ASP.NET is a web application framework developed and marketed by Microsoft to allow programmers to build dynamic web sites and web applications. It was first released in January 2002 with version 1.0 of the .NET Framework, and is the successor to Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP) technology. ...

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How do big companies maintain their products' source code without it falling into wrong hands? [closed]

I am developing a web application by using ASP.NET. I would like to hire some developers to speed up my process but I am afraid what If my members take my code and go away? I am just wondering how big ...
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Is it recommendable to program .net apps with C++

From what I can understand, C# is the defacto language when coding .NET apps. Is it recommendable to program .NET apps [let that be ASP.NET, WinPhone 7, GUI, etc] in C++? What are the pitfalls and the ...
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Do Microsoft Certifications matter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are certifications worth it? I'm curious what experience others have had, both from the perspective of an employer and an employee on Microsoft Certifications. I'm kind ...
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I want to master ASP.NET - What concepts should I focus on/What concepts do you most value?

I start a job this summer doing work in ASP.NET 4 (C#). I plan on working with some legacy code as well as MVC. I want to get a running start. I have good understanding of HTML/CSS/Javascript, and ...
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Starting developer fighting with webforms, is moving to MVC a good idea?

A young developer frequently hits me up for help with Asp.net web forms. Usually his problems revolve around the actual controls and how to manipulate them, rather than pure middleware type code. ...
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Why decouple view and controller (web)?

Why can't we put them in the same page, like each action paired up with its view? Not using code island, but controller code at top then view code at bottom? What are the problems with this approach? ...
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Is creating a full application in Silverlight advisable?

Is creating a huge public site fully in Silverlight really advisable? for eg. an ecommerce site. I don't want to start any debate but actually I feel Silverlight shouldn't be used for full website ...
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Method to remove logic from UI

In my less experienced days I added a lot of business logic in the code behind of my .aspx. Now I'm revisiting it I would like to refactor the mess and get it all sorted out. How do I go about this? ...
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What is the biggest obstacle ASP.NET MVC ever had for you? Why and how it can be fixed? [closed]

What aspects of ASP.NET MVC can be considered bad practices of Microsoft or problematic? In ASP.NET web forms, thing like ViewState, Automatically generated Id and names, single form usage and pattern ...
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Moving all UI logic to Client Side?

Our team originally consisted of mostly server side developers with minimum expertise in Javascript. In ASP.NET we used to write a lot of UI logic in code-behind or more recently through controllers ...
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What's the difference between ASP.NET Web Applications and Websites?

Currently, I am reading Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# and in it, two ways of creating a web application are described: Website Web Application Project In which scenarios should I choose the former over the ...
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Best Architecture for ASP.NET WebForms Application

I have written an ASP.NET WebForms portal for a client. The project has kind of evolved rather than being properly planned and structured from the beginning. Consequently, all the code is mashed ...
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Using a standard localised data cryptography pattern with an ASP.NET MVC3 application

I have been given the task to rejuvenate an existing Human Resources application from Access into ASP.NET. This is a strictly internal application, and I have no problems developing it within our ...
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how much do I really need to know to become Jr Developer? [duplicate]

I believe I have a very good understanding of programming logic fundamentals (passing around variables, nested conditional statements, etc). I am currently going through a book on ASP.NET and am ...
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How viable is it to switch stacks for setting up a startup [closed]

I am currently employed with a company for 2.5 years and I have been working with the .net stack for the entire duration mainly on the MVC framework. I believe I have some cool ideas for a startup but ...
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how to start with ASP.NET MVC 3 razor [closed]

I going to start a new project in my company in which are involved the use of MVC 3, now this is the first time that we are using this framework, and i have a couple of questions, It's recommended ...
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ASP.NET AJAX and my axe!

So, I'm seriously considering axing ASP.NET AJAX from my future projects as I honestly feel it's too bloated, and at times convoluted. I'm also starting to feel it is a dying library in the .NET ...
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What do you call an interface with no defining methods used as property setters

In ASP.NET and C# I've ran across this before. Your class needs to implement interface ISomething in order for something in the super class to supply something to you. I can't remember the details, ...
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Where to go from here, how to improve / learn more [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I'm graduating with a Computer Science degree but I don't feel like I know how to program I finished University around 4 years ago double degree in Software ...
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How to maintain a demo version of an application?

I need to be able to demo our production application to prospective clients. The way I have it setup today is simple. The demo application is an exact duplicate of the production system, except that ...
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Best practice- handling images on website

I am porting an old eCommerce site to MVC 3 and would like to take advantage of design improvements. The site currently has product images stored in 3 sizes: thumbnail, medium (for display in a list) ...
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What is the difference between PHP and ASP.NET Web Forms in page size?

I plan to program web applications for small companies. When I read about ASP.NET Web Forms, I liked its way of building dynamic sites. However, I have heard from a friend that Web Forms could ...
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If multitenancy is a priority, should I store site content in the database?

I have a multi tenant ASP.NET MVC website and all client specific text is stored in resource files. Every time someone wants to change text I have to jump through hoops and fill out forms and let ...
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Are there established practices on versioning of a shared web service?

We are working on an ASP.NET-based XML Web Service that we will be using for our own purposes as well as using it as part of a product offering for our integration partners. Once it goes live we ...
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Do i need to know how Ajax works since Asp.net provides me UpdatePanel [closed]

I am working on Asp.net webform and it already provides me ready to user Ajax solution by using an update panel, so should I invest my time learning how Ajax really work ?
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Is this considered repeating code?

