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Posts Tagged ‘ASP.NET’

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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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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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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ASP.NET Dynamic Data 4.0 Preview 2 Released

A new version of ASP.NET Dynamic Data 4.0 has been recently released. It is now in preview 2 and here’s what you can expect from this release: SampleProject – illustrates the next generation of Dynamic Data features including support for Entity Framework and Linq to SQL inheritance, many to many support for Entity Framework, Entity templates and the new templated filters that are based on the QueryExtender. Futures – contains the existing Dynamic Data Futures sample that has been available at http://www.codeplex.com/aspnet/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=14475 This sample does not add any new functionality in comparison to the old Futures project except for running (more…)

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PDC 2008 – Day 1: ASP.NET 4.0 Roadmap

On the ASP.NET roadmap session we were shown technologies that today make the .NET experience more rich, but aren’t part of the current version ASP.NET. I’m talking about the ASP.NET Dynamic Data, JQuery, MVC, Web Forms, control Toolkit etc. These technologies, that are currently available, will be fully integrated and improved in ASP.NET 4.0. I’ll make sure to post some articles on each of them soon, if time allows So, what are these technologies? ASP.NET Dynamic Data can be described in quick words as a technlogy that enables you to really quickly build data driven web-sites that work against a LINQ to (more…)

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ASP.NET AJAX 4.0 CodePlex Preview 1 Released

The ASP.NET Ajax 4.0 preview 1 is now available at Codeplex for all of you hardcore (and softcore) Ajax coders. This is what you’l find in this first package: Client-side template rendering Declarative instantiation of behaviors and controls DataView control Markup extensions Bindings

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XMLInclude and SOAPInclude explained

I’ve seen many users in blogs and forums around the web facing several dificulties when it comes to to webservices and encoded SOAP/XML data types. In a client application that references a web service, there might be occasions when you need to use a derived object that is defined on your web service assemblies, but isn’t directly available to your application. This is because the Web Services Discovery Tool (Disco.exe) that generates code for XML Web services and XML Web service clients only serializes objects that are directly or indirectly used in its web method signatures.  Just as a reminder: (more…)

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