Hierarchical Datasets Updates

January 23, 2009

Hierarchical Datasets Updates As a part of a session that  I’m suppose to deliver on March, I’m going to explain the datasets enhancements that came along with Visual Studio 2008. In particularly, I’m going to explain what is the TableAdapterManager and how it is going to help you with hierarchical datasets updates. The post is going to explain that subject as well. The TableAdapterManager Class When you create a new...

How to Write Your Own Code Snippets

January 17, 2009

How to Write Your Own Code Snippets IntelliSense code snippets are a very useful tool for developers in order to write code faster.In the post I’m going to describe how to write your own code snippet and to show an example of a code snippet that I wrote which divides classes by regions in the style that I like. What are Code Snippets? IntelliSense code snippets are basically Xml files...

Deciding When to Use ASP.NET MVC Framework

January 16, 2009

Deciding When to Use ASP.NET MVC Framework The post aim is to  help you decide when it’s appropriate to use ASP.NET MVC Framework and when it is appropriate to use ASP.NET Web Forms. Web Forms Web Application Advantages The old ASP.NET Web Forms framework is a mature framework that is being used in a lot of applications and web sites. The advantages of Web Forms are:...

Extending ASP.NET MVC HtmlHelper Class

January 13, 2009

Extending ASP.NET MVC HtmlHelper Class In the post I’ll show an example of how to extend the ASP.NET MVC HtmlHelper class that you can use within your MVC views. In the example I’ll provide a simple solution for building an Html table. The HtmlHelper class The HtmlHelper class is a class that can be used within ASP.NET MVC framework in order to help us render Html fragments of views. The class is provided with a lot of methods that can help you render Html types (textboxes, checkboxes etc) or Html parts (<form> for example). The ASP.NET MVC framework helpers are currently the...

My Current Learning List of Technologies

January 11, 2009

My Current Learning List of Technologies In the last few days I have started to learn few old/new technologies that I think you should consider learning in the near future as well (if you didn’t learn them before). The technologies: ASP.NET MVC Framework – the new framework that leverage the MVC pattern for ASP.NET. The technology is a must learn technology for every .NET web developer in ...

Getting Started with Microsoft Sync Framework

January 10, 2009

Getting Started with Microsoft Sync Framework The post will introduce the Microsoft Sync Framework which, in my opinion, is going to be one of the must know technologies of the near future. What is Microsoft Sync Framework? Microsoft Sync Framework is a synchronization platform that enables collaboration and offline access across multiple data stores. The framework enables taking data offline by working against a ...

Building ADO.NET Data Services Ajax Queries Using a QueryBuilder

January 2, 2009

Building ADO.NET Data Services Ajax Queries Using a QueryBuilder In today’s post I’m going to explain how to use the QueryBuilder object of the ASP.NET Ajax client library for building queries to an ADO.NET data service. The QueryBuilder Object In the ASP.NET Ajax client library there is a new namespace – Sys.Data. This namespace hosts the main client side objects to interact with data services. ...