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  1. ASP.NET 4.0 Part 15, Data Enhancements

    Welcome to part 15 of my tour through ASP.NET 4.0. In this episode, we're going to look at how webforms developers can make more use of both Dynamic Data 4.0 and Entity Framework 4.0 thanks to several new features baked into ASP.NET 4.0. For…

  2. ASP.NET 4.0 Part 14, More Control Over Session State

    Welcome to part 14 of my tour through ASP.NET 4.0. In this episode, we're going to look at two new features Microsoft have added to the way we can control ASP.NET session state. If you choose to use them, they will definitely improve the perceived performance of…

  3. ASP.NET 4.0 Part 13, A New Output Caching Provider Model

    Welcome to part 13 of my tour through ASP.NET 4.0. In this episode, we're going to look at caching. One goal for .NET as a whole is to have it use a single caching framework. ASP.NET won't make use of this global framework until .NET 5, but…

  4. ASP.NET 4.0 Part 12, Routing Helper Functions

    Welcome to part 12 of my tour through ASP.NET 4.0. In the last episode, we saw how improvements in ASP.NET 4.0 have made it much simpler to get routing for webforms set up and working. In this one, we’ll look in more detail at the…

  5. ASP.NET 4.0 Part 11, Configuring Routing Is Easier

    Welcome to part 11 of my tour through ASP.NET 4.0. In this episode, we're going to take a look at how routing for webforms has been made easier to set up in ASP.NET 4.0. This will be followed up in Part 12 with a look at…

  6. ASP.NET 4.0 Part 10, A Handful Of Little Things

    Welcome to part 10 of my tour through ASP.NET 4.0. In this episode, we’re going to look at a few small but useful additions to the ASP.NET 4.0 webforms template engine before we head out into the wider world of the core framework – routing, caching,…

  7. ASP.NET, Part 9: Rendering Cleaner HTML

    Welcome to part 9 of my tour through ASP.NET 4.0. In this episode, we’ll conclude our look at the ways that ASP.NET has been tweaked in v4.0 to produce cleaner, leaner HTML that we can turn to our purpose without having to deal with some…

  8. ASP.NET, Part 8: Introducing ClientIDMode

    Welcome to part 8 of my tour through ASP.NET 4.0. In this episode, we’ll look at a new feature that directly affects two things: page size (and thus scalability and perceived performance) and the use of JavaScript APIs such jQuery. It’s called ClientIDMode. The Problem Consider…

  9. ASP.NET, Part 7: A New Viewstate Opt-in Model

    Welcome to part 7 of my tour through ASP.NET 4.0. Today we’re going to look at what in hindsight was one of the larger design mistakes that Microsoft made when creating ASP.NET – The View State Opt-Out Model for Web Forms – and how they’ve approached a…

  10. ASP.NET 4.0, Part 6: New Page Directive Attributes

    Welcome to part 6 of my tour through ASP.NET 4.0. Over the next few posts we’ll be looking at some of the changes made to the standard webforms page. For today, we’ll start at the top and look at the new Page directive attributes in this…

  11. ASP.NET 4.0, Part 5: I’ll Name That Browser In One…

    Welcome to part 5 of my tour through ASP.NET 4.0. In this instalment, we'll cover the updates to ASP.NET’s browser detection information and look at how they’ve made it easier to update that info without their help. [Updated March 12 2010: Stephen Walther has more…

  12. ASP.NET 4.0, Part 4: Config Transformation Files

    Welcome to part 4 of my tour through ASP.NET 4.0. In this instalment, we'll be looking at a new feature in VS2010 – configuration transformation files. We’ll see the scenario that it addresses, how you’d deal with it in VS2008, how it compares to this part of…