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

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: 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: 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: Implement tracing in an ASP.Net website

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels will show you how to implement tracing in an ASP.NET web site to monitor or measure the performance and to diagnose errors. Learn how to add tracing to an entire web site as well as individual pages. See how to add custom trace messages in pages and business objects to aid in assessing site performance and in diagnosing errors. Learn the differences between tracing in an ASP.NET page and in using System.Diagnostics.Trace for tracing information in business o...

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: 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: Use the Background Worker control in 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 Background Worker control to create a multi-threaded application. For more information, as well as tips for being a smarter user of Microsoft Visual Basic, take a look! Use the Background Worker control in Visual Basic 2005.

How To: Use the Rich Text Box control in 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 Rich Text Box control which allows users to input formatted text into your applications. For more information, as well as tips for being a smarter user of Microsoft Visual Basic, take a look! Use the Rich Text Box control in Visual Basic 2005.

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: Map an ASP.Net server control to the render adapter

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels will show how to use a control adaptor to provide different renderings for an ASP.NET server control without actually changing the control itself. In this video, an ASP.NET BulletList control will be adapted to display each list item horizontally using div elements instead of the traditional ul elements. First, see how to create a class that inherits WebControlAdaptor and then implements the code to render the new list format. Next, learn how to map the new ...

How To: Extend and customize an ASP.Net server control

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels will show how to extend a standard ASP.NET server control and customize it for a specific purpose. Specialized controls provide an convenient way to implement standardized user interface elements for multiple web sites for individuals or teams of developers. In this example, see how to extend the DropDownList control to create a special purpose year selection control. Learn how to add properties for custom attributes that control the behavior of the range of...

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 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: 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: 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 SplitContainer control to build a multipane UI

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 to use the SplitContainer control to create a multi-pane user interface. For more information, as well as tips for being a smarter user of Microsoft Visual Web Developer, take a look! Use the SplitContainer control to build a multipane UI.

How To: Share data between client JavaScript and server code

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels will show how to share data in between JavaScript and server-side code by using a hidden field in an ASP.NET page. Next, learn how to use the RegisterHiddenField method in server-side code to programmatically create a hidden field on the client. In addition, see how to programmatically create a HiddenField server control for sharing data on an ASP.NET page. Finally, use the RegisterArrayDeclaration method to create a container in server code for storing mult...

How To: Use the WPF form designer 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. In this video tutorial, you'll take a tour of the new features and changes to the IDE in Visual Studio 2008. See the updated web page editor, WPF form designer, CSS editor, ...

How To: Use the SplitContainer control in 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 SplitContainer control to create a multi-pane user interface. For more information, as well as tips for being a smarter user of Microsoft Visual Basic, take a look! Use the SplitContainer control in Visual Basic 2005.

How To: Use the Picture Box control in Visual C# 2005

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 Menu Strip control which provides a standard Windows style menu in your applications. For more information, as well as tips for being a smarter user of Microsoft Visual C#, take a look! Use the Picture Box control in Visual C# 2005.

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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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 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: Implement a cross page Postback in ASP.Net

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels shows how to create a Cross Page PostBack in ASP.NET, where a control on a source page raises a PostBack event to a different target page. First, learn how to configure a Button control to PostBack to a different target page. Then, learn how to get information from controls on the source page with the PreviousPage property and the FindControl method. Then, learn how to use public properties on the source page to expose data to the target page, and learn how ...

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 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: 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...

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