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HTML5 Boilerplate template for ASP.NET with Visual Studio 2010
This is the 5th post in the series of HTML5 for ASP.NET Developers Support for HTML5 in Visual Studio 2010 has been quite good with Visual Studio Service Pack 1 However, HTML5 Boilerplate template has been one of the most popular HTML5 templates out in the internet. Now, there is one for your favorite ASP.NET Webforms as well as ASP.NET MVC 3 Projects (even for ASP.NET MVC 2). And its available in the most optimal place, i.e. NuGet. Lets see it in action. Let us fire up Visual Studio 2010 and create ......

Posted On Thursday, November 17, 2011 10:41 PM

Making HTML5 Video work with IIS Express
One of the cool things about HTML5 is the ability to play audio/video files out of the box without the dependency on plugins. Earlier I had written about HTML5 Video and the fallback using Silverlight for non-supported scenarios Visual Studio 2010 SP1 has decent support for HTML5, in terms of intellisense, validation etc., But, one issue that is constantly faced when using the HTML5 Video tag in an ASP.NET Application (Web/MVC) built using Visual Studio is that, the videos doesn’t play when running ......

Posted On Thursday, November 3, 2011 5:26 PM

Using HTML5 Geolocation API in ASP.NET Application
UPDATE The below sample just showcases the locality sample. The complete set of attributes exposed which include PostalCode, CountryRegion, Address etc., are available at This is the third in the series of posts I am doing on HTML5 for ASP.NET Developers Geolocation is one of the popular features of HTML5 that’s being touted as a favorite for building location aware applications. It helps to a great extent not just for Web Applications that run ......

Posted On Monday, October 17, 2011 6:24 PM

HTML5 Markup Enhancements for ASP.NET
This would be the first in the series of posts I plan to do for HTML5 for ASP.NET Developers The first thing that everyone would have experienced is the HTML5 header tag. The regular header tag that Visual Studio creates for ASP.NET Webforms is <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" " This would be the header tag present in the Master Page or the actual ASPX Page when you don’t inherit from a Master Page. Till HTML5 specifications ......

Posted On Monday, October 17, 2011 2:46 PM

HTML5 for ASP.NET Developers
HTML5 for ASP.NET Developers is my attempt to learn HTML5 myself being an ASP.NET Developer. I am planning to post a series of posts on how ASP.NET Developers can leverage some of the HTML5 features in their applications. To begin with, I plan to post a few samples on the following 1. Markup Enhancements that every ASP.NET Developer should know 2. Using HTML5 Geolocation API 3. Using HTML5 Local Storage in ASP.NET Applications 4. Making HTML5 Video work with IIS Express 5. HTML5 Boilerplate template ......

Posted On Monday, October 17, 2011 12:52 PM

Using HTML5 Local Storage in ASP.NET Applications
I recently delivered a Zeollar session on Using HTML5 Local Storage in ASP.NET Applications Following it up with a blog post on the contents, since a few mentioned that the code was not better aligned/readable. Local Storage and Offline Web Applications are 2 promising features of HTML5 going around the web apart from the (already tired of?) Videos. Local Storage (persistent storage) is not entirely new since we had cookies ever since sliced bread (or seems to be so). But, the limitation of 4KB on ......

Posted On Monday, August 29, 2011 5:26 PM

PDC 2010 Live now at
PDC 2010 is happening right now and if you are not in Seattle, you can watch it live at Just a few minutes ago Dean, CVP IE announced the HTML5 capabilities of IE9. Lots of exciting stuff being announced and i would save them for the next few posts As of today, its time to listen than write Cheers, Harish ......

Posted On Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:57 PM

HTML5 development with Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1
At TechEd India 2011 I presented on HTML5 Development with Visual Studio 2010 SP1. I wanted to cover the aspects that were discussed in my session. HTML5 1. HTML5 is the emerging but promising trend in web development 2. Some of the standards have got green signal i.e. they are candidate recommendations. 3. Some others are still work in progress. 4. IE9 implements standardized HTML5 specifications. Visual Studio 2010 and HTML5 Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 comes from basic HTML5 support. Having ......

Posted On Saturday, March 26, 2011 9:54 PM

Playing HTML5 Video with fall back for IE8/IE7 and earlier versions of other browsers using Silverlight
One of the popular HTML5 tags is the video tag. The ability to play videos without depending on a plugin is something that excites web developers to a great extent and no wonder you end up seeing video demos in all HTML5 conferences. Now, coming to HTML5 Video, the tag itself is simply <video id=”ID” src=”FILENAME.mp4/ogv/webm” > in the simplest form. This also means that the video needs to be H.256 encoded MP4 format or some of the other formats as mentioned above. For a detailed specification ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 22, 2011 6:26 PM

HTML5 and Visual Studio 2010
All of us work with Visual Studio (or the free Visual Web Developer Express Edition) for developing web applications targeting ASP.NET / ASP.NET MVC or Silverlight etc., Over the years, Visual Studio has grown to a great extent. From being a simple limited functionality tool in VS.NET 2002 to the multi-faceted, MEF driven Visual Studio 2010, it has come a long way. And as much as Visual Studio supports rapid web development by generating HTML mark up, it also added intellisense for some of the HTML ......

Posted On Monday, February 7, 2011 4:35 PM

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