Archives for October 2013

Best ASP.NET Hosting 2013

Are you looking for the best web host? Do you still consider Arvixe as the best or do you want to try out other web hosts? The year is about to end and in a few months and if you are still looking for the best web hosting provider for your site, then look no further ’cause we have the list right here. In this list, we carefully consider what would be the best for you in terms of price, quality, performance, reliability, and support.


And yes, Arvixe is still the best web asp.web hosting provider, read more to find out why:

Creating a Wizard in ASP.NET Part 2

In the first part of this tutorial, you’ve learned how to create the most basic form of Wizard in ASP.NET MVC. Although the program worked, it has some of its shortcomings. Like for example, it causes a full page postback when you press the Previous or Next button. This won’t be much of a problem if your Wizard has only a few steps but it can be a headache if you have 10 or more steps.

To solve this problem, we’ll add Ajax to the wizard so that only the form will be posted on the server. This post will help you convert the application we developed in part 1 to Ajax.

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Creating a Wizard in ASP.NET MVC Part 1

There are times where you want to simplify the way your users accept user input by using a wizard-driven user interface as it is simpler due to its logically divided group and pieces of information that any user can easily digest. When you have to create a wizard, all you need to do is fire up ASP.NET MVC, develop a wizard that stores data in ASP.NET Session and let it work in the traditional form of submission.

This is just part one of the tutorial so expect this to work in the most basic means possible.

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Add ASP.NET Identify to an Empty or Existing Web Forms Project

When creating a new Web Forms or MVC project in Visual Studio 2013 RTM with individual accounts, Visual Studio installs the requires packages then adds all the necessary classes for you. This article will teach you how to add ASP.NET Identify support to your existing web forms project or a new empty project. It will show a detailed and step-by-step instruction on how it is done along with all the NuGet packages you need to install, and the classes you have to add. There will also be a sample web forms for registering new users and highlighting all the main entry point APIs.

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Windows Azure Announced The Release of Azure SDK

Windows has just released the major update of Windows Azure. Along with Windows Azure, Windows also announced the release of Azure SDK 2.2. The SDK contains lots of features and improvements that developers will surely love.

Some of these are:

Support for Visual Studio 2013

Remote debugging cloud services using Visual Studio.

Windows Azure Libraries for .NET.

Updates Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets and ScriptCenter.

Integrated Windows Azure Sign in Support with Visual Studio.


The version 2.2 of Windows Azure SDK is the first SDK with official support to the final RTM of Visual Studio 2013. If you installed the version 2.1 of the SDK with the preview of Visual Studio 2013, I suggest that you upgrade your projects to 2.2.

Read the rest of the update and why you’ll love the update in this post:

The Evolution of Azure Web Application

Windows Azure have seen a lot of updates for the past year. Microsoft is either adding new services, or updating existing features that developers surely enjoy. Two of the most recent Windows Azure updates were Azure Web Sites and Windows Azure Virtual Machines. With these, developers can start creating applications for free in Windows Azure website, has evolved into a more robust Cloud Service, and Windows Azure Platform allows developers the flexibility with a lot of choices that most platform can’t offer.

In this article, we’ll show you how Windows Azure is constantly evolving over time. If you don’t have Windows Azure yet, I suggest you give it a try after reading this post.

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Custom View Engine in ASP.NET MVC

We all know that the ASP.NET is highly pluggable. It allows you to swap out pieces of the framework through custom implementation. One such piece that is pluggable is the View Engine. Out of the box, ASP.NET comes with two view engines: the Razor View Engine, and the Web Forms. While this may be enough for most of your needs, sometimes you’ll need an even better flexibility of the server-side template. And this is where custom view engines are very useful.


In this article, we’ll teach you how you can build a custom view engine that you can tweak and modify based on your needs.

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How to Use JQuery Mobile and ASP.NET to Pass One Data to the Other

JQuery Mobile is a lightweight JavaScript framework for developing mobile or device web applications. ASP.NET developers that are either working on a web form or ASP.NET MVC can integrate JQuery Mobile into their websites. As a web developer, you should think of ways you can ulitize space in the most intuitive manner particularly in mobile apps. Sometimes the UI needs to be separated in another space which makes the entire page looks ugly and less intuitive.  In such cases, you will need to transfer the values entered in one page to the second page for further processing.

JQuery Mobile is a lightweight JavaScript framework for developing cross-platform mobile or web applications.

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Create a Website in ASP.NET using Visual Web Developer

If you want to learn more about ASP.NET the best method is to learn by example. Learning through fundamentals and step by step might be a good start but in my opinion, if you can’t practice what you have learned, you might not as well learn anything at all.

Also, learning through example brings us the excitement that we expect when we first ventured into ASP.NET. What has really brought us to ASP.NET? It’s not about learning every fundamental at a time, right? It’s about building things out of nothing.

Here in this tutorial is a step by step guide on how to build a website in ASP.NET using Visual Web Developer:

Building a Game in .NET

In this post, Andrea Magnorsky and Andrew O’Connor share their experience in building games using .NET. Carl and Richard talks to Magnorsky and O’Connr and they share their experiences in building a game in .NET, the role of MonoGame, and how Andrea and Andrew switched to Duality to build HonorBound.

Andrea talks about how she works as an artist and the need for visual editors in Duality. Andrew, on the other hand talks about the loss of XNA and the challenge of being an indie game developer.

This post shows that you can build games using .NET and .NET game development is real.

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