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jQuery for ASP.NET Developers (0470478454) cover image
by Joe Brinkman
September 2009, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox teaches you how to use jQuery with your ASP.NET-based websites.  jQuery greatly simplifies JavaScript development and allows you to create highly interactive and responsive websites using the latest JavaScript and AJAX techniques. The author walks you through the jQuery API using a simple ASP.NET MVC application to highlight major topics, and shows how you can apply jQuery to your own applications. After learning the basics of using ... Read More
Introduction to ASP.NET 4 AJAX Client Templates (047056069X) cover image
by Craig Shoemaker
September 2009, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox will teach you how to create and customize ASP.NET 4 AJAX Preview 4 Client Templates. The author shows you how to use declarative as well as imperative data-binding techniques to address the simple to advanced UI requirements. He also covers how the observer pattern is fully implemented in ASP.NET 4 AJAX and, when used in conjunction with the Client Template markup extensions, provides a developer experience much like XAML-based applications ... Read More
Secrets of Real World ASP.NET Dynamic Data Websites (047045735X) cover image
by Craig Shoemaker
March 2009, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox will teach you how to work with the new ASP.NET Dynamic Data feature set. Rather than being a new data access technology or some new approach to querying the database, a Dynamic Data web site helps abstract the user interface controls needed to present the data in your database. You will learn to model the database in LINQ to SQL and apply a variety of metadata attributes to the model. These attributes and their arguments will allow ... Read More
Done in 60 Minutes: Building a Custom DotNetNuke Membership Provider (0470457325) cover image
by Antonio Chagoury
January 2009, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox will give you a high-level overview of the core Membership Provider and its default implementation, (ASP.NET Membership), and demonstrate how to build and configure your own custom provider. The Provider Model is a design pattern introduced in .NET to provide a simple way to extend API functionality. DotNetNuke uses this architecture to allow some of its core functionality to be replaced without modifying core code.  ... Read More
DotNetNuke and Web Standards (0470457333) cover image
by Cuong Dang
December 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox demonstrates a web standards approach to building DotNetNuke skins by defining a flexible XHTML/CSS layout. This Wrox Blox also shows the differences between HTML and XHTML and provides recommendations to the module development process using web standards techniques.Professional web designers and developers are embracing web standards more than ever before. Many businesses are considering using the DotNetNuke framework for their next ... Read More
Internet Explorer 8 and its Impact on Your ASP.NET Web Sites (0470457279) cover image
by Robert Boedigheimer
December 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox demonstrates how standards compliance in Internet Explorer 8 will impact your Web sites.  It will teach you how to immediately ensure visitors to your sites have a positive experience using IE 8, while also giving you time to test your site or make any necessary changes.   The IE 8 browser will undoubtedly cause many current web sites to render or behave incorrectly, since so many web sites were either developed prior to modern web ... Read More
Working with Animation in Silverlight 1.0 (0470259639) cover image
by Mike Meyers
October 2007, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox teaches you how to create animations using Microsoft's new platform for building rich Internet applications — Silverlight. This Wrox Blox introduces animation concepts and answers questions such as when and why you want to use animation in your Web development. The core classes that make up the Silverlight animation subsystem are also introduced, providing you with a solid foundation to take away and build on. The author takes you step-by-step ... Read More
iPhone and iPod Touch Programming: Handling Touch Interactions and Events for Mobile Safari (047026022X) cover image
by Richard Wagner
October 2007, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox explains touch input events and illustrates how to detect an orientation change, capture two-finger scrolling inputs, and simulate a drag-and-drop action when designing applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Web developers designing applications for Mobile Safari, the browser on iPhone and iPod Touch, are able to easily incorporate touch input event handling without writing any code at all. However, while page flicking and scrolling ... Read More
Building a Photo Gallery with Adobe AIR (0470260238) cover image
by Todd Anderson
October 2007, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox walks you through building a desktop application using your favorite text editor and the Flex 3 command-line tools, leveraging the Flex Framework to browse and manipulate images found on your local system using the Adobe AIR API included in the Flex 3 SDK. Adobe AIR is a cross-platform runtime that gives you the ability to bring the rich Internet application experience to the desktop. Building a photo gallery is an excellent place to ... Read More
.NET 3.5 CD Audio Player: Create a CD Audio Player in .NET 3.5 using WPF and DirectSound (047028532X) cover image
by Andrew Moore
February 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox illustrates a CD Player application built with WPF and DirectSound using C# and Visual Studio 2008, and is targeted at the intermediate-level programmer who is familiar with C#, WPF, and .NET interoperability with native Windows APIs, and the Visual Studio development environment. This application provides basic control capabilities such as Play, Pause, Stop, and Eject, and also displays the duration of the disk and each track as well ... Read More
Power Programming with ReSharper: Optimize .NET Development with the ReSharper Add-In to Visual Studio 2008 (0470398434) cover image
by Andrew Moore
June 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox introduces readers to the ReSharper Visual Studio add-in software. ReSharper is a tool from Jet Brains software that offers advanced code refactoring, code generation, code completion, code navigation, and code analysis tools for increasing programmers’ productivity writing C# and VB .NET code. ReSharper is an intuitive and easy-to-use product that maximizes productivity by automating many of the error-prone and time-consuming chores ... Read More
