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Wow, it only seems like just last week I was sitting at my PC trying to determine what I was going to concentrate on in software development for 2009. I had also just started the Frederick .NET User Group (FredNUG) in September 2008 and I was trying to figure out how to get speakers scheduled. Then, things started to quickly fall into place. My local INETA mentor, Frank La Vigne, provided me with a few names of well respected .NET MVPs who would most likely be interested in speaking at FredNUG. (Thanks ...
Happy New Year 2010 from SilverlightCream! In this Issue: Fredrik Normén, Damon Serji, Gavin Wignall, András Velvárt, Vibor Cipan, and CrocusGirl. Shoutouts: The Silverlight Team Blog has an interactive customizable New Year's card up for your use: Happy Holiday Season and Happy New Year from the Silverlight team I've added a WebCam/Mic tag to Silverlight Cream, and tagged 13 prior posts, so you can now search for them on the search page. From SilverlightCream.com: WCF RIA Services – Dynamically ...
EnGraph is looking for an ASP.NET developer to join our team. We are a small company in Lenexa, KS that creates .NET applications for Paratransit agencies. A good candidate would be very comfortable with ASP.NET, Forms Authentication and JavaScript. A huge bonus would be knowledge of IIS, Google Maps API, AJAXPro, ActiveReports, WPF and SQL. We are accepting resumes immediately and look to hire as soon as January 18th. We would consider contract or full-time and we would require office attendance. ...
So the issue is, you have a very large ASP.Net MVC app with many controllers and actions and don't know (or do) on how to restructure it for better maintenance. This article contains some thoughts around what my experiences were with building a large scale app with 10K+ lines of jQuery and 266 Actions dispersed over 98 Controllers. In the beginning: Yes God created .... no I created a relatively small scale Mvc app based on a very limited set of requirements, more like a XP or Agile experience or ...
In this Issue: John McFetridge, Fredrik Normén(2, 3), Jeff Blankenburg, Rishi, and Expression Blog. Shoutouts: Jesse Liberty reports a Silverlight HVP Design Update Michael S. Scherotter announced Maximum.TV Launches Spanish Language Silverlight TV Site From SilverlightCream.com: Developing Business Applications with Silverlight 3 ,Prism and Ria Services John McFetridge has a great tutorial PDF up on Prism, Silverlight 3, and RIA Services. Silverlight exception handling using WCF RIA Services and ...
Sharepoint 2010 comes with huge enhancements in the development experience, exists a feature that i am sure a lot of programmers were waiting, this is the capability to create Webparts using a visual interface, in Sharepoint 2010 this is done and is called Visual WebParts To create a Visual Webpart, first we should create a Visual Studio Project, i selected the Empty Project template for Sharepoint 2010, when the project is created the Sharepoint Customization Wizard is launched, the first innovation ...
When we creates a page in ASP.NET internally it create a .NET class. i.e: An instance of System.Web.UI.Page class. All the content in ASP.NET page including scripts,HTML content and plain text is compiled into .NET class. When a client request for ASP.NET page then ASP.NET Framework searches for a .NET class corresponding to the page then executes the class.If the class is not found then it compiles the page into new .NET class and stores the class into temporary ASP.NET folder in the following location. ...
HTTP protocol is stateless protocol. Each time you request a web page from the web application, from web application perspective, you are a completely new person.HTTP protocol can't remember the data of a request once it is submitted to the web server so we can't use the request data of one request in an other request. How ASP.NET manages the transcend behavior of the HTTP? Look at the below example: <%@ Page Language="C#"%> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" ...
In this Christmas Eve in Phoenix Issue: Richard Waddell, Kirupa, Douglas Starnes, Nigel Sampson, cherylws, Colin Blair, Yavor Georgiev, John Papa, Jeff Blankenburg, and Gill Cleeren. Shoutouts: For all you bloggers out there, David Anson posted: Blogging code samples stays easy [Update to free ConvertClipboardRtfToHtmlText tool and source code for Visual Studio 2010!] Colin Blair has an interesting discussion up as Thoughts on Modular WCF RIA Services If you haven't seen it yet, Scott Guthrie announced ...
