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by Max Paulousky
This article presents the techniques and caveats of building Silverlight applications that can be notified about database state changes via polling duplex. WSHttp binding and CLR triggers are used to implement the solution as well.
by Bill Seddon
Shows how a .NET based WebDAV server can be created by combining two Open Source projects. The example implementation returns files from a file system, but you can extend it to return resources from any repository.
by Bikash Prakash Dash
This tip is helpful to create and manage self-signed SSL certificate for local IIS.
by Sky Sanders
AccessControlModule can impart a greater consistency and usability upon the default behaviour of FormsAuthentication and allow any client script code to leverage FormsAuthentication in a straight forward manner.

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by Terrence Sheflin
Explains how to use HttpModule in conjunction with IIS to handle requests to fake directories
by Misha1964
Learn how to validate complex web forms using business rules engine
by Shivprasad koirala
Steps to use a logging utility in your projects using Application Blocks.
by Sadeque Sharif
How to deploy MVC2 application at IIS 5.1 (Windows XP)

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26 Sep 2008
Max Paulousky
This article describes MS TFS Proxy efficiency testing depending on the internet channel rate between TFS and TFS Proxy, TFS commands, and TFS Proxy cache state. Also, this article describes the advantages of using the MS TFS Proxy on slow Internet channels.
27 Nov 2009
Max Paulousky
This article presents the techniques and caveats of building Silverlight applications that can be notified about database state changes via polling duplex. WSHttp binding and CLR triggers are used to implement the solution as well.
31 Oct 2007
Bill Seddon
Shows how a .NET based WebDAV server can be created by combining two Open Source projects. The example implementation returns files from a file system, but you can extend it to return resources from any repository.
28 May 2007
Sau Fan Lee
ASCII Art generator in ASP.NET.
20 Jan 2008
Sushant Joshi
This article describes how to generate Excel at client side and embedd "Pivot Tables" and "Charts" into the Excel.
14 Aug 2012
Abdul Quader Mamun
Custom TreeView web user control for parent child relatioinal data upto infinity
11 Apr 2005
Uwe Keim
Introduced a class that simplifies Windows Impersonation in C#.
8 May 2008
Jake Morgan
Deploy zip files to your web application and serve compressed files directly out of the zip file.
22 Aug 2004
Shams Mukhtar
This article will enhance your vision on the usage of Robustness Analysis in conjunction with Model View Controller, using UML with application in ASP.NET. This article is a sequel to my articles on Architecture and Design with ASP.NET.
27 Jan 2005
Justin Williams
Leveraging the Common Gateway Interface in C#.
4 Oct 2009
Overview of deployment techniques using example WSE 3 enabled solutions
30 Jun 2004
Shams Mukhtar
Development of a framework for master-pages using ASP.NET and C#.
19 Mar 2011
Paul Sanders (the other one)
This article provides a way to use RSA public key encryption in scripts running on a Web server hosted by a shared hosting company. It also demonstrates how to use RSA in .NET to solve the 'real world' problem of signing license codes so that they cannot be forged.
16 May 2006
Passing large amounts of data through web services can become a huge bottle-neck in a WAN application architecture (i.e., server is on the web), and in any case, a real load on the network traffic. This is one solution for downsizing the network costs.
9 Jun 2013
Stan Bice
Imagine connecting church worship attenders with real-time content.
21 Dec 2010
Massimiliano Peluso "WeDev Limited"
This article describes in depth everything that happens beween the request/response in a web application.
14 Sep 2010
An AJAX UpdatePanel with less communication overhead and better performance
15 Apr 2008
Andrew Golik
This article explains how to maintain the web application state.
25 Jan 2008
A simple guide meant to take the reader through a series of questions that will help them plan for and manage their business network.
28 Nov 2008
Denis Voituron
This article describes how to develop a reverse proxy in C# using the IIS HTTPHandlers.
4 Apr 2006
Salvatore Vetro
The art of swap from a database to another changing a flag
9 Feb 2009
Rahman Masudur
This article shows how to use a WCF service in XBAP or a WPF browser application.
5 Jan 2005
Teo Lachev
Introducing Microsoft Reporting Services.
11 Apr 2009
Reduce sitemap maintenence and never have another "unlisted" page! Unlisted pages dynamically inherit site map placement from a parent page. Replace repetitive '/default.aspx' mentions with '/' for friendlier URLs. Wildcard query string matching and more...
13 Feb 2007
Vlad Hrybok
This article describes how to run DotNetNuke content management system on UltiDev Cassini web server, which unlike IIS can run on Windows XP Home and can be redistributed along with the DotNetNuke applications.
17 Jan 2008
Rolf Szomor
A work-around for ASP.NET menu parent menuitem highlighting.
