ASP.NET Web Pages – Quick Sheet Documentation Example (Feedback Needed)

This post provides a Quick Sheet documentation example that provides select example code, scenarios, tips and reference of an ASP.NET Web Pages helper.   Our team is interested in your thoughts and feedback. Here is a Quick Sheet documentation example in PDF format. It is one page that provides quick information about a helper. For…

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Entity Framework Code First Tutorial Supplement: What is Going on in a Fluent API Call

In the new Entity Framework Code First MVC tutorial series there are some examples of what has come to be called fluent API method calls. This term refers to code in which a series of method calls are chained together. The Creating a More Complex Data Model tutorial briefly explains what this code does, but…

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MVC Entity Framework Tutorials Published

The third series of Entity Framework tutorials, Getting Started with the Entity Framework Using ASP.NET MVC, has been published on the ASP.NET site. The tutorials create a sample application similar to the one that the two Web Forms series create (Getting Started with the Entity Framework and Continuing with the Entity Framework). You can download…

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More Entity Framework Tutorials for ASP.NET Developers

The second series of Entity Framework tutorials, Continuing with the Entity Framework and ASP.NET, has been published on the ASP.NET site. The tutorials build on the sample application that the first series, Getting Started with the Entity Framework, explains how to build. You can download a Visual Studio project that is a finished version of…

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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…


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…


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…