Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate is available!

The first difference that I saw, was the installation size. In Beta 2 my configuration was around 3.7GB, in RC it increased to 4.2GB! Still, the Release Candidate makes it worth every MB, because it’s lightning fast! The Add reference window is “just there” and the whole IDE just feels very very responsive: great work VS team!

Overloading functions in JavaScript

If you are a SharePoint developer, or do some general .NET development, you probably work with overloading methods. Using the same name you can define multiple variants of the same method by specifying a different set of parameters. As SharePoint 2010 contains a large piece of very powerful API in the JavaScript: both for communicating with the SharePoint platform (also known as the SharePoint Client Object Model) and manipulating the UI, the odds are high that you will sooner or later start using JavaScript more and will extend the functionality provided by SharePoint to meet your needs. While overloading might seem very straight forward, there is one thing that you need to remember while working with JavaScript.

Filling forms using data from EntityPicker aka EntityPicker with Callback

Windows SharePoint Services v3 ships with many controls that simplify entering data. One of such controls is the EntityPicker which allows users to search for data and then select the desired record(s). Not only is the EntityPicker very intuitive but also highly extensible. Did you know that you can extend the EntityPicker to make it fill the list form using the data from the entity that you picked?