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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Insert, update and delete data in the Silverlight DataGrid

In this clip, you'll learn how use the DataGrid 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: 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: 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: Use the Infragistics UltraWebGrid

Looking for an easy way to implement Ajax into your ASP.NET projects? This ASP.NET video tutorial takes a look at the Infragistics UltraWebGrid, which will allow you Ajax data access without writing any code. For more information on this handy UI tool, as well as to get started using UltraWebGrid for yourself, take a look.

How To: Make event handlers for ASP.Net web pages and controls

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels will show how to create event handlers for ASP.NET web pages and web server controls. First, learn how to create page level events for the standard page events provided by the .NET Framework. See how to automatically bind the events to a page using the AutoEventWireup attribute as well as programmatically bind the events. Next, learn how to create and bind event handlers for the standard web server control events. Also learn how to connect multiple events fo...

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 Microsoft Silverlight with ASP.NET

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 ASP.NET tutorial, you'll take a look at the 1.1 alpha release of Microsoft Silverlight. To get started writing your own ASP/Silverlight applications, take a look.

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: Create an MSBuild project to execute

In this video Chris Pels shows how to create an MSBuild project that orchestrates the execution of the aspnet_compiler and aspnet_merge utilities for an ASP.NET web site. First, learn the fundamentals of the compilation process for an ASP.NET web site and the role of the two command line utilities. Next, see how to create an MSBuild project file and the primary elements such as PropertyGroup and Target. Then learn the details of how to execute the aspnet_compiler and aspnet_merge utilities fr...

How To: Create groups with listview control for different data

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels will show how to group items when displaying data in a ListView control. First, see the basics of item layout in the ListView control with the LayoutTemplate and the ItemTemplate. Then, learn how the GroupTemplate relates to the LayoutTemplate and ItemTemplate within a ListView to establish a group of data. See how to use floating DIV elements to create a flexible tabular layout since any of the templates used with the ListView can contain any HTML. This pro...

How To: Make a cross-site request to another domain with Microsoft Silverlight

In this clip, you'll learn how to make a call to an external website from 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: Configure an ASP.Net site for a .Net Framework version

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels will show how to configure an ASP.NET web site to use a specific version of ASP.NET/.NET Framework. First see how to identify what version of the .NET Framework a web site is associated with by viewing the script map in Internet Information Server (IIS). See how a script map is associated with the root in IIS and then with individual web sites. Next learn about the ASP.NET IIS Registration tool (aspnet_regiis.exe) used to configure IIS or an ASP.NET web site...

How To: Program a quiz engine in ASP.Net

This video series is designed specifically for individuals who are interested in learning the basics of how to create dynamic Web applications using ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition with the Visual Basic programming language. In this lesson, you will begin to see the creation of the Quiz Engine. This will allow you to exercise the skills developed in the earlier videos.

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: 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: Create a custom profile divider in ASP.Net

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels shows how to create a custom profile provider to store and retrieve data associated with a user profile in SQL Server tables separate from the standard ASP.NET membership provider’s aspnet_Profile table. The principles covered in this video will apply to creating profile providers for other databases like Access and Oracle. After learning how to create the custom profile provider we learn how to install the provider in a web site and see a demonstration of l...

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: 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: 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: Use the ListView control in 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. By creating a new website, this video tutorial will demonstrate the new ListView control in Visual Studio 2008. Because the ListView is data driven, you will need a data sou...

How To: Use the Entity Data Source in an ASP.NET application

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 introductory video Diego Vega will show you how to use the Entity Data Source in an ASP.NET Application.

How To: Use SQL database tables in Visual Web Developer

Interested in creating your own dynamic, web-based applications using Microsoft Visual Web Developer? In this installment from the Absolute Beginner's Series of video SQL tutorials, SQL Server beginners will learn about tables and definitions of data types, properties, keys, etc. in this second video. Find out how table rows, columns, and fields interrelate and whether columns can be empty. For more information, as well as tips for being a more effective user of Microsoft Visual Web Developer...

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#.

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