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. ASP....

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Different Project Type in a Single Website

I have developed a website in asp.net and I have some additional tasks, improvements to develop. In order to get experience in asp.net/mvc, I want to create an admin panel using asp.net mvc. Is this ...
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Developing Razor Web Pages - Visual Studio and/or WebMatrix?

When I started learning about Web Pages I followed several of the Microsoft tutorials, all of which utilized WebMatrix. I did this until I realized that WebMatrix offered no debugging. Wait? What?? No ...
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Master page design (reloads on new page)

Ive been building a website with 2 pages and 1 master page. The master master page works as a "Menu". The two pages inherits from the master page and have some content on them. On Page1 I have a link ...
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How to update display during large processing job

I have an ASP.NET C# application that needs to go off and iterate through a directory of .xml files and do some processing on the data inside them. This is easy enough, but i need to display the ...
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How to instrument existing ASP.NET application?

We have several highly complex ASP.NET web applications that are used internally by hundreds of users. We are trying to figure out which areas of the applications to invest in to improve ...
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Solution organisation

I have been working on asp.net applications for 6 years but almost all of it has been extending and maintaining existing applications. I now have the need to develop a new application and I am ...
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Where can I get beta testers for a software library?

There are a few similar questions to this one already. But mine differs enough to warrant being asked separately. I've written an authentication ASP.Net library and I'm looking for beta testers. I've ...
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How to find a scaling expert?

The web application is in ASP.NET and Sql Server and is growing much faster than anticipated. Where can I find an expert who has previously had experience of going from a small website to solution ...
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Advice converting a multiple-project ASP.NET WebForms website to MVC (using VS2015)

We inherited a large ASP.NET website built entirely in WebForms. The website has over 200 pages, spread across 60 WebForms projects inside of the website's solution. About half of the pages are static ...
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Code First Approach and Business Classes Validation

I have a solution split into two projects : A class library containing all of my model classes (lets call it Business), and an ASP.Net MVC project. My Business classes are meant to be generic and ...
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Handle files on a remote location

Our intranet application is used to document and store office files. Both app and server are hosted remotely on the same server. Due to fact that our app server is changed every couple of years, we ...
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How to handle the default time when user is selecting dates to filter on?

We have an ASP.NET application which allows users to report on their data. We have a number of reports that the user selects the start and end date from a datepicker and then we returned the filtered ...
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Bundling and minifying options for MVC2

I've just been handed an MVC2 application and noticed that there is no bundling or minifying of the JavaScript or Stylesheets. I've used the built in bundling and minifying logic that comes out the ...
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When and why to use Page.ResolveUrl

So, i had a discussion with a colleague on why and where should we use Page.ResolveUrl("~/PageUrl.aspx") instead of ./PageUrl.aspx. For example, are there any differences between: <a href='<...
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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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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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Newbie ASP.NET developer being forced into MVC4 with WebForms

I recently got hired on as a new ASP.NET developer (C# code behind). When I arrived, I was told that they were moving to MVC 4, and so I bought two books on that. However, the other day I learned ...
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Should I implement BackBone.js into my ASP.NET WebForms applications?

Background I'm trying to improve my group's current web app development pattern. Our current pattern is something we came up with while trying to rich web apps on top of ASP.NET WebForms (none of us ...
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Starting a new project and need ideas for handling Phishing/Brute Force attacks AND Logging access [closed]

I'm starting a brand new project. The main access from the client side app will be via an API written in ASP.Net MVC3. I'm looking for discussions on how best to handle logging information for ...
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What are other technologies that are capable of creating Websites with Animation, Load Detailed Images & Cross Browser

I am a Junior Web Programmer who is tasked with redesigning our website. Right now the website is made in ActionScript using the FLEX API(so its Flash based). I am looking for advice on what ...
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Easy to customize .NET CMS with ecommerce facility

I have tried DNN and nopCommerce. After going through their source-code, I realized they are not that easy to customize and need a fair amount of time to their documentation before any changes can be ...
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Porting Silverligtht application to web application with Asp.net and HTML 5

I work as internal software developer. We used Silverlight to build our application, but we have been asked to start considering their replacement. Currently our set-up is: Silverlight application ...
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Sharing code logic between controllers, through the Model layer?

