July 2010 Entries

My first Razor (ASP.NET WebPages) based app in WebMatrix
If you are following Scott Gu’s Blog or simply the ASP.NET Community, you would have definitely heard about WebMatrix and the Razor view engine. More specifically you must have heard of something known as “ASP.NET WebPages” The ASP.NET WebPages, Razor Engine as well as WebMatrix can definitely be confusing for many who have been into ASP.NET Development for sometime now. Clearly, this is not for you, if you are hard core ASP.NET Web Developer and are happy with either Webforms or MVC based development. ......

Posted On Thursday, July 29, 2010 3:02 AM | Comments (5)

Creating and running VS 2010 Web Application Projects and Web Sites on IIS instead of the default Cassini web server
One of the clear changes in Visual Studio from Visual Studio 2005, is the dependency of VS on IIS for creating websites/web applications. In VS 2005 until its SP1 you only had the choice to create Websites that use the local cassini web server for development purposes. The Web Application Projects allows you to create the legacy style of project based sites which can run on IIS. From VS 2008, you can create both Web Application Projects as well as Websites that can run on Cassini i.e. without the ......

Posted On Sunday, July 18, 2010 11:30 PM | Comments (11)

Error Connecting to SQL Azure from Management Studio (Microsoft SQL Server, Error:53)
If you are receiving an error trying to connect to SQL Azure from Management Studio (SQL Server 2008 R2) and the error code indicates Error:53, most likely you are running into the following issue. Note that, the rest of the post assumes that you have the proper server name / credentials and have configured your IP Address range in the SQL Azure administration portal. The above error clearly indicates that the connection couldn’t be opened. One of my colleagues faced this issue and we were pretty ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 6, 2010 6:22 PM | Comments (1)

Updated Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2010 available
Since the commerical availability of Windows Azure, there were a few releases of Windows Azure tools for Visual Studio that had shipped. Now, there is an updated version of Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio available. It is available as Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 1.2 (June 2010) and can be downloaded from here This includes support for Visual Studio 2010 RTM as well as Visual Studio 2008 SP1. Other features include Cloud Storage Explorer, .NET 4 support and few other new ......

Posted On Thursday, July 1, 2010 9:24 PM | Comments (6)