Practical .NET


Working With a Client-Side AJAX Control

If you're going to work with AJAX you should be, at least, considering using "pure" client-side code to create your UI. Peter looks at a popular (and free) JavaScript grid.

No More Drive-By Debugging

Peter Vogel abandons ASP.NET (mostly) to discuss how to better debug programs.

Microsoft Contributes New Technology to jQuery

Microsoft and the jQuery team's announcements about the new data-driven plugins for jQuery have Peter all excited. He describes the plugins and what he's going to be doing with them in upcoming columns.

More on Adding Controls Dynamically

Peter returns to last week's topic to go beyond the basics of how to add controls to a page to fully integrate it into your Page's lifecycle.

Dynamically Add Controls at Runtime

There are, at least, six ways to have controls magically appear on a page at runtime. Just don't add it directly to the Page.

Moving the Web.Config to Production in ASP.NET 4.0

Microsoft has another solution for managing your Web.config file as you move your site to production. And, no matter what the name of this feature suggests, you don't have to learn XSLT to use it.

Test Driven Development in ASP.NET MVC

Peter Vogel raises some interesting questions that address one of the major benefits of ASP.NET MVC: Test Driven Development.

ASP.NET Processing in ASP.NET MVC

Peter Vogel wraps up his series on ASP.NET MVC, for now, by mapping some typical ASP.NET tasks to ASP.NET MVC.

Managing Models in ASP.NET MVC

Peter Vogel looks at the least important component of the ASP.NET MVC, the Model, and goes on to discuss a strategy for integrating the model, the controller and the view.

Viewing Views in ASP.NET MVC

Peter continues his look ASP.NET MVC for ASP.NET developers (using the brand new version of ASP.NET MVC) by linking a view to a controller.

Controlling Controllers in ASP.NET MVC

Peter Vogel begins his series on introducing ASP.NET developers to ASP.NET MVC by looking at the C in MVC: Controllers

ASP.NET MVC for the ASP.NET Programmer

Peter begins a series on educating traditional ASP.NET developers in the latest version of ASP.NET MVC. But first he looks at why he is not an ASP.NET MVC developer.

Passing Data Between Pages Using the ASP.NET MenuItem

Sometimes, when the user clicks on a menu choice, you want to pass some data based on the page's content. Here's how to dynamically alter a menu control based on the data on the page.

Drive Your Menus from a Database Table

If you'd rather keep your menu structure in a table in your database instead of a file in your Web site, here's all the code you need to implement a database-driven menuing system.

Extending Client-Side Programming in ASP.NET 4

ASP.NET 4 adds a wealth of features for client-side developers, including new ways of instantiating controls, a new infrastructure for managing libraries and some minor but much-needed tweaks. And there's more.

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