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Even though native mobile applications have more usability than the mobile websites at this time, this is what Gartner believes to happen in 2012:
In mature markets, the mobile Web, along with associated Web adaptation tools, will be a leading technology for B2C mobile applications through 2012, and should be part of every organization’s B2C technology portfolio. (Gartner, 2010)
If you are interested in further reading, here is the direct link to their press release.
If same issue occurs in an ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 application, you can use the StopRoutingHandler class which implements the IRouteHandler interface.
I have been working on creating some .NET dlls at work which would commonly be utilized by our web applications. And, one of the requirements was getting the connection string information from web.config file. Simply making the call by using the ConfigurationManager class wouldn’t work since it was giving some kind of compile time error when you try to build the dll. So, I needed to find a workaround to retrieve the connection string from either connectionStrings or appSettings elements. Here is the solution that I have figured out so far.
Generic function that grabs the information based on your connection string name:
To understand the ConnectionStringSettingsCollection and NameValueCollection classes, followings links would be helpful:
While googling a solution to fix an issue in one of my development projects, I just found a very useful article from Yahoo Developer Network which explains all the things that I mentioned above along with some other cool practices.
Click here to read it, and then print and bookmark it.
Here are two introductory presentations by David Chou about Azure. They both give a great overview of Microsoft’s Cloud Computing platform.
While I was reading my feed aggregator at the weekend, I was paid attention to the recent post from Encosia because of its title. Validating a username asynchronously would be a great functionality in almost every types of online registration scenarios. Right after reading the post, I downloaded the binary file from CodePlex and created a very simple demo in about half an hour. That was really easy to implement.
Before starting to code, be sure that the dll that is downloaded from CodePlex is in the Bin directory:
My sample (yes, very simple) registration form is:
As it can be seen, the trick is with the ServicePath and ServiceMethod attributes. ServicePath is the path to the webservice housing the ServiceMethod, and ServiceMethod is the method checking the availability of a username. My sample (yes, again very simple) webservice is:
Details of other attributes of the control can be read via its Discussions page at CodePlex.
Finally, here is how the form looks like after all these implemenations:
You can download this sample registration form from here.
I would encourage to write your comments to here if you face any issues about the control.
When the July 2008 CTP of Live Tools were released a few weeks ago, I was kind of impressed with the Map control. I finally had a chance yesterday to read more about it and develop my own simple testing page. You may need to download this CTP release first before reading the rest of this post.
Here is the 5 steps to implement this control into any ASP.NET page:
1. When you create a new website, select “ASP.NET Windows Live Web Site” as a template:
2. Be sure that “Microsoft.Live.ServerControls.VE.dll” is in the Bin directory:
3. Be sure that “Virtual Earth” tab is in the Toolbox:
4. Drag the “Map” control and drop it into the ASP.NET page, and play around with some of the attributes in it:
5. Press the magic key (F5) to build and view the sample page:
This sample can be downloaded via here.