26 Aug 2005
Hannes Foulds
This article shows how DPAPI and Triple DES can be used to encrypt connection strings and other sensitive strings for storage in the ASP.NET web.config file.
22 Apr 2008
Tamir Khason
How to use raw sockets in Silverlight application and how to make Silverlight speak with Windows Forms and WPF
6 Dec 2006
A simple tool to find unused subs, functions and variables in your ASP code.
6 Jul 2007
Use SOAP to communicate with a remote DB Server (Here I use SQL Server) on the Internet and get information or interact with the database
17 Sep 2007
Tiago Halm
An overview on Filter.NET as a framework designed to expose the ISAPI Filters API to .NET while maintaining the power, flexibility and efficiency of the IIS platform
16 Nov 2007
blogging developer
Developers use multiline TextBox controls in almost all web projects. Since the MaxLength property of a TextBox control does not work when the TextMode property is set to Multiline, we usually use Validator controls to validate the length.
24 Dec 2005
Vlad Hrybok
The article describes creating a Visual Studio .NET Setup Project that allows ASP.NET applications to be deployed on boxes that don't have IIS installed. Some familiarity with Visual Studio .NET Setup Projects will help better understand the material in this article.
17 May 2005
Javier Lozano
This article shows you how to use async handlers along with XMLHTTP to process long executing tasks in ASP.NET.
15 Sep 2004
A technique to use the IIS Basic Authentication mechanism to control access to trace.axd.
25 Jun 2005
A file upload utility that uses BITS as the transfer engine.
15 May 2005
Klaus Salchner (Canada)
Microsoft Indexing Server is a powerful indexing and search engine for your web or file search. This article explains how to set up Indexing Server and how to search its index from within your application.
15 Feb 2005
An article on the use of the OverlibPageControl and OverlibPopupAnchor for extended manipulation of the overLIB popup JavaScript library.
3 May 2005
Stephen Huen
Review of MCMS Connector for SharePoint Technologies.
27 Aug 2006
Toby Emden
How to protect secure assets using a .NET Reverse Proxy, an ISAPI redirection filter and .NET Forms Authentication
26 Sep 2006
Create an AJAX Color Picker for your website with the power of Anthem.
9 Dec 2005
Todd Denlinger
Presents a method for monitoring the amount of time database connections stay open in ASP.NET applications.
27 Sep 2005
Weidong Shen
Adding secure communications to the Microsoft IssueVision sample application using WSE 2.0.
30 May 2006
Nilesh G
An article on creating a simple photo gallery that is easy to maintain and aesthetically pleasing
27 Dec 2007
This article aims to show the creation of Network Links for Google Earth.
30 Dec 2007
Scott Dorman
Explains how to use managed code to detect which version of Internet Information Services (IIS) is installed and if ASP or ASP.NET is registered.
11 Apr 2005
Daniel Fruzynski
How to reduce DataGrid's ViewState size, while maintaining all DataGrid's functionalities.
11 Dec 2006
Create an IP-logging PHP Polling or Voting System in PHP 5.0
16 May 2007
This article explains how to create your own HTML attributes using a plug-in framework.
12 Apr 2005
Praveen Nayak
A vanilla implementaion showing how Updater Block 2.0 can be included in a Windows Forms application.
5 Jun 2005
Rakesh Rajan
Starts with user redirection settings with customErrors section; then moves to exception handling in different scopes. Explains how to prevent recursive loops, hande parser errors, base class error handling with internals as appropriate. Source code demonstrates the concepts illustrated.
25 Mar 2009
Behrouz Rad
The most advanced things which you can do with GridView in ASP.NET 3.5
17 May 2006
Stephen Huen
Provides a start page for search engines to crawl a Content Management Server (MCMS) web site.
11 Jun 2011
Omar Al Zabir
Serve extensionless URL from IIS without using custom ISAPI handler or IIS 6.0 wildcard mapping
28 Feb 2006
Diego Mijelshon
How to develop a handler that reads Exchange WebDAV folders and returns RSS.
14 Nov 2004
Kevin Staunton-Lambert
A general overview of Internet technologies including what the Internet actually is, what HTML and XML are, using Web forms, CGI/MIME, IIS ISAPI, ASP and creating HTML based front ends to databases via ODBC32, OLE DB, ADO and ASP.NET
15 Feb 2006
A tool to set one specific IIS Virtual Directory for a lot versions of the same web project.
30 Oct 2014
Terrence Sheflin
Explains how to use HttpModule in conjunction with IIS to handle requests to fake directories
22 Sep 2005
Stephen Huen
Lists items in a Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) list.
3 Jan 2005
Oleg Kobchenko
A simple way to bind a Vertical Table with a DataGrid in ASP.NET.
22 Aug 2011
This package will help you send all kinds of emails like account creation, order, mailing, reports, ... everything containing dynamic fields. You can configure your own SMTP server, use notification, and add attachments.
