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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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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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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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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Is this a worthwhile course to take?

I currently don't have any qualifications in any form of web development (except an A-Level in ICT). I started working for a web development company 4 years ago and have finally been given the chance ...
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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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'Save' button in our web app ( 20-30 textboxes), client is worried that users will forget to click it and lose their data [closed]

I am in a meeting with a client later on, regarding an ASP.NET web app we are creating for him. The app includes a lot of 'form' style screens with 20-30 textboxes, and of course a 'Save' button that ...
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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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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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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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The Jitter (the just-in-time compiler) in ASP.NET [closed]

I know that C# gets compiled to an IL then after that to a machine code depending on the machine using just-in-time compiler. My question will go to ASP.NET. Is it the same? Does it require 3 steps? ...
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Best practice for using a user control across many projects

I have a messaging User Control, that is used across 4 projects, and for each change I have to propagate it in 4 places. This is obviously against the DRY principle. However, centralizing user ...
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Is an ASP.NET site in a Linux environment possible?

I found some software a while ago that claimed to execute ASP.NET applications on a Linux server, I remember that the information said that takes the code and converts it to Java. I never downloaded ...
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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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How to increase the speed of the page loading in ASP.NET? [closed]

I am .net programmer using Asp.net ,C# and Sql server 2005 to display set of information. My project is to create tools for Call Center Systems in my office. Now i am have created the project. but ...
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Does AJAX need to use a server-side language such as PHP/ASP.NET/Java to access a database?

Does AJAX need to use a server-side language such as PHP/ASP.NET/Java to access a database? Or some sort of web service tied to these languages? Or is AJAX able to communicate directly with the ...
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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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Setting up ASP.NET structure for code

I've always coded in C# MVC3 when developing web applications. But now i wanted to learn a bit more about developing web sites with just ASP.NET. But now i'm wondering what a good setup for my code ...
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What is the impact of CSS Validation Failure?

I am developing a asp.net website. When I used the CSS property "word-wrap", VIsual Studio 2010 is showing a warning: Validation (CSS 2.1) 'word-wrap' is not a known CSS property name. When I tested ...
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Using TSQL for the first time some basic instructions

I am writing an application that will use many tables and I've been told that I must not use stored procedures in this project because it will be too slow. It has been suggested that I use TSQL. I ...
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Learning PHP for an ASP.NET Developer [closed]

I am mostly developing on ASP.NET MVC and sometimes on ASP.NET WebForms. But when I hit a PHP web site, I always think that; Should I learn PHP? Assuming answer here is yes, where would be the ...
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Are there any good editors for asp.net on smartphones?

I came across coderun the other day does anyone know any better editors/ide's espeially that can be used relatively easily on some of todays smartphones for asp.net ?
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Share data layer for outsourcing project

We are a small team of programmers, and we are now facing a situation where we have to outsource some of the work in order to complete it in time. Project is about website that was previously build ...
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How to refer to <% in asp.net

I've realized that I refer to <%@ as 'angle bracket percent at' and <%$ as 'angle bracket percent dollar', But this is very clumsy. I think <%$ should be referred to as some sort of bind, ...
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Entity Framework and distributed Systems

I need some help or maybe only a hint for the right direction. I've got a system that is separated into two applications. An existing VB.NET desktop client using Entity Framework 5 with code first ...
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Why is C# ASP.NET generally not regarded as a rapid web development framework?

The terms rapid web development gets associated with Python/Django and ROR. Why is this not the case with C# ASP.NET?
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Testing ASP.NET .aspx and .ascx code behind files

I am wondering how to test .aspx.cs and .ascx.cs code behind. Can I use unit testing and if so how? Are there alternatives that will help test the functions in the code behind files? I don't know how ...
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How to structure a XML-based order form using ASP.NET

First question here; please help me if I'm doing something wrong. I'm a graphic designer who's trying to teach himself ASP.NET/C#. My server-side background is PHP/WordPress and some ASP Classic, and ...
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ASP.NET MVVM Handling multiple Data Transfer Objects on a single page

I have an asp.net mvc "edit" page which allows the user to make edits to the parent entity, and then also "create" child entities on the same page. Note: I'm making these data transfer objects up. ...
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Design pattern for an ASP.NET project using Entity Framework

I'm building a website in ASP.NET (Web Forms) on top of an engine with business rules (which basically resides in a separate DLL), connected to a database mapped with Entity Framework (in a 3rd, ...
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Providing popups in an asp.net web application that contain server controls

What is the best way to provide popups that contain asp.net server controls? I am working on a .net site. I have search functionality where if someone presses a button a panel appears where they can ...
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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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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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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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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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Good resources for a MVC.Net developer going back to WebForms? [closed]

Well it looks like I may be forced to build a new system in webforms after having worked exclusively in MVC for the last 3 years. Initially I didnt think this was going to be a problem except the ...
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Relevance of Metro to ASP.Net developer?

I am a web developer, working mostly with ASP.Net(webforms + MVC), C#, javascript and so on. As you know, continuous learning is very important for us, but time is not infinite. I do dabble with the ...
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What are the best practices to use NHiberante sessions in asp.net (mvc/web api) ?

I have the following setup in my project: public class WebApiApplication : System.Web.HttpApplication { public static ISessionFactory SessionFactory { get; private set; } public ...
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What is the future for ASP.NET Membership Providers? [closed]

While working on a new project with MVC3, a DI framework (Ninject), and unit tests (NUnit) paired with mocks (Moq), I found setting up the Membership Provider felt a bit "awkward". I've run into tasks ...
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Team Parallel development in ASP.NET

I am developing an application written in ASP.NET (C#) which heavily use on Master Page and Session. As there will be enhancement in the same web application, and will be done by my teammate. is ...
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An aspiring programmers proverbial fork. (asp.net or …) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to specialize in a single field I like, or expand into other fields to broaden my horizons? Do Diversified Skills Foster or Hinder Specialization? ...
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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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Pattern for SQL data mining app

We have an app that is used for data mining on our client database. Typical uses include getting a list of clients and their email addresses, running reports about user transactions between certain ...
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Are asp.net web parts good enough for exclusive development?

I have had the question posed at my work that, since we are planning to eventually move to Sharepoint 2010 for most of our Development, and since Sharepoint 2010 supports asp.net web parts, should we ...
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Commenting strategies in C# & asp.net web api

I've been working on a ASP.NET Web Api 2 project as a learning exercise, and I was wondering what the norm regarding commenting is. I use the Repository / Service Pattern, and everything is very much ...
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Session states in ajax callback

Someone told me Session or HttpContext.Current.User will return different value when we are working with ajax postback, in case of when the are so many user are live to site. For example, suppose ...
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Is there a best practice for populating a dropdown in ASP.Net MVC? [closed]

I'm coming into a project where the overlying method is to open the page, then use jquery AJAX calls to populate all of the dropdowns dynamically in the page. To me, this seems like an extra burden ...
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Should db be mapped directly to the UI or should there be multiple layers of enties/models with mappings to/from each?

I would like to know arguments for/against this concept. Technologies in use from the bottom up: MSSQL 2012 DB (exclusively accessed via sprocs) Entity Framework WCF Web Service ASP.NET Webforms ...
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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 ...