Entity Framework Tutorials for ASP.NET Developers

We have been working on new tutorials intended to introduce ASP.NET developers to the Entity Framework. The first series,  Getting Started with the Entity Framework and ASP.NET, has been published on the ASP.NET site. The tutorials build a sample application for which you can download the Visual Studio project. Here is an outline of topics…

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WebMatrix – Method Chaining

When you want to create a new chart, you can combine a set of method calls for the Chart helper that will include all the information needed to build the chart.  When you combine method calls to create an object in this way, it is called method chaining. Method chaining can make complex calls in…

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WebMatrix – Positional and Named Parameters

This post provides details and code examples related to Microsoft WebMatrix (Beta). The code examples used in the WebMatrix Getting Started guide show you how to call methods using two different techniques. You can either call a method using positional parameters or named parameters. You can also use a combination of both, but in a…

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Best Practices for ASP.NET MVC

[This post is based on a document authored by Ben Grover (a senior developer at Microsoft). It is our intention to integrate this information into the MVC 3 documentation on MSDN. We hope to hear from you and welcome any suggestions you might have.] This document presents a set of coding guidelines aimed at helping…

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Translated Captions for Silverlight Videos – It is Dynamic!

This post provides details and code about how to create dynamically translating video captions based on the browser language. By implementing the details in this post you can create the following: A Web based solution that displays machine translated captions for your video A Web page that translates captions on the fly A Silverlight player…

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Overview of the ASP.NET API Class Library

When I was first getting started on the transition from Classic ASP to ASP.NET, one of the most daunting tasks was learning the .NET Framework.  Learning C# was comparatively easy, because a series of courses introduced the language gradually.  But for learning the .NET Framework, the enterprise architects at the company I worked for told me…

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Response.End, Response.Close, and How Customer Feedback Helps Us Improve MSDN Documentation

Last December someone used the feedback link on the HttpResponse.Close method in MSDN to send the following comment:  “Where is any context on use and what is actually occurring?” I maintain the HttpResponse class documentation, so this comment got routed to me. I did not assign it a high priority because it was not reporting…

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Caching Application Data by Using Multiple Cache Objects in an ASP.NET Application

I am in the process of writing a Walkthrough document about How to use multiple cache objects to cache application data in ASP.Net 4. This blog post is intended to be a precursor for the Walkthrough. When the Walkthrough is completed I intend to submit it to MSDN for publication as part of the ASP.NET…

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Automated Deployment in ASP.NET 4 – Frequently Asked Questions

Visual Studio 2010 and ASP.NET 4 work with IIS Web Deploy to automate many deployment tasks for Web application projects.  We have created how-to, walkthrough, and overview documents to cover this feature, some of which are already available (see ASP.NET Deployment Content Map). More will be released when the product is officially released.    To cover…

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Attributes and ASP.NET MVC

Anyone who wants to learn about ASP.NET MVC will quickly discover that MVC makes extensive use of a relatively new feature of .NET called attributes. Many programmers who are new to ASP.NET MVC may also be new to the use of attributes. This article covers the basic concepts of attributes and their use in ASP.NET…

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