Thursday, April 23, 2015 1:19 PM
This post explores the options available to you when your application requirements include managing and storing time using the Entity Framework. Specifically, I am thinking of durations of time, such as the time required to complete some kind of task, not the time part of a date. Relevant examples might include storing the length of a movie, or the preparation time required for a recipe.
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 1:39 PM
ASP.NET 5 is being designed so that your application is only dependent on features that it actually needs. This is achieved in large part by creating a composable framework, where the developer opts in to non-essential features - a number of which are baked in to traditional versions of ASP.NET. One of the features that this applies to is Session State. This article looks at how to obtain and use session state in ASP.NET 5 applications.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 1:22 PM
ASP.NET 5 has been largely rewritten from the ground up, and incorporates some radical changes when compared with previous versions of ASP.NET. One of the biggest changes is in the HTTP Pipeline. This article looks at how those changes impact the design and registration of plug and play components that used to be represented by HttpModules.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 1:21 PM
This article takes a comprehensive look at the business of generating and sending email from an ASP.NET MVC application. It covers the most common use cases as well as some advanced scenarios. It also explores some of the more common errors that arise from attempting to generate and send email programmatically from an ASP.NET MVC site.
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Monday, March 16, 2015 1:20 PM
There's a lot of confusion surrounding the numbers relating to the impending release of the next version of ASP.NET. This post takes a look at the main ones and seeks to explain their significance.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 1:26 PM
My original article about Drop Down Lists in ASP.NET MVC has proven to be among the most popular on this site, amassing over a third of a million views since it was published 5 years ago. This article builds on the original by looking at using drop down lists for multiple selections, and the helper that was introduced in MVC 5.1 to support enumerations as a source of select options.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:51 PM
If you have built sites with the ASP.NET Razor Web Pages framework, you might want to look at migrating them to ASP.NET MVC at some point. This tutorial is the last in a series of three that explores how you do that by taking a step by step approach to migrating the WebMatrix Bakery template site to ASP.NET MVC 5. Previous tutorials in the series have looked at the roles of the View and Controller, and the data access and view model aspects of the Model. This final part covers model binding and form posting. A download (c. 24MB) featuring the completed application is available.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 1:16 PM
If you have built sites with the ASP.NET Razor Web Pages framework, you might want to look at migrating them to ASP.NET MVC at some point. This tutorial is the second in a series of three that explores how you do that by taking a step by step approach to migrating the WebMatrix Bakery template site to ASP.NET MVC 5. Along the way, each of the core parts of MVC are discussed by way of an introduction to the framework. The tutorial is divided into three parts. The first part looked at the roles of the View and Controller. This part looks at the M in MVC, the Model. Specifically, it features data access and view models. The final part will cover model binding and form posting. A download (c. 24MB) featuring the completed application is available.
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Monday, February 16, 2015 1:33 PM
If you have built sites with the ASP.NET Razor Web Pages framework, you might want to look at migrating them to ASP.NET MVC at some point. This tutorial is the first in a series of three that explores how you do that by taking a step by step approach to migrating the WebMatrix Bakery template site to ASP.NET MVC 5. Along the way, each of the core parts of MVC will be discussed by way of an introduction to the framework. The tutorial is divided into three parts. This first part looks at the V and C part of MVC - View and Controller. The M or Model is covered in the second and third parts. A download (c. 24MB) featuring the completed application is available.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:26 PM
This tutorial explores how to upload files in an ASP.NET MVC applications and how to use Entity Framework to store them in a database. It builds on a series of 12 that teach you how to build MVC 5 applications using Entity Framework for data access and Visual Basic. This tutorial does not have a counterpart in the original tutorial series, produced by Tom Dykstra and Rick Anderson ( @RickAndMSFT ) which was written using the C# language. A C# version is available here.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:19 PM
This tutorial explores how to upload files in an ASP.NET MVC application and how to use Entity Framework to store them in a database. It builds on a series of 12 featuring the fictitious Contoso University that teach you how to build MVC 5 applications using Entity Framework for data access. The original tutorial series was produced in C# by Tom Dykstra and Rick Anderson ( @RickAndMSFT ) of Microsoft. This tutorial is coded in C#. As with the previous tutorials, I have produced a version that uses the Visual Basic language. It is available here.
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Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:54 PM
The number of places where you might use or encounter the
@ sign in ASP.NET has grown over the last few years and its exact purpose in all circumstances still seems to cause confusion. Here's an overview of the most common places that it crops up, and guidance on its correct usage.
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Monday, January 12, 2015 8:38 PM
This is the latest in a series of "EF Recipes" - short articles that show through practical examples how to achieve common tasks with Entity framework and ASP.NET MVC. This particular example looks at grouping data by year and month in MVC 5 with Entity Framework 6. The article is prompted by an email I got from a reader who asked how I generate the "Archives" feature in the right hand panel on each page on this site.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:53 PM
This article looks at using the alphabet for paging data in MVC 5 with Entity Framework 6. Where it differs from most existing articles on alphabetical paging is that this article looks at generating paging links from the data instead of the alphabet. It also features a Bootstrap-friendly helper for generating the paging links.
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Friday, October 24, 2014 10:20 PM
This article explores how to use Entity Framework 6 to manage the retrieval and display of hierarchical data such as you might find in a menu system. There are a number of existing items on the Internet that cover the same topic, but most of them seem unnecessarily complex and don't include any information about displaying the data once it has been retrieved.
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