In this Issue: Damian Schenkelman, Alexey Zakharov, Jeremy Likness, John Bruin, Andrej Tozon, Fons Sonnemans, Adam Kinney, Andrea Boschin, Al Pascual, Giorgetti Alessandro, Rob Eisenberg, Gill Cleeren, and Jeff Blankenburg. Shoutouts: Gavin Wignall has announced the Launch of the MSUK Partner Festive Game If you're in the UK, Tesco has this technology working: Silverlight-powered Virtual DVD now available from Tesco András Velvárt announced an interview by Karen Young when he was in Berlin: Another ...
first a note: I know this is the name of my blog is cloud9 and im supposed to be talking about Azure but just like everyone has thier pronounciation of the word Azure... I have my own defintion or vision of what Azure is. Azure is the core of a software + services platform. At this point in the game you might be saying DUH.. Whatever. Well let me just whatever your whatever lol. Azure = S+S = ( Azure Cloud, ServiceBus, Identity Metasystem (ACS/WIF/ADFS20/Cardspace etc), Dublin, WCF, WF, REST, Silverlight, ...
In this Issue: Jeff Prosise(2), Chris Klug(2), Laurent Bugnion, Jeff Blankenburg(2, 3), Gill Cleeren(2, 3, 4), Fredrik Normén. Shoutouts: Alan Mendelevich announced Stock Chart for WPF & Silverlight 1.1 Released ... free WPF and Silverlight charting control. Just for fun: SnowCrystals.com From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 4's New Local File System Support Jeff Prosise has a post up on accessing the local file system with Silverlight 4B. Remember this is only with elevated permissions. Silverlight's ...
In this Issue: Richard Waddell(2), Jeremy Likness, AfricanGeek, Michael Washington, Colin Eberhardt, clearbreeze(2), Tim Heuer, Allan Muller, Shawn Wildermuth, Jesse Liberty, Brad Abrams, and Gill Cleeren(2). Shoutouts: I'm sure you all aggregate Scott Guthrie, but just in case: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit Shawn Wildermuth posted links to his XBoxGames Databases for SQL Server 2005 and 2008 Fons Sonnemans posted his Silverlight Christmas Card... using behaviors he already discussed... ...
Previously I wrote an article regarding Unit Testing WCF with Unity. Unit testing allows you to test a single component of your application, completely independent of any other components or systems. Once you have successfully created your unit tests, the logical next step is to see how your service works when connected to other components. These integration tests allow you, for example, to run tests against your service and see how it behaves when writing to a database or consuming another service. ...
You can upload this example from here (I had made some small modification to the original code but it should be easy to understand. This solution uses just HTML and jQuery): http://cid-4fb5a48846336376... I needed a very simple solution that allows me to show centered modal div. ASP.NET Ajax Control Toolkit has modal popup (http://www.asp.net/AJAX/Aj... And also there are many of jQuery examples. But ...
In the previous post I had described the steps to secure your Windows Azure tokens and get the necessary Visual Studio templates as well as making your web application Azure ready by adding the cloud project and building against it. Once you have tested the Development Fabric, the instances as well as the application, the next step would be to publish it to the Windows Azure platform. Select the “CloudService1” project that you added to the solution, right click and select “Publish” Once you click ...
I applaud efforts to encourage test driven development, however I find myself cringing at the examples being produced by the framework designers we are supposed to look up to. I've noticed this with the buzz around TDD and ASP.Net MVC and now that buzz is transferring to the Entity Framework. I think it is wonderful that these frameworks are designed with testability in mind. However, it is up to the developer to actually employ TDD when composing their applications. There are other ways to test, ...
Earlier I had written 2 posts – Taking your Northwind Database to SQL Azure and binding it to an ASP.NET GridView Part I and Part II . I thought, I will complete the series with a post on moving your ASP.NET Application as well to Windows Azure making it a truly cloud based application. Before we start, there are a bunch of things that you would need to do. First and foremost, you would need a Token for Windows Azure. You can request for a free token for Windows Azure from here after providing your ...
Urlop ojcowski to nie tylko gry i zabawy. Wiekszosc tego wspanialego czasu spedza sie uspokajaniu bobasa oraz próbach poradzenia sobie z ciekawymi sytuacjami, jak np. wybuchowe kupki. Uwierzcie, ze okreslenie tego mianem wybuchu jest jak najbardziej odpowiednie. I wiem, ze nie takiego zdjecia mogliscie sie spodziewac po technicznym wpisie na programistycznym blogu, ale chyba dacie sobie rade. ;) Co?! JUZ czas na RC? Chyba musisz mi zmienic pampersa… Podczas mojej nieobecnosci, team ASP.NET MVC kontynuowal ...
If you have used the Entity Framework that shipped with Visual Studio 2008 SP1, you would really start appreciating the flexibility it offers for building schema driven data access layer and get it to the UI Layer either directly or using a middle tier such as WCF RIA Service. Check my earlier post on this, if you are interested further :) Meanwhile, the other exciting stuff that has been around is the SQL Azure which is part of the Windows Azure platform. SQL Azure provides relational data over ...
