Rebuilding imar.spaanjaars.com in ASP.NET MVC 2 - Part 3 - SEO URLS and Rating Charts

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Monday, March 15, 2010 5:17:45 PM in: ASP.NET MVC

UPDATE: Links to the MVC site on the URL mvc.spaanjaars.com are no longer active, now that the site is live at imar.spaanjaars.com.

Yesterday I uploaded a new version of my web site to mvc.spaanjaars.com. Besides a number of small changes in terms of layout and design, I added two main features.

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Rebuilding imar.spaanjaars.com in ASP.NET MVC 2 - Part 2

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Wednesday, March 10, 2010 10:09:19 PM in: ASP.NET MVC

UPDATE: Links to the MVC site on the URL mvc.spaanjaars.com are no longer active, now that the site is live at imar.spaanjaars.com.

Just updated mvc.spaanjaars.com with a new version.

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Rebuilding imar.spaanjaars.com in ASP.NET MVC 2 - Part 1

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Tuesday, March 09, 2010 12:44:40 PM in: ASP.NET MVC

UPDATE: Links to the MVC site on the URL mvc.spaanjaars.com are no longer active, now that the site is live at imar.spaanjaars.com.

I have finally decided to rebuild this web site - imar.spaanjaars.com in ASP.NET MVC 2.

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Creating Custom Page Templates with Unique Code Behind Classes in Visual Web Developer Express or Visual Studio

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Monday, January 18, 2010 8:22:50 PM in: ASP.NET 3.5
Visual Studio (2005 and later) has a nice feature to create your own templates that appear in the Add New Item dialog of a web site. This feature enables you to create new files, such as a Web Form, to your liking and then export it as a template so you can base new items on it.
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Handling Disabled Links in ASP.NET 4

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Wednesday, December 09, 2009 9:45:35 PM in: ASP.NET 4
In my (quite possibly very short) series on "things I discovered today in ASP.NET 4", today I am discussing disabling links in ASP.NET 4.
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Look Ma: No Code - Using Sorted Styles in ASP.NET 4

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Tuesday, December 08, 2009 8:23:08 PM in: ASP.NET 4
The cool thing about working with beta technology such as Visual Studio 2010 and ASP.NET 4 is that you discover something new every day. Today I found the Sorted Styles that enable you to define the looks of sorted columns and headers in an ASP.NET GridView control.
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Comparing Collections of Type BusinessCollectionBase

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Sunday, November 29, 2009 4:11:33 PM in: ASP.NET 3.5
A while ago (actually a long while ago but I didn't have the time to post this earlier), I was approached by Amanda Myer with a question about comparing and sorting BusinessBase objects in collections that inherit BusinessCollectionBase, discussed in my article series on N-Layer design in .NET 3.5.
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Fixing Issues with HTML Help Workshop

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Sunday, November 29, 2009 12:23:34 PM in: .NET General
I am working on an application that ships with documentation in the form of a Windows Compiled Help file. To build the help file I use Sandcastle and the excellent Sandcastle Help File Builder. Building the help file is part of a continuous integration plan so the help file is always up to date.
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Using the ASP.NET Login Controls with Mail Servers that Require SSL

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Saturday, November 28, 2009 7:54:28 PM in: ASP.NET 3.5
Some of the Login controls that ship with ASP.NET, such as CreateUserWizard, ChangePassword and PasswordRecovery enable you to send e-mail to your users without writing a lot of code. You just drag and drop a control, assign a mail body template and you're pretty much done. However, as soon as your mail server requires you to use SSL (as, for example, GMail does), things become a little trickier. In this short article I'll show the code and configuration needed to send mail to servers that require SSL.
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Automatically Generating Class Diagrams from a Type Using Reflection

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Sunday, September 20, 2009 4:17:54 PM in: .NET 3.5 General
Before I launched my web site www.dotnetattributes.com in early 2009 I generated most of the content automatically using reflection and web look ups. I extracted all the various attributes from .NET assemblies using the Managed GAC API Wrappers and I extracted a lot of class details and documentation from the MSDN site using the HttpWebRequest class. One thing I hadn't automated at first and was planning to do manually using Visual Studio was generating class diagrams. However, soon after the first full import attempt I ended up with more than 1,200 attributes so manually creating the diagrams suddenly did not seem so attractive anymore.
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