C# 6.0 New Features

The following features require the C# 6.0 compiler which is included in Visual Studio 2015.  Remarkably however C# 6 new features does not require and updated version of Microsoft .NET Framework (i.e.…

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.NET Releases & Versions in 2015

In 2015 we will have new releases of .NET Framework, ASP.NET versions, Web Forms, MVC versions.  That is quite a bit to keep track of.  This should make it a little easier. .NET Framework Full Version…

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Bootstrap with LESS (Part 2)

Ok, so how did css become so complex and what the heck is Grunt? Grunt is a task runner.  There are a number of open source task runners.  Grunt is just one of the more popular ones.  In our scenario…

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Bootstrap with LESS (Part 1)

The latest version of Bootstrap uses LESS (a CSS preprocessor) to build the distributed css files.  Confused yet? So, lets focus on what is LESS and how can you compile css.  The best source of less…

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Intellisense and JavaScript in Visual Studio 2012

In short use _references.js file with your web projects. What is _references.js? With the latest Visual Studio a new file _references.js is found in the scripts directory. As you probably know, the `// <reference path=”…” />` syntax was introduced in Visual Studio long time ago to make you able to have intellisense in any JavaScript file to include everything defined in the JavaScript located at this path. Read more.…

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Microsoft AJAX Features and Implementation Samples

There are many options within the Microsoft stack of products for AJAX type functionality. The following article covers the primary mechanisms that utilize the Microsoft out of the box Ajax functionality. Ajax must be one of the technologies used in all current web applications. The primary benefit is the improved user experience by providing quick, responsive feedback.…

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