WebMatrix – Creating 3D Charts

This post provides details and code about creating 3D charts in WebMatrix (Beta). A quick method for creating 3D charts using ASP.NET Web Pages is to use the built in theme named Vanilla3D. However, if you need to create a custom 3D chart, you can add an Area3DStyle node to a template and set a…


WebMatrix – Creating a Custom Chart Template

This post shows you how to create a custom chart template based on an existing theme in WebMatrix Beta 2. The ChartTheme class includes built-in themes. You can create a page to display the XML contained in a built-in theme, and then create a custom template file based on that theme. Create a new file…

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Dynamic Caption Translation for your Videos = Greater World Wide Audience

Are you interested in WebMatrix, Silverlight, or Expression Encoder? Do you create instructional videos? Are you interested in reaching a bigger audience? Then take a look at the post I created on my team’s blog: Translated Captions for Silverlight Videos – It is Dynamic! — Erik ReitanASP.NET User EducationThis posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties,…


WebMatrix – Creating a Custom Silverlight Helper

This post provides details and code about creating a custom helper for WebMatrix (Beta).  The idea behind helpers in WebMatrix is to be able to add functionality very easily to your Web page. You will see that adding (or calling) the helper using markup in your Web page is fairly simple. The complex part that…


WebMatrix Helpers (Part 2)

This post provides details and code syntax about the helpers provided in WebMatrix (Beta). This post continues from an early post that describes other WebMatrix helpers. Here, I’m providing information about the following helpers: ·         Chart ·         Crypto ·         ObjectInfo ·         WebCache ·         WebGrid   WebMatrix Helpers help you add common functionality to your Web…


Understanding WebMatrix Helpers using Visual Studio’s Object Browser

This post provides details about viewing the Helper classes and members contained in the WebMatrix (Beta) assemblies. I found it very useful to use the Object Browser in Visual Studio to check the WebMatrix assemblies and see the parameters I can expect to use in the helper methods. The Object Browser is a great tool…


WebMatrix Helpers

This post provides details and code syntax about the helpers provided in WebMatrix (Beta). If you’re not familiar with WebMatrix, here are a few details. WebMatrix is used to build Web sites. It includes IIS Developer Express (a development Web server), ASP.NET (a Web framework), and SQL Server Compact (an embedded database). It streamlines Web…

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Programming Lessons for Kids – Videos and Articles

Articles (with Videos) Learn what to do and why it works with Visual Studio Express. ·         Creating Windows Forms User Interfaces ·         Customizing Visual Studio Express ·         Saving Your Application’s Settings ·         Web Sites vs. Desktop Applications ·         Programming Nuts and Bolts ·         (Re)Creating Notepad Videos Learn all about programming in Visual Basic or Visual…