App Building Notes Day 2

Today I got a lot of work in with the ASP.Net data controls. I haven’t really used these much before as I have been working almost solely with ASP.Net MVC for over a year. The three controls I played with were DetailsView, ListView, and FormView. FormView seems to be the equivalent of ListView but for…

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App Building Notes Day 1: 10:55

Okay, now on to the Answer page. Wait a second, how do I get the id of the question? In ASP.Net MVC the viewpage can be strongly typed with a question object. Do I need to parse a url? Access some data in a hidden field? Something else? Am I going to need to use…

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App Building Notes Day 1: 10:46 a.m.

This week the web tools team is working on Beta 2 apps. My team is building an internal question and answer site using traditional webforms. I’ll post on what I liked and hated about webforms compared to ASP.Net MVC. I will try to be impartial but no promises since I have been working on ASP.Net MVC for…

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Enable FTP on the default website on Win7

In Win7, FTP does not come enabled on the default website. To enable FTP you can either work through a wizard in inetmgr or run the following commands: appcmd.exe set config -section:sites /+[name='”Default Web Site”‘].bindings[protocol=’ftp’,bindingInformation=’*:21:’] iisreset  The first command enables the ftp protocol on the default website and listens for traffic on port 21. Also,…

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ASP.Net MVC Shortcuts

Here is a cross post from my team’s blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/webdevtools   Add Controller (Ctrl-M Ctrl-C) Add Controller is a simple dialog box that lets you quickly add controllers to ASP.Net MVC Applications. Right-Click the ‘Controllers’ folder or simply press Ctrl-M Ctrl-C to invoke this dialog. Add View (Ctrl-M Ctrl-V) The Add View is the easiest way to add views to…

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