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I've made a list of programming books I've read, am reading and am going to read on the Bookshelved Wiki; would anyone care to recommend good books for a web-oriented, C# Agile programmer which I've not discovered or not considered?I've reproduced the list so far below for convenience :)Programming books on my 'to read' list Real World Functional Programming by Tomas PetricekCode Complete by Steve McConnellWorking Effectively With Legacy Code by Michael FeathersProgramming books being read at the ...
In my particular case the problem was due to Silverlight. I have my ASP.NET MVC application which is incorporating a Silverlight application into it. When integrating the Silverlight application VS will ask you if you want to allow for debugging your Silverlight application. Selecting yes will enable the Silverlight debugger in your web applications project settings (see below): To allow JavaScript debugging again simply uncheck the Silverlight checkbox and start your application ...
Soon, the latest ASP.NET MVC will be launched. I cant wait to try as whole. This is the preview of this new product- Web Platform Installer – Installs the MVC4 Project Templates.- Nuget package – perfect for upgrading an existing MVC3 project- Stand Alone Installer- Installs the MVC4 Project Templates. This is the cool design with new features In addition to CSS design there is improved functionality in the new template. The template support technique called adaptive rendering to support theme on ...
KnockoutJS is an awesome MVVM JavaScript data binding framework for building rich user experiences. As sites get more interactive and more presentation logic gets pushed to the client-side, it’s important to have rich frameworks which enable these scenarios. The next version of MVC is going to include the Knockout NuGet package in the box. Now is a perfect time to start learning Knockout. As I’ve been learning Knockout, I’ve been pleased to discover that, although it comes with a rich set of features ...
OOook, those who know me, or have read my blog probably have a pretty good idea that I’m a silverlight, wpf, wcf, c#, xamly kinda guy. I’ve never really done anything webby, the closest I’ve gotten is doing a bit of backend stuff, well, times change, and quite frankly I wanted to do something new… soooo I’ve opted to go down the MVC route, for two main reasons – 1, I figured I may as well learn a good framework, 2, Matt Abbott told me that MVC lets you get dirty with HTML, and that’s one of the things ...
In the recently concluded WebCamps, Delhi, I was demonstrating Facebook Authentication implementation for your website using WebMatrix 2 Beta. You can read about my earlier post on WebMatrix 2 Beta from here Using the new WebMatrix 2 Beta, we can create a decent looking starter site with a few clicks as explained in my above post. Once we have the site up and running, we would want to implement authentication. Now, like ASP.NET 4, ASP.NET MVC 3 etc., WebMatrix comes with default Membership infrastructure. ...
Recently I delivered a session at Virtual TechDays on why NuGet is so useful. As a part of the demonstration, I was showcasing how it automatically allows us to update some of the external reference libraries. Point in case, here is jQuery. Starting Visual Studio 2008 SP1, we have been shipping jQuery and intellisense for jQuery thereof. With Visual Studio 2010, out of the box, when we create a “File – New Project – ASP.NET Web Application” (which would create a Webforms application) it would automatically ...
When we talk about UI Architecture, a common theme of Model-View-Something continues to come up. The question is, however, what is the something? Am I working with Model-View-Controller? Model-View-Presenter? Something else? The purpose of this blog is to explore the difference between MVC / MVP to give you an understanding of what they mean to accomplish, what are the differences and what situations best cater to each. Does it really matter? Does the difference really matter between MVC / MVP? Well, ...
Very interesting article if you want to understand how the routing and the whole architecture works in MVC framework. There are a lot more post to come from Simon.

An Introduction to ASP.NET MVC Extensibility

Most people who are really into ASP.Net MVC probably enjoy its test-driven nature or "unit-testability". This is a key benefit of the asynchronous model used by the MVC framework when action results are returned. Another benefit of this is in memory management. I am working on creating a large document which is to be available both online and offline and consists of several hundred (potentialy more than a thousand) items. The items are stored in a tree structure where each item has children and children ...
Well, as mentioned in my earlier posts, the ASP.NET MVC 4 has Developer Preview has been released. You might notice quite a bit of this term “Developer Preview” in 2-3 products specifically. One, Windows 8 is now available as simply Windows Developer Preview. Similarly, Visual Studio 11 is Developer Preview and also the Internet Explorer Platform Preview 3 is a Developer Preview, as with the case with Expression etc., Now, to clarify on a few things which I learnt. The Windows 8, hereinafter referred ...
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Yesterday I wrote this post but forgot to mention about something that is very close to my heart ASP.NET MVC. ASP.NET MVC has been evolving rapidly and within 2 years, we already have had 4 major releases (MVC 1, MVC 2, MVC 3 & MVC 3 Reloaded ) So, it doesn’t go as a surprise that MVC 4 is on the cards and the developer preview was unveiled at BUILD Conference. What does MVC 4 offer for web developers? Enhanced Default Project Template If you are bored with the vanilla blue template that comes ...
