What Is An Asp.net Httpmodule? What is an ASP.NET httpModule?

The more I go out and do presentations about ASP.NET tactics the more I seem to find myself demonstrating the use of httpModules and httpHandlers. I wanted to g

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Create An Httpmodule To Process Wildcard Extension Mapping In Asp.net Create an HttpModule to Process Wildcard Extension Mapping in ASP.NET

Back in July I made a post about configuring IIS to handle Wildcard mapping through ASP.NET. I promised to follow that up with how to write some simple code in

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Creating A Background Thread When The Web Site First Starts Creating a Background Thread When the Web Site First Starts

There have been several instances along the way where a Web application I am developing would be served by having a thread periodically spin up to perform a nee

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How To Replace Ambiguous Values How to Replace Ambiguous Values

Recently I had a friend tell me they were working on a project where they had to hand scrub the data in their database. In particular that day they were manuall

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If Without An If If Without an If

Any programmer with a few minutes of experience knows how to use an If statement. Of course each language implements the common logical operator slightly differ

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Configure Iis For Wildcard Extensions In Asp.net Configure IIS for Wildcard Extensions in ASP.NET

I get asked this question a lot as I go around demonstrating the benefits of using URL Rewriting in ASP.NET, how can I process wildcard extensions and just dire

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Uploading A File Through A Web Service Uploading a File Through a Web Service

This topic intimidated me when it first presented itself to me, because let's face it a Web Service really looks like it just processes XML and objects serializ

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Sending E-mail From Asp.net - Configuring The Smtp Server Sending E-Mail from ASP.NET - Configuring the SMTP Server

One of the big improvements in the configuration and maintenance of ASP.NET Web sites for version 2.0 is the ability to define common settings such as connectio

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Hashtable Insert Failed. Load Factor Too High. Hashtable insert failed. Load factor too high.

I recently deployed an application to a production web farm for a client and everything has been relatively smooth, until this morning. As the work day began a

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Unable To Cast Object Of Type 'Asp.masterpage_master' To Type 'Asp.masterpage_master'. Unable to cast object of type 'ASP.masterpage_master' to type 'ASP.masterpage_master'.

If you ever come across this error you can you can usually resolve it pretty quickly, but most likely it will crop up again. The InvalidCastException, “Unable t

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Common Cures For Ailments Part 3 ' Using Andalso Common Cures for Ailments Part 3 ' Using AndAlso

One of the things I struggled with early in my coding career and have probably hung onto way too long is the use of some nested if calls. The classic example of

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Cures For Common Ailments Part 2 ' Sending E-mail From Asp.net Cures for Common Ailments Part 2 ' Sending E-Mail from ASP.NET

While for most sending an E-Mail message tends to be fairly trivial to seasoned .NET programmers, a new .NET programmer might find it a little mysterious. .NET

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Cures For Common Aliments - Using A Requiredfieldvalidator With A Radiobuttonlist, Dropdownlist, Listbox And Any Other Listitem Control Cures for Common Aliments - Using a RequiredFieldValidator with a RadioButtonList, DropDownList, ListBox and any other ListItem Control

I have decided that it would be useful to post a series of solutions to some fairly common problems encountered by many ASP.NET programmers. Some of these cures

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Accesskey ' One Of The Most Unused Features Of Asp.net AccessKey ' One of the Most Unused Features of ASP.NET

As I was doing some research for a section in my upcoming book I noticed a reference to using the Access key on the web control I was getting deeper with. I hon

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Utilizing Defaultfocus To Enhance User Experience Utilizing DefaultFocus to Enhance User Experience

One of the cool features of ASP.NET 2.0 that I love to use if the DefaultFocus property of the Form object. Combining it along with the DefaultButton property c

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Customer Service And User Interface Customer Service and User Interface

Lately I have been reading a pretty good book on user interface design, Why Software Sucks, and as soon as I finish I plan on offering a review. It has got me r

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Sitemap Provider Links SiteMap Provider Links

I am doing a presentation on Custom SiteMap Providers tomorrow for the Roanoke Valley Code Camp. I thought I would quickly post some links for the presenation.h

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My Asp.net 2.0 Development Process My ASP.NET 2.0 Development Process

I love to talk shop with fellow .NET developers and other platforms as well. I get a lot out of sharing what each of us are doing and how we do it. I also love

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Quick And Easy Currency Extractor Quick and Easy Currency Extractor

I have fallen in love with Regular Expressions over the past few months. Over the weekend I replaced some moderately complicated parsing code in an older applic

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Response.redirect Vs. Server.transfer Response.Redirect vs. Server.Transfer

I see the question from time to time on ASP.NET related forums and message board quite often asking what the difference is between Response.Redirect and Server.

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Unable To Cast Object Of Type X To Type X Unable to cast object of type X to type X

A little over a week ago I had a very serious bug hit me in the gut. I have a project I am currently consumed with that uses several Master Pages in it. Each Ma

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