ASP.NET Web Forms, a Detriment to Web Developers

I've been an ASP.NET developer for a long time, starting with classic ASP about 15 years ago, eventually moving to ASP.NET Web Forms. Nowadays I would never consider »

Make a QR Code Easily in ASP.NET Web Forms and MVC

This post covers how, in 8 lines of code, you can write a custom HttpHandler to easily generate QR codes from client-side code. (Demo project on Github) My previous post »

Easy QR Code Creation in ASP.NET MVC

Today I was rebuilding a URL shortener site I wrote in ASP.NET Web Forms 4 years ago (as usual, I hated all of my old code). One part of »

Migrating from ASP.NET to Ghost / node.js

I just made the transition from my custom-built ASP.NET blog to Ghost. Ghost is a free, open-source blogging platform (and it is the first 3rd party system I've liked »

Preserving Important Comments in Bundling and Minification

I recently read an interesting question on Stack Overflow - How can I preserve comments that matter in MVC 4 style bundling? Good point. All comments, event ones marked as »

Changing the Ordering for Bundles in ASP.NET

I've seen a couple of recent questions on Stack Overflow lately referencing Steve's Coding Blog article Changing the ordering for single bundles in Asp.Net 4... followed by questions on »

Altering User-Agent Changes Output in ASP.NET Bundling and Minification

This post covers an ASP.NET feature where user-agent manipulation changes the output in your production environment. How much can be revealed on your servers? I almost fell out of »

Secure PDFs by Roles and Log File Downloads With a Custom IHttpHandler

If you are using FormsAuthentication and a RoleProvider in ASP.NET, chances are at some point you will want to secure access to static files like PDFs (or any other »

Create FullCalendar JSON Feed in C#

I've received a couple of questions about past blog posts concerning FullCalendar, primarily How did you generate your JSON feed for FullCalendar? The previous blog posts were FullCalendar Event »

Use ASP:TreeView as a Directory and File Browsing Tool

This post is about how to make a directory / file browser tool for your website using the ASP.NET TreeView control. Get the full source code at Github. I like »

Use SoundCloud for Authentication in ASP.NET MVC

After much fruitless searching combined with the lack of a .NET SDK from SoundCloud, I wrote my own OAuth2Client to handle authenticating a user through SoundCloud. Instead of duplicating my »

Use SoundCloud for Authentication in ASP.NET MVC

After much fruitless searching combined with the lack of a .NET SDK from SoundCloud, I wrote my own OAuth2Client to handle authenticating a user through SoundCloud. Instead of duplicating my »