18 Apr 2005
A simple, easy to use and setup project management with asp and ms access.
7 Dec 2004
Steven Berkovitz
How to push HTML content to a blackberry handheld using MDS
27 Jun 2005
Stephen Huen
Gives Content Management Server web sites search capability using SharePoint Portal Server as the search engine.
22 Jan 2005
Stephen Huen
Display content from a Content Management Server placeholder in a WSS site.
28 Feb 2009
Rick Bassham
This article covers how to make a custom IHttpHandler to use the X Library from embedded in an assembly.
9 Mar 2007
Koushik Biswas
Have you written a web service that will be deployed over HTTPS and you want to test it on your own box? Have you written a client that needs to call a web service using a client certificate, and want to test it without involving half your company? Here's how to do it!
10 Sep 2007
Dynamically toggle ToolTip messages from the client side.
5 Aug 2004
Simple News System using ASP and MS Access
31 May 2005
Using .NET's System.Globalization class for retrieving month names in forgein lanaguages, and the DateTimeFormatInfo for keeping your dates the correct way around.
5 Feb 2006
Palwinder Singh
Creating FTP and Web IIS virtual directories programatically, using C#.
28 Mar 2005
ASP TreeView is a advanced ASP control that's base on Server side / Client side technique. server side: Asp + JScript, client side: Jscript + HTML.
5 Oct 2005
Sadish Kumar.V
This article will help you to open an MS-Word Document (Document or Document template) or MS-Excel sheet from server side code (ASP.NET) with minimum configuration efforts.
3 Aug 2004
An article on using ISAPI with MFC support to modify the authentication realm
1 Feb 2009
Manish K Gupta
Encryption & Decryption of Connection Strings inside the Web.config in ASP.NET 2.0
4 Oct 2009
A .NET managed framework to send template emails in HTML or plain text
11 Jul 2004
Easy Guestbook with ASP and MS Access
24 Nov 2007
W. Kevin Hazzard
Site maps make your websites search engine friendly. Learn how to generate them dynamically using your site's HTTP 404 error handler page.
4 Nov 2007
Bruno Gazzera
A utility to convert file includes to virtual includes.
27 Sep 2005
Andrew M Baldwin
An article about the Multiformity Open Source project.
18 Aug 2010
Tushar Arora
This script can be used in an ASP.NET 3.5 website. It can search out exact phrases and keywords live from all HTML pages and text files on the website.
7 Mar 2005
Server.MapPath does NOT return the physical path of global.asa.
25 May 2007
Igor Krupitsky
SparkLine is a small, high resolution line chart. This article explains how to create and use SparkLines in your ASP.NET application.
28 Dec 2004
Daniel Fisher (lennybacon)
This article describes how to use System.Web.Mail with the SMTP server's pickup directory.
10 Oct 2007
Deepthi Viswanathan Nair
This article depicts how to merge cells in the DataGrid control in ASP.NET, hence gains better look and clarity.
9 Jan 2006
Create a simple, scalable XML-consuming rules engine in just a few minutes, using OpenXML.
28 Jun 2008
Ravi Selvaraj
Bind the menu control with list of Category and Sub Categories
14 Feb 2005
Maharishi Bhatia
This article explains the development of a custom web control using C#.
22 Dec 2004
Helps you create context sensitive dynamic URLs: dynamically computed URLs, depending on which server the page is generated on.
18 May 2005
S Sansanwal
This article describes the function to post XML data to an ASP.NET page and then read the data on an ASP.NET page
12 Apr 2005
Demonstrates how to get two-way databinding work in ASP.NET without subclassing all your controls.
14 Jun 2005
With that class you only have to set a few properties and you can access to the webservices, only need know the URL of webservice, the method to invoke, and parameters.
25 Sep 2006
This article is all about providing Context Sensitive Help in a web page, asynchronously or AJAX style, using Client Callbacks in .NET 2.0.
18 Jul 2007
Anton Pious Alfred
Most systems that use Stored Procedures make use of SQL parameters to send and receive information from the database. The code to create these SQL parameters and then populating them is repeated throughout the system. This article describes how to automate this code.
10 Nov 2008
Harshana Eranga Martin
This article contains code to send email using Gmail accounts.
19 Aug 2005
Transfer arguments between dialog page and invoker page in 1.1
11 Mar 2008
Sushant Joshi
To adjust the size of the drop-down list dynamically at the client-side and adding back-ground and fore-ground color to the drop-down list.
14 Jul 2004
Bobby Ryzhy
An article on browsing via directories or HTTP, with ASP.NET.
28 Jun 2005
Sivakumar Ramadoss
This article explains how to send a mail with attachment using SMTP server and how to configure the SMTP server.
