How To: Install Microsoft Silverlight 2

In this video, Tim Heuer demonstrates fundamentals of ensuring that end users have a good installation experience when installing Silverlight 2. He walks through a few deployment methods and demonstrates tips on how to test your own experience. For more information on installing Microsoft Silverlight 2, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Deploy a website using the ASP.Net copy website tool

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels will show how to deploy a web site using the Copy Web Site Tool in Visual Studio. First see how to connect to a remote web site and deploy an entire site to the target location. Next, learn how to synchronize an entire source and target web site. In addition, see how to copy and synchronize individual or groups of files including how the Copy Web Site tool provides status indicators of differences between files. As part of this process see how the tool provi...

How To: Connect VB.NET applications to databases

Interested in creating your own dynamic, web-based applications using Visual Basic 2005 Express? In this installment from the Absolute Beginner's Series of Visual Basic/ASP.NET video tutorials, how you can connect your applications to databases. You will learn how to enable your application to view and edit data stored. This will allow you to exercise the skills shown in the earlier videos. For more information, as well as tips for being a smarter user of Microsoft Visual Basic, take a look! ...

How To: Use the ASP.NET SoundPlayer control to play audio

Interested in creating your own dynamic, web-based applications using Visual Web Developer 2005 Express? This video will show you how to use the SoundPlayer control to play .wav audio files in your web application. his lesson will be particularly helpful to programmers to those with experience using both Visual Basic and simple HTML syntax. For more information, as well as tips for being a smarter user of Microsoft Visual Web Developer, take a look! Use the ASP.NET SoundPlayer control to play...

How To: Install and use the Microsoft Silverlight 3 (SL3) Toolkit

This clip presents a general overview of how to install and get started using the Silverlight toolkit. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Create a custom membership provider in ASP.Net

A Membership Provider allows a web application to store and retrieve membership data for a user, and the standard ASP.NET Membership Provider uses pre-defined SQL Server tables. In this video tutorial, Chris Pels shows how to create a custom membership provider that uses custom SQL Server tables separate from the pre-defined tables used by the standard provider. The principles covered in the video will apply to creating custom membership providers using other databases such as Access or Oracl...

How To: Use custom fonts and provide font family resources in Microsoft Silverlight

In this clip, you'll learn how to work with custom fonts when working in MS Silverlight. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Embed a media player into an ASP.NET app with the MediaPlayer server control

In this clip, you'll learn how to embed a Silverlight media player into an ASP.NET application with the MediaPlayer server control. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Use the DataPager & ListView controls in Visual Studio

Microsoft ASP.NET is a free technology that allows programmers to create dynamic web applications. ASP.NET can be used to create anything from small, personal websites through to large, enterprise-class web applications. All you need to get started with ASP.NET is the free .NET Framework and the free Visual Web Developer. Generally, the DataPager control is used with the ListView control. The ListView control is data driven. First create a ListView control and provide it some data. Next drop ...

How To: Create a master page using .NET 3.5 in Visual Studio

Microsoft ASP.NET is a free technology that allows programmers to create dynamic web applications. ASP.NET can be used to create anything from small, personal websites through to large, enterprise-class web applications. All you need to get started with ASP.NET is the free .NET Framework and the free Visual Web Developer. In this video, you will learn how to create a simple Master Page using .NET 3.5 in Visual Studio 2008.

How To: Enable full-text search in an SQL database

Full-Text search allows you to save large portions of text – even Microsoft Word documents, or other file formats – into your database and perform complex queries based on this textual data while expecting great performance. This lesson demonstrates how to set up Full-Text search paying particular attention to the nuances of setting it up within SQL Server Express. Enable full-text search in an SQL database.

How To: Use the MultiView control in Visual Web Developer 2005

Interested in creating your own dynamic, web-based applications using Visual Web Developer 2005 Express? In this installment from the Absolute Beginner's Series of Visual Web Developer C#/ASP.NET video tutorials, you will learn how you can display content on your website with the Multiview and View controls. This lesson will be particularly helpful to programmers to those with experience using both Visual Basic and simple HTML syntax. For more information, as well as tips for being a smarter ...

How To: Use the List View control in Visual Basic 2005

Interested in creating your own dynamic, web-based applications using Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition? In this two-part installment from the Absolute Beginner's Series of VB/ASP.NET form control video tutorials, you'll learn about the basics of using the List View control, which provides a graphical representation of data elements. For more information, as well as tips for being a smarter user of Microsoft Visual Basic, take a look! Use the List View control in Visual Basic 2005 -...

How To: Use FlowLayout panel in Microsoft Visual Basic 2005

Interested in creating your own dynamic, web-based applications using Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition? In this installment from the Absolute Beginner's Series of VB/ASP.NET form control video tutorials, you'll learn how to use the FlowLayout panel to create dynamically resizing Windows UI. For more information, as well as tips for being a smarter user of Microsoft Visual Basic, take a look! Use FlowLayout panel in Microsoft Visual Basic 2005.

