November 2005 - Posts

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ASP.NET 2.0 Security FAQs Online by ScottGu

The Channel9 guys have recently published a new Wiki on ASP.NET 2.0 Security Topics where you can read and comment on common security questions (example questions/answers: how to use forms authentication with Active Directory, how to create custom trust...
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VirtualPathProvider Extensibility in ASP.NET 2.0 by ScottGu

One of the really powerful things we did in ASP.NET 2.0 was to build a pluggable provider abstraction for a web app’s file activity, and to then re-plumb the ASP.NET parser, compiler, and other path/content/page related work to go through it. What this...
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HTML Validation Checking in VS 2005 (and how to optionally turn it off if you want) by ScottGu

I posted earlier about some of the cool new HTML source editor features in VS 2005 and Visual Web Developer. One of the big new things is much richer html source validation. Specifically you can now validate against different HTML schemas and standards...
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A few of my favorite new HTML source editor features in Visual Web Developer & VS 2005 by ScottGu

We spent a lot of time in Visual Web Developer and VS 2005 focusing on delivering a really great HTML source editing experience (we also did a lot in design-view – but this blog post is just about the HTML source editor). Below are a few of the cool new...
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How to Run a Root “/” Site with the VS/VWD 2005 Local Web Server by ScottGu

Update: This blog post is now old and out of date. Please read this newer post of mine instead . One of the questions I’ve been asked a few times is whether it is possible to build and run an ASP.NET web-app as a top-level “root” site...
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ASP.NET 2.0 Site Navigation Features by ScottGu

Feb 2006 Update: Please also check out this new blog posting I did on Site Navigation. The new Site Navigation features in ASP.NET 2.0 can make building navigation structures across a web-site much easier. Scott Mitchell has published a good quick overview...
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Changing the default browser used in VS 2005 and Visual Web Developer by ScottGu

I've seen a few people ask if it is possible to change what browser is launched and used when running web apps in VS 2005 and Visual Web Developer (for example: to use FireFox instead of IE). The good news is that there is an easy way to configure this...
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ASP.NET 2.0 Security Best Practices (and the declarative PrincipalPermission attribute) by ScottGu

This is a great MSDN whitepaper about ASP.NET 2.0 Security Best Practices. I’d definitely recommend setting aside some time to read it. At the bottom of the whitepaper there are then links to another 28 additional ASP.NET HowTo security whitepapers. Most...
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Url Mapper w/ Regex Support by ScottGu

Several people have asked why the built-in URL Mapper in ASP.NET 2.0 doesn't support regular expressions. There were actually a few reasons for this -- one of the big ones being that just about the time we were about to consider adding it my team started...
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Inventory Provider for the Commerce Starter Kit for ASP.NET 2.0 by ScottGu

Last week I blogged about the new Commerce Starter Kit. David Hayden has already built a new Inventory Provider for it. Pretty cool! - Scott
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