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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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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Why choose an established CMS as opposed to building one from scratch?

A lot of my research over the next few weeks will be into different CMS's. I've already had a brief look at episerver and umbraco. While reading into these systems I can't help but think that ...
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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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Need advice for approach for a web-based app that loads excel worksheet but exposes only the charts

I'm looking for suggestions on the Visual Studio approach to take for a web application that is in the conceptual stage. My environment has a lot of tools: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64bit ...
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Use Theme/Skin or CSS in Asp.Net

I am working on a website which is using Skin templates everywhere in the page. Because of this all the controls, even labels, are server controls. I was wondering if it is worth changing at least ...
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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 can I design an application so that it works well with a database selected by the customer?

I want to write an ASP.NET 4.0 application with IBM DB2 Express-C as its back-end. One thing that worries me, is hosting this application on a remote server. I don't know any hosting provider who ...
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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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Can I share data between two users in an ASP.NET Application?

I have an issue with Roles.IsUserInRole function. It take hell amount of time to just check if the logged-in user is in particular role(typ 3-9 sec). I searched to find a solution and arrived on this ...
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What things do I need to become expert ASP.net MVC [closed]

I graduated in computer science. I had pretty good knowledge in Java. I have about a year experiences in ASP.net C# Web form. What other things do I need to know if I want become expert in ASP.net MVC ...
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Is it possible to integrate UDP file transfer into a .NET web application?

Background I have recently been tasked with designing a rebuild of an existing .NET web application that currently uses a third-party company to handle large file transfers (as big as 50Gb). ...
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Should one bind data with Eval on aspx or override ItemDataBound in code-behind?

For data bound controls (Repeater, ListView, GridView, etc.), what's the preferred way of binding data? I've seen it where people use Eval() directly on the aspx/ascx inside the data bound control to ...
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UserControl inside Placeholder good/bad? + Postback problem

Currently I'm working a bit with ASP.NET and trying to find the best way to navigate through pages. Right now I have an UpdatePanel which has a Placeholder inside it. This Placeholder will then add ...
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Using alternative MVC framework

I am new to ASP.NET MVC and EF. I read about open source implementations of MVC pattern like Spring, FubuMVC, Castle etc. I want to know how flexible these alternatives are when compared with ASP.NET ...
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Best Practice: strategy regarding Website Projects and versioning

What are the best practices and strategy for designing and developing a website? The key parts I want considered are: DLL deployment IIS publishing project versioning namespace Please answer ...
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Extensibility in multi-tenant systems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you manage extensibility in your multi-tenant systems? I asked this on StackOverflow, but I thought it might be more appropriate for Programmers. I've got a ...
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Should I use the language I'm most comfortable in, or the company “standard”

I'm going to be developing an Intranet site for my specific plant, and our company standard for web-development is IIS + ASP.Net + VB.Net + Microsoft SQL Server (note that we have about 10+ plants). ...
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What is the right way to develop ASP.NET applications in order to separate data access from data visualization?

I'm currently involved in a migration to TFS from SVN of a large project that is going to be divided into five different sites. This project allows some providers to insert five different product data ...
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How do delegates fit into ASP.NET?

A developer told me they used delegates to bind most of their events in ASP.NET. Until then, I did not even know it was possible to use delegates in ASP.NET in a meaningful way. My understanding ...
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Exposing warnings\errors from data objects (that are also list returned)

I'm exposing Data objects via service oriented assembly (which on future usages might become a WCF service). The data object is tree designed, as well as formed from allot of properties.Moreover, ...
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How do you manage extensibility in your multi-tenant systems?

I've got a few big web based multi-tenant products now, and very soon I can see that there will be a lot of customizations that are tenant specific. An extra field here or there, maybe an extra page ...
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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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What's better approach when creating a user control: receive a full object or only the needed values?

I'm working with ASP.NET Web User Control (WUC) and I got to this question: I'm creating a WUC to show an object's data. This object is already loaded when I call that WUC. I'm wondering what would ...
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How to detect impacts caused by changes?

