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ASP.NET
General
Posted: 13 Nov 2013   Updated: 13 Jan 2014   Views: 58,224   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 8.09
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Implementing simple role-based identity management and working with identity accounts in ASP.NET MVC 5.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014   Updated: 20 Feb 2014   Views: 4,027   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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This is the second part of a two-part series in which we figure out how to implement a basic Group-based permissions management system using the ASP.NET MVC 5 Identity system. In this series, we are building upon previous concepts we used in extending the IdentityUser class and implementing Role-Bas
Posted: 14 Feb 2014   Updated: 24 Feb 2014   Views: 16,677   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.94
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In a recent article I took a rather long look at extending the ASP.NET 5 Identity model, adding some custom properties to the basic IdentityUser class, and also some basic role-based identity management. We did not discuss modifying, extending, or working directly with Roles, beyond seeding the d
Posted: 20 Feb 2014   Updated: 19 Apr 2014   Views: 8,409   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Add Basic Group-Based permissions management to your ASP.NET MVC application. For applications of moderate complexity, which require a little more granularity in authorization permissions, but which may not warrant moving to a heavy-weight solutions such as Active Directory.
Posted: 20 Apr 2014   Updated: 20 Apr 2014   Views: 497   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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With the release of the Identity 2.0 framework in March of 2014, the Identity team has added a significant set of new features to the previously simple, but somewhat minimal ASP.NET Identity system. Some of the most visible, and in-demand features introduced with the new release are account validati
Howto
Posted: 4 Jul 2013   Updated: 13 Nov 2013   Views: 38,758   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.34
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Creating a clean, minimal-footprint ASP.NET WebAPI project with VS 2012 and ASP.NET MVC 4.
Posted: 22 Aug 2013   Updated: 26 Nov 2013   Views: 51,681   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.77
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How to customize routes in ASP.NET MVC.
C#
General
Posted: 11 Mar 2014   Updated: 11 Mar 2014   Views: 4,001   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.20
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I have a general distaste for decorating my code with Attributes and Annotations. Most of the time, I can't help but feel like there must be a better way to accomplish what I am trying to do, and/or that I have somewhere sprung a leak in what should be a helpful abstraction. Other times, though, c
Libraries
General
Posted: 3 Dec 2013   Updated: 12 Dec 2013   Views: 14,613   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.77
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In this article, we will examine the specifics of this "Just-In-Time" PDF generation.

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Dialogs and Windows
Windows Common dialogs
Posted: 11 Sep 2012   Updated: 18 Sep 2012   Views: 40,931   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.44
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CodeProjectWhile there are GUI interfaces available for GIT (some good, some bad), familiarity with at least the basics of git’s command line interface can only enhance your ability to use the tool to maximum effectiveness. Since I am relatively new to git and version control in general, I set
Files and Folders
File Formats
Posted: 9 Mar 2013   Updated: 10 Dec 2013   Views: 32,722   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.49
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 19   Downloaded: 0
Splitting and merging PDF files in C# using the iTextSharp library.
General
Posted: 2 Feb 2013   Updated: 3 Feb 2013   Views: 14,868   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Working with PDF files in C# using PdfBox and IKVM.
Memory Mapped Files
Posted: 19 Sep 2012   Updated: 20 Sep 2012   Views: 3,612   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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CodeProjectUp to this point . . .This is the third part in a series focused on getting familiar with Git for Windows developers. The series assumes little or no experience using the command line. If you missed the first few posts, here is what we have covered so far:Installing and configuring Git on
Grid & Data Controls
Grid controls
Posted: 12 Oct 2012   Updated: 12 Oct 2012   Views: 5,256   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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How to change the formatting of the Active Column Header to track user location.
List Controls
General
Posted: 3 Sep 2012   Updated: 3 Sep 2012   Views: 14,942   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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Examination of a quick way to create more useful expandable groups in the .NET ListView control.
ListView controls
Posted: 3 Sep 2012   Updated: 3 Sep 2012   Views: 6,586   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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Continued examination of C# ListView subclass with collapsible groups.
Applications & Tools
General
Posted: 3 Apr 2013   Updated: 18 Sep 2013   Views: 9,440   Rating: 4.33/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.15
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This post describes a rather specific use of Git’s rebase command.
Posted: 10 Nov 2013   Updated: 21 Nov 2013   Views: 6,693   Rating: 4.93/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.83
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Keep Nuget packages out of source control with Nuget Package Manager Restore.
