The Asp.net Diet Part 2 ' Making A Thin Contact Form The ASP.NET Diet Part 2 ' Making a Thin Contact Form

Back in January I wrote about making a thin contact form in an effort to demonstrate how to make ASP.NET forms lighter and much more user responsive. The key to

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Disabling A Web Page For A Long Running Operation Disabling a Web Page for a Long Running Operation

I was trolling the ASP.NET forums tonight and found a very good question from ctrlctrl, . He wanted to know how to 'grey' out the page while he was waiting on a

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The Asp.net Diet Part 1 ' Making A Thin Contact Form The ASP.NET Diet Part 1 ' Making a Thin Contact Form

In my last post I waxed philosophically about the progression of ASP.NET. Today I want to start actually demonstrating how to take ASP.NET to the next level, at

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Where Does Asp.net Belong? And What Asp.net Should I Use? Where Does ASP.NET Belong? And What ASP.NET Should I Use?

It really does not seem like that long ago I found the Beta 1 bits of ASP.NET 1.0 and started tinkering and created the first of several hundred ASP.NET sites.

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Having Problems Registering Client Scripts With The Clientscript Object, Try The Scriptmanager Having Problems Registering Client Scripts with The ClientScript Object, Try the ScriptManager

This morning I was trolling the ASP.NET Forums and saw this question about registering the Virtual Earth control (it is really not a control, but that is not re

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A Quick And Dirty Bar Code Image Httphandler A Quick and Dirty Bar Code Image httpHandler

Yesterday I was trolling the ASP.NET forums killing some time and answering questions when I came across a thread where someone was seeking some help on a FREE

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Steve Souders Front-end Performance On Dotnetrocks Steve Souders Front-End Performance on DotNetRocks

One of my favorite web development books is Steve Souders High Performance Web Sites from O'Reilly. In fact I created a session I give from time to time at Code

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String Or Binary Data Would Be Truncated String or binary data would be truncated

I am sure just about any of us that have done any development work against a database, and who hasn’t, has come across this error, ‘String or binary data would

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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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Chemistry And Dictionary(of Tkey, Tvalue) Chemistry and Dictionary(of TKey, TValue)

In college I majored in polymer chemistry and I thought I would use some of that chemistry today to demonstrate how to use Dictionary(of TKey, TValue) (VB.NET),

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New Things In .Net 3.5 Sp1 ' Moving Hidden Fields To The Bottom Of The Page New Things in .NET 3.5 SP1 ' Moving Hidden Fields to the Bottom of the Page

If you have not downloaded SP1 for Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5, please go ahead and get to it. If you installed the Beta, like me and many other folks you

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Two Non-programming Technical Books We Should All Read Two Non-Programming Technical Books We Should All Read

The year was 1993, I was attending Providence Baptist Church off Glennwood and DurRaleigh Rd. Little did I know that less than a mile away the FBI was conductin

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Using The Title Attribute To Enhance Your Pages Using the title Attribute to Enhance Your Pages

The other day I made a post about some search engine optimization techniques for ASP.NET developers and making compliant HTML. Scott Hanselman also recently pub

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Publishing Compliant Html And Web Markup Publishing Compliant HTML and Web Markup

Yesterday my friend Keith Elder posted a poignant editorial Blog about ASP.NET web sites that were not compliant with all browsers. Keith is very justified in h

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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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How I Got Started Developing: Software Development Meme How I Got Started Developing: Software Development Meme

So I got called out by my friends Rachel Appel and Kevin Hazzard to tell the world how I got started programming.   How old were you when you first started pr

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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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The 7 Virtues Of Reading Ebooks The 7 Virtues of Reading eBooks

Recently I was able to publish my first two eBooks via WROX BLOX, httpModules and httpHandlers. Each of these books gave me an opportunity to share some valuabl

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From Nothing To Binding A Collection In 5 Minutes With Entity Framework From Nothing to Binding a Collection in 5 Minutes with Entity Framework

So I thought I would just do it, use the Entity Framework, I mean how bad can it be? Well, pretty easy to be honest. Granted I just bound a collection to a Grid

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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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Revisiting The Ad-hoc Vs Stored Procedure Debate Revisiting the Ad-Hoc vs Stored Procedure Debate

So I stirred up a hornet's nest on a debate I honest did not know was so heated out there, and that being Stored Procedures vs Ad-Hoc queries. I must admit I ha

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