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How to create a simple website in ASP.NET MVC

Posted by Andy Brown on 16 June 2014

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

Online training on user controls in ASP.NET

Posted by Andy Brown on 17 October 2012

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#.

Generate the database used by the ASP.NET training blog

Posted by Andy Brown on 17 October 2012

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

Tags:   ASP.NET webforms | General    |    SQL | General    |    T-SQL | Other

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

Posted by Andy Brown on 16 October 2012

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

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

Using GridView controls to display data in ASP.NET

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 September 2012

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

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.

Creating master pages, CSS, skins and themes

Posted by Andy Brown on 01 May 2012

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

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.

Tags:   Visual Basic | ASP.NET specific    |    Visual C# | ASP.NET specific    |    ASP.NET webforms | General

Using ClientIdMode to name web server controls

Posted by Andy Brown on 10 October 2011

ASP.NET is great at server-side processing, but how can you refer to ASP.NET web server controls at the client? The answer is to use the new(ish) ClientIdMode property to fix the controls' names.

Overview of Data Controls in ASP.NET 4.0

Posted by Andy Brown on 19 September 2011

With the introduction of the ListView data control in ASP.NET 3.5, there are now 4 separate tools for displaying multiple rows of data in ASP.NET. Which one is best - GridView, Repeater, DataList or ListView?

Review of VB.NET Data Storage Structures

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 August 2011

There are a bewildering array (excuse the pun) of data storage structures available to you in Visual Basic. Choose from arrays, ArrayLists, SortedLists, Dictionaries, HashTables, Lists and DataTables, among others. This blog gives an example of each type of structure, and benchmarks them to show which perform best and worst.

Changing Visual Studio default settings for ASP.NET

Posted by Andy Brown on 02 August 2011

Visual Studio is a great tool for developing websites using ASP.NET - it can be made even greater by tweaking some default settings. Use this blog to change the default start-up options, assign a navigate backward key, insert attribute quote marks and open pages in HTML view by default.

Using SQL UNION queries to populate the first Item in a list type control

Posted by David Wakefield on 31 May 2011

Adding a first or default item to a list control which gets its data from a table can be tricky. This blog gives an elegant solution using UNION queries, which works equally well for ASP.NET dropdown controls, Windows Forms dropdowns or Access combo boxes.

Tags:   SQL | Selecting data    |    Access | Forms and subforms    |    ASP.NET webforms | ADO.NET and data    |    T-SQL | Other
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