July 9th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, Silverlight, WPF, VS 2010

Here is the latest in my link-listing series.  Also check out my VS 2010 and .NET 4 series and ASP.NET MVC 2 series for other on-going blog series I’m working on.

[In addition to blogging, I am also now using Twitter for quick updates and to share links. Follow me at: twitter.com/scottgu]


  • Extending ASP.NET Output Caching: Scott Mitchell has a nice article that discusses how to take advantage of ASP.NET 4’s extensible cache provider API to implement richer output caching mechanisms.  Also check out my article on ASP.NET 4 output caching improvements here.

  • More details about SQL Compact Edition 4: Rob blogs more details about the recently released SQL CE 4 beta – which is available both as a standalone install as well as integrated within WebMatrix.  SQL CE 4 enables you to use an embedded database within your ASP.NET applications.  I blogged an overview of it here.


  • Online ASP.NET MVC Conference: Eric Hexter shares details about the free ASP.NET MVC virtual online conference being held on July 22nd.  It is free to attend, and doesn’t require you to travel!

  • Rules for ASP.NET MVC Views: Chris has a good blog post that discusses some recommendations on how to create and use View templates within an ASP.NET MVC application.

  • jQuery jqGrid Plugin: Elijah has a nice video and article that describes how to enable Add, Edit and Delete scenarios with the jQuery jqGrid Plugin and ASP.NET MVC.

  • Error Handling in MVC with ELMAH: Michael has a nice blog post that describes how to setup and configure the popular ELMAH library with ASP.NET MVC.  ELMAH is a great OSS library that enables you to easily capture and review errors on production sites.

  • Stepping into ASP.NET MVC Source Code: Gunnar has a nice blog post that describes how to configure Visual Studio 2010 so that you can easily step into the ASP.NET MVC and .NET source code within the debugger. 


  • jQuery Essentials: Nice online slide-show that does a great job of providing an overview of jQuery and how to use it.

Silverlight and WPF

  • HTTP Duplex Messaging Improvements in Silverlight 4: Nice blog post that describes some of the improvements provided with Silverlight 4 to enable better “server push” scenarios – where servers can push messages to Silverlight clients without requiring the client to explicitly poll.

Visual Studio 2010

  • Snippet Designer: A cool extension for Visual Studio 2010 that enables you to quickly create and author reusable code snippets. 

  • StyleCop 4.4 Release Candidate: The new release of StyleCop 4.4 is now at the release candidate stage. StyleCop analyzes C# source code to enforce style and consistency guidelines. This new version supports C# 4.0 and VS 2010.

  • Comparing SQL Data: Nice blog post by Zubair that demonstrates some of the data features in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate for comparing SQL Data and Schema.

Hope this helps,



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