Developing ASP.net 4.5 Webforms apps with Visual Studio 2012 – Part 2

The second video in the series explores how to setup Forms Based Authentication with SQL server 2008 and explains how authorization rules work in ASP.net. The objective is to create an authentication database for the app’s users and setup the authorization rules based on roles, to allow or deny certain users access to certain parts…


Developing ASP.net 4.5 Webforms apps with Visual Studio 2012

In this first video we look at the out of the box template application that Visual Studio 2012 generates when you create an ASP.net Web Forms application. We see some of the new features of the Visual Studio IDE, and some of the additions to authentication that come with the default project template. Next Chapter…


C# compiler or Visual Basic .Net compilers fail with error code -1073741502 when generating assemblies for your ASP.net site

[January 2018 Updates:] This article applies to both Windows 2008R2 servers and Windows 2012R2 servers, running IIS 7.5 and 8.5 respectively. If you encounter the symptoms described below, please go directly to the solution update described at the end of the article. A few days ago I had a support call where an ASP.net application…


IIS 7.5 Architecture and Components – part 3

  See the entire IIS Architecture and components tutorial at : http://linqto.me/n/IISArchitecture In the final part of the video series I explore the request flow process for requests coming into IIS and aimed at ASP.net web pages. I look at how the ASP.net application binaries are dynamically compiled and then how an HTML response is…


Managed Debugging with WinDBG and PSSCor2

If you are anything like me, you have developed ASP.net applications, debugged them using Visual Studio, made sure that they work reasonably well, and then sent them over to the production servers to start using them with real live users. So what happens if you see that there are bugs in production, and you don’t…


Remember me checkbox does not work with Forms Authentication

Over the summer, I have been working on developing various ASP.net websites for either Microsoft or personal initiatives (like www.linqto.me). While writing the code for these sites, I decided to implement ASP.net Forms Authentication on each of these applications. When writing the logon screen, I made use of the classic Login control provided as part…