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Microsoft releases WebMatrix, Razor, MVC3 and Orchard

At the CodeMash conference this morning in Sanduskie, OH, Microsoft announced the release of Web Matrix, the new Razor view engine, MVC 3.0 and Project Orchard.  Here is a quick overview of each, with some links to more information. WebMatrix Microsoft WebMatrix is a new web development tool that makes it easy for anyone to create a new web site. Users can start from any of the built-in or online templates or any of the free popular open source ASP.NET or PHP web applications, such as WordPress, Joomla!, DotNetNuke or Umbraco, located in the online Web Applications Gallery or use (more…)

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Microsoft releases jQuery Globalization Plugin

Microsoft released a prototype of a new jQuery Globalization Plugin that enables you to add globalization support to your JavaScript applications. This plugin includes globalization information for over 350 cultures ranging from Scottish Gaelic, Frisian, Hungarian, Japanese, to Canadian English.  This plugin will be released to the community as open-source. Basically, the jQuery Globalization plugin enables you to easily parse and format numbers, currencies, and dates for different cultures in JavaScript. For example, you can use the Globalization plugin to display the proper currency symbol for a culture, or format dates so that the day and month appear in the (more…)

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ASP.NET MVC 2 Release Candidate 2 Released

The ASP.NET team shipped ASP.NET MVC 2 Release Candidate 2 for VS 2008/.NET 3.5, and it’s the sequel to the RC version made available in December. It features bug fixes, performance optimizations, and API and behavior additions/changes.  Below are a few of the changes between the RC1 and RC2 release (read the release notes for even more details): The new ASP.NET MVC 2 validation feature now performs model-validation instead of input-validation (this means that when you use model binding all model properties are validated instead of just validations on changed values of a model).  This behavior change was based on (more…)

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Microsoft CDN now with SSL support

Following September’s launch of the new Microsoft CDN (Content Delivery Network Service), in which you can reference ajax libraries in cache, Microsoft recently added SSL support, thus confirming Microsoft’s announcement back then. This new feature is necessary in websites that have SSL enabled pages and script library references in them. What would happen until now was a message displaying “This page contains both secure and non-secure items…”. SSL support is now enabled with the scripts hosted on the Microsoft AJAX CDN. Simply use an “https” moniker with any script references on your site that point to the CDN, and they (more…)

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Tutorial: jQuery Javascript Library – Part 2

On the previous article, I introduced jQuery and showed how to enable it in your web app, along with a little insight on the basics. Now I’ll start showing some of the most useful methods you will find in the library, along with a sample for each. jQuery API is normally split into the following categories: jQuery Core – Core of the library: jQuery function, object assessors, extensibility and interop methods. Selectors – Filtering and selection operators and attributes to use in jQuery function – #(). Attributes – Generic attribute manipulation methods, including class, text, html and value attributes. Traversing (more…)

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PDC 2009: ASP.NET MVC 2 Beta released

One of the first novelties straight from PDC 2009 is the release of ASP.NET MVC 2 Beta for Visual Studio 2008. You can download ASP.NET MVC 2 Beta from Microsoft Downloads here.  For the newcomers, here’s a quick description of the technology: “ASP.NET MVC 2 is a framework for developing highly testable and maintainable Web applications by leveraging the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. The framework encourages developers to maintain a clear separation of concerns among the responsibilities of the application – the UI logic using the view, user-input handling using the controller, and the domain logic using the model. ASP.NET MVC (more…)

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Microsoft releases Facebook SDK v3.0

Microsoft recently released an updated version of their Facebook SDK for .NET developers. This is the result of a joint partnership between Clarity Consulting and the Concept Development Team at Microsoft.  According to Microsoft “the goal is to enable .NET developers to quickly and easily leverage the various features of the Facebook Platform.” The software giant has provided samples and tools for helping develop Facebook applications in the various .NET platforms including: ASP.NET, Silverlight, WPF and WinForms. Microsoft has also release the source code for the API, components, controls, and samples.”  The main goals driving the release of version 3.0 (more…)

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Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC Released

Telerik released the new ASP.NET MVC extensions that complemment the ASP.NET MVC framework by delivering a server-based framework that integrates with client-side modules based on popular JavaScript library, jQuery. Here’s what you can expect from this release: Pure ASP.NET MVC components Built on top of ASP.NET MVC to leverage its values – lightweight rendering, clean HTML, separation of concerns, and testability. Completely Open Source The Extensions are licensed under the widely adopted GPLv2. A commercial license with support is also available. Exceptional Performance No postbacks, no ViewState, and no page lifecycle. The Web Asset Managers optimize the delivery of CSS (more…)

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ASP.NET MVC 2.0 Preview 2 Released

ASP.NET MVC 2.0 Preview 2 has been released today and you can now count on: Client-Side Validation – ASP.NET MVC 2 includes the jQuery validation library to provide client-side validation based on the model’s validation metadata. It is possible to hook in alternative client-side validation libraries by writing an adapter which adapts the client library to the JSON metadata in a manner similar to the xVal validation framework. Areas – Preview 2 includes in-the-box support for single project areas for developers who wish to organize their application without requiring multiple projects. Registration of areas has also been streamlined. Model Validation (more…)

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xVal 1.0 Released

Here’s a good server-side validation solution for your ASP.NET MVC Web Apps. xVal is an open source project available at codeplex, that aims to fulfill your web form validation needs while ASP.NET MVC 2.0, and it’s own validation features, isn’t available yet. Version 1.0 was released today and you can check it out here.

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