Look at Peek Definition Window in Visual Studio 2013

In this article, we will look into a new feature of Visual Studio 2013 that helps to edit and view code present in various files without switching among the windows. This will help us to write code faster without jumping from the code that you’re writing. Let’s create a sample Console Application in Visual Studio…

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Look at Logging in IIS 7/7.5

In this article, we will look into built-in logging feature of IIS 7/7.5 to log request’s details. IIS log is a useful resource to troubleshoot requests. In IIS 7/7.5, we can log the details of a request like client ip, time taken, response size, cookie etc into a file.  This information helps to find the load…


Look at Raven DB Integration [NoSQL] with ASP.NET MVC 4 Application

In this article, we will look into NoSQL databases, How Raven DB implements it and how to integrate Raven DB with MVC 4 application. NoSQL [Not Only SQL] database is an alternative to traditional RDBMS systems like SQL Server, Oracle and it is having simple, lightweight mechanism for storage and retrieval of data that provides…


Custom HTML Helper methods in ASP.NET MVC 4

In this article, we will look into different approaches available for creating custom Helper methods within ASP.NET MVC 4 application. An HTML Helper is just a method that returns a string having HTML or plain text and can be used in our Views. We have built-in Helpers like Html.ActionLink(),Html.CheckBox() etc. Let’s create our own Helper…

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Look at ASP.NET MVC 4 Project Structure

In this article, we will look into the Visual Studio project structure for MVC 4 application. We can install MVC 4 on top of VS 2010 SP1\2012 from here. After installing MVC 4 on VS 2010, create a new ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Application and name it as MVC4PrjStructure.  It opens below window to select…


Export jqPlot Chart to PowerPoint using Open XML in MVC application

In this article, we will design an MVC application that will export jqPlot chart into a PowerPoint file. jqPlot is a plotting and charting plugin for the jQuery Javascript framework. Open XML is a library & document format to manipulate Office documents like Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Create an internet MVC 3 application in VS…

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Customize Bar chart using Open XML in MVC application

Open XML is a Microsoft library to manipulate Office documents like Word, Excel, PowerPoint programmatically and can be downloaded from here. It’s also a document format which consists of XML parts in ZIP package representing Word (WordprocessingML), Excel (SpreadsheetML), PowerPoint (PresentationML).  In this article, we will be looking into customization of a Bar chart in…


Commands to ListExtract dlls from Memory Dump using WinDbg

In this blog, we will look into commands that will help us in listing the modules (or) dlls loaded into your memory dump using WinDbg. Open your memory dump and load sos.dll. We can use lm command to list all loaded/unloaded modules in your dump. Syntax: lm Options [a Address] [m Pattern | M Pattern]…


Look at Internet Explorer 9 Developer Tools

In this Blog, We will look into Developer Tools for Internet Explorer 9 that helps Web developer to debug/troubleshoot issues. Our focus will be mainly on network tab in it, which will help to see request & response headers, cookies, body Initiator and Timings etc. To analyze request/response headers & body or capture a network…


Look at Sharing Common Assemblies in ASP.NET 4.5

In this blog, we will look into sharing common assemblies in ASP.NET 4.5 Developer Preview. This feature needs VS 11 SDK & .NET Framework 4.0 latest update. Normally, multiple sites use to have its own copy of same assemblies from a starter kit like AjaxToolkit in its Bin directory. These assemblies are identical in object…