Tuesday, July 08, 2008

8 New ASP.NET How to videos

The ASP.NET community has released some new videos for June, ranging from how to “Detect Browser Capabilities in ASP.NET Web Pages” to “Managing the look and feel of Silverlight 2 controls”. They always do a great job, so check these out when you get a chance!

How Do I: Map an ASP.NET Server Control to the Adaptor Used to Render It

In this video Chris Pels will show how to use a control adaptor to provide different renderings for an ASP.NET server control without actually changing the control itself. In this video, an ASP.NET BulletList control will be adapted to display each list item horizontally using <div> elements instead of the traditional <ul> elements. First, see how to create a class that inherits WebControlAdaptor and then implements the code to render the new list format. Next, learn how to map the new control adaptor to the ASP.NET ,server control in the .browser definition file. Then see how to use the new control adaptor on pages in a web site. Finally, learn how a control adaptor can be associated with either all browsers or specific types of browsers.

How Do I: Detect Browser Capabilities in ASP.NET Web Pages

In this video Chris Pels will show how to determine what capabilities a user’s browser has when viewing pages in an ASP.NET web site. First, learn how to access an instance of the HttpBrowserCapabilities object from the ASP.NET Request object associated with the web page request.
Next, see the different information available in the HttpBrowserCapabilities object such as the type of browser and whether the user’s browser supports JavaScript and Cookies. Then see an example of how to user this information about the user’s browser and determine if a crawler is accessing the web site so it can be redirected to a
crawler specific web page.

How Do I: Work with Nested Master Pages to Create Standard Content Layouts

In this video Chris Pels will show how to use nested master pages to create individual master pages that represent different standard content layouts for a web site. First, see how several major commercial web sites use a standard set of content layouts. Next, see how to nest a master page within another master page, and use the design time support in Visual Studio 2008. Then, learn the considerations for establishing a “page architecture” which represents the major types of content layout used in a sample web site. Once that definition is complete see how to structure the nested master pages so developers can then select a master page, resulting in a standardized and consistent display of content for a web site.

Using Styles and Templates to manage the look and feel of Silverlight 2 Controls

Using styles to tweak the look of Silverlight 2 Controls and Templates to totally change the appearance of Silverlight 2 Controls (Creating round buttons)

Programming a Full-Blown AJAX Enterprise Application in 20 Minutes

It is all about simplicity when programming next–generation, complex Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) applications. In this webcast, we develop a fully blown AJAX enterprise application by dragging and dropping controls using Windows Forms Designer and the Gizmox Visual
WebGui (VWG) framework. We extend, customize, and invoke client resources, and we demonstrate how you can cut your development cycle by as much as 90 percent. Visual WebGui is open source, so you can dive into the code.

Web Application Projects vs. Web Site Projects in Visual Studio 2008

In this webcast, by request, we examine the differences between Web application projects and Web site projects in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. We focus specifically on the reasons you would choose one over the other and explain how to make informed decisions when creating a Web solution. Come and see this death-defying cage match!

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