12 Jun 2008
Dustin Metzgar
Explains a simple way of using WS-AtomicTransaction to create distributed transactions across Web services
25 Apr 2005
This article focuses on demonstrating the usage of DIME (Direct Internet Message Encapsulation) with Web Services. Here, you will have two applications, one is a Web Serivice that uses DIME technology to send an attachment (of different types) to a client side, other is a Windows Forms application.
30 Sep 2005
Abi Bellamkonda
ASP.NET Reports Starter Kit Porting from Windows to Linux using Mainsoft's Grasshopper
23 Oct 2007
This tool is useful to create new virtual directories with extra settings in One Click !
20 Dec 2007
An ASP.NET server control inspired from Google mail’s selection of file attachments, and implementing ASP.NET AJAX Extensions 1.0.
7 Feb 2005
Daniel Fruzynski
This article shows how to remove unwanted white chars from each line, and some of the new line chars too. My code correctly handles scripts embedded in HTML pages.
9 Dec 2005
Gabriel Sirbu
This article explains how to add an extra header item to a standard ASP.NET DataGrid.
3 Aug 2004
An article on how the authorization can be used in a ISAPI Extension
29 Apr 2007
Dimitar Madjarov
An article which describes an alternative way of cooperation between Oracle PL/SQL and C#
3 Jan 2006
This guide will show you how to enumerate through the stored procedures in MSSQL 2000, as well as retrieve parameter information for a stored procedure.
9 Jul 2006
Download EuroNetWebCustomControls suite Demoproject-26.3kb and the source code - 31 kb. This custom control suite contains UpdownNumerci, IP, Timer and Validated Text Box Controls. I created these controls using WebCustomContolsLibrary in .Net2003.
6 Mar 2008
John Doherty
How to: Monitor, Record, and Playback every visit to a website using very simple techniques and existing technologies.
7 Aug 2007
albert arul prakash
XSS gaining popularity to hack into websites. This article describes how to power yourself against XSS
26 Sep 2009
It's a very complete and robust processor of ViewState, it allows: to select the way of serialization, compression and encryption optionally.
9 Jun 2008
This article describes on building a Database from scratch using Batch File from the existing Database
14 Jul 2007
Kostas Papakonstantinou
A simple textbox control allowing only integer input.
29 Oct 2004
A simple image gallery with captions using ASP.
29 Oct 2004
A C# .NET serviced component that encapsulates MQ PUT and MQ GET.
9 Aug 2004
Creating dynamic connection string on a remote site.
19 Dec 2007
An alternative to message boxes, implementing ASP.NET AJAX Extensions 1.0.
7 Oct 2006
Nawaz Ijaz
Let's cook up a simple AJAX example
19 Jun 2007
How to implement a mechanism to provide links to your web shared local files using XML, AJAX, and Web Services.
21 Jun 2006
Smart Client Application based on the No touch deployment. This kind of application provides you very rich GUI in a Internet zone.
28 Feb 2007
ASP based with MS Access as backend, recruitment mangement system. No DLLs.
30 Dec 2007
Anders Revsgaard
No matter how well you design your system, a distributed SOA application is always complex. When a SOA application fails, it can be difficult to track down the cause of the problem and the web service where the error occurred. To handle this difficulty, you need a logging system such as UptoLog.
18 Dec 2007
An ASP.NET server control inspired from WinForms’ ListView and implementing ASP.NET AJAX Extensions 1.0.
15 Dec 2007
Installing IIS for Windows Vista
26 Nov 2007
Krisztian Batyai
Picture Cache & DAL (WebService & App cache(
30 Jan 2006
This is a series of articles providing Building Blocks for any ASP.NET application.
29 Aug 2004
Michael Kalika
This article outlines how to separate an ASP.NET Web Application into multiple Web Projects (Assemblies).
19 Dec 2007
A professional AJAX GUI for uploading files using the server controls in the Memba Velodoc XP Edition.
11 Jan 2008
Makesh Sanwal
You may have to give access or hide controls based on the user logged in. This article would help you write custom code to show/hide or enable/disable controls
9 Apr 2007
Amit M patel
This Article represents that .net based application which is used in web based publication work flow with the use of XML and indesign file
5 Mar 2014
Shivprasad koirala
Steps to use a logging utility in your projects using Application Blocks.
15 Oct 2007
Create Sample Application Using Entity Objects Using C#.Net
29 Nov 2004
How to share user controls between projects
4 Dec 2007
New Ajax Navigation Docable Bar
10 May 2007
Paul Glavich
ANTS Profiler provides you with a quick and easy way of identifying performance bottlenecks within your .NET applications. Additional support for the latest .NET 3.0 features, the Vista operating system, and Visual Studio integration, cements ANTS Profiler as a leading tool in performance profiling.