I've often run on this problem. Now I am working on a team of 4 and we built a lot of stuff. We are still finishing somethings and making changes. The problem is that those changes can (and most ...
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What are the tools/frameworks used to build C# ASP.net applications? [closed]

I am basically a java programmer who wants to move to .net. I haven't worked in .NET companies so I don't have any idea about the tools they use. In a Java company people use Maven, Hibernate and ...
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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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A good substitute for ASMX web service methods, but not a general handler

The best thing I like about ASP.NET MVC, is that you can directly call a server method (called action), from the client. This is so convenient, and so straightforward, that I really like to implement ...
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Where does jQuery fit-in with frameworks like JavaScriptMVC, BackboneJS, SproutCore and Knockout?

I have been happily using JQuery for the last 2 years and have been quite sucessful creating some really cool functionality with it...so I am very comfortable with it. I also beleive the future of ...
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How should data be passed between client-side Javascript and C# code behind an ASP.NET app?

I'm looking for the most efficient / standard way of passing data between client-side Javascript code and C# code behind an ASP.NET application. I've been using the following methods to achieve this ...
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Exposing business logic as WCF service

I'm working on a middle-tier project which encapsulates the business logic (uses a DAL layer, and serves a web application server [ASP.net]) of a product deployed in a LAN. The BL serves as a bunch of ...
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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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What is the meaning of driven ? (test-driven , data-driven, event-driven and etc)

I was reading a paper that makes a comparison between ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC. While reading it, such as data-driven, event-driven, test-driven are the terms that I see a lot. So what are ...
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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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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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Traditional ASP.Net WebForms vs ASP.Net MVC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When to favor webforms over MVC ASP.Net MVC has been around for some time now. The latest one, i.e MVC3 comes with Razor View Engine. My question: How long is ...
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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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Is it a good practice set connection strings in a web config?

Recently I have a discussion with some of my colleagues at my work because they said that it's better have in a .DLL a string connection encrypted. And I said why just don't use the string connection ...
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What is a good way to familiarize myself with PHP, coming from an ASP.NET background? [closed]

Currently, I'm very comfortable with building tools/web apps in an ASP.NET environment. I'm not really looking to leave tbh, as I really like C#, ASP.NET, MVC 3, Visual Studio, etc. However, right ...
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Starting a coherent architecture in a legacy application

I have responsibility for a large Asp.Net based website. It is currently a website (not web application), some windows services and a number of class libraries. The data layer uses a mixture of ...
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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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Newbie seeking advice on programming in general [closed]

need some of you to remember back to a time when you might have been bad at programming... Been at my new job (as a software developer) for a couple of months now, passed probation period. Have very ...
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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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Using SQLDataSource / DataBound Controls in ASP.NET - Bad Practice?

When programming in ASP.NET, you can get very quick, effective functionality out of using DataBound controls (GridView, FormView, etc) with an SQLDataSource control on the page (In my opinion, anyway ...
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Should we use Entity Framework?

We currently have the following stack : VS 2005 Web forms SQL Server 2005 IIS 6 We are planning on transitioning to this : VS 2010 MVC and Web Forms SQL Server 2008 IIS 7 My question is, when ...
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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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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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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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Prevalence of “back end” programmer roles in ASP.NET (MVC) projects?

First, unless anyone has better definitions, let's define "back end" and "front end" according to their usage here: Is it common to separate back-end and front-end into two positions on web ...
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LINQ to SQL - Business logic in another assembly?

So I am trying my hand at this whole tiered application thing with ASP.NET 4. The software I've developed is a maintenance nightmare and it isn't very well organized. I've done some looking around ...
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Moving from VS 2005 to VS 2010 what to learn for web apps? [closed]

Just moving from Visual Studio 2005 webforms to 2010. Bit confused of lately about what to learn on the new version. I will just be doing web applications only Should I learn entity framework or MVC ...