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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

Installing MVC 3 for Visual Studio 2010 on Windows Developer Preview after installing MVC 4
I am playing more with the Windows Developer Preview and simply love the backward compatibility it has for applications that used to work in Windows 7. And one of the applications critical to my day-to-day life is Visual Studio. Visual Studio 2010 with SP1 and ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools is my everyday requirement. Windows Developer Preview when installed from the MSDN Center has two flavors. One with the Developer Tools which I would assume, most of us developers would want and the other one, which is simply ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 26, 2011 5:44 PM

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

Why NuGet for Visual Studio 2010 is so useful!
Recently I delivered a session at Virtual TechDays on why NuGet is so useful. As a part of the demonstration, I was showcasing how it automatically allows us to update some of the external reference libraries. Point in case, here is jQuery. Starting Visual Studio 2008 SP1, we have been shipping jQuery and intellisense for jQuery thereof. With Visual Studio 2010, out of the box, when we create a “File – New Project – ASP.NET Web Application” (which would create a Webforms application) it would automatically ......

Posted On Friday, September 30, 2011 7:50 PM

Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Applications on Windows 8 Developer Preview
Well, as mentioned in my earlier posts, the ASP.NET MVC 4 has Developer Preview has been released. You might notice quite a bit of this term “Developer Preview” in 2-3 products specifically. One, Windows 8 is now available as simply Windows Developer Preview. Similarly, Visual Studio 11 is Developer Preview and also the Internet Explorer Platform Preview 3 is a Developer Preview, as with the case with Expression etc., Now, to clarify on a few things which I learnt. The Windows 8, hereinafter referred ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 27, 2011 2:14 PM

The BUILD Conference
What a week it has been! The BUILD Conference just concluded and there were tons of announcements. This is one of the reasons I am passionate about this company. Even when I was outside Microsoft, the momentum and the focus they have on Developer audience simply amazes me and they continue to do it, years later. Windows Developer Preview BUILD is a developer conference which premiered the first Windows Developer Preview bits. Clearly, the developers ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:20 AM

Using the MailDefinition class in .NET Framework 4 Console Application, Visual Studio 2010
One of my colleagues pinged me to check, how to use the MailDefinition class for creating formatted mails from a .NET Console Application. She was referring to this article which seems to be building a nice template email that can be sent. But this article was related to ASP.NET and hence didn’t have issues in referencing the MailDefinition Class which is part of System.Web.UI.WebControls namespace. The application ......

Posted On Thursday, May 12, 2011 1:15 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

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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