• .NET Mobile

    The Present and Future of Using JSON in WebForms

    JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is the way to handle data on the client these days. It really is the cat’s pajamas. Almost all the client-side widgets or libraries that you’ll be working with will most likely be utilizing JSON, and sending large chunks of data over the wire as JSON as opposed to other bulky forms of data can lead to some dramatic performance increase across any application. I often come across individuals not sure of what JSON is, or how they can use it today, and I wanted to address this issue in a blog post. Of course I...
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    Take your ASP.NET Controls to the Gym

    There’s a ton of cool stuff coming out with ASP.NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 11. If you haven’t had a chance yet, take a look at my top five list of Visual Studio 11 Designer improvements for ASP.NET 4.5 development, as well as my deeper dive into the VS11 Page Inspector tool. Today however, I want to jump a bit more into code since, so far I haven’t covered too much of that! One of the new ASP.NET 4.5 improvements I’m excited about is the ability to have strongly typed controls. That’s right, you heard me, strongly typed! Why am I so...
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    Become a Visual Studio 11 Master Detective – A Look into the Page Inspector

    Last week I mentioned my top five Visual Studio 11 designer improvements for ASP.NET development which took a look at some new goodies for us ASP.NET devs in VS11. One of these items, the Page Inspector, did get a bit of a spotlight but I think a paragraph or two cannot contain the sheer awesomeness that is this tool. Now I can hear some of you asking “What is this Page Inspector, and what makes it so special?” Well, let me tell you :) The Page Inspector found in VS11 brings in some of the most useful features within our favorite modern browser’s...
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    My Top 5 Visual Studio 11 Designer Improvements for ASP.NET 4.5 Development

    A couple of weeks ago Microsoft released a beta version of the latest iteration of our favorite IDE - Visual Studio. This latest version, Visual Studio 11, contains quite a lot of improvements over Visual Studio 2010. With this release we also get to see all of the latest additions to ASP.NET 4.5 and of course the integration with VS11! I've been tinkering with both ASP.NET 4.5 and VS11 quite a bit lately, and I wanted to give a quick list of my top favorite features in the new Visual Studio's Designer interface. Keep in mind that these are just...
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    Using the Telerik Extensions in ASP.NET MVC4 Today - A First Look

    It’s an exciting time to be an ASP.NET developer, especially with the upcoming ASP.NET 4.5 and MVC4 releases, and I know a lot of you are wondering how the Telerik Extensions ASP.NET MVC will work with ASP.NET MVC4. While we do not have official builds against MVC4 today, we will be providing these once the platform finally comes out of beta. For those of you curious as to whether or not it works in the current beta, I can tell you that it does! Actually, I’ll do one better: I’ll show you! :) For the Love of Beta For this demo I’m...