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

How To: Do data binding in Silverlight

In this video Jesse Liberty dives deeper into data-binding, demonstrating in detail how to create business classes that represent data retrieved from a web service, and how to bind them to various controls using a combination of Blend and Visual Studio. This is a detailed, easy to follow video, to help you use the program, and all it entails.

How To: Create dynamic user controls

In this video Jesse Liberty demonstrates how to create user controls dynamically (at run time) and how these user controls can raise events to interact with the page that creates them. This is a step by step, extensive tutorial on exactly what you'll need to know when using Microsoft's Silverlight. This is a detailed, easy to follow video, to help you use the program, and all it entails.

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: 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 rounded corners control in ASP.NET

In this video tutorial, you'll be shown how you can easily add a little elegance to your ASP.NET user interface by using the rounded corners controls, which ships as part of the Microsoft Ajax control toolkit. For more information, as well as to get started using the rounded corners control with your own ASP.NET applications, take a look.

How To: Use the CSS management tools 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 learn how to use the new CSS, or Cascading Style Sheet, management tools in Visual Studio 2008 in the service of enhancing an existing stylesh...

How To: Use the ListView control 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.this video tutorial will demonstrate the new ListView control in Visual Studio 2008. Because the ListView is data-driven, you will need a data source. You can use any data so...

How To: Create extender controls with the Ajax control toolkit

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. You'll learn how to create extender controls with the Ajax control toolkit utilizing the ASP.NET Ajax extensions.

How To: Create Extender Controls with ASP.NET extensions

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 video tutorial, you'll learn how to develop the basics of a custom extender control using the ASP.NET extensions framework. Get started using ASP.NET extensi...

How To: Use the AJAX Control Toolkit for ASP.NET

The ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit is a shared source project built on top of the Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX framework. It is a joint effort between Microsoft and the ASP.NET AJAX community that provides a powerful infrastructure to write reusable, customizable and extensible ASP.NET AJAX extenders and controls, as well as a rich array of controls that can be used out of the box to create an interactive Web experience. This video tutorial will get you started using it. 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: 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 DataPager & ListView controls 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. Generally, the DataPager control is used with the ListView control. The ListView control is data driven. First create a ListView control and provide it some data. Next drop ...

How To: Use master page inheritance 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. This video tutorial uses a web template from oswd.org to demonstrate the use of Master Pages and how they are supported in Visual Studio 2008. Specifically, this Visual Stud...

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 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 AJAX in ASP.NET pages

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 AJAX in ASP.NET pages can increase performance and improve the overall user experience of an application. It is not necessary to rewrite existing pages to add AJAX fea...

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 nested master pages 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. Using Visual Studio 2008's improved Designer, this video will demonstrate how to create a Nested Master Page. Nested Master Pages are useful when you build a hierarchy of te...

How To: Learn the CSS management tools 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 we will build on an existing style sheet and enhance it with element ids using the new CSS management tools in Visual Studio 2008.

How To: Build a simple Entity Data Model in 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 introductory video, Alex James will show you how to build a simple Entity Data Model in a short amount of time.

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: 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 a Web forms UI in Visual Web Developer

Interested in creating your own dynamic, web-based applications using Microsoft Visual Web Developer? In this lesson, you will explore the various ASP.NET 2.0 server controls available in Visual Web Developer. In addition, you will begin to get familiar with the windows in VWD. For more, as well as tips on becoming a more effective user of Visual Web Developer, take a look. Create a Web forms UI in Visual Web Developer.

How To: Use SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Server Reporting Services allows you to design and deploy nicely formatted and interactive reports representative of your data. Suitable for print or online distribution, these reports and it allows you to get professional results very quickly. This video demonstrates how to set up Reporting Services and the Business Intelligence Development Studio to build reports using the wizards and design. Use SQL Server Reporting Services.

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: 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 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 File Upload control in Visual Web Developer

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 File Upload control on your web page to allow users to upload files to your web server. . This 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 ti...

How To: Use the MultiView control in Visual Web Developer 2005

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 you can display content on your website with the Multiview and View controls. This 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 ...

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 Picture 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 Picture Box control which allows you to display image files from your local machine or from the network. For more information, as well as tips for being a smarter user of Microsoft Visual Basic, take a look! Use the Picture Box 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: Use the Menu Strip 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 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 Basic, take a look! Use the Menu Strip control in Visual Basic 2005.

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: 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 Timer control in Visual Basic 2005 Express

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 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 Basic, take a look! Use the Timer control in Visual Basic 2005 Express.