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January 2010 Entries

On February 4th, I will be presenting .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 at the Microsoft office in Reston as part of my company’s continued efforts to provide education on Microsoft technologies. This presentation will cover a wide breadth of technologies that are being launched by Microsoft this year. The presentation is geared towards technical decision makers including Architects, CTO, CIO, Project Managers, IT Managers, and senior development resources. This a totally free Microsoft sponsored event ......

MVC 2 is adding many new features that make views more elegant to write. For example, the new EditorFor() Html helper returns the appropriate HTML input elements for a given property so you don’t have to explicitly specify text box, dropdown, or whatever control you need and can even use the [UIHint] attribute to specify the editor you want to use (either an OOTB or custom editor). This results in view markup that often looks like this: 1: <p> 2: <%=Html.LabelFor(m => m.FirstName)%> ......

A while back I blogged about creating an MVC Delete Link with the AjaxHelper. This was based on another blog post from Stephen Walther where he explained the drawbacks of using hyperlinks for delete scenarios. HTTP and REST best practices state that GET requests should never modify a resource. The most “RESTful” implementation is is use a DELETE verb. In Walther’s post he shows two primary examples: 1) using AJAX to issue a true “DELETE” request, and 2) using individual forms to do the delete operations. ......