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Vinz' Blog (ProudMonkey) "Code, Beer and Music ~ my way of being a programmer" General There are 22 entries for the tag General
Programming Problems and Finding Solutions
It’s been years (8 years to be exact as of this writing) since I am involved in various forums such as (, (, (, (, (, ( and most recently at C# corner forums. I’ve helped resolved hundreds or maybe thousands of questions from simple to very complex issues. Being in the community is awesome as I get the chance to learn and help fellow developers around the world. Most of the time I’ve encountered ......

Posted On Monday, May 4, 2015 4:27 PM

A Blog Feature
Vishal Ranjan invited me to have a short interview about myself. The details of the interview was featured in his blog here: Interview with Vincent Maverick Durano Technorati Tags: Community,General,Asp.NET ......

Posted On Friday, February 1, 2013 5:30 PM

What will you be if computers weren't in existence?
Yeah it's a tough question especially since most of us across the globe, both young and old heavily rely on computers and the internet . Today, life would be virtually impossible without it. When I was in elementary school I always dreamed of becoming an artist. I loved to paint and draw because I can express my thoughts and emotions through art. But things changed after I graduated in high school because my family couldn't afford to send me to university. I earned my BS degree because I got a scholarship ......

Posted On Friday, February 3, 2012 11:11 PM

A Monkey Talks about ASP.NET
Last week, I was interviewed by Zandra Nilocas from Microsoft Philippines. It was my first time experience to talk about something in front of the camera so it's not surprising that I looked like an idiot in that interview (you know swiveling my chair back and forth without noticing it). Anyway in the interview we talked about ASP.NET WebForms, MVC and Web Matrix in general and just to elaborate a bit of what we talked about and to clarify things out, I have decided to write this post... WebForms ......

Posted On Thursday, April 14, 2011 2:50 PM

Quiz Master at Beyond Relational
Last month a friend of mine invited me to join and asked me to nominate myself as a .NET Quiz Master. In order to qualify I must submit an interesting question related to .NET and their .NET team will review the information and will select 31 quiz masters for the .NET quiz category. This seems insteresting to me so I go ahead and submit one entry. Luckily I was selected as one of the 31 Quiz Masters in the .NET category. I hope to be able to keep up the good work there for years ......

Posted On Monday, January 3, 2011 11:19 PM

Analyze and Manage your Code with Visual NDepend
NDepend is an awesome tool by Patrick Smacchia (C# MVP) which the primary goal is to let you analyze your application and to get clear idea about cross dependencies between objects, level of association between them and to know the condition of your code easily. With NDepend you can get the summary of everything on what’s happening in your project at glance and provide a lot more cool features that would help you in analyzing your application. Here's a sample screen shot of the tool: Note that just ......

Posted On Monday, October 4, 2010 7:05 PM

Create, Build, Run,Test and Debug codes online with CodeRun Studio
Hajan posted a blog at and discovered an awesome tool that would let you Create, Build, Run, Test and Debug codes online. I find this tool very useful and handy because I can easily run and test codes without Visual Studio and without installing something in my computer. What is this awesome tool by the way? They called it CodeRun Studio - CodeRun is A free, cross-platform browser-based IDE designed for the cloud. It enables you to easily develop, debug and deploy web applications using ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:57 PM

Introducing WebMatrix Beta
Microsoft has recently released the first beta version of WebMatrix. What is it? Taken from the WebMatrix official site: "WebMatrix is everything you need to build Web sites using Windows. It includes IIS Developer Express (a development Web server), ASP.NET (a Web framework), and SQL Server Compact (an embedded database). It streamlines Web site development and makes it easy to start Web sites from popular open-source apps. The skills and code you develop with WebMatrix transition seamlessly to ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 7, 2010 6:08 PM

Why double quotes does not work in inline databinding statement?
Over the ASP.Net forums where I frequently participate, a member asked the difference between using single quotes and double quotes in a databinding expression. So I thought of sharing the answer that I have provided on that thread as a reference to others. Here's the actual question of the user: I have always been wondering what can be the reason behind the following? <asp:GridView runat="server"> <Columns> <asp:TemplateField> <ItemTemplate> <asp:HiddenField runat="server" ......

Posted On Thursday, April 15, 2010 4:53 PM

Free Developer Training: Silverlight 4 Training Kit
Channel 9 is offering a free Silverlight 4 Training Kit. The training kit includes a whitepaper explaining all of the new Silverlight 4 features, several hands-on-labs that explain the features, and a 8 unit course for building business applications with Silverlight 4. The business applications course includes 8 modules with extensive hands on labs as well as accompanying videos that walk you through key aspects of building a business application with Silverlight. Key aspects in this course are working ......