In this Issue: Tony Champion, Kevin Hoffman, Pete Brown(-2-), Mike Gold, Jeremy Likness, Xpert360, Den Delimarsky, Sumit Dutta, Asim Sajjad, Vikram Pendse, and Michael Crump. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight 5: Remote control and MediaCommand Support" Pete Brown WP7: "Extracting a SQL CE DB from Isolated Storage in WP7 Mango" Michael Crump PivotViewer: "To CXML or not to CXML" Tony Champion Shoutouts: Michael Palermo's latest Desert Mountain Developers is up Michael Washington's latest Visual ...
Today, I was testing a Web site for deployment and encountered the problem described in the subject of this post. However, the process leading up to realizing the true problem was far from clear. This post describes my initial experience, steps I took to isolate the true problem, and what I did to fix it. To put this in context, My project is an ASP.NET 4.0 Website. Bump! While testing, I encountered a System.Web.HttpException with the following message: File does not exist. with the following stack ...
Issue: Due to an upgrade from .Net 2, 3.0 or 3.5 to .Net 4.0 or you are starting a new .Net 4.0 project, you may run into this message: A potentially dangerous Request.Path value was detected from the client Or A potentially dangerous Request.Form value was detected from the client Environment: .Net 4.0 MVC 3 (could be MVC 2 also because of the controller/action action filters that are available) Fix: Lets tackle the first issue: A potentially dangerous Request.Path value was detected from the client ...
Official Site | Samples | Download | Documentation | Forum | Twitter Introduction jqChart takes advantages of HTML5 Canvas to deliver high performance client-side charts and graphs across browsers (IE 6+, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari) and devices, including iOS and Android mobile devices. Some of the key features are: High performance rendering. Animaitons. Scrolling/Zoooming. Support for unlimited number of data series and data points. Support for unlimited number of chart axes. True DateTime ...
When testing in ASP.NET MVC3, one of the common elements you might want to test is authorization. Although the framework does most of the heavy lifting for ASP.NET Membership and authorization it is still worthwhile to be able to write a test to show that the proper Authorization tag is in place. You might think that it’s as easy as calling the method on the controller with a proper context, but that’s not the case. When you call the methods directly on the controller the authorizations are skipped. ...
I recently had the pleasure of creating a course for Pluralsight on MVC Scaffolding. For the next 24-hours the course will be completely free! Click here to view the course now. I’ve divided the course up into three modules. In the first module, I cover everything you need to know to be quickly productive with MVC Scaffolding. This includes mastering the command line, understanding one-to-many relationships, and scaffolding Actions and Unit Tests. In the second module, I do a deep dive on customizing ...
Wijmo is an awesome tool from ComponentOne. The goal of this tool is to help us web developers rapidly develop MVC applications with interfaces richer than WebForms. Main Features: 1.Over 30 UI Widgets with everything from interactive menus to rich charts. 2.MVC scaffolding automation. This means that Wijmo generates rich interactive Views and Controllers for your entire Model. Free Trial DownLoad: http://www.componentone.com... In this review we'll take a look at Wijmo ...
I was recently asked to review Studio for Wijmo MVC by Component One and, overall, I am impressed. There are 2 major components of this. The first is Wijmo Complete which is a collection of over 30 UI widgets (very similar to jQuery UI). The second is Wijmo Scaffolding for MVC which builds upon the scaffolding that was released as part of the MVC 3 Tools Update (note: is does *not* build on top of powershell-based MVC Scaffolding which Microsoft released earlier this year). Some of the Wijmo widgets ...
Download is at http://stylecop.codeplex.co... This is still an "Alpha" release: "Exactly the same rules as 4.5 but built for compatibility wit JetBrains R#6. Current alpha Status Installer working Inline analysis working and underlining the stylecop issues found as you type Context menus working BulbItems working Many QuickFixes from bulbitems working Code cleanup working now Options pane working now" I will try it and report. Passionate aboutOutstanding productivity tool for ASP.NET ...
If you've found this blog posting, you've probably been banging your head against a wall trying to get those errors generated from your web service to appear in your MVC web site. You may have already discovered that while you can see the messages display in Fiddler, getting them to appear in your project takes a little bit of work. First, l strongly recommend you check out the work already done on this subject by more dedicated bloggers than l: http://kenneththorman.blogs... ...
The new version of Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2010 i.e. the August 2011 release just got out. You can read and download it from http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win... My favorite pick is the ability to add MVC3 Web Roles. In the past we had to do certain work-around for running MVC3 Applications. Now, there is an ability to add MVC 3 Web Role There is now support for Universal ...