C#/ASP.net: /// <summary> /// Is a group in the basket already? /// </summary> public static bool isItemInBasket(List<BasketItem> BasketItems, int GroupID) { return ...
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Is server validation necessary with client-side validators?

I recently created a .net web app that used over 200 custom validators on one page. I wrote code for both ClientValidationFunction and OnServerValidate which results in a ton of repetitive code. My ...
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If you develop with ASP.NET, which other technologies do you use? [closed]

I wasn't sure if this was more suited to here or StackOverflow. I've always resisted doing web development because the technology stack just seemed a mess. It seems the web has become quite popular so ...
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.NET - refactoring code

I have inherited and now further develop a large application consisting of an ASP.NET application, VB6 and VB.NET application. The software was poorly written. I am trying to refactor the code as I ...
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Can I say that ASP.NET is compiled?

You know that C# is a compiled language. But when we develop web applications we use ASP.NET + C#, in this case can we say that ASP.NET is compiled? If ASP.NET is not compiled does it affect the ...
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Do you need to buy Visual Studio to develop/deploy an ASP.NET web application?

Since the .NET Framework SDK is free, is Visual Studio anything more than an IDE? If yes, do I need to buy Visual Studio to deploy my ASP.NET web application (written in C#)? I'm using MySQL for the ...
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Is the .NET/Microsoft technology stack a financially viable option for a startup with limited finances?

I have an unpaid internship for a very new startup company with little tech experience that's trying to be a Groupon clone. They're currently using Wordpress and I've been trying to decide what web ...
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When developing a MVC web application should views or models be created first?

I have to build a new application from scratch, so I want to implement it using MVC3 and try to follow general best practices as closely as possible. However, I'm developing it as a one man army. ...
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What is the best way to create HTML in C# code? [closed]

I have a belief that markup should remain in mark-up and not in the code behind. I've come to a situation where I think it is acceptable to build the HTML in the code behind. I'd like to have some ...
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Utility Classes in MVC - ASP.NET

So I was wondering today, where would you put utility classes in an ASP.NET MVC app? By utility classes I mean classes that can be static and are just used to perform a function. Like a class to send ...
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Best option for PDF viewer embedded in web app [closed]

I have a web app that needs to be able to display a PDF. It needs to allow the user to page through the PDF, and my application needs to be able to know which page is currently being viewed, because ...
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What do you do about content when someone asks you to build a website

I am an experienced asp.net developer and asp.net mvc and I have my own CMS that I have written but starting to think there should be another approach. When someone asks you to develop them a website ...
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How to best organize multiple WebProjects that use similar business logic

We have the following setup Current Solution: Business Logic (Class Library) Data Layer (Class Library containing EF,Web Services wrappers etc) WebProject1 BUT we now want to ...
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Architecture suggestions on a multi-project multi-database 'intranet'

Here is the situation I have inherited: We have approximately 10 websites (Asp.net web forms) that each have their own database. Each of these databases houses some site specific data, and each has ...
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Are ASP.NET Web Parts useful & common enough practice in the real world, outside of SharePoint projects?

Studying for the .NET 70-515 exam. There is a chapter on Web Parts. I will suck it up and learn what I need to learn here, but... I am wondering, do ASP.NET developers in the real world often turn ...
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Scenarios for differences between UICulture and Culture

In .NET there are two "culture" values, UICulture and Culture. The first one is for localized texts on the UI, while the latter sets the culture for date and number formats. I can't come up with any ...
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Google Analytics with multiple environments

We are planning to use Google Analytics in our organization and I am in charge for setting it up. I was wondering how to deal with multiple environments. We sure do not want to collect data during ...
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Implementing a DAO for entity framework

Could anybody help me to find a good tutorial about how can I implement DAO pattern and also tools that help me to create this classes in automated way.
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Best approach for bidding a project

We basicly have project that always turn around the same pattern. But, it sometime happens that we have project that go absolutly at the opposite of what we usualy do. It become now more difficult to ...
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Good architecture for user information on separate databases?

I need to write an API to connect to an existing SQL database. The API will be written in ASP.Net MVC3. The slight problem is that with existing users of the system, they may have a username on ...
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Should I group all of my .js files into one large bundle?

One of the difficulties I'm running into with my current project is that the previous developer spaghetti'd the javascript code in lots of different files. We have modal dialogs that are reused in ...
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Is there a proven concept to website reverse certificate authentication?

We're looking at exposing some of our internal application data externally via a website. The actual details of the website aren't that interesting, it'll be built using ASP.NET/IIS etc, that might be ...
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Jenkins to automate deployment of ASP.NET applications

Is there any possibility to automate/semi-automate deployments of ASP.NET web applications using Jenkins. It can be under controlled or uncontrolled environments, for uncontrolled user needs to enter ...
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Going from webforms, VS 2008, 3.5 framework to the “next level” based on my goals

I've got a few choices to make as I develop some business websites that will run for the next two to three years. Currently I run ASP.NET 3.5 with Visual Studio 2008. I do my development rather ...
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One Login amongst multiple ASP.NET MVC applications Questions

I have been working on an ASP.NET MVC 4 application that uses forms based authentication. Users are validated against a membership provider based on a provider selection on the login form. For ...