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Programmatically Managing Application Services in ASP.NET

Published 10 years ago

Since version 2.0, ASP.NET ships with a set of the so called Application Services, including Membership, the Role Manager, Personalization, Profile and the SqlWebEventProvider. To enable these features, you have a few options. The most common way is to just start using one of the features, such as Login control on an ASPX page. The default setup is configured to automatically create a SQL Server database in the App_Data folder of a site with the services already enabled. Another very common way, to get more control over the setup is to use the aspnet_regsql tool. This GUI or command line tool gives you more control over the SQL Server and database you're targeting and the exact features you want to install. The downside of this tool is that you need to run it locally and need the permissions to execute it.

I recently discovered that you can also manage the application services programmatically.

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Using .Less to Change the Way You Write Your CSS

Published 11 years ago

I wanted to write a post about .Less for some time, but never found the right time to do so. Now that I am changing my own web site from ASP.NET Web Forms to ASP.NET MVC 2, I thought it was a good idea to incorporate .Less (pronounced as Dot Less) in my own web site and write a little blog post about it

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Configuring an ASP.NET 2.0 Application to Work with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005

Published 15 years ago

Over the past couple of weeks, I saw a number of posts on the Wrox Programmer to Programmer forum ( asking how to configure an ASP.NET 2.0 application to work with SQL Server 2000 or 2005. Since this is not an easy undertaking, and requires knowledge about ASP.NET 2.0, IIS and SQL Server, this article might help to familiarize you with some of the important concepts that you need to be aware of

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