Quick tip for deploying ASP.NET Ajax to a web farm

If you are having issues with your ASP.NET Ajax application after you deployed it in a web farm and you notice that your partial page refreshes are not working, or you have javascript null reference errors, the problem lies in a config setting.  By default the setting for the MachineKey in ASP.NET is AutoGenerate, so when the session hops…

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Componentizing Silverlight – what I consider best practices

I was looking at a post on Mike Harsh’s blog about a utility that turns XAML into javascript and I didn’t entirely agree with what this utility accomplished.  A while back I posted an entry about hooking in web services, Silverlight (WPF/E) and ASP.NET Ajax.  Although I did use string concatenation in the sample, I was posting a simple…

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Get at the ASP.NET Ajax control name with the BehaviorID property

If you have ever worked with ASP.NET and binding data to a repeater control or placing content inside master pages, you’re probably familiar with how ASP.NET renames the control to make it unique.  This makes web developers have many headaches as they try to get to those controls from javascript.  Here’s a scenario I was…

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WPF/E, ASP.NET AJAX and Web Services – hooking it all together

Recently I’ve been working with WPF/E and extending some code that I have to make it more visually enhanced.  To display the proper data on the page I wanted to do the following: call a web service asynchronously, have it return to me an arrary of a complex type which I could then work with in javascript to…

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