In this Issue: René Schulte, Mike Hodnick, ITLackey, Glenn Block, David Anson, ChristophDotNet, Micah, Adam Kinney, Joel Cochran, Andrei Alecu, Jesse Liberty, and Gill Cleeren(2). Shoutout: Jeff Paries shared the 2009 Silverlight Christmas Card from Waggener Edstrom ... pretty cool, thanks Jeff! From SilverlightCream.com: World# - Real Time 3D Augmented Reality with Silverlight Please note coments made here are sometimes made to be humorous or poike fun at myself, as I tried to do with this one. ...
One of the MVVM Light Toolkit’s user requested that I add the possibility to pass the EventArgs of an event to the ICommand that it is bound to through the EventToCommand trigger. At first I was a bit reluctant because it seems like a transgression of the rule that says you should avoid to have too much knowledge about the UI layer in the ViewModel. For example, if you have a RelayCommand in the ViewModel that expects a MouseEventArgs, it kinds of binds you to a certain kind of UI element, which ...
The next version of Entity Framework has many new features, many of which are enabling it to catch up with features previously available in other frameworks like LINQ to SQL. One of these new features is the updated stored procedure support. In previous versions of EF, working with stored procedures was quite limited and really only usable with CRUD operations that were mapped to already defined entities. With EF 4, you can start with your stored procedure and have the designer automatically generate ...
I want to put in this post some the jQuery methods that I found myself searching the web every other time i need them for the future reference. Check if element exists: if ($('#elementID').length > 0) { // do somehting } Disable/enable element $('#elementID').attr('disab... 'disabled'); $('#elementID').removeAttr(... Clear DropdownList or ListBox $('#ddl_ID >option').remove(); Add entry in the DropDownList or ListBox $('#ddl_ID').append($('<... ...
MojoPortal is an open-source content management platform that we have started using at StrongEye because it offers an extensive out of the box starting point for ASP.NET Web applications, and also because it is incredibly developer-friendly. UPDATE: For most common Web site tasks, you probably can go very far in MojoPortal without having to create custom code. These steps are advanced and for developers who want to create new functionality that cannot be accomplished with the existing feature set ...
In this Issue: Andrej Tozon, nmarun, AmazedSaint, Shawn Wildermuth, Fredrik Normén, Damon Payne, Victor Gaudioso, Jeremy Likness(2), Alan Mendelevich, Dan Wahlin, Lee(2), Expression Blog, Andy Beaulieu, and Gill Cleeren. Shoutouts: Scott Guthrie Tweeted about Template Monster now having Silverlight Intro Templates and Silverlight Templates Einar Ingebrigtsen announced Balder 0.8.8.5 Release is out Victor Gaudioso has a list of all his videos: All of my Silverlight Video Tutorials in One Place: (Revisited) ...

Man, I feel angry that this is the first time I heard of this site:

http://www.asp.net/community/control-gallery/

Source: Cloudy in Seattle: http://blogs.msdn.com/jnak/... Two articles explain the process of using MVC projects with Windows Azure including changing ASP providers: 1. ASP.Net MVC & Windows Azure (Post Nov 2009) 2. Using Windows Azure with ASP Providers And off you go ...
I have been playing with the WCF RIA Services (erstwhile .NET RIA Services) for sometime and found that most of the samples out there focus on Silverlight based applications. While the new WCF RIA Services preview for VS 2010 is awesome in terms of its Silverlight integration, I also wanted to test out on building plain vanilla ASP.NET Applications and using the power of WCF RIA Services to build a middle tier for the same. Ok, to begin with, I already had Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 installed and ...
I have been a developer for over 10 years, and at one point or another completely relied on the knowledge of someone with more experience than I had to make something work. I figure that it's time for me to start giving back. As background, I am a Microsoft technology based developer currently working in WCF/WPF/XAML, although I have only been doing this type of development for a little while now. I have a solid background that covers ASP.Net (C#/VB.Net), Traditional ASP, Javascript, custom AJAX ...
There is a new open source approach to Ajax architecting. The approach is called Empty Client. The name is derived from the fact that with this approach there is no logic, data or open service on the client and all Ajax calls are routed through a central HTTP/XML pipeline and optimized to a degree never realized on web before. The approach is implemented by Visual WebGui which positions the approach as Windows Over Web and cloud. The approach seems to get traction with Dot.Net developers, which use ...
