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ASP.NET 4 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Error - A potentially dangerous Request.Form value was detected from the client

clock December 17, 2010 07:40 by author Jervis

Problem

A potentially dangerous Request.Form value was detected from the client

Description

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 causes this due to enhanced security features (request validation).  Request Validation has detected a potentially dangerous client input value, and processing of the request has been aborted.  This value may indicate an attempt to compromise the security of your application, such as a cross-site scripting attack.  You can disable request validation by setting validateRequest=false in the Page directive or in the configuration section of Web.config.  However, it is strongly recommended that your application explicitly check all inputs in this case.

Solution

1. Locate the ASP.NET settings in:

<Application Folder>\Web.config

2. Set the value of validateRequest attribute of pages element to false.

<pages validateRequest="false" />


Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization – as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal’s top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients’ critical sites and services.



ASP.NET Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: How to Add Custom Event in Web User Control

clock December 15, 2010 03:49 by author Jervis

It’s easy and you just need to follow this steps:

1. Declare event in the user control


public EventHandler AddNew;

2) Fire that event form user controls event.

if (AddNew != null)
AddNew(sender, e);


(like button click event in that control.)

3) Now asign that event in Page_OnInit event for that control.

protected override void OnInit(EventArgs e)
{
myUserCotrol1.AddNew = new EventHandler(MyNewEventMethod);
}


4) Now wight down that method in which one you declared in page onInit event

protected void MyNewEventMethod (object sender, EventArgs e)
{
//Some code;
//Some code;
}


Done!!!!

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization – as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal’s top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients’ critical sites and services.



ASP.NET 4 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Dynamic Data Controls in ASP.NET 4

clock December 13, 2010 06:17 by author Jervis

ASP.NET Dynamic Data brings major usability and RAD development changes to the existing ASP.NET data controls. RAD development is significantly increased by the use of a rich scaffolding framework. After you add a LINQ to SQL or Entity Framework data model to a project, you can simply register it with Dynamic Data. The result is a fully functional Web site. Full CRUD (create, read, update, and delete) operations are supported. The site includes filtering by foreign keys and Boolean fields; foreign keys are automatically converted to their friendly names. Smart validation is automatically available, which provides validation based on database constraints for nullable fields, data type, and field length.

1. Create new Asp.Net Dynamic Data Website in VS2010



2. Add new Ado.Net Entity Data Model



3. Register Context with following code

DefaultModel.RegisterContext(typeof(YourEntities1), new ContextConfiguration() { ScaffoldAllTables = true });



4. You can see the result



5. Add/Edit/Delete Tables rows




Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization – as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal’s top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients’ critical sites and services.



ASP.NET 4 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Sending Email from ASP.Net 4 - C# Sample

clock December 12, 2010 04:38 by author Jervis

Below is sample code showing how to send email from ASP.Net 4 (currently in beta as of this posting) using C#. With this code I am assuming that the server already has a local SMTP service installed, so I use "localhost" to relay the email.

Here is the SendMail.aspx page:

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="SendMail.aspx.cs" Inherits="SendMail" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
    <title></title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        Message to:
        <asp:TextBox ID="txtTo" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
        <br />
        Message from:
        <asp:TextBox ID="txtFrom" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
        <br />
        Subject:
        <asp:TextBox ID="txtSubject" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
        <br />
        Message Body:
        <br />
        <asp:TextBox ID="txtBody" runat="server" Height="171px" TextMode="MultiLine"
            Width="270px"></asp:TextBox>
        <br />
        <asp:Button ID="Btn_SendMail" runat="server" onclick="Btn_SendMail_Click"
            Text="Send Email" />
        <br />
        <br />
        <asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" Text="Label"></asp:Label>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

Here is the source code of the SendMail.aspx.cs page:

using System;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Net.Mail;


public partial class SendMail : System.Web.UI.Page

{
    protected void Btn_SendMail_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        MailMessage mailObj = new MailMessage(
            txtFrom.Text, txtTo.Text, txtSubject.Text, txtBody.Text);
        SmtpClient SMTPServer = new SmtpClient("localhost");
        try
        {
           SMTPServer.Send(mailObj);
        }
            catch (Exception ex)
        {
            Label1.Text = ex.ToString();
        }
    }
}

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization – as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal’s top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients’ critical sites and services.



ASP.NET 4.0 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Showing, Styling and DataBind items in an ASP .NET 4.0 CheckBoxList using CSS and EF4.0

clock November 24, 2010 07:35 by author Jervis

I wanted to show records in the ProductCategory table of the SQL Server AdventureWorks database in a ASP .NET 4.0 by using a CheckBoxList, without writing any code.



