Jun 1 2011

Introduction to WebMatrix & Razor Pages - Microsoft TechDays Beirut 2011

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Today, I had the honor to present one of the sessions at Microsoft TechDays Beirut 2011. The session discussed an Introduction to WebMatrix & Razor Pages.


Thank you all for attending, please find below links to the slide deck and demo files:

 webmatrix-razor.zip (2.51 mb)

 webmatrix-razor-code.zip (14.47 mb)


Here are some links I advise you to read on WebMatrix & Razor Pages:


As a reminder, you can always follow me on Twitter @bhaidar to follow latest technologies I post about and other related topics.



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Apr 3 2011

DotNetNuke Custom Development Resource

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Twitter is by far one of the greatest inventions ever! You get to learn about stuff all over the world easily.

Today I was introduced to Ranger Web (http://dnnranger.com) A Website dedicated to DotNetNuke development / customization. This is the articles' page where you find videos/articles to so many topics in DotNetNuke! http://dnnranger.com/Articles.aspx


Enjoy it!


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Mar 31 2011

IIS 7.5 - HTTP Error 500.19 - Internal Server Error - The configuration section 'uri' cannot be read because it is missing a section declaration

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I was hosting an ASP.NET 4.0 application on IIS 7.5 and using the DefaultAppPool. When I run the application, I receive the error message:

IIS 7.5 - Http Error 500.19 - Internal Server Error - The configuration section 'uri' cannot be read because it is missing a section declaration


Don't be shocked :) The solution appeared to be as simple as changing the Application Pool to ASP.NET v 4.0 and here you go!


Remember always to select the right Application Pool whenever you are hosting an ASP.NET 4.0 app!


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Mar 22 2011

DotNetNuke 05.06.02 Released

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I am pleased to announce that DotNetNuke 5.6.2 is officially released. This release resolves a number of outstanding issues with the 5.6.0 and 5.6.1 versions and adds a few new significant enhancements including .... by Joe Brinkman

DotNetNuke 05.06.02 Released


Enjoy it!

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Mar 20 2011

oEmbed API Wrapper for .Net

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oEmbed API Wrapper for .Net

oEmbed  is an open format standard for using REST to import content (such as videos, widgets, and images) from one website to another, avoiding XSS issues, and without having to parse the resource website. This wrapper allows you to simply make function calls in your own code to return the content that you desire. This is already a common feature in many blog engines and CMS's, such as WordPress. This wrapper brings this functionality to all .Net applications now.

You can only use this wrapper to import content from websites that have an oEmbed implementation (referred to as providers). Below is a list of the known providers, which also have a concrete implementation in this wrapper. 


Check it out on CodePlex: oEmbed API Wrapper for .NET 
Author Website: Will Strohl



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Mar 17 2011

Papercut - Testing emails in Dev environments

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"Ever need to test emails from an application, but don't necessarily want it sending them out? Don't want to hassle with pointing it to a physical SMTP server? All you want to is verify it can send email, and take a look at the message.

Papercut is your answer. Papercut is a simplified SMTP server designed to only receive messages (not to send them on) with a GUI on top of it allowing you to see the messages it receives. It doesn't enforce any restrictions on addresses, it just takes the message and allows you see it. It is only active while it is running, and if you want it in the background, just minimize it to the system tray. When it receives a new message, a balloon message will show up to let you know.


Download here

Blog post: Testing Emails in a Dev Environment



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Mar 13 2011

How data annotations for ASP.NET MVC validation work

Category:[email protected] @ 21:57

A new article by Rachel Appel on "How data annotations for ASP.NET MVC validation work".


Enjoy it!

Thank you Rachel.

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Feb 24 2011

jQuery 1.5 Cheat Sheet

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Download the jQuery 1.5 cheat sheet from here:




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Feb 23 2011

Do you agree/disagree with Arab revolutions nowadays?

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You may answer by both: Facebook & Twitter:

Add me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bhaidar.net

Follow me on Twitter and answer: @bhaidar



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Feb 23 2011

Free ASP.NET MVC Training Online

Category:[email protected] @ 18:49

Seems I'm winning another Lotto card today :) ().


Joe posted for an online training material for ASP.NET MVC. Interested? Check them out:

Free ASP.NET MVC Training Online


Happy MVCing ;)

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