IDN and punycode support in IIS

Over the past few days I have working with investigating IDN and punycode  and have come across some common questions around the scenario that we are trying to enable. So in this post I am trying to explain these terms and what do application developers care about. What is IDN? IDN stands for Internationalized Doman…

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Configuring Windows Server Core for ASP.NET

I was recently working on Windows ServerCore and had to dig around for setting up the server for running ASP.NET and also do mundane tasks around adding applications to IIS and configuring the app pools.  Following is a list of commands for anyone working on ServerCore. These commands cover the basic tasks anyone has to deal with while configuring…

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From Razor Helpers to MVC via NuGet

Over the last few days,  I have been working on a sample which shows how you can build your custom library of helpers using the Razor syntax and use NuGet to distribute this library as a package so that MVC or WebMatrix application developers can use this package of helpers. This is a great way…

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ASP.net assembly loading from GAC or Bin

For quite a while I have been going back and forth reading msdn documentations to figure out how does an assembly gets loaded at runtime. When an assembly is in the bin of your application and also in the GAC, what gets loaded at runtime, GAC or bin? This post is a quick reference guide…

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A close look at the Razor Parse Tree

This is a part of the series where we take a deep dive into the inner workings and extensibility of the Razor parser. In this post we are going to take a detailed look at the parse tree that is generated To learn more about the workings of parser please see the post by Andrew…

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WebMatrix Beta2 is out!!!!!!!!!

Today we released the Beta2 of the WebMatrix. We have made many improvements over the Beta release. Thank you for all the feedback on the product. Please follow the following posts to read about what all is released today. http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2010/10/06/announcing-nupack-asp-net-mvc-3-beta-and-webmatrix-beta-2.aspx Over the next few weeks, I am going to be blogging about some of the customizations…

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Text Filtering with Dynamic Data

Dynamic Data provides a good architecture for adding custom filters to your application. To read more about understanding filtering read the following post In this post I am going to take you through a walkthrough of how you can write your own search filter. This sample builds on writing LinqExpressions. If you want more information…

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Using Domain Service with ASP.NET Dynamic Data

Last week .NET RIA services was released. In the release the Asp.NET team has released the Domain Data source control and Dynamic Data support for RIA services.Both the control and Dynamic Data support are the part of the toolkit release of RIA services. In this post I am going to cover the steps on how…

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Asp.Net Domain Data Source Control

The Asp.Net team shipped a preview release of Domain Data Source control with .NET RIA Services toolkit. In this post I am going to cover some of the mainline features of the control. The post assumes that you know how to create a Domain Service and hook it up with the Domain Data Source Control. You…

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