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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
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
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.

Tutorial - creating the perfect ASP.NET website

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 April 2012 | no comments
This free online tutorial shows how to create the perfect website using ASP.NET using Visual Basic or Visual C#, user controls, styles, master pages, gridviews, data classes and stored procedures.

Finding missing WPF controls in the Toolbox

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 March 2012 | no comments
Sometimes the tool you need for a window isn't in the All WPF tools section of the toolbox - here's how to add it.
Tags:   WPF / General
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