As I originally conceived my Model layer, it was only supposed to hold data and no code. I receive DTOs from web-services, they are mapped into my Model objects. Those model objects usually end up ...
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Refactoring web pages with user controls

Is it good design to use many user controls to help refactor a web application? In my case, it's a VB.NET Webforms ASP.NET website. All our pages are organized into sections that, while related and ...
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ASP.NET how to handle external application settings

I'm converting an application from C# WebForms to MVC. The application gets settings from a centralized location using Web Services. These are settings you would typically find in a Web.Config, but ...
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Standard ways of revoking user access to a site

I'm in the process of building a .NET MVC website where a requirement is that admin users should be able to lock accounts to not only prevent future log-ins but to also immediately revoke access to ...
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Is it appropriate to use inheritance to prevent code duplication of the logic for a user control?

Suppose I have two or more UserControl implementations with vastly different implementations but near identical code-behind. One strategy to avoid code duplication is as follows: Change each ...
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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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Reporting and handling asynchronous process errors to a client

I have a product with two separate applications. The core of the product lives in the database (oracle) and runs according to a schedule. The other is a client application (currently ASP.NET MVC3) ...
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Organizing ASP.Net Single Page Application with Nancy

As a personal project, I'm creating a single page, asp.net web application using Nancy to provide RESTful services to the single page. Due to the complexity of the single page, particularly the ...
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Sharing authentication methods across API and web app

I'm wanting to share an authentication implementation across a web application, and web API. The web application will be ASP.NET (mostly MVC 4), the API will be mostly ASP.NET WEB API, though I ...
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How to host a site in another site - with little or no coding

SUMMARY: All of these happens on Site A User visits site A User enter username and password User click on Login Button User authenticated on Site B behind the scene User is shown a page on Site A ...
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Usage of repository between EF model and code consumer

I have binary data in my database that I'll have to convert to bitmap at some point. I was thinking whether or not it's appropriate to use a repository and do it there. My consumer, which is a ...
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Best Practice of making a Composite Control with a repeater activity

Best Practice of making a Composite Control with a repeater activity It's Templated-Based, have paging support via a DropDown and 2 Buttons It should have Event-Handling also Needed to work as a ...
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Best practices for for putting tabular data on the web for users to edit?

I've been working in ASP.net for over three years now. The project I'm working on is designed with a 3-layer presentation/business/data design. The presentation layer is an ASP.net web site. The ...
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How to handle hidden folders on deployed website

Our security team at work did a security scan of our soon-to-be-deployed website and one of the items that was found was "Hidden Directory Detected". It shows up for 3 different folders, aspnet_client,...
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How much segregation is too much in this design?

We are working on ASP.NET webforms application developed using WCSF (MVP pattern). In the application, there is a search screen that allows the user to enter some fields and display the results. We ...
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Best practice for copying static content between a web project and a self hosted EXE project

I have a visual studio solution that has, amongst other project the following three: NamespacePrefix.NancyFX.csproj: Some Nancy modules NamespacePrefix.NancyFX.IISHosting.csproj: A web solution to ...
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Is Google's Page Speed not working fine?

I've been making small improvements to a public ASP.NET site that I have and have ran it through Google's online Page Speed several times. I have a specific problem, but something that really threw me ...
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Should I check for software on a users machine via a web browser?

There has been a discussion recently (with my colleagues) on whether or not checks should be performed on client machines to check for specific software, within a web based platform, mainly because we ...
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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 intranet-based....
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I have one app on one server - is there a critical reason to use a web server like IIS or NGINX? [closed]

Considering the following For a stack: ASP.NET/MVC5 WebApi with Single Page Application (SPA). This typically must run in IIS or hosting container (OWIN). I want to deploy multiple web application ...
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is there a security issue when using Jquery to develop asp.net web applications

I'm new to web applications. I have developed a web application using ASP.net. After hearing about jquery and going through some examples, I changed the existing application and used jquery to do most ...
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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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Email service or simply abstract email out and call from?

Got a fairly large web application in asp.net using C#. Also have a mobile setup using a common api that we wrote to basically share data across both of our apps using web methods and common classes. ...
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Confused about the different terminology with .NET

What is the difference between .net and asp.net? Which role does PHP more closely fill? If someone was developing a website using asp.net and C#, how would you communicate that idea to a colleague, ...
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How important is it to learn jQuery with ASP.NET

I'm reading a chapter on jQuery in a ASP.NET book. To be honest I'm finding it quite boring. How important is it to learn jQuery? And do many ASP.NET developers use it for their pages? Regards TDG
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ASP vs javascript vs jQuery vs User Controls vs AJAX

Increasingly when developing sites I find myself utilising more client side technologies such as Javascript, jQuery and AJAX. For three different pages I measured the size of the HTML sent to the ...
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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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What if the “catch” block is empty - “{}”

Is it proper to use below syntax for try catch?? try { int a; int b; int c=a+b; } catch (exception ex) { //Nothing here }