Category: <span>asp.net</span>

SpecsFor.Mvc 3.0 Preview 2 Package Released!

The new ‘preview 2’ release of SpecsFor.Mvc is now available on NuGet.   This update is built against the latest Selenium WebDriver package and ASP.NET MVC 4.  It no longer depends on MvcContrib.TestHelper, either, as all the relevant functionality has now been absorbed into SpecsFor.Mvc.  In addition, this preview release fixes several bugs and adds support…

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Book Review: Instant Razor View Engine How-to

I consider myself an ASP.NET MVC expert.  I’m very comfortable with the platform, I’ve been through a large portion of the source, and I’ve built countless apps on it.  While I did find “Instant Razor View Engine How-to”  to be an adequate  reference for the basics of the Razor view engine, I would have a…

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Using Cloudmailin’ with ASP.NET MVC

I’m building an ASP.NET MVC app that receives E-mail via Cloudmailin.com’s service.   In this post, I’ll show you how to create a handler for Cloudmailin using MVC, and I’ll show you how to test that handler locally. [more] Receiving Data From Cloudmailin Cloudmailin is a service that takes E-mail messages and posts them to a…

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Come See Me at CodeStock 2013!

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be presenting at CodeStock again this year.  I think this makes 4 years straight (though that seems impossible, I can’t be that old!)  Here’s what I’ll be talking about in Knoxville this year: [more] ASP.NET MVC in the Cloud with AppHarbor The cloud is here, and thanks to…

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A View Engine for ASP.NET MVC Feature-Based Organized

I am a huge fan of ASP.NET MVC.  It is leaps and bounds ahead of WebForms, and if you’re doing web development on the Microsoft platform, it’s arguably the best overall solution available.  But it is far from perfect.  One of the things that has bugged me about it since the very beginning is the…

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Using SpecsFor.Mvc – Establishing Context with Seed Data

SpecsFor.Mvc gives you a lot in a single NuGet package.  You get a test web host, a strongly-typed API for navigating around and interacting with your MVC app, and standard hooks for dealing with cross-cutting concerns like authentication, but you also get hooks that you can use to add your own behavior.  In this post,…

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Introducing MvcDisplayTemplates

Beginning with version 2.0, ASP.NET MVC has shipped with a set of templates for both displaying and editing data.  These templates are buried within the System.Web.Mvc assembly.  While you can override them outright, you cannot easily extend them since they’re locked down.  The new MvcDisplayTemplates NuGet package fixes this problems. [more] If you’re not already…

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SpecsFor.Mvc 1.1 Released

A new release of SpecsFor.Mvc is now live on NuGet.  This release includes one simple, but important, enhancement as well as a few other minor improvements. [more] Area Support One major oversight of SpecsFor.Mvc 1.0 was lack of support for Areas.  Well, that’s now fixed in 1.1.  First, you need to register the Area in…

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SpecsFor.Mvc 1.0 Released!

It’s late, so this will be a short post, but SpecsFor.Mvc version 1.0 has been released.  It took me a lot longer to wrap this up than I expected, but there are a lot more features in the 1.0 release than I had originally planned.  Overall, I’m very pleased with the end-user experience of the…

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ASP.NET MVC 3, Razor-C#, and VB.NET WebForms – ActionLink, RenderPartial, and RenderAction in WebForms

Today I’m going to show you how to use MVC helper methods in your ASP.NET WebForms markup.  Why would you want to do this?  As I explained and demonstrated in the previous two posts in this series, I’m working on a project that has an extensive investment in WebForms (of the Visual Basic .NET variety),…

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