Its been a while since I played with Web forms, AJAX stuff. I was curious in checking out, particularly how the AJAX Control Toolkit which used to be my favorite in the past is evolving. There is a new release of AJAX Control Toolkit, just hot off the oven. You can download the binaries from http://ajaxcontroltoolkit.c... Now, while the regular way we have downloaded and used AJAX Control Toolkit is by visiting the above codeplex page and download the latest version, there is also a newer ...
I'm an Asp.Net web developer, but the truth is, I always preferred the MVC than WebForms. Especially what I hate in WebForms is the update panel control. I have always problems with it when I want to use it in my current scenario, so easier to me is to write some jQuery code and do the controls refresh manually. I know that, there are situatios when I can't skip the update panels, so this post is a reference for my future battles. A simple example of one update panel with button and some labels. ...
I am a firm believer that, regardless of the framework you use, if the framework is good it provides you all of the things you need. I believe ASP.Net MVC 2 is good and therefore provides me everything I need. This means I don't need to write a significant amount of custom UI code (jQuery, MVC Ajax, etc.) to do things that should be considered "standard". One of these pretty standard things submitting a form via Ajax. MVC provides for this very well with Ajax.BeginForm. The contents of the form are ...
This blog has been relocated to http://blachniet.com. See this post at it's new home: http://blachniet.com/2011/0... is post is meant to be a more straightforward overview of my previous post. The previous post got a little long and turned into a walthrough. If you need a walkthrough of this, check out that post at http://geekswithblogs.net/b... So in my new exploration ...
This morning I got the information that the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2010 - August 2011 Upgrade had been released. The version of this new upgrade is 1.4.40727.1601 with the Windows Azure SDK v1.4.20407.2049. This upgrade includes some awesome features that I was looking forward for a long time, which are: Profiling the application running in Windows Azure. New ASP.NET MVC 3 web role template. Multi-configuration files in one cloud project. More validation in the service package and ...
After writing this post, I realized that it is obnoxiously long, and maybe includes a little bit too much hand-holding. Nevertheless, I decided to post this very detailed step-by-step walkthrough of implementing a simple AJAX form in MVC3 with Razor. I'm probably going also post a shortened version of this topic for those that don't need a complete walkthrogh. So I've been attempting to dive into ASP.NET MVC 3 lately, and have hit plenty of bumps along the way. This is my first encounter with any ...
What is Common Service Locator?Today we have many Inversion of Control/Dependency Injection Containers like NInject,StructureMap,Unity,.. etc in the .NET world.Most of these vary quite widely in terms of configuration and initialization/registration of the instances.But they provide more or less similar interface while resolving the dependencies and returning object instances.Common Service Locator framework extracts these commonalities out and provides an abstraction on top of these IoC/DI containers.This ...
MvcScaffolding is a tremendous productivity improvement for MVC developers. Earlier this year, Steve Sanderson posted the definitive 7-part series on MvcScaffolding which is a must-read for anyone serious about doing scaffolding. The best part about the scaffolding infrastructure is that MvcScaffolding is actually built on top of another package called T4Scaffolding. T4Scaffolding can be used as the basis for *any* scaffolding – not just MVC projects. To that end, we can enjoy the same power of MvcScaffolding ...
Yesterday I received an email from Jetbrains to notify me of the release of ReSharper 6. Highlights of ReSharper 6 include: Rich support for JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and ASP.NET MVC 3 (Razor) Bundled assembly decompiler New navigation actions and valuable additions to existing navigation features Code inspections and quick-fixes for code quality analysis in VB.NET code Multiple new code inspections and quick-fixes for C# Improved refactorings and context actions, including those helping convert LINQ ...
Continuing my short but sweet posts regarding issues I've encountered and corrected during development...... If you are working with the Telerik MVC suite of controls within your ASP.NET MVC application you may encounter a JavaScript error similar to "Object doesn't support this property or method". The problem? Telerik controls make use of jQuery and by default will add a script registrar to your view which then automatically includes the core jQuery JavaScript files. Like many developers you may ...
I hope you haven’t come here looking for an answer!!! Because I want one too!!! I have recently been playing with JQM…and initially loved it….but…. I mean, jQuery mobile is fantastic...whats been done here I think is awesome. I'm enjoying working with it. (I know its beta 1!, but the below seems odd for even a beta release) There seems to be some fundamental bugs knocking about. Links for example. I have a fixed footer toolbar...3 buttons, Home, New, Settings. Home - I wanted to be non-ajax, so I ...
String Resources For string resources we will use local/global resources connecting to DB using DbResourceProvider from “Creating a Data Driven ASP.NET Localization Resource Provider and Editor” http://www.west-wind.com/pr... It also has DbResourceControl, that shows controls with Localizable attribute and connect them to editor. From http://guysmithferrier.com/... and http://www.guysmithferrier.... ...
