Category Archives: ASP.NET

Articles about my work in ASP.NET. Includes descriptions of anything new I’ve learned and solutions to technical problems I’ve encountered.

More Startup Progress

Today I began work on the web site for users to sign up for my service. I plan to use the built-in Membership system of an ASP.NET web application. Unfortunately I’ve never really used this and it has changed a … Continue reading

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Startup Progress

Today I made some more progress on my startup project. Today’s task was to research JSONP. JSONP is a method of padding the JSON data with a function call as a way to work around the Cross-Origin Resource Sharing restriction. … Continue reading

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Working On My Startup

I have been working on my startup idea. I have been making excellent progress. First I converted some code for mashing up RSS feeds into an ASP.NET HTTP Handler so it acts more as a proxy service and a web … Continue reading

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ASP.NET 1.1 Is Broken

Recently I came across the first instance I’ve seen of Microsoft dropping support for its legacy web application technology. ASP.NET 1.1 is now seriously broken. Officially, support for ASP.NET 1.1 ended on October 14, 2008. What I am talking about … Continue reading

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Brothel Locator Web Service In COBOL

My last article on How To Create A JSON Web Service in ASP.NET did not attract much interest so it is time to step it up a notch. To make this article more interesting I’m going to create a new … Continue reading

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How To Create A JSON Web Service In ASP.NET

ASP.NET makes it easy to create web services but they usually return XML. Like many web developers I now prefer JSON. This article and sample code will show you how to get your web service to return data in the … Continue reading

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Web Site Revamped

Tonight I revamped my web site. I have not updated my web site in a long time although I had a task on my To Do List to improve the wording. I have updated the content to reflect my current … Continue reading

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Book Review – ASP.NET 3.5 Social Networking

I recently finished reading the book ASP.NET 3.5 Social Networking by Andrew Siemer. I consider this book to be one of the more important books to read because I’m very interested in building social networking web sites and ASP.NET is … Continue reading

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ASP.NET 2.0 Culture – Web Site Internationalization

Last night I watched the movie Paris, Je T’Aime, a collection of short films set in various arrondissements. This is undoubtedly one of the best recent films to see before you travel to Paris. I especially liked the short film … Continue reading

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Book Review – ASP.NET 3.5 Application Architecture and Design

Today I finished reading “ASP.NET 3.5 Application Architecture and Design” by Vivek Thakur. This book is published by Packt Publishing who “specialize in publishing focused books on specific technologies and solutions“. They have books on JavaScript Libraries like jQuery, open … Continue reading

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PHP Web Applications

Today I figured out how to add a custom property to one of the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit’s controls, the Calendar control. I added  a property so I could set its initial mode to years. You can read all about … Continue reading

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Technology Skill Building

Yesterday I read an article that contained a perfect description of the work habit concern I’ve been trying to express: “You could potentially get caught up in research and skill building rather than doing or seeking paid work.” That is … Continue reading

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Download Progress Bar and Flash + After Effects

Today I added a progress bar to my ASP.NET page for downloading YouTube videos. I’ll probably blog about this later at http://weblogs.asp.net/rrobbins/.  I moved the code that does the file download to a web service. It makes more sense to … Continue reading

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YouCloud – YouTube Video Tag Clouds

I’ve begun to put my web application skills to work on some personal projects instead of client projects. Since I’m heavily into online video and the vlogging community I want to do something in that online space. I have a … Continue reading

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Visual Studio 2008, SubSonic

I finally have Visual Studio 2008 installed on my home computer. I have not used it much except for compiling the Video.Show open source video sharing site. However you can use Visual Studio 2008 to work on an ASP.NET 2.0 … Continue reading

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JSON Web Services

I’ve recently learned that it is possible to create a web service which returns JavaScript Object Notation JSON rather than XML. ASP.NET 2.0 allows you to give a web service a ScriptService attribute which “AJAX enables” the Web Service and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Microsoft AJAX Library Essentials

Blogging on the Microsoft Community web site http://weblogs.asp.net has proven to be more rewarding than blogging on my own. I get more feedback from other developers. There have also been other benefits. For example, I was sent a free book … Continue reading

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ASP.NET 3.5 Released

I’ll blog about this here because everyone on the http://weblogs.asp.net/ site has already announced it. Microsoft has released the .NET Framework 3.5 which includes the new version of ASP.NET, known as ASP.NET 3.5. Visual Studio 2008 has also been released … Continue reading

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Blogging For Microsoft

Microsoft has given me a blog at http://weblogs.asp.net/rrobbins/, their community web site for ASP.NET developers. I’m excited by this because I do most of my work using ASP.NET and I have a lot of content in my technology notes which … Continue reading

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Yahoo Widget For Stickam & ASP.NET Community Blogging

Today I discovered that my Yahoo Widget for Stickam has been approved and is now available for download from the Yahoo Widget Gallery. I did not receive any notice that it was approved. Now I just need to get my … Continue reading

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