HTML 5 Updates for .NET 4

After we shipped .NET 4 we began working on the next version of the framework and one of the things that we have worked on for the next version of the framework is more support for HTML 5. We think that HTML 5 is so important that we have taken many of updates from the…

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Update on the Microsoft jQuery Plugins

A little over a six months ago we blogged about the work that Microsoft was doing with jQuery plugins (jQuery Templates, Globalization, and Data Link). This post provides a little more information on the current status and on the plans for those plugins. Over the past six months, as the jQuery and Microsoft teams have…

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Updates to the Microsoft CDN (Updated 12/1/2010)

I want to announce a couple of changes we have made to the Microsoft CDN recently. Updated jQuery We have added both jQuery 1..4.3 and jQuery 1.4.4 to the CDN,  plus there are vsdoc files for both of these releases. These new releases are available with these URLs: jQuery version 1.4.4   http://ajax.aspnetcdn.com/ajax/jQuery/jquery-1.4.4.js http://ajax.aspnetcdn.com/ajax/jQuery/jquery-1.4.4.min.js http://ajax.aspnetcdn.com/ajax/jQuery/jquery-1.4.4-vsdoc.js…

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Web Pages Beta 2–Request Validation

Today we released all kinds of goodness at Microsoft for ASP.NET developers: – Web Pages Beta 2 – An update to our new support for adding simple Razor syntax pages to to web applications. – MVC 3 Beta – An update to our preview release from a few months ago with several enhancements around razor,…

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GridView with Sort Arrows and Showing Header When Empty

One of the common things people want to do when displaying data with grid controls is to have the little up and down arrows next to the header columns to indicated what direction the data is being sorted in. You see this in Windows Explorer and many other programs. This has been traditionally something that…

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PersistedSelection in Data Controls in .NET 4

We did a variety of small feature items across the data controls when we were working on .NET 4 and I’m going to do a couple of blog posts on some of this new functionality. When we were building Dynamic Data we made small enhancements to the data controls but they only worked when you…

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Automatically prepopulate fields for Insert in .NET 4

We introduced a lot of little data enhancements in .NET 4 that you may not have heard about. One of these is a mechanism for setting the default value of fields in a data control when you want to do an Insert. In our controls today you would probably do something painful: – Handle the…

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Program Manager Position on the ASP.NET PM team

Are you interested in making a change? Do you want to join a fast moving team inside of Microsoft and help drive the future features in ASP.NET?We have a program manager position on the ASP.NET team which is currently available. You can access the listing here: ASP.NET PM Position. We are looking for someone that…

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Data Enhancements in .NET 4 / Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

On Wednesday we are releasing .NET 4 / Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 to the public and  it brings many cool enhancements to the ASP.NET data controls and Entity Framework. I’m going to drill into a few features of these data related features and you can read more about all the changes to ASP.NET 4…

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Dynamic Data Preview 4 Released

Today we released the newest preview release of Dynamic Data. You can view the details and download this release from here: http://aspnet.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=27026.   The preview releases of Dynamic Data contain much of the new feature sets that will be available when we release .NET 4. The cool thing is you can start using a lot…

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