Visual Studio

Happy Thanksgiving to folks in the USA. I’ve finally taken the plunge and decided to get stuck into the recently released Release Candidate (RC) of ASP.NET 5.  Prior to today, I’d stuck with the RTM version of Visual Studio 2015 which insulated me from some of the changes which are […]

Preparing for ASP.NET vNext and Visual Studio 2015

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Introduction Continuing from the experience with Visual Studio 2013, the next edition – Visual Studio 2015 – was officially released to MSDN subscribers early this morning.  This edition follows the trend established in the previous edition of providing two channels of licensing – by using a Microsoft Account or by […]

Visual Studio 2015 – Using a Product Key

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Introduction In Part 1, we had a brief look at OWIN/OAuth concepts, and then prepared a clean ASP.NET web forms project for integration with NuGet packages essential to supporting a lightweight integration for OAuth handling. In Part 2  we established the information required to authenticate users against the Live Connect […]

A lightweight implementation OWIN OAuth for ASP.NET Web Forms using ...

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Introduction Where we left off in Part 1, we’d established the prerequisites to prepare either a new or existing web forms project for the implementation of a lightweight OWIN/OAuth provider. This article, Part 2, will focus on how to prepare your development environment and also how to configure for Windows […]

A lightweight implementation OWIN OAuth for ASP.NET Web Forms using ...

Introduction Hi all.  I’ve been working with the old ASP.NET Dynamic Data website templates, as I wanted a quick and easy to use web UI for managing the data at As the site is (obviously) image-centric, I wanted to make some modifications to the out-of-the-box Dynamic Data project to […]

Using the Dynamic Data Database Embedded Image Field Template

Introduction When we left off in Part 1, we had edited the T4 template which generates Entity Framework POCO entities and had it add appropriate attributes to assist in data validation checks. The next step is to show you how we can make use of these annotations. Note: the data […]

Entity Validation and the Entity Framework – Part 2

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Introduction The next logical step in my journey across the Entity Framework v6 RC1 after having established a fairly robust data access approach was to imbue my solution with some more “smarts” when it came to entity validation. Out-of-the-box Entity Framework POCO entities are exactly as advertised – plain old […]

Entity Validation and the Entity Framework – Part 1