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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Is it worth to move from ASP webforms to ASP MVC? [closed]

I have one year experience on ASP.net webforms and now I decided to move to another company where ASP MVC is the architecture. I decided because I always felt its not the real way to develop apps ...
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Is it feasible to change model relationship mappings and properties in Entity Framework CodeFirst at runtime?

Here's the situation. I have an enterprise application that uses EF Codefirst to map POCOs to an existing database. This has been working fine so far. In fact I would say that it's been working really ...
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Which ASP.Net programming model is closer to PHP? [closed]

I've been using ASP.Net WebForms for the last year or two at work for development, but I've used PHP for personal projects for 10 years. So, I'm far more adept at developing with PHP. When it comes ...
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Implementing User Authentication on an N-Tier Web Application

I appreciate all help and feedback. Parts bolded are critical parts if this is too verbose. Perhaps it will help to mention I am a green developer. I have found some useful info from related ...
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Hiding query strings logically?

I feel uncomfortable when using query string parameters as: http://xyz.com/default.aspx?carId=1129&country=uk&uniqueId=98745DVF4563VVf1259 I would rather use something that should not make ...
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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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How many days is it normal for a new hire programmer to take to get up to speed? [duplicate]

I have just landed a role as a C#/Asp.Net developer at a large software house. I have previously worked at a much smaller software house for about two years but it was a varied/mixed role there, and ...
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Entity Framework designer not effective anymore

At my current workplace, Entity Framework 5 is used for all data access/manipulation. It is a database-first approach using the model designer to add/edit/delete/update entities. Problem We now ...
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call a function and never wait for it in C#

I have a controller in my mvc4 web application in which there is an action that needs to call another function. What happens in that function i.e. the return value is not important for my action. How ...
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catch(Exception ex) would this example be a code smell? [duplicate]

We have production code that is not easily deployed in a test area. We also have a new library of code that we would like to "plug in" to the production code. The production code would be making a ...
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ASP.NET without viewstate input, How comes?

I got surprised when I visited some sites with an 'aspx' extension at the end of their URLs and when I looked at their html source I didn't see any view state like the follwing: <input ...
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Get rid of long/Complex if..else statements using Chain of Responsibility?

I've an HttpHandler, which allows users to login to a system by passing in an encrypted code. Inside the ProcessRequest it performs quite a few steps. Retrieve the encrypted code from request ...
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ASP.NET and windows applications [closed]

Currently I'm still learning ASP.NET. My goal is to build dynamic websites. However, I also want to be able to build some windows applications as well. So, is it easy to learn Windows forms or WPF ...
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If I learn ASP.NET with C#, will that help me learn to build Windows .Net non-web programs in C#?

If I learn to build web applications with the .NET stack in C#, say MVC, entity framework, linq, etc., will that be of any benefit to me in developing native Windows program executables? I see ...
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Best practice to store DateTime based on TimeZone

Developing a web application which should allow User to schedule appointment based on their TimeZone. And I am storing the User scheduled datetime as server datetime into database field. While ...
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ASP.NET deployment code?

I have a question regarding uploading an asp.net website to a real web sever. What type of files will be uploaded is it ASP.NET files or is it assemblies? To be more clear if someone got an access to ...
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Drawbacks of using pure html in webforms? [duplicate]

I'm maintaining an ASP.NET Webforms 4.5 application for a few months and frankly i'm fed up with server controls. So i switched to pure HTML and Javascript for front end, when creating new content (or ...
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VB stand alone application or ASP web application

I have experience developing software and web applications and I have decided to do some freelance work on the side. Well, I met with my first client and they are requesting a relatively simple, ...
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Is it good idea to change complete enterprise level application into ajax web app [closed]

I am working on an application which is completely written using server side method in asp.net web forms with c# . Now my team lead wants to convert whole application to ajax , in that approach we ...
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ASP.NET tags best practices

I'm working on my first ASP.NET project and I'm torn between using asp tags (<asp:SomeElement) everywhere or use some regular HTML for simple things that need no code behind, like fixed divs, ...
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How would I go about having an editable file to transform an object on a webpage?

I have some code that creates objects on a webpage by using draw on HTML5 canvas. In my aspx file I have functions like: function drawLine(x, y, w, h, width) { var canvas = ...
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Handling Deployment to Multiple Environments

How should I handle deploying web applications to multiple servers? Constraints I have a dev, test and prod environment. No build server is available. Developers can't deploy to prod. The people ...
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Web Application Development Question

I checked all the relevant question's of my query and their answer's but my questions aren't exactly listed anywhere. Basically i have just one year of web development experience using joomla , HTML ...
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Moving from PHP to ASP.NET [closed]

I have been working for a long time with PHP, and tried to be as good as possible on it (good coding practices, knowing how every request is handled from the start to the end, etc.), but now, for job ...
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API for Hotels and Flights [closed]

I want to implement Hotels and Airlines in my web application.People will come and will search for hotels and airline's tickets and will compare result. What are the ways to get these informations? ...
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Dev environment different from testing environment

