Wednesday, September 28, 2011

AJAX Control Toolkit 50927 Released for September 2011

A new version of Ajax Control Toolkit has been released.

New version is marked as Release number 50927

New features included

  • Calendar Date Ranges - You can specify a StartDate and EndDate and restrict the dates which a user can select when using the Calendar.
  • Twitter Control -- Display tweets associated with a Twitter user or tweets which match a search query.
  • Gravatar Control -- Display unique images for each user of your website. Users can upload custom Gravatar images at

You can find more details on

Monday, September 19, 2011

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview with .Net 4.5

Visual Studio 2011 Developer Preview with .Net 4.5 has been announced last week.

New features and improvements in core framework are
  • Ability to limit how long the regular expression engine will attempt to resolve a regular expression before it times out.
  • Ability to define the culture for an application domain.
  • Console support for Unicode (UTF-16) encoding.
  • Support for versioning of cultural string ordering and comparison data.
  • Better performance when retrieving resources.
  • Zip compression improvements to reduce the size of a compressed file.
  • Ability to customize a reflection context to override default reflection behavior through the CustomReflectionContext class.
  • Managed Extensibility Framework
  • Asynchronous File Operations
New Features in ASP.Net 4.5 Developer Preivew are

  • Support for new HTML5 form types.
  • Support for model binders in Web Forms. These let you bind data controls directly to data-access methods, and automatically convert user input to and from .NET Framework data types.
  • Support for unobtrusive JavaScript in client-side validation scripts.
  • Improved handling of client script through bundling and minification for improved page performance.
  • Integrated encoding routines from the AntiXSS library (previously an external library) to protect from cross-site scripting attacks.
  • Support for WebSockets protocol.
  • Support for reading and writing HTTP requests and responses asynchronously.
  • Support for asynchronous modules and handlers.
  • Support for content distribution network (CDN) fallback in the ScriptManager control.

New Features in WCF 4.5 are
  • Simplification of generated configuration files.
  • Support for contract-first development.
  • Ability to configure ASP.NET compatibility mode more easily.
  • Changes in default transport property values to reduce the likelihood that you will have to set them.
  • Updates to the XmlDictionaryReaderQuotas class to reduce the likelihood that you will have to manually configure quotas for XML dictionary readers.
  • Validation of WCF configuration files by Visual Studio as part of the build process, so you can detect configuration errors before you run your application.
  • New asynchronous streaming support.
  • New HTTPS protocol mapping to make it easier to expose an endpoint over HTTPS with Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Ability to generate metadata in a single WSDL document by appending ?singleWSDL to the service URL.
  • Websockets support to enable true bidirectional communication over ports 80 and 443 with performance characteristics similar to the TCP transport.
  • Support for configuring services in code.
  • XML Editor tooltips.
  • ChannelFactory caching support.
  • Binary encoder compression support
You can get start with Visual Studio 2011 and .Net 4.5 from here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Web Forms Model Binding ASP.Net vNext

We have already checked functionality of Model Binding in next version of ASP.Net. That is not only interesting feature, there is more on it. With Model Binding we can add Value Provider to our method. Value Provider can be Cookie, QueryString, Form or a Control. Your method will look for the Control ID which is your parameter name in method.
For more  details you can checkout below video.

Install Silverlight

An article for the same you can have a look at Web Forms Model Binding Part 2: Filtering Data

Friday, September 9, 2011

jQuery Mobile Beta 3 Released

For mobile web developers, there is a new version of jQuery Mobile has been released.

New version of the jQuery Mobile contains
  • pushState: to enable clean URL ajax based navigation
  • beforechangepage event: to help generate your content at proper time
  • Some issue fixes, etc.
You can download jQuery Mobile Beta 3 from here.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Web Standards Update for Visual Studio 2010

Hello Readers,

Check out the video below for Web Standards Update for Visual Studio 2010.

This update provides supports for HTML5 and CSS3. Other features included in this update are Image Optimizer and CSS Essentials.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

jQuery Control Toolkit

Hello ASP.Net Coders,

While some of the good site, I came across a very good resource of jQuery Control Toolkit.
This Toolkit come with some extenders, you can customize extender, you can specify Server Control Id as jQuery selector.

You can find more detail for jQuery Control Toolkit on

Enjoy the coding


Friday, September 2, 2011

Strongly Typed Data Controls in ASP.Net

Hello Friends,

In next version of ASP.Net we will get Strongly Typed Data Controls in ASP.Net. With this feature, we can bind a model to our data control and use directly use Model Properties for the binding purpose.

This Strongly Typed Data Controls will aslo help us to avoid simple typing mistakes in binding expression.

You can review link Strongly Typed Data Controls for more details