David_Bennett

I am on the Windows Vista Parental controls team, working on the next version of windows and specifically the parental controls aspects of it. I worked on the web filter, and many other aspects of the system from the control panel up.

November, 2006

  • GDF Xml file format

    The GDF file is an xml file associated with games in vista. The file gives information about the various ratings associated with the game along with the name of the game. The XML file format is fairly simple and is as follows: <GameDefinitionFile>...
  • How to turn on debug exceptions with WCF

    It is possible to see exceptions passed back in the messages sent to the service. This makes it a lot easier to debug multi-peer applications. The way to do this is to add into the web.config file the section. You can see in the following config section...
  • Tabbed menu system for asp.net

    This is a piece of code to deal with tabbed browing, it uses a CompositeControl to deal with creating the tabs and the views. The tabs are created using a simple table setup with the different td elements using different css classes to change the way...
  • ROW_NUMBER() and asp.net

    I was looking around at ways to optimise asp.net over the last few days and ran across this article about using ROW_NUMBER(), which is quite good. There were a few aspects of it missing that I had to do a little more work to look up. I tracked down some...