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: 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: Build and customize reports in Microsoft Visual Studio

Interested in creating your own dynamic, web-based applications using Microsoft Visual Studio? In this installment from the Absolute Beginner's Series of video SQL tutorials, you will dive into building reports from scratch and modifying the reports that were created using the wizards and designers. We also demonstrate how to embed your reports into your ASP.NET Web Form applications. For more information, as well as tips for being a smarter user of Microsoft Visual Studio, take a look! Build...

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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: Pass info from one page to another with a query string

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels will show how information can be passed from one page to another using a query string. First, see how to construct a query string including variable names and values from information on a data entry form. Next, see how to access the query string information when the page is posted including how multiple query string variables are handled. As part of the server side processing of query string information, see how to implement validation for existence of query...

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: 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 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.

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