Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Here is the latest in my link-listing series.  Also check out my ASP.NET Tips, Tricks and Tutorials page for links to popular articles I've done myself in the past.

ASP.NET

  • BlogEngine.NET 1.3 Released: Mads Kristensen blogs about the new release of BlogEngine.NET.  This excellent ASP.NET open source blog engine keeps getting richer and richer.

  • Web Hosters Offering ASP.NET 3.5: Brad Abrams has a nice post that lists some great web hosting providers that are already offering ASP.NET and .NET 3.5 offerings.

ASP.NET AJAX

  • Using the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions History Support: Dino Esposito has a nice article that demonstrates how you can use the new "EnableHistory" feature on the <asp:scriptmanager> control to add named history points to the browser.  This enables browser forward/back button integration with ASP.NET AJAX applications.  Also read David Barkol's post about this feature here.

  • ASP.NET AJAX History How Do I Video: To learn more about the new ASP.NET AJAX history support, watch this great 15 minute video from Bertrand Le Roy of the ASP.NET team.  He demonstrates how to AJAX enable an <asp:wizard> control, and then add history marker points to it.

  • Script# Update: Nikhil Kothari recently posted an update to his awesome Script# framework, which allows you to compile C# into JavaScript.  Included within this update are project and file templates for VS 2008.  You can learn more about Script# here.

ASP.NET MVC

  • Using ASP.NET MVC from Visual Web Developer Express 2008: Jason Whitehorn has published a nice project template that enables you to use the ASP.NET MVC framework with a web-site project in Visual Web Developer Express 2008.  We'll be adding both class library and web application project support to Visual Web Developer Express 2008 SP1 later this year - which will enable you to optionally use the MVC web application project templates with the free VWD Express as well.

  • Accessing Server Controls from CodeBehind with ASP.NET MVC Views: David Hayden has a good post that discusses a workaround for a bug with the current ASP.NET MVC CTP view templates - which prevents you from coding against server controls in view template code behind classes.  You can right-click on the MVC view files and select "Convert to Web Application" to fix it.  Alternatively, you can download updated MVC Templates that Troy Goode recently posted here.  This issue will be fixed with the next MVC update.

Visual Studio

  • Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit: Microsoft recently shipped a free training kit that you can download that contains tons of excellent material that will help you learn the new features of VS 2008 and .NET 3.5.  Mike Ormond has a nice blog post that discusses it here.

  • Spell Checker Update 2.1: The web tools team has a bug fix and feature addition update to the free spell checking download you can use with VS 2005 and VS 2008.  You can also learn more about the spell checker features here.

IIS 7.0

  • IIS Manager Module to Scan for Assemblies Built in Debug Mode: Vijay from the IIS team has a nice post that shows off how he used the IIS7 admin tool extensibility to build a module that automatically scans deployed applications looking for assemblies that have been accidentally deployed in debug mode.

Hope this helps,

Scott

Published Friday, January 4, 2008 1:28 AM by ScottGu

Comments

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Friday, January 4, 2008 4:38 AM by Christian

Sooo since you are back from your vacation now (I hope you've enjoyed it) and you said the .NET source will be released when you are back, is there any chance that this happens today?

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Friday, January 4, 2008 4:41 AM by ScottGu

Hi Christian,

>>>>>>> Sooo since you are back from your vacation now (I hope you've enjoyed it) and you said the .NET source will be released when you are back, is there any chance that this happens today?

Unfortunately not today - although it will happen soon.  We've been beta testing it with a few hundred people to make sure we can scale the servers well, and that we get the debugger integration working well.  

I'm hoping to be able to post the final instructions for everyone to use really soon.

Thanks,

Scott

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Friday, January 4, 2008 5:19 AM by Imran Shaik

Hi Scott,

On 29/Nov/2007 you promised to start a tutorials blog with Silverlight 2.0 its been about 6 weeks now, can you give us an idea as to when can we expect it?

Thanks,

Imran

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Friday, January 4, 2008 6:05 AM by Asbjørn

Class library support in Visual Web Developer sounds great - I can't wait.

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Friday, January 4, 2008 6:30 AM by SoftMind

@ScottGu,

Scott Mitchell from www.4guysfromrolla.com (and also the author of the excellent ASP.NET Data Tutorials) is starting a new series that covers using the new ASP.NET ListView control.

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Can you just brief what other new data tutorials are coming to us, will they cover ORM with LINQ ( LINQ to SQL ) etc...

Thanks

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Friday, January 4, 2008 8:07 AM by alerch

Hi Scott-

If I could, I'd add this link to your link listing for ASP.NET MVC. :)

www.aaronlerch.com/.../unifying-web-sites-and-web-services-with-the-aspnet-mvc-framework

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Friday, January 4, 2008 10:29 AM by Ben Hayat

Mr. Scott;

Good to see you back. We are anxiously awaiting your series on SL 2.0.

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Friday, January 4, 2008 10:51 AM by ScottGu

Hi Imran,

>>>>>>> On 29/Nov/2007 you promised to start a tutorials blog with Silverlight 2.0 its been about 6 weeks now, can you give us an idea as to when can we expect it?

I'm hoping to be able to start the new Silverlight 2.0 blog series in the next two weeks.  Should be fun (I hope!). :-)

Thanks,

Scott

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Friday, January 4, 2008 11:03 AM by Ben Hayat

Scott;

>>Should be fun (I hope!). :-)

Just get ready for gazillion questions ;-)

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Friday, January 4, 2008 11:18 AM by Paul

Scott,

Is the Silverlight 2.0 Beta still on track to be released ~Marchish?  I noticed that in a previous post, you commented that there would be some feature(s) which allow cross-domain web requests by SL in 2.0; I'm curious if you're able to elaborate on how your team will set that up while keeping up the security?

