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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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 is the best way to validate the following data?

Lets say I receive an xml request that is sent to my web service and this request contains some data in it such as Hotel Room/Rate pairs (Room = Double Queen, Rate = 10%). The database has all of ...
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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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What is the difference between the Controller in MVC and ViewModel in MVVM?

I can't see the difference between MVC and MVVM clearly. I feel the Command in a ViewModel is just like the Action method in a Controller. And both the Controller and ViewModel will notify the View to ...
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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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Remake old web forms application in asp.net mvc

I've inherited the code maintenance of a complex web site for a customer that continuously requests enhancements for it. This application took years to develop and I'm facing increased difficulties to ...
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What are the disadvantages of using/writting a .Net Custom Membership Provider?

Recently, I posted the following question on SO: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7197337/using-asp-net-membership-provider-with-an-existing-user-database As you may notice, I ended up answering my ...
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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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What is the difference between a prototype and a production level solution?

This question is purely for learning and to step-up my technical understanding. I know there is no perfect solution and this question has possible never ending solution list but I think it's very ...
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Does every ASP.NET Web Application has a Single Application Domain?

I am bit confused. Is there only one application domain for every single ASP.NET Web Application or there can be anywhere between 1 to 100 application domains present in a single application pool of a ...
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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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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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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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ASP.NET vs ASP.NET MVC

I just started learning the ASP.NET MVC framework and it's very different in architecture from regular ASP.NET development. Transitioning from windows forms to WPF was nice, and seemed a way forward ...
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What workflow do you use with asp.net web forms development and your design department [closed]

I work at a place that has a clear separation between designers and developers. We're a fairly new start-up and we're trying to figure out what would be the best workflow for our team. We're a small ...
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.Net - web controls and win form controls

The next version of the application will be a .NET based application (both desktop and web). The requirement is that both applications have to look and work exactly the same way. I was thinking that ...
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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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Refactoring techniques for asp.net webforms application

I'm working on a large application written in asp.net web forms. It was developed under asp.net 1.0, and still uses DataGrid, though portions have been updated. Most of the code resides in either the ...
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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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Why after each restart, my local .NET sites take time to load for the first time? [closed]

I'm developing sites based on .NET platform. I usually deploy these sites on my local IIS, so that I can test them and see their functionality before going live. However, each time I restart windows, ...
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How do I pitch ASP.NET over PHP to a potential client? [closed]

I work at a Microsoft shop doing mainly web development. We had a client who asked us to review (improve) the data model for his web app, but said that he wants to develop his app in PHP (he knows "a ...
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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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What skills to master to become a better ASP.net developer? [closed]

I've been an ASP.net web developer for about 2.5 years now. I would describe my technical training before that as being "classical" C++. It seemed like it took an eternity to get up to speed with ...
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When to favor ASP.NET WebForms over MVC

I know that Microsoft has said ASP.NET MVC is not a replacement for WebForms. And some developers say WebForms is faster to develop on than MVC. But I believe speed of coding comes down to ...
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N-Tiered Web App Using JQuery/ASP.NET Web Services

For fairly small, non-complex web applications, we have utilized jQuery to make asynchronous calls to an ASP.NET web service for interaction with our Sqlite data store. This has proven to be a pretty ...
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Should I update this code or continue with current design

I am working with ASP.NET Application. The application is great and works fine but it a few flaws. To give you an example, Every control uses an absolute position layout. This makes working with ...
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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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Help me in choosing appropriate pattern

From last one week i was searching for most suitable architecture for a new web application. To be honest i did web development for only 1 year (back in 2007). And from last four years i am working in ...
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Is learning technology by reading books obsolete? [duplicate]

I am confused if one should read books thoroughly (sometimes they are very bulky and if they contain many aspects of the technology they can be 1500 odd pages or even more). I have also read some ...
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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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Designing an administrator area in my CMS

I am trying to create a small CMS with ASP.NET MVC3, but I got confused in designing the administrator section. I decided to create two areas, one for users and another for admin. In my CMS I have a ...
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Possibility to switch over to Java from .Net [duplicate]

I am an MCA fresher and will be working on dot Net for next few months (almost 10-12 months). After that I want to switch over to Java. How is the possibility that I can switch over to it? What type ...
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Is the Spark View Engine for ASP.NET dead? [closed]

Is the Spark View Engine for ASP.NET dead? I'm considering using it for a new project. I tried to get approved to the Google Groups but nobody would approve me. The last message posted there was ...
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ASP.NET web-application example for newbies [closed]

I want to learn ASP.NET web-application development by example. I want to learn it from an already developed web-application that is good as a tutorial for newbies. A fully functional web application ...
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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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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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Asp.net certification [closed]

I want to get my certification in .NET, which certification is the best for me? For the past 8 months I have been working in the .NET 3.5 and 4.0 frameworks. How can I grow myself by appearing this ...
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Will it cost me a lot if I chose ASP.NET and IIS?

I intend to build a type of online social network in ASP.NET. I am going to host it under IIS server. The database that I am going to use is SQL Server. The site will accept a maximum 500,000 users. ...
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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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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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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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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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What technologies are used for an Android/iPhone App to interact with a database

Do Android/iPhone Apps use AJAX to interact with the backend? If yes, is this common? Or do most apps use a different method for fetching database information. And if so, what other methods are there? ...
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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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Starting Web Development and interactive experiences

I'm new to web development and I'm a bit confused about the different languages and technologies in the web. I understand the basic is Html, Javascript, and Css. Then there's jQuery, ASP.net, Html5. ...
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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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Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express? [closed]

I just came across this while searching on Google for HTML/CSS tutorials. Does anyone recommend this software for building websites? Or should I just stick to learning pencil and paper hand coding ...
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Where is the problem with the output of web forms?

Most of you already know that the output of ASP.NET web forms is quite ugly when you compare it to the output of ASP.NET MVC. My question is what could the problems of that ASP.NET web forms' output ...
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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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Do customers/clients care about MVC or web forms?

I have a plan to start a small business soon. It is going to be a type of freelancing to build websites and applications using ASP.NET. I want to focus on one thing Web forms or MVC. However, I have ...