ASP.NET Dynamic Controls & State Management

March 6, 2008 06:00 by garrymc

This article was originally published in the April 2003 issue of Visual Studio Magazine. Their online version has been archived, so it has been reproduced here. The articles code requires updating for .NET 2.0 which will be the subject of a future post.

ASP.NET has brought about a huge change in how we as developers think about designing a web site. We all know that ASP.NET now gives us the opportunity to create reusable custom controls which we can drag and drop onto our pages, which can even remember the information entered between postbacks, using the viewstate mechanism built into ASP.NET. This has proven to be a huge advantage in designing our pages, by allowing us to bring our more traditional programming model to the Web for the first time. ASP.NET also allows us to add these same controls dynamically at runtime. More...


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Programming Microsoft Message Queues (MSMQ) in .NET Book Chapters

October 9, 2007 19:11 by garrymc

Here is Chapters 4 & 5 of the book I never got around to publishing. The chapters cover MSMQ in a fair amount of depth, but remember whole books have been written on this subject. So don’t expect it to be some type of bible. Having said that, if you don’t need to be a guru then these Chapters will give you more than enough knowledge to start working with MSMQ and also explain why it’s a good fit for a particular situation. I’ve included the table of contents so you’ll have an idea of what’s being covered. If you have any feedback feel free to leave a comment! More...


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Programming Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) .NET Sample Chapter Part II

September 17, 2007 19:10 by garrymc

Here is the next Chapter of the book which is the second part of the WMI Chapter. This Chapter explains how to manipulate class instances and asynchronous processing. Also covered is how you can add WMI support to your own applications which is surprisingly easy but can be quite useful, including exposing application data and how to raise events from your application.

Next week I’ll release the Chapters on Microsoft Message Queues. Feel free to leave any feedback about what you thought about the Chapter. I’ll also be blogging about some things I’ve been working on more recently over the next week or so too.

To give you an idea of the chapters contents here's the table of contents. More...


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Programming Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) .NET Sample Chapter Part I

September 10, 2007 21:36 by garrymc

Here is the first chapter that I'll be publishing. Its about WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation), which is a subject that is not particularly well known. Some call it Microsofts best kept secret, because with WMI you can get access to information that would typically be difficult or impossible to get otherwise. WMI is such an important technology (for certain applications) that all the chapters I'll be presenting have a WMI section which explain how to exploit WMI for that area. Now, its important to have a good understanding of this technology before you can work out how to apply it in numerious ways. This is the first of two chapters which deal with WMI specifically and will give you a very good understanding of the technology.

Feel free to leave comments, with the disclaimer in mind :)

Disclaimer: The book chapter presented is still in a draft state and as such is provided as is without any implied or otherwise warranty for purpose or accuracy. More...


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