How To: Use the Windows Media ActiveX control in Visual C#

Interested in creating your own dynamic, web-based applications using Visual C# 2005 Express Edition? In this installment from the Absolute Beginner's Series of Visual C#/ASP.NET form control video tutorials, you'll learn how to use the Windows Media Player ActiveX control to play wma and MP3 audio files in your application. For more information, as well as tips for being a smarter user of Microsoft Visual C#, take a look! Use the Windows Media ActiveX control in Visual C#.

How To: Use the IIS registration tool to configure ASP.Net

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels shows how to use the ASP.NET IIS Registration Tool to configure ASP.NET. First, see how file extensions are mapped to ASP.NET in the IIS Manager on a global and web-site-by-web site basis. These script maps provide the basis for configuring individual ASP.NET applications to run under a specific version of the .NET Framework. Next, see how aspnet_regiis.exe, the IIS Registration Tool command line utility, is specific to each version of the .NET Framework and...

How To: Make HTML elements accessible from server side code

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels will show how to make standard HTML elements in an .aspx page accessible from server side code so they can be used in page processing like a standard ASP.NET server control. First, see how the addition of a runat=”server” attribute to a standard HTML control like a div allows it to be referenced in server side code with full Intellisense. Next, see several examples of how you might manipulate HTML elements on a page with this technique. Lastly, see how this ...

How To: Create standard content layouts by nested master pages

In this ASP.Net video tutorial, Chris Pels will show how to use nested master pages to create individual master pages that represent different standard content layouts for a web site. First, see how several major commercial web sites use a standard set of content layouts. Next, see how to nest a master page within another master page, and use the design time support in Visual Studio 2008. Then, learn the considerations for establishing a “page architecture” which represents the major types of...

How To: Use the aspnet_merge.exe utility to merge assemblies

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels will show how to use the aspnet_merge.exe utility to combine assemblies that have been compiled using the aspnet_compiler.exe utility. First, view the output of the ASP.NET compilation process to learn what assemblies are created. Next, learn the mechanics of using the aspnet_merge.exe utility to merge assemblies from the compilation of a web site, first seeing how to control the compiled assembly names with the –prefix option. Then see how to merge all the ...

How To: Set properties with the Silverlight Accordion toolkit control

In this clip, you'll learn how to use the Accordion toolkit to set parameters programatically in a Silverlight application. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look. Set properties with the Silverlight Accordion toolki...

How To: Use the Grid, Canvas and Stack panels in Microsoft Silverlight

In this clip, you'll learn how to use the Grid, Canvas and Stack panels in Silverlight. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Implement password validation in a Silverlight application

In this clip, you'll learn how to do basic password validation within a Silverlight app. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Add animated transitions between states with Silverlight's AnimatedTransition

In this clip, you'll learn how to use the AnimatedTransition class to create transitions between visual states in your Silverlight apps. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Move data from an SQL database to a Silverlight DataGrid

In this clip, you'll learn how to use the Entity Framework and RIA Services to migrate data from an SQL database to a Silverlight DataGrid (data grid). Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look. Move data from an SQL da...

How To: Allow the user of a Silverlight template button to set contents at design time

In this clip, you'll learn how to use Content Presenters with templates when working in Silverlight. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Add mouse wheel support to a Microsoft Silverlight application

In this clip, you'll learn how to implement mouse wheel support in Silverlight. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Create a bitmap in memory with the Silverlight WriteableBitmap class

In this clip, you'll learn how to create bitmaps one pixel at a time with the WriteableBitmap class. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Create a carousel in Microsoft Silverlight

In this clip, you'll learn how to implement a carousel with Silverlight. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Create a spinner with the Silverlight Domain UpDown control

In this clip, you'll learn how to work with Silverlight's Domain UpDown control. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Use the Timer input control in Silverlight

In this clip, you'll learn how to use Silverlight's Timer input control and control for its styles. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Use the DataForm control in Silverlight 3

In this clip, you'll learn how to manage and edit form data with the DataForm control. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Create a Silverlight DataGrid column at runtime

In this clip, you'll learn how to create a DataGrid column dynamically at runtime. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Create an AutoCompleteBox when working in Silverlight

In this clip, you'll learn how to implement an AutoCompleteBox (auto complete box) when working in Silverlight. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Dynamically create objects from XAML in Silverlight

In this clip, you'll learn how to add the missing CreateFromXAML method to Silverlight. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Create a master-detail view of data with Silverlight's DataGrid control

In this clip, you'll learn how to create a master-detail overview of data with the Silverlight DataGrid control. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Get started using the Silverlight DataGrid layout control

In this clip, you'll learn how to get started using the Silverlight DataGrid layout control. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

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