Contents tagged with ASP.NET AJAX

  • Upcoming ASP.NET, HTML5 and Windows 8 Talks and Workshops at DevConnections 2012

    It’s that time of the year again! DevConnections 2012 is right around the corner and we have a lot of great new workshops and sessions planned for the ASP.NET and Client-Dev (HTML5, Windows 8 Metro, JavaScript, jQuery, etc.) tracks.


  • Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC 3 and Razor

    I had a chance to give a talk on ASP.NET MVC 3, Razor and jQuery today at a company and wanted to post the slides and demos from the talk. The focus was on getting started with ASP.NET MVC 3 projects and .cshtml files including creating pages using the new Razor syntax (which I personally love….never going back to the Web Forms View Engine) as well as working with jQuery. Topics covered in the demos (download below) include:


  • Building Web Applications with ACT and jQuery

    My second talk at TechEd is focused on integrating ASP.NET AJAX and jQuery features into websites (if you’re interested in Silverlight you can download code/slides for that talk here). The content starts out by discussing ScriptManager features available in ASP.NET 3.5 and ASP.NET 4 and provides details on why you should consider using a Content Delivery Network (CDN).  If you’re running an external facing site then checking out the CDN features offered by Microsoft or Google is definitely recommended. The talk also goes into the process of contributing to the Ajax Control Toolkit as well as the new Ajax Minifier tool that’s available to crunch JavaScript and CSS files.


  • Need a Little Help from My Developer Friends Out There!

    UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who voted! It looks like I'll be presenting on Syncing Audio, Video and Animations in Silverlight Applications at MIX10.

    Mix10_Vote_blk_240 MIX10 is right around the corner which should be a lot of fun especially if you’re interested in Web and Rich Internet Application (RIA) development.  If you’re not into development then the conference is held in Las Vegas so you can still have a good time while seeing a bunch of us software developer types hang out and get all “giddy” over technology.

    I submitted a few sessions this time around and could use some help getting votes for the sessions since the votes will carry a lot of weight I hear.  I know…probably cheesy to say “go vote for my sessions”…it’d be much cooler if I could say “go vote for my sessions and you’ll get an XBox 360 or PS3” but I don’t think my wife would be onboard with that one.  In fact, I’m pretty sure I’d be looking for a new home at that point.

    So, without any good incentive other than getting a chance to vote, if you have a minute please go and vote for any of the sessions below (or other sessions that interest you as long as they’re presented by  Dan Wahlin) whether you’re planning to go to MIX10 or not.  I’ll definitely owe you one.  And, do me a favor and have your friends vote too! Just tell them that the check’s in the mail. :-)

    Tales from the Trenches: Building a Real-World Silverlight Line of Business Application (Vote Here)

    Silverlight provides a great deal of functionality that can be used to build robust Line of Business (LOB) applications for companies. In this session Silverlight MVP Dan Wahlin will discuss lessons learned while building a real-world enterprise Silverlight LOB application. Topics covered include best practices for coding and architecture, communicating between components and layers, data access dos and don'ts, error logging, gracefully applying animations and other media effects into an application, plus more. If you're interested in hearing real-world insight and tips and tricks that can help you save time building your LOB applications then plan on attending this event.

    Getting Started with the MVVM Pattern in Silverlight Applications (Vote Here)

    If you're already building Silverlight applications or interested in getting started with Silverlight you may wonder what best practices and architecture patterns should be used. In this session Silverlight MVP Dan Wahlin will break-down the MVVM pattern in easy to understand terms and demonstrate the benefits it offers for Silverlight applications. Key concepts found in the MVVM pattern will be discussed as well as other important technologies such as commanding and event buses. Code samples shown will demonstrate each concept along the way so that you understand how the different pieces fit together. If you're interested in learning best practices and seeing how to write more modular and loosely coupled Silverlight application code this session is for you!

    Increase Ajax Developer Productivity with ASP.NET Ajax Client Templates (Vote Here)

    Although Ajax provides end users with a rich and interactive application experience, it can be challenging for developers that retrieve data from services since all of the data binding normally done on the server-side is now done on the client-side. As a result, a lot of custom JavaScript and HTML has to be written. In this session Dan Wahlin will demonstrate how the new client templates feature in ASP.NET Ajax Library can simplify the process and significantly increase your productivity. Learn how to work with client-side data views, define templates, create data converters, work with template parameters, two-way bindings, plus more.

    Leverage ASP.NET MVC 2 Ajax Features (Vote Here)

    The ASP.NET MVC framework provides a lot of functionality that can be used to build efficient web applications. In this session, Dan Wahlin will dive into the Ajax functionality built into theASP.NET MVC framework and demonstrate how it can be used to enhance the end user experience. Learn how to leverage Ajax forms, JsonResult objects combined with REST calls, integrate jQuery into your applications, use client-side templates from the ASP.NET Ajax Library, plus more.

    Syncing Audio, Video and Animations in Silverlight Applications (Vote Here)

    Silverlight provides a robust framework for integrating audio, video and animations into applications but how do you keep them all in-sync? In this session Silverlight MVP Dan Wahlin will discuss an animation project created for a Fortune 500 company and demonstrate tips and tricks that can be used to keep various assets synced so that audio and video clips can be started at specific times as a storyboard plays. Topics covered include working with timers, segregating large storyboards into user controls, defining sync points using XML, generating markers using Expression Encoder, integrating closed captioning into an application, plus more.

    Integrating WCF RIA Services into the MVVM Pattern in Silverlight Applications (Vote Here)

    WCF RIA Services provides a flexible yet simple way to integrate distributed data and data rules into your applications while minimizing the complexity associated with asynchronous calls. In this session Silverlight MVP Dan Wahlin will demonstrate how WCF RIA Services can be used along with the MVVM pattern to access and bind data in applications. Topics covered include WCF RIA Services features as well as how ViewModel and Service Agent classes can leverage RIA Services to simplify the data binding process. Integrating built-in and custom data validation rules into an application will also be discussed along with best practices for using WCF RIA Services within applications that follow the MVVM pattern.

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  • DevConnections Conference Code and Slides


    I’m in Las Vegas this week for the DevConnections conference and wanted to get the slides and code posted for the talks as I give them.  This time around I’m talking about Silverlight (including a full-day workshop), the new Microsoft Ajax Library script loader and template features and RIA Services. 


  • jQuery to be Supported in Visual Studio and ASP.NET MVC


    Microsoft just announced that jQuery will be supported in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and shipped with ASP.NET MVC.  Scott Guthrie mentions that an add-on for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 will be made available in a “few weeks” to provide intellisense for jQuery and that ASP.NET MVC will use it for Ajax server-side helper methods.  The ASP.NET AJAX Toolkit will also be using jQuery for higher-level controls.  


  • Upcoming Silverlight 2 and ASP.NET AJAX Workshops


    It’s amazing how much cool stuff is out there to learn!  There’s never a dull day in the technology world if you enjoy learning and challenging yourself to grasp that next “big concept”.  I’m excited to be involved with two workshops covering Silverlight 2 and AJAX in October and November.  Here’s more information about the workshops for those who may be interested in attending.  If you’re looking to get straight to the technology without all the “fluff” then talk your boss into letting you come to one of these workshops.

    AJAX and Silverlight 2 Power Workshop (2.5 days)

    For those interested in learning more about ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight 2, Paul Litwin and I will be running a workshop in San Francisco October 6th – 8th.  Additional details about the conference can be found here.

    Silverlight 2 Development Workshop (1 day)

    I’ll be giving the second Silverlight 2 workshop at DevConnections in Las Vegas on November 10th.  You can get more information about this workshop here.


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