Thanks, and great work as always,

Paul

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Friday, January 4, 2008 11:31 AM by Gabriel Rodriguez

thanks for more useful links Scott, i had been missing your posts! Hope you had a great vacation...you deserve it!

And I hope we get to read some more of those excellent articles you write.

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Friday, January 4, 2008 1:07 PM by ccatto

Hey Now Scott,

As always there is so much info here, it's so great to have & read & work with.

Thx,

Catto

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Friday, January 4, 2008 8:51 PM by Marcos

Scott, can you make your links a little bit darker. There's not enough contrast between the light blue and white. Perhaps swap the link color with your visited color which is good.

Thanks

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Friday, January 4, 2008 11:37 PM by krunal

hi scott,

gr8 links....

thanks,

krunal

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Friday, January 4, 2008 11:41 PM by Sambo

A Good list

Thanks,

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Saturday, January 5, 2008 12:00 AM by Vikram

waiting for the source code of dot net along with the left over tutorial of LINQ. really eager to see them

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Saturday, January 5, 2008 12:20 AM by Ken

When can we see more advanced MVC tutorials?

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Saturday, January 5, 2008 12:58 AM by Paraag Kantharia

@ScottGu,

I'm hoping to be able to start the new Silverlight 2.0 blog series in the next two weeks.  Should be fun (I hope!). :-)

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Dear Scott,

We are waiting for great Blog about Silverlight 2.0. Pl. make sure one of your blog covers IronRuby as a coding language.

Since Silverlight works on DLR, I believe that your silverlight 2.0 blog, would bring us more closer to DLR + IronRuby.

Thanks

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Saturday, January 5, 2008 12:28 PM by ScottGu

Hi Paul,

>>>>>>> I noticed that in a previous post, you commented that there would be some feature(s) which allow cross-domain web requests by SL in 2.0; I'm curious if you're able to elaborate on how your team will set that up while keeping up the security?

I'll cover this more in the future (although it is probably several posts into the series - since there is going to be a lot of overall Silverlight material to cover!).

Thanks,

Scott

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Saturday, January 5, 2008 12:31 PM by ScottGu

Hi Marcos,

>>>>>> Scott, can you make your links a little bit darker. There's not enough contrast between the light blue and white. Perhaps swap the link color with your visited color which is good.

That is odd - I'm actually just using standard "a" html elements for the links.  I don't think I have any custom CSS applied to them.

Sorry!

Scott

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Saturday, January 5, 2008 12:33 PM by ScottGu

Hi Ken,

>>>>>> When can we see more advanced MVC tutorials?

I'll have more MVC tutorials in the future - although probably not for a few weeks (since I'm going to be busy on a few other things).  Phil has been doing more advanced MVC tutorials the last few weeks though that are definitely worth checking out: http://haacked.com/

I'll also probably do a giant MVC link listing post in the next two weeks that will point off to tons of good articles people have written.  I'll then publish some more of my own in the future.

Hope this helps,

Scott

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Sunday, January 6, 2008 2:30 AM by Fisher Ning

Hi Soctt,

When can we get the next version of MVC framework?

I have reported three bugs in the first CTP, Those bugs have been resolved or not? I'm waiting for the new version.

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Sunday, January 6, 2008 3:19 PM by Lachlan Keown

Hi Scott, will people like me who are not connected to the internet at work be able to manually download the .Net source?

I hope MS keep in mind that a lot of their users are not "always connected" due to company policy.

Cheers

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Monday, January 7, 2008 11:50 PM by Jon Limjap

Hi Scott,

I was just wondering: I've tried opening my Visual Studio 2005 Express websites with Visual Studio 2008 Express, and it doesn't work. Is framework targeting part of the featureset of the VS express editions?

I just hope I don't have to install the two Express editions side by side.

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 1:28 PM by Brian Finnerty

Great list of developer resources, Scott. I'd like to add to the pile! InnerWorkings has teamed up with Microsoft to offer 3 hours of free .NET 3.5 training for developers. It's a practice-based learning model integrated with VS 2008 and covers the following areas:

* New Features in C# 3.0

* New Features in VB 9.0

* LINQ to SQL

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 4:56 AM by Kate Batchelor

Hi Scott -

I've noticed that you have recommended books at the side of your blog.  

I work for John Wiley & Sons Ltd and are publishing a wide selection of books (which included our Wrox brand) on the new Visual Studio 2008 to include: C++, ASP.NET 3.5, Visual Basic 2008, C# and SQL server 2008.  Would you be interested in reviewing a couple of these and to post them on your blog if I sent them over to you?  Or if you could let me know of someone who would like to?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks

Kate

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 2:02 PM by Robert

Hi Scott,

Do you have any reference on sharing a single master page between multiple websites on the same server using VS2008?

Thanks!

# re: Jan 4th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7

Friday, February 1, 2008 1:50 PM by TeamAshbaugh

I'd like to understand the direction MVC will be headed with integration/consumption of AJAX? I'm working on a project where a MasterPage hosts a menu. I've been trying to supress the full PAGE refresh when a new view is loaded from the menu. What I'm struggling with is understanding how the Controller and the View generate a post and ignore the update panel on the contentplaceholder in the view? The View does inherit the masterpage and it's content is loaded in the contentplaceholder but a full page refresh is generated with a new menu (View) selection. In "classic asp.net 2.0" I can load and entire user control, page or content without a full page post. Please help me understand what I'm missing - did we go back in time with MVC and full page postbacks - or am I just a idiot ;-) ?