Posted: 15 Dec 2013   Updated: 2 Jan 2014   Views: 8,911   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Renaming your project and solution directories.
ASP.NET
General
Posted: 22 Jul 2013   Updated: 22 Aug 2013   Views: 27,936   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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This post covers the most basic and fundamental concepts of routing as applied to the ASP.NET Web API framework.
Posted: 21 Oct 2013   Updated: 22 Oct 2013   Views: 9,673   Rating: 4.70/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.79
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In this post we will take a quick look at how to reverse engineer an existing database to create your conceptual data model.
Posted: 21 Oct 2013   Updated: 23 Oct 2013   Views: 4,606   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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In this post, we are going to look specifically at the vexing situation I ran into deploying from source control with an application using Entity Framework's "Model-First" strategy.
Posted: 6 Oct 2013   Updated: 2 Dec 2013   Views: 16,272   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Configuring ASP.NET MVC 4 membership with a SQL CE database.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013   Updated: 10 Dec 2013   Views: 42,589   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.88
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This post covers the most basic and fundamental concepts of routing as applied to the ASP.NET MVC framework.
Posted: 27 Oct 2013   Updated: 18 Dec 2013   Views: 56,096   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 23   Popularity: 6.81
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In this post we will review setting up the basic Identity accounts, pointing them at an external SQL Server (or whatever other database you choose) instance instead of the default (local) SQL Server CE in App_Data, and configuring Entity Framework Migrations so seed the database with initial data.
Posted: 23 Dec 2013   Updated: 2 Jan 2014   Views: 17,513   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.41
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As we all know, users are impatient. We also know that if we don't tell them our application is "doing something" they tend to do silly things like click the mouse repeatedly, seeking some sign that the requested action is indeed being performed. For this reason, it is a good idea to throw up some
Posted: 6 Jan 2014   Updated: 6 Jan 2014   Views: 4,890   Rating: 4.50/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Often, we find we need to present our users with a list of items in a table or list, with checkboxes such that the user can select one or more items from the list for additional processing. Most of the time, the user will either be selecting a few items from the list but leaving most unchecked, or s
Posted: 6 Jan 2014   Updated: 6 Jan 2014   Views: 10,893   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.81
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Often we need to create a table for our ASP.NET MVC web application with a checkbox next to each row, in order to allow the user to select one or more items from our list for additional processing. While the concept is not terribly challenging, it is not intuitive or obvious if you are newer to MVC.
Posted: 19 Jan 2014   Updated: 19 Jan 2014   Views: 5,581   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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I recently had to throw together an application for work allow users to send email to recipients selected from a list. The application in question is used to manage attendees at trainings, and, when the training is complete, send an email to each attendee containing a link to download a personalized
Posted: 19 Jan 2014   Updated: 19 Jan 2014   Views: 3,943   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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This is the second part of an article demonstrating how to build out an application for sending personalized email to recipients selected from a list. In the first part, we put together the basic structure of our ASP.NET MVC application, according to a simple list of requirements. Now, we will a
Posted: 20 Apr 2014   Updated: 20 Apr 2014   Views: 943   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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On March 20, 2014, the ASP.NET team released the RTM version 2.0 of the new Identity framework. The new release brings with it some long-awaited new features, and marks a substantial expansion of the security and authorization capabilities available to ASP.NET applications of all types. The ASP.NE
Howto
Posted: 4 Jul 2013   Updated: 22 Oct 2013   Views: 24,008   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.77
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Build out a clean, minimal-footprint REST-ful API.
Azure
General
Posted: 25 May 2013   Updated: 25 May 2013   Views: 8,034   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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A quick overview of Windows Azure Blob Storage
Posted: 25 May 2013   Updated: 25 May 2013   Views: 5,025   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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This post discusses modeling a directory structure on Azure Blob Storage.
Posted: 15 Apr 2013   Updated: 25 Oct 2013   Views: 4,051   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Deploying an Azure website from source control.