I'm working on a .net web app project where we develop on our personal machines, but our testing and production environments are in a corporate intranet. The problem is I run into bugs that only ...
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Object Initializer in C# problem with readability

I wonder if object initializing have some performance gain in ASP.NET website. I have an office mate that told me that object initialization is much readable and faster than constructor. But one of my ...
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Multiple visual studio projects/solutions on the go

I am working on a large asp.net app as a single developer. I will often work on a number of change requests concurrently. For example, a change required to the Finance component and a change ...
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How do I (php developer) work with an asp.net developer? [closed]

I'm a php developer working on a startup, and my friend, my partner(a developer also), who is building the startup with me, is an asp.net/C# developer. How do we work together collaboratively, as we ...
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Unit Test OR Console Application [closed]

I am to write some one-off code in c#.net that will do some db manipulation of existing records and call a third party REST Api to update those records. I proposed writing a unit test that does it. ...
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Clever way to license/obfuscate web applications until the client has paid for it

I am doing contract work for various clients and I was wondering how best to go about safeguarding myself against non-payment. The projects will be ASP.NET web applications, most likely ...
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In which cases build artifacts will be different in different environments

We are working on automation of deployment using Jenkins. We have different environments - DEV, UAT, PROD. In SVN, we are tagging each release and placing same binaries in DEV, UAT, PROD. The ...
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Asp.Net MVC Windows authentication - vulnerabilities of http vs https?

I am developing an ASP.Net MVC 3 intranet site that will use Integrated Windows Authentication exclusively. What are the vulnerabilities of the challenge/response authentication traffic being sent in ...
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Architecture For Mockable DAL On Large Projects

I have recently been reading an article about creating a blog using ASP.NET and MVC, and in the article the user splits the Data Access Layer into a separate Class Library, and creates an interface ...
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How should I describe myself on my CV? As a software developer? A software engineer? A senior developer? [duplicate]

I know this has been asked a lot, but I'd like to know what to present myself as on my CV and to future employees. I'm 24, and began as a C#/ASP.NET developer after graduating from University in 2010 ...
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What mindset should an ASP.NET developer have in terms of client-side vs server-side code?

I'm jumping back into ASP.NET development after spending the past 7 years playing manager, dba, and winforms developer. I've dabbled with a few things web related, primarily maintenance of existing ...
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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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XML vs SQL for content display on an ecommerce website [duplicate]

I am in process of developing an e-commerce application which is using SQL Server 2008 as a DB. I was suggested to use XML for content/product display, I bought the idea of using XML as a datasource ...
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File storage for a blog component: database or filesystem?

I'm going to develop a fairly basic re-usable blog component, with simple CRUD operations using ASP.Net. Which method of storing blog posts would be best suited to the situation in terms of ...
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Delivering and caching files in asp.net

The question is - what is an effective way to deliver files to users? Consider an asp.net application which gives an ability to view various files. A kind of image library or web file directory. Key ...
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Data transfer between “main” site and secured virtual subsite

I am currently working on a C# ASP.Net 3.5 website I wrote some years ago which consists of a "main" public site, and a sub-site which is our customer management application, using forms-based ...
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Wise way to implement a website login and database tables for a small shop

Im building this website for a small store and I was told that its better not to keep the login and the rest of the users information on the same table. Now im wondering, what is the best way to ...
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Which Agile methodology could my small team use? [duplicate]

I have a question related to Agile and small teams.. I'm currently working in a small company (25 people) which main goal is to develop computer software products. However, I'm part of small team ...
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Should I retrieve one large set of data to filter or smaller individual sets of data?

I have a company intranet that utilizes a similar set of data across many different pages and many different methods. Speaking in generalities, is it closer to "best practice" to retrieve a large ...
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What are the licencing requirements for publishing and distributing an ASP.net application

I started developing websites using PHP. I have read many times that PHP is free and open source which is an advantage over ASP.net. However, due to my current job requirements, I had to switch to ...
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Understanding unit tests/TDD for ASP.NET webforms [closed]

I'm the lead programmer at a small software firm (currently 4 developers including myself), we develop bespoke ASP.NET WebForms applications for businesses. I joined there in 2010 just after ...
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Asp MVC section and partial views

I have a question regarding ASP sections and partial views. What ser the benefit of using one over another? Because if I have a menu, i guest that it could be both as a section, but also as a ...
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ASP.NET MVC Web Site & WCF Web Service - Sharing functionalities

I have the following situation: I have to create a website and a web service that will share a part of the functionalities. This is why I do not want to write code twice. I have thought of the ...
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Designing models for a generic service layer

We are building a web interface to a tiered membership system, which will interface with a third-party CRM web service for the creation and management of accounts. The web service, unfortunately, is ...
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Microsoft's coding standards for ASP.NET controls

I cannot find any naming standards/conventions in MSDN for naming ASP.NET controls. One of the following standards tends to be used by programmers: lblAddress AddressLabel Address According to ...