In this Issue: Jeremy Likness, Rudi Grobler, Nick Kramer, Fredrik Normén, Mike Taulty, Deborah Kurata, Shayne Burgess, Glenn Block(2), and Gill Cleeren(2). Shoutout: Did you know MIX10 registration was open? Register by Jan 15th and get in for $795!! MIX10 From SilverlightCream.com: Unit Tests for ViewModels AND Views in Silverlight Confused about Unit Testing Silverlight apps in MVVM? Jeremy Likness isn't... and he shows us how! Blend 3 Tip: Filter resources by selected element Rudi Grobler has ...
Technorati Tags: Application Architecture and Design Strategies ASP.NET design patterns. Design patterns are set of useful approaches for solving repeating problems that appears many times during developing software. By using design patterns we are not reinventing the wheel again and again. The most sommon patters are: Creational Patterns Abstract Factory Creates an instance of several families of classes Singleton A class of which only a single instance can exist Structural Patterns Adapter Match ...
While many of the single components of an ASP.NET MVC application are easy to test (-drive) in an isolated manner (e.g. controllers), this can be hard for some others (like e.g. model binders) - and sometimes it just doesn't make much sense to test a single piece of code in isolation (e.g. for security-related issues). In such a case, some sort of integration testing has to be done, which in the context of ASP.NET MVC typically implies the usage of a browser automation framework like e.g. Selenium ...
We have been using ASP.Net MVC for a few projects at work and the standard set of cross cutting concerns are popping up, as usual. A lot of samples exist to create filters for the scenarios (logging, exception handling, mapping, output transformations etc). We have been using many of these and they are adding a lot of excitement to the development process. However, I smell a bit of a problem with all these attributed filters. The smell of configuration over convention. Configuration isn’t always ...
In this Issue: Joel Neubeck, Tim Heuer, Gill Cleeren, Cameron Albert, Damon Serji, Matthew Casperson, Corey Miller, Pete Brown, Aashish, David Poll, and Fredrik Normén. Shoutouts: Brad Abrams reported an interview: Bytes by MSDN: Brad Abrams Interview with Billy Hollis: Silverlight 4, RIA Services and VS2010 Nikhil Kothari has a set of links for RIA Services: RIA Services Link Listing #1 From SilverlightCream.com: Capturing the Webcam in Silverlight 4 Joel Neubeck has a post up at SilverlightShow ...
Welcome! This new blog will be my humble attempt at consolidating my technical thoughts in a place that isn't likely to make the rest of my family's eyes glaze over! I am an ASP.NET developer in Southeast Houston and have been working as a programmer for nearly 10 years. I have spent most of my time working with web applications and SQL Server. In 2005, I made the leap from ColdFusion 5.0 to the .NET Framework 1.1 - along with the quantum leap between procedural and Object-Oriented thinking - and ...
In this Issue: Gill Cleeren, Chris Klug, Expression Blog, James, nmarun, Deborah Kurata, cherylws, Jeremy Likness, David Kelley, Lee, and Fredrik Normén. Shoutouts: Jonathan van de Veen's latest post is on time management and setting goals: Adventures while building a Silverlight Enterprise application part #30 ChristophDotNet reports on a Silverlight 3 / Expression Lab Posted From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Advent Calendar: December 9th: Element-to-element bindings in Silverlight 3 Gill Cleeren's ...
Conventinal Way of Searching : When there is a requirement to add a Search feature inside a website to search through knowledge base the first thing that will crack our mind is to add a Free Text Search with some Keywords. If it is a SQL server we will hit a free text query over a specific keyword index else we might lookout for some third party indexing utility like lucene.net to to fetch best matching result for the end user. This is called Keyword Searching. The search key words will be like "CEO ...
In this Issue: Andrea Boschin, AfricanGeek, Davide Zordan(2), raelango, Rene Schulte, Brad Abrams, Colin Blair, CorrinaB, Deborah Kurata, Gill Cleeren(2), Fredrik Normén, and amazedsaint. Shoutouts: Koen Zwikstra has an update for Document Toolkit 1.1.0.4 Shawn Wildermuth announced My Interview about Silverlight at Sweden's OreDev Doug Blackmore wrote to say his blog has moved, and to kick it off he reports his Silverlight ComboBox Updated From SilverlightCream.com: Developing applications gets easy ...
In this Issue: Damian Schenkelman, Zoltan Arvai, Deborah Kurata, David Poll, Fredrik Normén, Victor Gaudioso(2), Adam Kinney(2, 3), Karl Shifflett, and Gill Cleeren(2). Shoutout: Jeremy Likness has a great post describing how to Host WCF as Windows Service without Installing Bea Stollnitz announced her new site/venture: Zag Studio’s web site... good luck Bea, and I hope you keep blogging good stuff! From SilverlightCream.com: Will Silverlight 4 ICommand support simplify using commands in Prism? Damian ...
