New Tutorial Series and Sample Application for ASP.NET MVC 4 with Windows Azure Tables, Blobs, and Queues

On December 19 we published a new tutorial series and accompanying sample application that shows how to work with Windows Azure Storage tables, queues, and blobs in a multi-tier application that uses ASP.NET MVC 4 and ASP.NET Web API. The sample application is an email service that runs in a Windows Azure Cloud Service. The… Read more

MVC Single Page Application Template Update for ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC

We added a C# MVC Single Page Application (SPA) template in ASP.NET Fall 2012 Update BUILD Preview. John Papa had written a detailed blog about the preview version. With help of John Papa’s detailed feedback and sample code, we’ve rewritten and reorganized the JavaScript code to make it more structured in RC. We really appreciate… Read more

‘Paste JSON As Classes’ in ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC

‘Paste JSON As Classes’ is a cool feature in ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC. This feature will help you generate strongly typed classes in C# or VB.NET from valid JSON text. With ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC installed, you will see new menu option like below for C# and VB.NET Website and Web… Read more

SignalR: Building real time web applications

Note: This sample is targeting SignalR 1.0.1  SignalR offers a simple and clean API to write real time web applications where the server needs to continuously push data to clients. Common applications are chat, news feed, notifications, multiplayer games. In this sample, I demonstrate powerful features like: A server implementation hosted in IISExpress Client implementations… Read more

CSS Auto-Sync and JavaScript Selection Mapping in Page Inspector

With the release of ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC (details here), we have added a couple of new features to Page Inspector in Visual Studio 2012, namely CSS Auto-Sync and JavaScript Selection Mapping. I explain these features in the context of a MVC 4 Single Page Application (SPA app) below, which is a new… Read more

Knockout Intellisense in ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC

WTE (Web Tools Extension) 1.2 RC is part of the ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 RC and it’s available for download from http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=36053. Knockout Intellisense is an exciting new feature in WTE 1.2 RC.  Knockout is a declarative JavaScript MVVM system for client-side data binding.  See http://knockoutjs.com/ for complete information and http://learn.knockoutjs.com/ for tutorials. Knockout Intellisense allows you… Read more

The new Facebook application template and library for ASP.NET MVC

If you’re looking to build a Facebook App using ASP.NET MVC, then you’re in the right place. With the release of ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2, we’ve added lots of updates to our Facebook Application template and library since we first introduced it in the Preview. The library, Microsoft.AspNet.Mvc.Facebook, can be downloaded as an independent… Read more