Turn your Razor helpers into reusable libraries

Note: the generator has evolved since this post. Although the post is still worth reading, please go to http://razorgenerator.codeplex.com/ for the most up to date doc. The first blog post I ever wrote was titled “Turning an ascx user control into a redistributable custom control”.  It was almost exactly five years ago, and it still gets a…

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Light up your NuGets with startup code and WebActivator

[Please see the WebActivator wiki for the latest docs] Wow, it’s hard to believe that it’s been less than a week since NuGet went public.  We were hoping to get noticed, but the attention we got was way beyond my wildest expectations!  The buzz on Twitter has just been phenomenal, and for the most part the feedback…

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Introducing NuGet: the smart way to bring bits into your projects

I’m thrilled to announce that the secret project we’ve been working on for the last few months is no longer a secret!  It’s called NuGet, and you can download it from here.  Make sure you also read ScottGu’s post about it. So what the heck is NuGet?  In short, it’s an Open Source package manager…

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The easy way to create an Entity Framework ‘Defining Query’

Entity Framework supports a concept called a ‘Defining Query’, which is basically a client side database View.  I only learned about that feature a few days ago, and I thought I’d share some tips about how to create them in a way that’s much easier than anything I could find out there. The first thing…

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