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 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?

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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Which microsoft qualification should a C# ASP.NET Web developer work towards? [closed]

I've been working as a vb.net ASP.NET web developer for the past 4 years, and I'm currently making the change over to C# Apart from school/sixth form qualifications, I'm currently lacking any ...
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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?

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 ...
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If multitenancy is a priority, should I store site content in the database?

I have a multi tenant ASP.NET MVC website and all client specific text is stored in resource files. Every time someone wants to change text I have to jump through hoops and fill out forms and let ...
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How much do i need to learn in order to get an entry level asp.net job? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If you develop with ASP.NET, which other technologies do you use? I'm currently learning C#, but I've noticed that there is a lot of demand for ASP.NET developers. I ...
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Server OS/Software Requirements For asp.NET Framework 4.0

The Background: Me and my colleague are opening a new website design & development company. We have designed and implemented a website on Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 using Web forms in .NET ...
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Obtaining the best of both worlds: MVC and WebForms

Rather than asking a general question about WebForms vs MVC (such as in ASP.NET v/s ASP.NET MVC), I have a specific quesiton. It appears the main differences between the two approaches are WebForms ...
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Implementing a DAO for entity framework

Could anybody help me to find a good tutorial about how can I implement DAO pattern and also tools that help me to create this classes in automated way.
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Does F# offer anything particularly useful for database-driven web development?

My organization finally upgraded to MS Visual Studio 2010 this year. One of the big new features that Visual Studio 2010 offers is the F# programming language. I understand that F# offers a ...
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Starting developer fighting with webforms, is moving to MVC a good idea?

A young developer frequently hits me up for help with Asp.net web forms. Usually his problems revolve around the actual controls and how to manipulate them, rather than pure middleware type code. ...
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WinRT and the server (ASP.NET, Azure, etc)

Has Microsoft made any indication of WinRT's current or future relationship with server development (such as ASP.NET)? While it's been made clear that WinRT is the intended future of Windows UI ...
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how to start with ASP.NET MVC 3 razor [closed]

I going to start a new project in my company in which are involved the use of MVC 3, now this is the first time that we are using this framework, and i have a couple of questions, It's recommended ...
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Bogarting the Data Access Layer

Situation: The dba is an offsite contractor who keeps the entire DAL code checked out in TFS. It would be nice as the front end developer to be able to add columns, and tweak procs and whatnot, ...
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Using Visual Foxpro DBF with ASP.NET as opposed to SQL Server

I work in a small software company where my boss is a great fan of Visual Foxpro. We are working on an ASP.NET project but my boss is insisting to use Visual Foxpro DBF instead of SQL Server. I want ...
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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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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 ...