Wheew..looks like i've been so busy lately.. ;)... I never thought I’d achieve this, but I’ve somehow managed to get to the top 3 rank in ASP.NET Community Hall of Fame..This has been a very rewarding experience [~at least for me :) ]!Honestly, I really can't believe that I have helped hundreds, not only hundreds but I think thousands of geeks already within 2 years of contrinuting through forums at the official Microsoft ASP.NET site. Technorati Tags: Community ...
From the many available IoC containers out there, LinFu is the one that I like most. This is because it is extremely simple to use, needs almost no configuration at all, and yet it is highly flexible and extensible, if you need to do some more complicated things (you can read two good introductory articles about LinFu IoC here and here). During the last weeks, I was doing some stuff with the ASP.NET MVC framework, and I wondered how easy or complicated it would be to use the application's IoC container ...
Thanks to all the attendees who came to my session on Developing WPF Applications with Prism at Central Penn .NET Code Camp. It seems many developers are investigating ways to architect WPF applications to be more dynamic and extensible. Hopefully, I provided them with a number of ideas to tackle this challenge. The slides from my session can be found HERE. If you experience any problems downloading the slides or code, please let me know. Like all the other code camps I’ve attended this year, the ...
In this Issue: Davide Zordan(2), Fredrik Normén, Nick Kramer, Gill Cleeren(2), Jeff Prosise, CorrinaB, Al Pascual(2), Nigel Sampson, and Kirupa. Shoutout: Pete Brown has posted his list of 10 Must-See PDC 09 Sessions ... but it's 11 :) From SilverlightCream.com: Experiments using MEF, MVVM and Silverlight 4 Beta – Part 2: Custom attributes Davide Zordan has post 2 of his MVVM, MEF, and Silverlight 4B series up talking about custom attributes Experiments using MEF, MVVM and Silverlight 4 Beta – Part ...
In this Issue: Rob Eisenberg, Gill Cleeren(2), AfricanGeek, Brett Balmer, Tim Heuer, Alex Knight, Kirupa, Jeff Prosise(2), nmarun, Brad Abrams, Shayne Burgess, Michael Wolf, Micah Shoutouts: John Papa has a Silverlight MVP Twitter list up: Silverlight MVP List on Twitter, and a Silverlight Team Twitter List also ... if those don't give you enough Silverlight in Twitter, I'm not sure what to say :) Koen Zwikstra has a maintenance release of Silverlight Spy up: Silverlight Spy 3.0.0.6 Here's a link ...
In this Issue: Jeremy Likness, CLR Team Blog, Deborah Kurata, Tim Heuer, Ning Zhang, Jeff Prosise, Fredrik Normén, Antoni Dol, Adam Kinney, Jordan Knight, Andy Beaulieu, Kevin Dockx, and Al Pascual. Shoutouts: Jonathan van de Veen discusses the problems of upgrading to the beta in Adventures while building a Silverlight Enterprise application part #29 Victor Gaudioso has the materials up from My Silverlight 4 Presentation at LA C# Usergroup in Manhatten Beach, CA (12.01.09) including a Drop Demo ...
A common and key requirement in business applications is the ability for the user to print the information they are using in the business application. FINALLY – Silverlight 4 Beta delivers this capability. This blog will show you how to first of all print in Silverlight 4 Beta and then how to print in a useful way! The code for this blog can be found here and is built with Silverlight 4 Beta and Visual Studio 2010 Beta. Steps: 1. Create a Silverlight application project with an ASP.NET web project ...
In this Issue: Pete Brown, Davide Zordan(2), René Schulte(2), David Anson, Ning Zhang, Jeff Prosise, Antoni Dol, nmarun, Deborah Kurata(2), and Fredrik Normén. Shoutouts: John Papa announced the availability of his "What's new in Silverlight 4" whitepaper: What’s New in Silverlight 4 – Download and Run! The Expression Team Blog has a post up about Expression Blend: What's new Koen Zwikstra is reacting to Silverlight 4B along with everyone else with a Document Toolkit Roadmap Check out Pete Blois' ...
With .NET 4.0 right around the corner, I thought it would be cool to download Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 and start playing around with the next release of Entity Framework. The initial release of Entity Framework came with a great deal of criticism. To make matters worse, there was a large uproar when it was rumored that Microsoft would be abandoning LINQ to SQL, in favor of Entity Framework. This was because, at the time, many developers felt Entity Framework was an inferior technology to LINQ to ...