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The first article in a series I am doing for MSDN just came online. The ASP.NET Jumpstart series will run an ASP.NET hobbyist through the creation of their own application/starter kit. This first article, Introduction to the Media Share Library Starter Kit, is an introduction to the starter kit and runs you through installing and configuring the starter kit. ALSO, at the top of the page, you will notice that you can download the starter kit yourself to install on your machine.

To steal from myself, here is a brief description of the starter kit:

The Media Share Library Starter Kit enables you to easily create an application that allows registered users to present a collection of media items (such as movie DVDs, music CDs, books, and more) for other registered users to borrow. Users will be able to look through a library of items collectively held by the group using the application and request to borrow specific items from the registered owners of the items. The idea of the Media Share Library Starter Kit is to provide you with a framework that you can use to quickly organize a library collection that can be shared with a larger group of people.

This starter kit provides you with a series of pages that easily allow you to present and manage items in your library, as well as items that are on loan. Starting pages for this starter kit include a basic home page and login page for registered users. Also included in the starter kit are pages that allow you to view the group library, your personal library, as well as an alert page that warns you of items you have due to others or items that are due to you.

The idea is that you install this SK on a server at work, and then you and some of your co-worker friends can start sharing your media libraries with one another - a self-governed library system. Here is a screen shot of one of the starter kit's pages:

I have built this to run on RC1 of ASP.NET 2.0. If you encounter any issues (which I will fix) or if you make any enhancements, new themes/skins, etc., then let me know and I will host/promote them for you.

Enjoy and happy coding!

 

Posted on Friday, October 7, 2005 7:27 AM ASP.NET , Microsoft , Writing , MSDN | Back to top


Comments on this post: Introducing the Media Share Library Starter Kit!

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I’ve downloaded the Media Library Starter Kit and try to install it. But during the install I get the following error; “The installer was interrupted before Media Share Library cloud be installed. You need to restart the installer to try again.

The strange thing is that I get this error on two totally different machines.

Please check link: http://forums.asp.net/thread/1257730.aspx
Left by Ruud on Apr 18, 2006 11:44 AM

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I have Problems editing the Entries in "My Library", any suggestions what I did wrong?

Creating new entries works and all are visible in the database.

Deleting them also fails.

Any ideas?
Left by wEipAH on Jul 24, 2006 2:44 AM

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I can't get the download database to attach to my sql server. It keeps telling me that I need to check the sys tables. Could you send me a script of the db so I can install it on my server?

Thanks,
Cliff Richardson (cliffymania@yahoo.com)
Left by Cliff Richardson on Feb 05, 2007 11:02 AM

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i have Problems editing the Entries in "My Library", any suggestions what I did wrong?

Deleting them also fails. i have problem in Admin roles. Eventhough i logged in as a admin, when i click the admin link. it will go to the log in page.
i dont know what kind of mistakes i did.
Any ideas?
Left by jaya on Jun 15, 2007 4:59 AM

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According to a post here http://forums.asp.net/t/981698.aspx it seems that you must have IIS6 installed. If your running Vista and IIS, it wont run at all, not even with II6 compatibility-mode.
Left by palooka on Aug 03, 2007 8:06 AM

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how can i share my videos to others in the same lan...............
Left by snords on Sep 30, 2009 12:12 AM

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