C#
General
Posted: 21 Dec 2013   Updated: 27 Dec 2013   Views: 7,920   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.92
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 9   Downloaded: 0
C# SMTP configuration for Outlook.com SMTP host
Posted: 5 Jan 2014   Updated: 6 Jan 2014   Views: 4,099   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.29
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Ok, so there is what might be my first-ever "link bait" title. Especially dangerous because I am about to jump into a discussion propagated by some well-known, highly-respected developers against whom my own self-taught, inexperienced knowledge pales.  I lack the formal schooling or training to jo
Posted: 6 Apr 2014   Updated: 7 Apr 2014   Views: 1,627   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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ASP.NET MVC: How to keep private settings out of source control
Java
Beginners
Posted: 6 Nov 2012   Updated: 6 Nov 2012   Views: 5,510   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Checked exceptions in Java.
General
Posted: 6 Nov 2012   Updated: 6 Sep 2013   Views: 11,434   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.20
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This post is a re-examination of some topics I discuss in an older post.
.NET Framework
General
Posted: 3 Sep 2012   Updated: 20 Sep 2013   Views: 21,196   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 4.89
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Use conditional compilation to control runtime settings for different deployment scenarios.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013   Updated: 18 Oct 2013   Views: 5,267   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Use cross-platform/OSS ExcelDataReader to read Excel files with no dependencies on Office or ACE.
Posted: 29 Sep 2013   Updated: 14 Nov 2013   Views: 53,848   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.73
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Create and manipulate Word documents programmatically using DocX.
Cross Platform
General
Posted: 24 Apr 2013   Updated: 11 Sep 2013   Views: 59,537   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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Installing Sublime Text 2 on Linux.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013   Updated: 12 Sep 2013   Views: 5,492   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Setting Sublime Text as the default editor for Git (Linux Mint/Ubuntu).
LINQ
General
Posted: 8 Aug 2013   Updated: 10 Aug 2013   Views: 8,209   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Wildcard search using LINQ
Posted: 26 Sep 2013   Updated: 14 Nov 2013   Views: 34,206   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.61
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C#: Query Excel and .CSV files using LinqToExcel.
Windows Security
General
Posted: 23 Nov 2012   Updated: 28 May 2013   Views: 38,708   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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NOTE: I do a LOT of handholding in this article. I wanted to be sure someone who is less-than-familiar with the Linux Command Line Interface and/or SSH would have no trouble understanding what is going on. Here are some navigation links to more readily find what you need: Install OpenSSH on your
Date and Time
General
Posted: 29 Sep 2012   Updated: 29 Sep 2012   Views: 21,961   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
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John on Google CodeProjectLet’s face it. Managing date information within the .net framework (or any framework, really . . . Java is not much better) is a pain the the ass. Really. What makes it even worse is managing user data entry of date information. If that isn’t bad enough, there i
Programming Tips
Design and Strategy
Posted: 16 Mar 2013   Updated: 16 Mar 2013   Views: 22,713   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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The Subtree Merge Workflow offers a relatively painless mechanism for managing shared library source code as a component of a larger project. If you have ever had a shared library, custom control, or other component under development that you also wanted to use within one or more dependent projects,
Posted: 16 Mar 2013   Updated: 16 Mar 2013   Views: 17,982   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Managing nested libraries using the GIT subtree merge workflow
Tools and IDE
General
Posted: 3 Sep 2012   Updated: 3 Sep 2012   Views: 7,585   Rating: 4.50/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Introductory examination of Git in a Windows Environment for those who are just getting started
Posted: 11 Sep 2012   Updated: 11 Sep 2012   Views: 4,146   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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This is the second installment of a multi-part series about getting your feet wet with Git for Windows developers.
Posted: 8 Sep 2013   Updated: 11 Sep 2013   Views: 3,613   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Interactively stage portions of a single changed file for Commit using git add -p.
Posted: 8 Sep 2013   Updated: 20 Sep 2013   Views: 15,634   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Interactive patch staging with Git add -p.
Posted: 25 Aug 2013   Updated: 23 Sep 2013   Views: 19,703   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Install Sublime Text 3 (beta) on Linux Mint or Ubuntu.
Third Party Products and Tools
General
Posted: 15 Apr 2013   Updated: 15 Apr 2013   Views: 3,243   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Integrated Git and deployment to Azure
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John Atten
Software Developer XIV Solutions
United States United States
My name is John Atten, and my username on many of my online accounts is xivSolutions. I am Fascinated by all things technology and software development. I work mostly with C#, Java, SQL Server 2012, learning ASP.NET MVC, html 5/CSS/Javascript. I am always looking for new information, and value your feedback (especially where I got something wrong!)
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