November, 2009

ASP.NET MVC: Creating reports using Chart control

ASP.NET Chart control is powerful control you can use to add charting support to your web applications. Although chart controls are mainly used with ASP.NET forms it is not very hard to use them also in ASP.NET MVC applications. In this posting I will show you how to use ASP.NET Chart control in ASP.NET MVC application and I will illustrate how to do it easily so you don’t mess up your views.

ASP.NET 4.0: Writing custom output cache providers

Until now we can use ASP.NET default output cache. We don’t have any option to write our own output cache mechanisms. ASP.NET 4.0 introduces extensible output cache – programmers can write their own output cache providers. In this posting I will show you how to write your own output cache provider and give you my sample solution to download.

ASP.NET MVC: Validating objects using Enterprise Library validation application block

Data validation is important topic in applications. There are many validation frameworks available and there should be one that you are happy with. I am currently playing withEnterprise Library 4.1 Validation Application Block and I am integrating it to my ASP.NET MVCapplication. In this posting I will show you how to use validation block in your ASP.NET MVC application.

Visual Studio 2010: Visualizing dependencies

Visual Studio 2010 introduces new and cool feature – architecture diagrams that visualize dependencies between assemblies, namespaces and classes. In this posting I will show you how these diagrams look like and provide some explanations about how to read them.

Visual Studio 2010: UML modeling projects

Visual Studio 2010 introduces modeling projects that bring UML diagrams to Visual Studio. Currently it is not possible to generate classes from diagrams automatically but I don’t think it is a problem – good UML diagrams visualize different aspects of system short and clearly and they usually don’t document everything you can find in system. In this posting I will show you how to use modeling projects in Visual Studio 2010.

Using ASP.NET and Jcrop to crop images online

Cropping images in ASP.NET is easy task to do if you use right tools. In this posting I will introduce how to crop images using Jcrop and System.Drawing namespace classes. What we are building is simple and user-friendly image cropping interface that also demonstrates some simple features of Jcrop. Believe me, your users will love it!

.Net Framework 4.0: VB.NET supports automatic properties

Next version of .Net Framework brings some new features also to VB.NET. One of those new features is support for automatic properties. C# automatic properties are here from .Net Framework 3.5 and now are them also in VB.NET. In this posting I will show to VB.NET users how to use automatic properties and explain why […]