Escaping Asp.net Tags In Code Smith Templates Escaping ASP.NET Tags in Code Smith Templates

I love to generate code, I have code templates for Code Smith that are the equivalent of a mold for a machine shop. I use them to create thousands upon thousan

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Creating A Background Thread To Log Ip Information Creating a Background Thread to Log IP Information

Trolling the ASP.NET forums this afternoon I came across this thread about creating a custom httpHandler to log IP information to a database. What the requester

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Doing Nothing In .Net Doing Nothing in .NET

Dealing with Null values (nothing in VB.NET) is a common problem for programmers of any stripe. Null dates stored in the database seem to be a common issue deve

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Httpstatuscode ' An Enumeration For The Web HttpStatusCode ' An Enumeration For the Web

I have posted before about IIS Status codes, realize that is not exactly a correct name for them, it should be Http Status Codes. I wanted to point you to a val

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Setting Up Compression With Iis Setting Up Compression with IIS

One of the most commonly missed features of setting up a web server is configuring compression. All modern Browsers support both GZip and Deflate compression fo

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Leveraging Httphandlers To Stream Custom Content In Asp.net Leveraging httpHandlers to Stream Custom Content in ASP.NET

WROX released my custom httpHandler eBook, Leveraging httpHandlers to Stream Custom Content in ASP.NET,  late last week. It is the second part of two WROX BLOX

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Expanding Upon Getting The Days In A Month Expanding Upon Getting the Days in a Month

I was perusing the ASP.NET forums tonight and saw an entry where the person was asking on help on getting the number of days in a month in .NET. While the asker

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Type 'Asp.global_asax' Is Not Defined. Type 'ASP.global_asax' is not defined.

I am honestly not sure how I created this error, but I know this I did not find much out there on how to solve the issue. I think part of the reason this occurr

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How To Deal With The 'Failed To Access Iis Metabase' Error How to Deal with the 'Failed to Access IIS Metabase' Error

You may get this the first time you try to execute an ASP.NET site on a Windows XP installation of IIS 5.1 The error will point you to a Microsoft Knowledge Bas

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Know Your Status Codes Know Your Status Codes

Developing applications that work across the Internet requires knowledge of protocols. To actually debug any communications or protocol errors you need to be aw

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What Is The Difference Between An Httpmodule And An Httphandler? What is the Difference between an httpModule and an httpHandler?

I get this question all the time and if you happen to attend one of my presentations on using each you should know by the end of the presentation. I also see th

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What Does The Outputcache Directive Do On The Client? What Does the OutputCache Directive Do on the Client?

This was a question that was raised in my Front-End Performance presentation yesterday and I honestly did not know. So I came home last night and did a quick te

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Put Your Path Together With Path.combine Put Your Path Together with Path.Combine

At least in my history of programming I have always concatenated paths as I build them in my code. A good example of this is deciding where to store uploaded ph

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The Good Ole Days Of My Timex Sinclair 1000 The Good Ole Days of my Timex Sinclair 1000

I have found it really interesting to learn the background of some of the great programmers in the world and for those in the mid 30s, like me, many seem to hav

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Setting Up Host Headers In Iis 6.0 Setting up Host Headers in IIS 6.0

The topic recently came up where I was asked how I set up multiple sites on the same port and IP address in IIS. There are two separate threads on how this work

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When To Use Url Mapping In Asp.net When to Use URL Mapping in ASP.NET

I saw a question on the ASP.NET forums on when to use or what is URL Mapping good for. This is a very good question, especially for newbies to the ASP.NET parad

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The Random Contestant Picker In Under 5 Minutes The Random Contestant Picker in under 5 Minutes

At the Raleigh Code Camp things went pretty well. There of course were things here and there that did not go according to plan, one of those was how are we goin

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Enforcing A Custom 404 Page In Asp.net Enforcing a Custom 404 Page in ASP.NET

Yesterday Google started hijacking 404 status codes through the Google Toolbar from unknowing Web sites to show pages with ads. TechCrunch even has a poll aski

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Cures For The Common Ailments - Dropdownlist Cures for the Common Ailments - DropDownList

A very common issue that many new developers come into when using a DropDownList control is how to truly bind items to the list. A common problem that happens i

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Datetime String Formatting DateTime String Formatting

Digging through some stuff on Brad's Blog history I found this interesting post on DateTime formatting. He was referring to something on Julie Lerman's old Blog

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Key Points For Successful E-commerce Sites - Programming And User Experience Key Points for Successful E-Commerce Sites - Programming and User Experience

My final entry in my series on elements for E-Commerce sites I want to go over some aspects related to programming. Some of this is as much marketing as it is p

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