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Big Features Pack Visual Studio "14" Preview

by Jeff Martin Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 04, 2014 1

The first preview of the successor to VS2013 has been released, unifying several recent projects into a single package. Nearly all technology platforms are affected, with ASP.NET, C++, and VB/C# developers all receiving large updates.

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Improvements for ASP.NET Web Forms

by Jonathan Allen Follow 135 Followers on  May 16, 2014

Though ASP.NET Web Forms isn’t part of the vNext initiative it isn’t being ignored. As part of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 it has picked up some new tooling, EF integration, and Roslyn support.

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Introducing ASP.NET vNext and MVC 6

by Jonathan Allen Follow 135 Followers on  May 16, 2014 10

Part of the ASP.NET vNext initiative, ASP.NET MVC 6 represents a fundamental change to how Microsoft constructs and deploys web frameworks. The goal is to create a host agnostic framework that eliminates the dependencies on the legacy System.Web infrastructure.

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Feature-Rich Visual Studio 2013.2 Improves Git Tools and ASP.NET

by Jeff Martin Follow 5 Followers on  May 13, 2014

The official RTM release of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 has been made, and unlike the first update it brings with it a host of new features that should interest if not outright benefit nearly all users. Improved areas include better Git tooling support, web development, and profiling.

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Convert VB 6 to WinForms and WinForms to HTML

by Jonathan Allen Follow 135 Followers on  May 08, 2014 2

At Build, Mobilize.NET unveiled their newest migration product: WebMAP2. This product takes legacy WinForms applications and converts it into an HTML based application. When paired with their Visual Basic Upgrade Companion you can migrate code all the way from WB 6 to the web.

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Build 2014 Retrospective

by Jeff Martin Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 16, 2014

In this opinion piece, a look is taken at Microsoft's recent Build conference and how the company may be signaling its desire for an increased focus on attracting developers.

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ASP.NET Identity 2 Adds Two-factor Authentication, Account Lockout, Security Stamp and Bug Fixes

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 11, 2014

ASP.NET Identity 2 RTM, recently released by Microsoft provides support for Two-factor authentication, account lockout, security stamp besides several improvements and bug fixes.

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Create Your Own Scaffold in Visual Studio 2013.2

by Jonathan Allen Follow 135 Followers on  Apr 05, 2014

An important part of ASP.NET MVC is the set of code generators called scaffolds. Inspired by Ruby on Rails, these code generators can be used to quickly create controllers and views based on a model class. New in VS 2013 Update 2 is the ability to create your own scaffolds that plug into the overall framework.

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Creating Single Page Apps With Angular.JS and ASP.NET

by Jeff Martin Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 04, 2014

Angular.JS is a popular framework created by Google for creating single page applications. Despite its origins, it can also easily work with ASP.NET to provide Microsoft-centric developers the same powerful capabilities.

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ASP.NET Web API Gets OData v4.0 Support, WCF Will Not

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 26, 2014

ASP.NET Web API 2.2 for OData v4.0 are now available as nightly builds. The team also released OData core libraries version 6.1 on nuget with several bug fixes and new features, especially increased support for OData v4 spec. However, the MS team suggested that WCF will not get OData v4 specific features.

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Project Helios: An ASP.NET OWIN-based Web Host Running on IIS

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 19, 2014

Microsoft has released a project called Helios, a lightweight OWIN-based web host running on top of IIS.

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Fix ASP.NET Browser Detection Error in Internet Explorer 11

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 06, 2014 1

Internet Explorer 11 will not be able to properly run .NET Framework 4.0 based web applications due to an error in the browser detection mechanism, which can be either fixed by installing .NET 4.5 or by adding a .browser file with correct definitions.

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DevExpress Universal 13.2 Introduces Token Box Control

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 25, 2013 1

DevExpress has included Token Box control in the latest release 13.2 which enables you to auto-complete values from a predefined list either by selection from the dropdown window list or manual input.

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Interview with Vyacheslav Volkov, Creator of CaptchaMvc

by Jonathan Allen Follow 135 Followers on  Dec 23, 2013

InfoQ interviewed Vyacheslav Volkov, creator of CaptchaMvc, about his project and the future of captcha’s in general.

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DevExpress ASP.NET Grid Control Introduces Batch Edit

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 18, 2013

The DevExpress ASPxGridView control included with the recently released 13.2 edition introduces batch editing that enables developers to modify a batch of grid data on the client side and send it to the server in one request. It also includes additional features such as cell coloring and notification dialogs.

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