Exploring Adobe CC

Tried out the latest versions of Adobe Creative cloud – CC, and l must say l am impressed over the new features and capabilities compared to the former Photoshop CS6, Lightroom etc.

Had about 16Gb 7800 files of HD/UHD pictures and videos from a recent vacation, using 3 cameras – 7DM2, Sony A7 and for UHD 4K videos the Panasonic Lumix G85 – Unfortunately l could not get Adobe CS6 Photoshop using Camera Raw 9.x.x to accept the Lumix RW2 [I only shoot pictures in RAW] images, and using the versatile Adobe DNG converter – which works – was a workflow step l didnt want to go through.
Solution, l downloaded a trial version of Adobe CC Photoshop, which came witht he laterst Camera Raw 10.x.x and both Photoshop/Lightroom opened and processed all Lumix files seamlessly.

Some screenshots:

Render SSRS 2008 Report from Website to Adobe PDF

This is a test project to see if l can successfully render to PDF from an asp.net website, using Report Control from a Visual Studio 2008 project.
First l created a simple sample table called MyContact from some files from the AdventureWorks database. Heres the code:

SELECT
    [ContactID]      ,[Title]      ,[FirstName]      ,[LastName]
      ,[EmailAddress]      ,[Phone]      ,[ModifiedDate]
      into MyContacts
  FROM [AdventureWorks].[Person].[Contact]
GO

If you wish to create the table directly, heres the code:

USE [AdventureWorks]
GO
/****** Object:  Table [dbo].[MyContacts]    Script Date: 01/15/2009 22:34:31 ******/
SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO
CREATE TABLE [dbo].[MyContacts](
 [ContactID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
 [Title] [nvarchar](8) NULL,
 [FirstName] [dbo].[Name] NOT NULL,
 [LastName] [dbo].[Name] NOT NULL,
 [EmailAddress] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
 [Phone] [dbo].[Phone] NULL,
 [ModifiedDate] [datetime] NOT NULL
) ON [PRIMARY]
GO

I’ll attach a link to a text file with data for populating this with over 19,000 rows, as well as a link to the entire source code.
Heres a link to the Report Webpage. (should be active soon)
Currently l’m trying to debug the error below:

Configuration Error

Description: An error occurred during the processing of a configuration file required to service this request. Please review the specific error details below and modify your configuration file appropriately.

Parser Error Message: Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.ReportViewer.WebForms, Version=9.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

Source Error:

Line 53:     <add assembly="System.Design, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=B03F5F7F11D50A3A" />
Line 54:     <add assembly="System.Windows.Forms, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=B77A5C561934E089" />
Line 55:     <add assembly="Microsoft.ReportViewer.WebForms, Version=9.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=B03F5F7F11D50A3A" />
Line 56:     <add assembly="Microsoft.ReportViewer.Common, Version=9.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=B03F5F7F11D50A3A" />
Line 57:    </assemblies>

 

 

WRN: Assembly binding logging is turned OFF.
To enable assembly bind failure logging, set the registry value [HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftFusion!EnableLog] (DWORD) to 1.
Note: There is some performance penalty associated with assembly bind failure logging.
To turn this feature off, remove the registry value [HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftFusion!EnableLog].

This seems to be a possible solution to this problem.

For the web

My favorite web publishing software used to be and sort of still is Dreamweaver 8/CS4, but recently l have been using Microsoft Expression Web 2 which is impressive, and integrates wonderfully (obviously) with web projects developed in asp, visual studio.net 2005/2008 etc, and has a good media encoder with which you can prepare your video file for web publishing – mainly targetting microsoft silverlight. To do serious web development with the .Net framework from Microsoft, you need Expression Web 2/Blend 2/Encoder 2/ Design 2/Media 2 (you get the picture). Heres a link for a trial version.