I can’t myself to write the release notes at this hour (and the folks already running V1.0 would be unhappy without them), but dasBlog 1.1.3219.0 is sitting here all wrapped and packed and ready to go. So expect the zip files to show up at some time Friday at GotDotNet and around here. To start, here’s a bit of new documentation for the themes, templates and macros.

The documentation hero for the macros (and especially for digging up all the CSS classes) is Jörg Freiberger.

Jörg also spend numerous hours figuring out how to trick the ASP.NET calendar control into things it just doesn’t want to do in terms of formatting. No matter what you do, it just keeps injecting style attributes for things it seems are right although nobody ever asked for them. So the calendar control got us annoyed enough that we told it to shut up about formatting by creating a derived control and overriding the Render method like this:

        protected override void Render(HtmlTextWriter writer)
            StringWriter sw = new StringWriter();
            HtmlTextWriter hw = new HtmlTextWriter( sw );

           // Render the calendar by calling the base class' method.

           // strip all the calendar formatting.
            writer.Write(Regex.Replace( sw.ToString(),"\\s*style=\"(.*?)\"",""));