Much has been talked about the F12 developer toolbar in IE and the support it provides for web developers. Starting IE8, the Developer Toolbar is a menu item that helps you view the page source, scripts, profiling and many other details of the rendered page. It even allows script debugging from within and that makes it a truly powerful web developer tool bar. With IE9, the developer toolbar got even better with the Networking Tab that allows you to inspect the traffic/time taken and drill down into ...
The Membership API came in .NET 2.0 and was a huge enhancement in building web applications with users, managing roles, permissions etc., The Membership API by default uses SQL Express and until Visual Studio 2008, it was available only through the ASP.NET Configuration manager screen (Website – ASP.NET Configuration) or (Project – ASP.NET Configuration) and for every application, one has to manually visit this place to start using the Security and other settings. Upon doing that the default SQL ...
I’m starting to see a whole bunch of tweets and blog posts on how Silverlight/WPF is dead, or how the XAML team has been disbanded at Microsoft, or how someone predicted Silverlight would die, blah blah blah. They all have a similar ring to it though: “Told ya so!” “They were stupid ideas anyway!” “Serves Microsoft right, boy are they dumb!” Let me tell you something, all those that are gleefully raving about Silverlight/WPF’s demise are nothing more than death trolls. Let’s assume that everything ...
One of the things that is keeping us busy is the Web Camps we are delivering across 5 cities. If you are a reader of this blog, and also attended one of these web camps, there is a good chance that you have seen me since I was there in all the places, so far. The topics that we cover include Visual Studio 2010 SP1, SQL CE, ASP.NET MVC & HTML5. Whenever I talk about SQL CE, the immediate response is that, people are wow that Microsoft has shipped a FREE compact edition database, which is an embedded ...
Areas are a great feature of MVC now. The let you put common code into an Area and then its segregated from other code. That makes it really easy to put those common feature in one spot and not have the interfere with other code. So today I was working on a new area and starting to test code in it. But the controller method could not be found. Testing the routes and all of the names proved no help either. So I am banging my head against the wall. Then I took a peak at one of the existing controllers ...
MVC 3 is becoming hugely popular thanks to Razor and the Helpers that make building web applications much easier. One of the common requirements in web development, both with web forms as well as MVC based development, is the cascading dropdownlist. Now, for Web Forms, we can use a variety of options viz. server side programming, jQuery or using the AJAX Control Toolkit’s cascading dropdownlist control for accomplishing this. I saw a few samples on the internet that used the erstwhile Microsoft AJAX ...
Recently, I was deploying an MVC 3 Application on Windows Azure. The deployment took longer than expected and the Roles were just restarting/repairing and it couldn’t just start the role instances. Only thing that seemed to have worked was uploading the Packages. Post that, the Roles were simply unable to start and be ready. I deleted the deployment, re-created the package and deployed. Still no avail. It would successfully upload the package but post that the roles would never be able to start. ...
Part 3 – Creating the view engine /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans... ...
Part 2 – Creating the controller factory /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans... ...
In this article we will use ASP.NET MVC 3 and the Windsor Container to explore ideas around modular software design. The principal aim of this guide is to show you how to store controllers and views in a separate assembly and load them at run-time. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; ...
The Silverlight Navigation Framework offers great value when looking to map longer XAML page URLs to much shorter, friendlier and memorable ones. This feature is similar in nature to the ASP.NET MVC Routing engine. For instance, the following is a quick sample on how to leverage the Navigation Framework. For this to work, I had to: 1-Add reference to System.Windows.Controls.Nav... in my Silverlight project 2-Add the following declaration in my App.xaml page: xmlns:nav="clr-namespace:Sy... ...
In the next generation of SQL Server, codename “Denali”, there is a new feature named Data-tier Application Framework v2.0 Feature Pack CTP to enhance the data import and export with SQL Server, and currently it had been available in SQL Azure Labs. Run Data-tier Application Locally From the portal we know that the Data-tier Application CTP2 can be executed from the development machine through an EXE utility. So what we need to do is to download the components listed below. Only one thing, the SQLSysClrTypes.msi ...
In a previous post, I talked about how to build your own custom Media Type Formatter with the WCF Web API. In this post, I used HAL as the media type to expose an API for Nerd Dinner. There are a core set of guiding principles to building RESTful services and one of those principles is that documentation efforts for a service should be focused on defining the media type(s) and link relations that the service uses. While it’s important to have a consistent pattern for URI design, it’s really not that ...
Media Type Formatters in the WCF Web API provide a way for the consumer of your service to not only specify the format they want for their response, but also specify the format they are using on their request. Typically the desired response format is specified in the “Accept” request header and the request body format is specified in the “Content-Type” request header. Media types are central to building any RESTful service. Two of the most common media types are “application/xml” and “application/json”. ...