Rebuilding in ASP.NET MVC 2 - Part 1

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Tuesday, March 9, 2010 12:44:40 PM in: ASP.NET MVC

UPDATE: Links to the MVC site on the URL are no longer active, now that the site is live at

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

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Using My N-Layer Architecture with ASP.NET MVC

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Thursday, March 4, 2010 2:40:07 PM in: Imar's Blogs
A number of people have asked me if I have written articles on using my N-Layer architecture together with ASP.NET MVC. I haven't written anything on MVC yet, but Mike Brind (also an ASP.NET MVP) has done a great job in covering MVC using an N-Layer approach.
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Beginning ASP.NET 4 in C# and VB is Ready!

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Wednesday, March 3, 2010 5:27:13 PM in: Imar's Blogs
If you're following me on Twitter, this is old news. But if you don't, then I am happy to announce that I finished writing my latest book for Wrox: Beginning ASP.NET 4 in C# and VB.
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Starting Up a New Company

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Sunday, February 28, 2010 10:31:12 PM in: Imar's Blogs
As some of you may already know, I recently left the company Design IT where I worked as the Technical Director for the past couple of years. I am not entirely leaving Dynamicweb - the other company I worked for - but won't be working for it on a day-to-day basis anymore. Instead, I'll hang around "behind the scenes" and contribute what I can when necessary.
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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 9, 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 8, 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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My Book in Other Languages

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Sunday, November 29, 2009 12:08:12 PM in: Imar's Blogs
I was pleasantly surprised when the other day I received a package containing three copies of my book Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 - in Hebrew!
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