.NET blogs from Wise Owl (page 1 of 2)

Showing blogs 1-20 (out of 32)

C# Programming Tutorial

Posted by Andrew Gould on 31 October 2014 | no comments

This blog serves as the main index for our complete tutorial on programming in Visual C#. You'll find links to all of the articles, videos and files that you'll need to follow the tutorial.

Tags:   Visual C# | Windows Forms    |    Visual C# | General

An under-the-hood look at how the new Wise Owl website works

Posted by Andy Brown on 08 October 2014 | no comments

This blog summarises the technology used to make this website appear on your screen, including ASP.NET MVC, SCSS, responsive website design and entity data models.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings    |    ASP.NET MVC | General

How to create a simple website in ASP.NET MVC

Posted by Andy Brown on 16 June 2014 | no comments

This blog explains the steps you'll need to follow to create a simple one page website in ASP.NET MVC. The aim of the blog is not to act as a tutorial, but to help people choose between ASP.NET MVC and classic ASP.NET.

Tags:   ASP.NET webforms | General    |    ASP.NET MVC | General

How C# beat VB to take the programming language crown

Posted by Andy Brown on 13 June 2014 | no comments

This blog explains why Wise Owl have gone over to the dark side, and now program in C#

Tags:   Visual Basic | General coding    |    Visual C# | General

Online training on user controls in ASP.NET

Posted by Andy Brown on 17 October 2012 | 1 comment

User controls are the key to using ASP.NET effectively - this blog explains how and why to create and use user controls, with code examples for VB and C#.

Why is raising event from C# User Controls so hard?

Posted by Andy Brown on 17 October 2012 | no comments

Raising events from user controls is straightforward in VB; this blog asks why it should be so much harder using C#.

Generate the database used by the ASP.NET training blog

Posted by Andy Brown on 17 October 2012 | no comments

This mini-blog provides a means to generate the database used by our online ASP.NET tutorial.

Tags:   ASP.NET webforms | General    |    SQL | General

ASP.NET session variables, cookies, query string parameters, etc.

Posted by Andy Brown on 16 October 2012 | no comments

There is a range of techniques for remembering information in ASP.NET across pages and even sessions, including session variables, cookies, query string parameters and crosspage postback. This blog explains how to use each of these techniques, together with the pros and cons of each.

Using ViewState to remember form values in ASP.NET

Posted by Andy Brown on 16 October 2012 | no comments

When you submit an ASP.NET form, how can you remember what was on it? Answer: using the ViewState bag.

Why you should develop systems in WPF, not WinForms

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 September 2012 | no comments

We think - cautiously - that WPF is a better platform for client tool development than Windows Forms. This blog gives 10 reasons why.

Tags:   WPF | General    |    WinForms | General

Using GridView controls to display data in ASP.NET

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 September 2012 | 1 comment

The gridview control is at the heart of every ASP.NET webpage, displaying rows of data and allowing you to add, edit and delete records. This lengthy blog explains how to master this complex control.

Creating data classes for ASP.NET data controls

Posted by Andy Brown on 07 August 2012 | no comments

Yes, ASP.NET provides DataSource controls, but wizards only get you so far. Share the secret of how Wise Owl create all our ASP.NET websites, using a single, simple data class.

Changing the appearance of parameters in SSRS

Posted by Andy Brown on 06 August 2012 | no comments

This blog shows you how to use CSS style sheets to change the default appearance of the Reporting Services parameter strip.

Tags:   SSRS | Parameters    |    HTML and CSS | CSS

SSRS custom assemblies using C# or VB

Posted by Andy Brown on 03 August 2012 | 6 comments

Reporting Services allows you to write functions in C# or Visual Basic, then reference these as custom assemblies. This blog shows how - and why - you might do this.

Tags:   SSRS | Custom code    |    Visual Basic | SSRS    |    Visual C# | SSRS

How to embed and call VB functions within a Reporting Services report

Posted by Andy Brown on 13 July 2012 | 1 comment

SQL Server Reporting Services allows you to write (and use) custom functions written in Visual Basic within a report. This blog considers the pros and cons, and shows how to do this.

Tags:   SSRS | Custom code    |    Visual Basic | SSRS    |    Visual C# | SSRS

Keyboard short-cuts in SharePoint Designer 2007

Posted by Andy Brown on 13 June 2012 | no comments

You can use an add-in to assign keyboard shortcuts to macros in SharePoint Designer 2007 - this blog considers whether you should want to.

Creating a website using CSS - a full worked example

Posted by Andy Brown on 16 May 2012 | no comments

Sometimes online training in style sheets isn't enough: you need a tutorial which takes you through the thought processes involved in creating styles for a web page, step by step.  This blog gives a full worked example (you may find it helpful first to look at the two previous parts of this CSS tutorial, on the >principles of CSS and applying styles to HTML tags).

Tags:   HTML and CSS | CSS

How to create styles for HTML tags using CSS

Posted by Andy Brown on 16 May 2012 | no comments

This is the second of a three-part online training series of blogs on CSS style sheets.  This blog shows how to create styles for specific HTML tags (the first part covers the principles of CSS style sheets, and the third part gives a worked example of CSS).

Tags:   HTML and CSS | HTML    |    HTML and CSS | CSS

Creating CSS cascading style sheets for HTML

Posted by Andy Brown on 16 May 2012 | no comments

This is the first of a series of 3 tutorials showing how to create and use CSS style sheets for HTML web pages. This first part explains how CSS works, a second part shows how to create styles for HTML tags and a final part gives a full worked example of creating a style sheet.

Tags:   HTML and CSS | HTML    |    HTML and CSS | CSS

Creating master pages, CSS, skins and themes

Posted by Andy Brown on 01 May 2012 | 1 comment

How to create the perfect ASP.NET website, including using master pages, CSS style sheets, and whether to use skins and themes or not.