ASP.NET, MVC, jQuery, WPF, Silverlight, SharePoint, TFS 2010 Articles in March 2011 and Author of the Month

Posted by: Admin , on 3/31/2011, in Category General Topics
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Abstract: Here are some articles that we published this month on ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, Sharepoint, WPF, Silverlight and other .NET technologies

This post showcases some articles that we published this month on ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC 3, SharePoint, Silverlight, WPF, TFS and other .NET technologies.

We are delighted to announce that we have two Author of the Month this month - Pravinkumar Dabade and Mahesh Sabnis, for writing in-depth articles on Silverlight and WPF on Congratulations Pravinkumar and Mahesh!

Here’s an article roundup for the month of March 2011.  

Articles on ASP.NET, jQuery and ASP.NET MVC 3

Using jQuery with CheckBox and ASP.NET GridView - In this article, we will create an ASP.NET GridView which contains a Checkbox column. We will then access all the checked rows of the GridView and calculate the Sum of a column value and display it to the user.

Using the ASP.NET Repeater Control - In this article, we will explore how to use the ASP.NET Repeater Control and interact with a DropDownList in the code behind. I will try to show much more than the obvious that just might save you a couple of search clicks, the next time you need to use the repeater control for ASP.NET

Output Caching Actions Gotcha in ASP.NET MVC 3 - The following article describes how to avoid the output caching problem in ASP.NET MVC 3.

Using jQuery with ASP.NET Master Page - jQuery has gained popularity as the de facto standard for JavaScript development and many ASP.NET developers have adopted jQuery as part of their development kits. One question that I am asked frequently is how to use jQuery with an ASP.NET Master Page. Let us see how.

Using Translation Services within ASP.NET MVC 3 and jQuery - The following article demonstrates how to use Microsoft’s Translation service within your ASP.NET MVC application using jQuery.


Articles on Silverlight and WPF

Silverlight 4: SketchFlow for Prototyping UI using Expression Blend 4 - In this article, we will see how Silverlight 4.0 and Expression Blend SketchFlow helps in designing deep dive prototypes for a product.

WPF 4: Using Enterprise Library 5.0 Caching Block in WPF application - In this article, I will demonstrate how to use the Enterprise Library 5.0 Caching Application block in a WPF application.

Silverlight 4: Introduction to Behaviors - In this article, I will introduce you to Behaviors in Silverlight. We will also create a small demo of the ‘MouseDragElementBehavior’ behavior using Expression Blend 4. So, let’s get started.

Motion Paths in WPF 4 using Expression Blend 4 - In this article, we will see how to align some objects to a given path using the ‘PathListBox’ control in WPF 4.0 and Expression Blend 4. We will also see how to animate these objects using Visual states in WPF.

Motion Path in Silverlight 4 using PathListBox - In this article, we will see how to align the text to a given path using a ‘PathListBox’ control, in Silverlight 4.0. We will also see how to animate the text using Visual states in Silverlight.

ListBox Paging in Silverlight 4 using DataPager control - Prior to Silverlight 4, implementing paging in an application would require the developer to create controls, that would allow the user to move from one page to another. With the introduction of DataPager control in Silverlight 4, this task has become much simpler. Let us see how.

WPF 4 DataGrid Row Drag and Drop - The WPF DataGrid control has lots of features for data representations and manipulations (like row column drag drop). One of the nicest features of the DataGrid, is that we can change the column position using Drag-Drop. In this article, we will see how to implement Drag and Drop in a DataGrid Row.


Articles on SharePoint

Create Excel Dashboards in SharePoint - In this article we will create a dashboard using Excel Data Source. This Dashboard will contain KPIs and a Scorecard. Then we will deploy this dashboard to our SharePoint Site.

Create SQL Server Dashboard in SharePoint - In this article, we will create a SharePoint dashboard using SQL Server Data Source. This Dashboard will contain KPIs and a Scorecard and we will deploy this dashboard to our SharePoint Site.

SharePoint: Create Dashboards with KPI, Scorecard and Report using Excel Services - In this article we will create a SharePoint dashboard using Excel Services Data Source. This Dashboard will contain KPIs, Scorecard and a Report. Then we will deploy this dashboard to our SharePoint Site.

Connected Web Parts in SharePoint 2010 - an Architectural Framework - Creating an Enterprise Portal in SharePoint 2010 can be daunting task when you are using custom Web parts in just about all cases and you want to be able to communicate with the other web parts via some sort of custom navigation system. In this article, we will rely on our experience as a team, who has actually implemented a successful connected Webparts Enterprise Portal, and hope that it will help you implement your own version.


Articles on Visual Studio TFS 2010 and MTM

Configure properties of Test Plan in Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) - In our previous articles, we have explored What is a TestPlan and How to Create a Test Plan. We have also learnt that a Test Manager consists of several activities. In today’s article, we will focus on how to configure the properties of a Test Plan using Microsoft Test Manager.

Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010: Lab Management FAQ - In this article, we will take an overview of the Lab Management feature of Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 and Microsoft Test Manager 2010, in a nice Q & A format.


Other .NET Articles

Logging Best Practices Using Crypto Logger - Logging can be an invaluable tool during all stages of software development right from development to deployment/production. Good use of logging enables you to record and report errors, maintain audit trials, gather app usage statistics and gather performance benchmarks. This article discusses best practices to be following when using logging in your software. The Crypto Logger logging framework is used while discussing these best practices.

We hope you enjoyed reading these articles!

This article has been editorially reviewed by Suprotim Agarwal.

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