Tip#100: Did you know… How to view ASP.NET trace information?

You can enable ASP.NET tracing either at an Application level or at a page level; see Tip# 77: Did you know… How to enable Page Level Tracing for your ASP.NET pages? for more information. With the tracing enabled, you can view the trace output in a trace viewer by navigation to trace.axd from the root…


Tip#98: Did you know… The default Application Pool Identity in IIS 7.5 (Windows 7) changed from NetworkService to AppPoolIdentity?

In Windows 7, IIS application pool isolation was taken yet to a different level. The new change introduced in IIS7 (Windows Server 2008) was a new option to run your application pool as AppPoolIdentiy. However, the default for an application pool identity in IIS7 remained the same – NetworkService. In IIS7.5, AppPoolIdentiy becomes a default….


Tip#97: Did you know… How to Display Hidden Information in Design View

The design view in Visual Studio can display glyphs and borders for the hidden non – graphic elements (such as div, span, form, and script elements). This feature helps you to see where the elements are and avoid inadvertently deleting the non-graphic elements from your page while editing. To enable it in designer click on…


Tip#96: Did you know…You could publish your SQL databases using the SQL Publishing Wizard?

You can use the SQL Publishing wizard in VS 2008/VWD 2008 to deploy a local database from your development machine to a hosting environment on a remote machine. This is how you will accomplish this: Step 1: Create a new web site by selecting menu File ->New Web Site. Switch to Server Explorer and add…


Tip #94: Did you know … How to improve the performance of PHP application on Windows?

Today the Microsoft IIS team has released the beta of the Windows Cache Extension 1.0 for PHP. The Windows Cache Extension for PHP is a PHP accelerator, that is used to increase the speed of PHP applications running on the Windows operating systems. Any PHP application can take advantage of the functionality provided by the…


Tip #93: Did you know … PHP and Custom Error Pages configuration?

When deploying PHP web applications that handle their errors with their own error pages, the existingResponse for Custom Error Pages feature of IIS should be set to “PassThrough” for that particular site. This greatly improves the customer experience when accessing your new application, particularly if your custom error pages are merely the defaults that come…


Tip #91: Did you know … How to automate FTP 7.5 installation and site creation?

With the imminent release of Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 to the general public, some of you may want to automate the installation FTP 7.5 on the machine. Thanks to pkgmgr, this is made amazingly simple! To install both the UI and the FTP service, simply run the following command in an elevated cmd…