Tag: <span>asp.net mvc</span>

Random Link Roundup–8/29/2014

Once again, happy Friday!  As is the tradition, here’s a bunch of random useful links I stumbled across in my adventures this week. [more] Meteor.js is a slick-looking framework.  Anything can be made to look good in a demo, but still, if it works half this well, that’s amazing. Claims in ASP.NET Identity are a…

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Random Link Roundup–8/22/2014

Happy Friday again!  Here are more random, useful links I’ve come across over the last week. [more] Typ.io – nifty little tool for picking complimentary fonts! Just Say No to Justification – Design for Hackers author David Kadavy talks about why justification works in some mediums, but also illustrates why you shouldn’t use it on…

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Random Link Roundup

Happy Friday!  Here are some random, useful links I have come across over the last couple of weeks.  [more] If you follow the standard of using ViewBag.Title to set page titles in ASP.NET MVC, you have probably run into an annoying problem that occurs when you combine Editor Templates with view models that contain a…

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I Just Launched My First Product: Perfect PDF for ASP.NET MVC

I’m currently in the midst of the longest vacation I’ve taken in over 3 years.  Aside from cranking out content for my next Pluralsight course, working on improving the startup experience for SpecsFor and SpecsFor.Mvc, AND working on an entirely new member of the SpecsFor family, I also decided I wanted to ship a product! …

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Using HttpContext Safely After Async in ASP.NET MVC Applications

Another day, another Entity Framework (and ASP.NET MVC 5) async problem, and another solution for you!  Actually, today I have two solutions for you!  This time, I ran into a problem with HttpContext’s Items collection losing my IoC container when execution resumed after an await.  The fix is simple once you understand what’s going on….

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Source Code for “Build Your Own Application Framework” Course Online

If you do a quick Google for Fail Tracker, the sample project I used in my Pluralsight course, you will end up at a Github project page for Fail Tracker that I set up back in 2011.  That’s when I first used “Fail Tracker” in a demo (at CodeStock!), and until today, it has hosted…

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I’m Now Officially a Pluralsight Author!

Yesterday I officially became a Pluralsight author as my first course went live.  It was a lot of work to get here, and I’m very thankful to my friends and family for their support along the way (and to the fine folks at Pluralsight that gave me this opportunity!) I’ll be blogging more about the…

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SpecsFor.Mvc 3.0.0 Final Released

I just published the final version of SpecsFor.Mvc 3.0.0.  As I mentioned previously, this update adds support for MVC 5.0, drops the dependency on MVCContrib and Rhino Mocks, and includes a handful of other fixes.  Next on the SpecsFor.Mvc agenda is improving the initial setup experience and eliminating pain around lingering IIS Express and Selenium…

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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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Highlighting the Current Link in a Menu with ASP.NET MVC

A fairly-common UX pattern is highlighting the link within a menu that corresponds to the page or section that a user is currently on.  This can be done quite easily in ASP.NET MVC.  Here’s a simple, strongly-typed extension method that you can drop in. [more] So here’s what we’re trying to achieve (shamelessly borrowed from…

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