to set up a high-availability Cluster of computers to run SQL Server.

The PowerPoint file (535 kb) also includes links to various practical Microsoft knowledge base articles on MSCS, Microsoft Cluster Services.

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The .NET Windows Forms DataGrid

Here are the PowerPoint slides (62 kb) and a zipped folder containing the sample code (44 kb) from Mike's presentation on August 19, 2003.

This presentation demonstrated how to use the .NET Windows Forms DataGrid, a complex-bound .NET GUI control.

The sample code shows how to programmatically load a three-table (grandparent, parent, child) DataSet and then set relationships between the tables e.g. Customers - Orders - Order Items.  This hierarchic data is then displayed in an updateable DataGrid. A function to update changes back into the database is also included.

The sample also illustrates binding a collection of objects to a DataGrid.

(The sample code utilises a copy of the Northwind.mdb Access database typically located at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\Samples\Northwind.mdb.  To use another database, modify the ConnectionString on OleDbConnection1.)

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Printing Support in the .NET Framework

March 18, 2003  -  This presentation demonstrated how to use the .NET Framework's  PrintDocument object and its associated dialogs.

The sample code includes a very simple "Hello World" (or more correctly, "G'day World") VB.NET project which prints a single string on the default printer.

Also included is a more complex VB.NET project called "PrintDemo".  This illustrates printing multiple pages, incorporating vector graphics, images and barcodes in printed output.  It also demonstrates the use of the various printing dialogs: Print, Page Setup and Print Preview.

(To download them, Right click on the links and select "Save As...")

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