Hot ASP.NET (C# & VB.NET) How-Tos

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: Attach or detach a database in SQL Server 2005 Express

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to detach and attach a database in SQL Server 2005. Microsoft SQL Server is a relational model database server. Begin by opening the Database and show all the tables. To detach the table, right-click the database and select Detach. Make sure that the database is not opened or it will not detach. To attach a database, right-click on Database and select Attach. Click on Add and find the table. Select the table and press OK. This video will benefit those...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Debug JavaScript with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

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. Using an existing web application, this video tutorial will demonstrate how to use Visual Studio 2008 to debug JavaScript in a web application.

How To: Play MP3s in ASP.NET web applications

Interested in creating your own dynamic, web-based applications using Visual Web Developer 2005 Express? This video shows how to use the Windows Media Player ActiveX control to play wma and MP3 audio files in your 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! Play MP3s in ASP.NET web applica...

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: 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: Set up your computer to make Silverlight applications

This is a Computers & Programming video tutorial where you will learn how to set up your developer computer for Silverlight applications. First you need to install some tools on your developer computer. The premier developer tool from Microsoft is Visual Studio. If you don’t have a license, install Visual Web Developer Express which is free. It is installed via the web platform installer. Then you need to install the Silverlight toolkit. Go to Silverlight codeplex and you will find a complete...

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: Create and call a simple web service in ASP.Net

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels will show how to create a web service in ASP.NET and then call the service from another ASP.NET web site. First, learn how to create an .asmx component which represents a web service in an ASP.NET web site. When creating the web service learn how to control several aspects of the web service functionality with web service attributes. Next, see how to test the web service in the Visual Studio web service test page. Then learn how ASP.NET allows many .NET data...

How To: Detect browser capabilities in ASP.Net web pages

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels will show how to determine what capabilities a user’s browser has when viewing pages in an ASP.NET web site. First, learn how to access an instance of the HttpBrowserCapabilities object from the ASP.NET Request object associated with the web page request. Next, see the different information available in the HttpBrowserCapabilities object such as the type of browser and whether the user’s browser supports JavaScript and Cookies. Then see an example of how to ...

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: 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 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: 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: 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.

How To: Build a Silverlight app that allows users to switch between multiple pages

In this clip, you'll learn how to build a Silverlight application that permits users to switch between two or more pages. 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: Access and change isolated storage quotas when working with Silverlight

In this clip, you'll learn how to access and alter isolated storage quotas 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: Call into a JavaScript function with .NET code

In this clip, you'll learn how to make calls into JavaScript functions with .NET code 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: Call a web service over HTTPS in a Silverlight application

In this clip, you'll learn how to call web services over HTTPS 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: Make low-level HTTP requests with Silverlight's HttpWebRequest class

In this clip, you'll learn how to make HTTP requests with Silverlight's HttpWebRequest class. 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.

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