Creating a QuickStart Blog with CodeIgniter (0470413387) cover image
by Thomas Myer
September 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
In this Wrox Blox, you will learn how to build a QuickStart blogging tool with CodeIgniter. The blogging tool will include an administrative dashboard that will allow users to create and manage posts and categories. If you’re a PHP developer, CodeIgniter will help you build Rails-like applications without learning a new language. Use MVC and agile technologies, model and schema for products, helpers and libraries, Ajax and Scriptaculous, to create ... Read More
Dynamic Control Survivability in ASP.NET (0470279346) cover image
by Jerome DiMarzio
December 2007, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox provides two solutions for dynamic control survivability, including using the ASP.NET Session object to hold the dynamic controls, and accessing the page's Form objects before they are destroyed. Using ASP.NET 2.0 with C# and VB.NET, you will explore both solutions and see the best situations in which to use them. Many ASP .NET programmers require the use of dynamic, page-generated controls to provide a flexible user experience. However ... Read More
Hands - on ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit (0470286644) cover image
by Damien White
January 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox gives developers a hands-on look at some of the commonly used AJAX Control Toolkit controls, focusing on the CollapsiblePanel, Accordion, Tabs, ModalPopup, TextboxWatermark, AutoComplete, and CascadingDropDown. Developers also gain the tools they need to effectively use and understand the other controls found in the Toolkit. The starting point is an introduction to ASP.NET AJAX discussing the ASP.NET AJAX Extensions 1.0 and AJAX in ... Read More
Jumping from ASP to ASP.NET (0470391847) cover image
by Doug Parsons
June 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox introduces you to Visual Web Developer Express 2008 (think of this like Web Matrix on steroids!) and also goes over various Object Oriented Program (OOP) methodologies that you should be familiar with as you begin working with ASP.NET. While this Wrox Blox doesn’t cover actually building a working application, it touches on what n-tier architecture is and why it is a good idea to use it.  Because ASP.NET is such a vast topic, you can’t ... Read More
Upgrading Your Online Website Application to Drupal 6.x (0470449810) cover image
by Victor Kane
November 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox shows you how to perform a complete upgrade from Drupal 5 to Drupal 6 for a simple but non-trivial Drupal site involving the Drupal core itself, and several indispensable modules.  The author gives step-by-step instructions for carrying out this upgrade, outlining the best practices to be followed. These include the recommendation of using a test site in conjunction with a subversion repository for version control and deployment to ... Read More
The Base2 JavaScript Framework: Bridging Browser Incompatibilities with Standards (047042236X) cover image
by Richard York
October 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
In this Wrox Blox, you’ll learn how to program using industry-standard best practices, coving code organization, indention, file structure, and organization. You’ll be introduced to the base2 JavaScript framework, which provides a stable backbone for rapid JavaScript application development by bridging and patching cross-browser inconsistencies and idiosyncrasies. This Wrox Blox describes how base2’s developer Dean Edwards has made base2’s event API ... Read More
ASP.NET AJAX Control Development with Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 Framework (0470286652) cover image
by Damien White
April 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox empowers developers to develop ASP.NET AJAX controls by giving them a look "under the hood" of AJAX controls. While this Wrox Blox focuses on Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5, developers should know that the concepts for creating custom controls in Visual Studio 2005 and .NET 2.0 with ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 are very similar. Visual Studio 2008 offers many improvements concerning JavaScript editing/debugging, and .NET 3.5 includes ASP.NET AJAX ... Read More
Leveraging httpModules for Better ASP.NET Applications (0470379391) cover image
by Chris Love
April 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox explains how to create different types of custom modules for ASP.NET web sites. Custom ASP.NET Modules are a great way to program advanced features to your web site. This Wrox blox discusses the difference between a custom httpModule and the Global.asax file. It also covers the steps in the ASP.NET pipeline. The examples include using a custom module to configure a site's initial settings, a background worker thread, and an IP blocker ... Read More
Leveraging httpHandlers to Stream Custom Content in ASP.NET (0470379405) cover image
by Chris Love
June 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox provides a look into how to build and use custom ASP.NET httpHandlers to easily make advanced ASP.NET web sites. Learn fundamental concepts on what custom handlers are and how to use them. This Wrox Blox provides the opportunity to examine several real-world examples of custom httpHandlers to see how they can be applied and how they are developed. The author starts by covering built-in httpHandlers and adding an httpHandler to an ASP ... Read More
A Blogging Application in ASP.NET 2.0 (0470261218) cover image
by Imar Spaanjaars
December 2007, Wrox Blox PDF
In this Wrox Blox, you'll see the code and layers used to add an ASP.NET blog to your site. After working through the blog design and installation, you'll also get a chance to modify the blog application further using a three-layer n-tier design. The three layers are the presentation layer, business layer, and data access layer. A blog is a great addition to any ASP.NET content site. Thanks to ASP.NET 2.0, it’s easy to make the data access layer work ... Read More
Creating a Microsite Manager with CodeIgniter (0470413379) cover image
by Thomas Myer
August 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
In this Wrox Blox, you’ll learn how to build a microsite manager with CodeIgniter. The microsite manager will include an administrative dashboard that will allow users to create folders and pages and manage media files. It also discusses recreating the microsite at any point with a variety of site publishing tools. CodeIgniter offers a viable PHP solution to MVC development and is becoming popular among PHP developers. ... Read More
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