Practical .NET


Supporting a Printer-Friendly Page Button (Part I)

Peter investigates three solutions for getting junk off your page when the user wants to print a copy.

Developing Around Social Networking and Knowledge Management

Peter asks if business developers should be thinking seriously about social networking and knowledge management.

Supporting Multiple Languages and Cultures (Part 2)

Peter Vogel dives deeper into the challenge of presenting ASP.NET Web pages in multiple languages and cultures.

Supporting Multiple Languages and Cultures

ASP.NET can simplify the difficult task of internationalizing your Web pages. Peter Vogel shows you how.

Databinding Without Tables: Inserting with the GridView

The final installment in Peter's series on how to use the GridView without a DataSource explores how developers can perform inserts.

Databinding without Tables: Updates and Deletes

Peter adds the code to support doing updates and deletes with an unbound GridView.

Databinding the GridView Without Using a Table

If you want to let your users edit repeated rows of data, you can use the GridView -- even if your data isn't in a table. You need to do pick the right design for your data but you can enable all of the functionality of the GridView for data held in memory.

Extend Sorting in the GridView

Sorting in the GridView is simple to implement, as long as you want simple sorting. For more complex sorts you have to take control of the Sorting event.

Technology To Think About: .NET RIA Services on the Client

Peter returns to .NET RIA Services to look at the client side of creating an application.

Technology To Think About: .NET RIA Services on the Server

The ASP.NET-related portions of .NET RIA Services aren't ready for primetime yet, but now's a good time to start kicking the tires.

Sorting in the ObjectDataSource

Your users may want to get their data in a specific order -- and not get it all at once. You can control both with the ObjectDataSource (and a little code).

Integrating Master Pages and Content Pages

Not content with providing a solution for displaying information from the Content page on its MasterPage, Peter returns to the topic to solve the problem from another direction.

Validators: The Easy Way To Build Business Rules into Your UI

Validator controls make handling errors and reporting them in the UI easy, but what you may not know is how easy it is to create your own Validator.

Integrating User Controls with WebParts

In his ongoing campaign to convince ASP.NET developers that User Controls are a simple way to start implementing customizable pages, Peter shows how to improve the integration between User Controls and ASP.NET's WebPart framework.

Encrypting the Web.Config File

If you're concerned about keeping critical information in your Web.config file, then you should encrypt it -- or at least the parts that you're concerned about.

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