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: 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 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: 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 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: 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 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 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: 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 MediaElement control in Microsoft Silverlight

In this clip, you'll learn how to use the MediaElement control to react to changes in media states 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: 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 TableLayout control to add rows to controls

Interested in creating your own dynamic, web-based applications using Visual C# 2005? In this installment from the Absolute Beginner's Series of Visual C#/ASP.NET video tutorials, you will learn how to use the TableLayout control which enables you to dynamically add rows to your controls at runtime. For more information, as well as tips for being a smarter user of Microsoft Visual C#, take a look! Use the TableLayout control to add rows to controls.

How To: Use the Timer form control in Microsoft Visual C#

Interested in creating your own dynamic, web-based applications using Visual C#? In this installment from the Absolute Beginner's Series of Visual C#/ASP.NET video tutorials, you will learn how to use the Timer control which you can use to poll or monitor if an action has occurred in a given time interval. For more information, as well as tips for being a smarter user of Microsoft Visual C#, take a look! Use the Timer form control in Microsoft Visual C#.

How To: Use ASP.NET AJAX in Visual Studio 2008

In this video programming tutorial, you will get a quick overview of the inclusion of ASP.NET AJAX into Visual Studio 2008 (Orcas) and .NET 3.5. This will be demonstrated by using Visual Studio 2008 and the building of web site application. For more information, and to get started using ASP.NET AJAX–formerly Microsoft ATLAS–for yourself, take a look!

How To: Add JavaScript to an ASP.Net page

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels will show how to include JavaScript to an ASP.NET page for use on the client page to provide a richer and more robust user experience. First, see how to include JavaScript directly within an ASP.NET page and reference the script from within HTML page elements. Next, see how to abstract the JavaScript to an external JavaScript file which offers the advantage of being cached by the browser and can be used by multiple pages. Lastly, learn how to add JavaScript ...

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: 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: 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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