Posted On Friday, March 19, 2010 5:42 PM

Pluralsight On-Demand Training library
Technorati Tags: General Pluralsight is an online .NET Training library which provides online training materials for .NET developers. Example trainings available on demand: · .NET 3.5 · Agile Team Practices · ASP.NET 3.5 · ASP.NET AJAX · ASP.NET MVC · BizTalk 2006 · BizTalk Server 2006 R2 · BizTalk Server 2009 · iPhone ASP.NET · LINQ · Managed Services Engine · Silverlight 3 · SharePoint Services · SQL Server 2008 · VSTS · WCF · Windows Server AppFabric, formerly "Dublin" · Windows Workflow · WPF ......

Posted On Friday, February 26, 2010 5:39 PM

Learning ASP.NET: Where to Begin?
Technorati Tags: ASP.NET,General I often see questions at forums( asking stuffs like: Where to begin? Where Do I start? How to Get Started? So I decided to write this "boring" post to express my opinion and hopefully this can help beginners find their way to get started with ASP.NET. Based on my experience learning ASP.NET is just like learning how to play a guitar.. (oh really? why could I say that? ).(1) First you must have this what we call "interest" because if you don't, ......

Posted On Friday, February 26, 2010 5:29 PM

Introducing Microsoft WebsiteSpark
Microsoft WebsiteSpark ignites success in the Web business by helping Web Pros to drive new business opportunities through connections with partners and customers around the world. WebsiteSpark also provides Web Pros with Microsoft software and solutions, as well as support and training opportunities. Through their participation in WebsiteSpark, Network Partners can grow their own business and customer base by gaining exposure as a Microsoft partner and participating in an ecosystem that includes ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 19, 2010 10:15 PM

Good News!: SEA MVPs Blog-A-Holic has Officially Launched Today
Check this out: Technorati Tags: General ......

Posted On Monday, September 7, 2009 1:49 PM

How To: Prevent SQL Injection in ASP.NET
Mike Brind has written a very good example about "Preventing SQL Injection in ASP.NET". If you are new to Data Access manipulations in ASP.NET then I would strongly suggest you to read the article mentioned above. Technorati Tags: ADO.NET,ASP.NET,General ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 26, 2009 7:16 PM

ASPNET WebPart FAQ: Accessing Controls from UserControls in ASPX page
I decided to write this example because I always encounter this type of questions at the WebParts and Personalization forums. Many of us have used UserControls as WebParts so that we can incorporate different server controls in a single WebPart element and there are times we need to retrieve or pass a value to a Control that‘s inside a UserControl. So in this example, I will show different ways on how to get or pass values to a control that is residing within a UserControl. Suppose that we ......

Posted On Thursday, June 25, 2009 1:17 AM

New ASP.NET Tutorial site
Just published few articles at ASP Snippets site. try to check the site and I'm sure you will find lots of useful articles there about ASP.NET... Good Luck! Technorati Tags: General ......

Posted On Monday, June 15, 2009 8:54 PM

Lists of WYSIWYG Editor
The following are the Lists of WYSIWYG Editor that you can pick: RadEditor (Telerik). AJAX-enabled. WebHtmlEditor (Infragistics). Cute Editor (CuteSoft) FreeTextBox ( Free for basic edition. Source code available (for a price). Peter's Textboxes (Peter Blum). Suite of enhanced text box controls. UltimateEditor (Karamasoft) Asbru Web Content Editor (Asbru) ASP.Net XHTML WYSIWYG Editor (MoreNet) AspLib Component library (Astron Digital). Includes a WYSIWYG editor, among other things. ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 3, 2009 5:40 PM

Download: ASPNET Futures Release
For those who wan't to use the Micorsoft.Web.Preview dll then you need to download the Microsoft ASPNET Futures (July 2007 release) first that contains that dll.. You can download it HERE. Technorati Tags: General ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 27, 2009 5:50 PM

Links to Read for Speeding Up your ASP.NET Application
Here are some useful articles that talks about how to improve the performance of ASP.NET Application. I also included here some links that talks about the best practices for speeding up your website. Improving ASP.NET Performance Best Practices for Speeding Up Your Web Site 10 ASP.NET Performance and Scalability Secrets 10 Tips for Writing ......

Posted On Thursday, May 7, 2009 8:41 PM

Links to Read before Working on Dynamic Controls in ASP.NET
I would like to share with you the following useful articles and FAQ's below about Dynamic Controls in ASP.NET: Dynamically Creating controls in ASP.NET Truly Understanding Dynamic Controls Key to ensuring dynamic ASP.NET controls save Viewstate - level 300 ......

Posted On Sunday, May 3, 2009 3:33 PM

C# and VB.NET Code Converter
You can use the following Free Online Code Converter below just in case you need to convert C# codes to VB.NET or vice versa. Telerik Code Converter Developer Fusion Code Converter Technorati Tags: General ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 14, 2009 10:13 AM

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