CheckedListBox.aspx

<%@ Page Language="C#" MasterPageFile="~/Site.master" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="CheckedListBox.aspx.cs" Inherits="Rvl.Demo.AspNet4.EF.WebApplication.Pages.CheckedListBox" %>

<asp:Content ID="HeaderContent" runat="server" ContentPlaceHolderID="HeadContent">
    <link href="../Styles/CheckedListBox.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
</asp:Content>
<asp:Content ID="BodyContent" runat="server" ContentPlaceHolderID="MainContent">
    <h2>
        CheckedListBox page
    </h2>
    <asp:CheckBoxList
        ID="PcCheckBoxList"
        runat="server"
        DataSourceID="PcDataSource"
        DataTextField="Name"
        DataValueField="ProductCategoryID"        ondatabound="PcCheckBoxList_DataBound">
    </asp:CheckBoxList>
    <asp:EntityDataSource
        ID="PcDataSource"
        runat="server"
        EnableDelete="true"
        EnableInsert="true"
        EnableUpdate="true"
        ConnectionString="name=AdventureWorksEntities"
        DefaultContainerName="AdventureWorksEntities"
        EntitySetName="ProductCategory"
        >
    </asp:EntityDataSource>
</asp:Content>

CheckedListBox.css

div.main h2
{
    margin-bottom: 10px;
}
div.main label
{
    padding-left: 30px;
}

You can style the labels of the checkboxes with  CSS, because they are rendered as <input type=”checkbox” … /><label for=”…”></label> in html, like:

<table id="MainContent_PcCheckBoxList">
<tr>
<td><input id="MainContent_PcCheckBoxList_0" type="checkbox" name="ctl00$MainContent$PcCheckBoxList$0" value="1" /><label for="MainContent_PcCheckBoxList_0">Bikes</label></td>
</tr><tr>
<td><input id="MainContent_PcCheckBoxList_1" type="checkbox" name="ctl00$MainContent$PcCheckBoxList$1" value="2" /><label for="MainContent_PcCheckBoxList_1">Components</label></td>
</tr><tr>
<td><input id="MainContent_PcCheckBoxList_2" type="checkbox" name="ctl00$MainContent$PcCheckBoxList$2" value="3" /><label for="MainContent_PcCheckBoxList_2">Clothing</label></td>
</tr><tr>
<td><input id="MainContent_PcCheckBoxList_3" type="checkbox" name="ctl00$MainContent$PcCheckBoxList$3" value="4" /><label for="MainContent_PcCheckBoxList_3">Accessories</label></td>
</tr>
</table>

DataBind to Selected property

You can’t declaratively bind to the “Selected” property of you CheckBoxList items.

So if you want to check some checkboxes in the CheckBoxList, you should do that in the DataBound event of the CheckBoxList control. This event will fire after the control is databound, so it is filled with items.

protected void PcCheckBoxList_DataBound(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            // Check the first and last item
            this.PcCheckBoxList.Items[0].Selected = true;
            this.PcCheckBoxList.Items[3].Selected = true;

            // To check them all, use:
            //foreach (ListItem li in this.PcCheckBoxList.Items)
            //{
            //    li.Selected = true;
            //}
        }

Solution Explorer (Project Structure)




Steps

1. Create a new ASP .NET 4.0 WebApplication in VS2010
2. Add a ADO .NET Entity Data Model (connected to the SQL Server 2008 R2 AdventureWorks database)
3. Add the ProductCategory table to you’re ADO .NET Entity Data Model
4. Add a Web Form (CheckedListBox.aspx)
5. Add a Style Sheet (CheckedListBox.css)
6. Set CheckedListBox.aspx as startup page
7. Run the project


Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization – as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal’s top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients’ critical sites and services.



ASP.NET 4.0 Hosting :: Auto Start Web Applications in ASP.NET 4.0

clock November 12, 2010 04:13 by author Jervis

Some web applications require large amount of initialization processing time before serving the first request. In some cases web applications may also need to load the large amount of data in first request.

In earlier versions we used write the custom code in Application_Load method in Global.asax file to handle above scenarios.

Auto Start Feature which addresses this scenario is available when ASP.NET 4.0 runs on IIS 7.5 on windows server 2008 R2.

The feature enables you to

- Starting up an application pool
- Initializing an ASP.NET application


Configuring the auto-start feature for application pool in IIS 7.5

You need to set the following configuration in applicationHost.config file.

<applicationPools>
    <add name="MyApplicationPool" startMode="AlwaysRunning"  />
</applicationPools>

If your application pool containing multiple applications, you can auto-start individual applications by setting the following configuration in applicationHost.config file.

<sites>
  <site name="MySite" id="1">
    <application path="/"
         preloadEnabled="true"
         preloadProvider="PrewarmMyCache" >
        <!--  Additional content -->
    </application>
  </site>
</sites>

When an individual application pool is recycled IIS 7.5 uses the information in applicationHost.config file to determine which applications need to be automatically started.

When you set auto-start feature for application then IIS 7.5 sends a request to ASP.NET 4.0 to start the application. In this state application temporarily does not accept HTTP requests. After the initialization process, the ASP.NET application is ready to process the requests.

Advantage Using IIS 7.5 and ASP.NET 4.0 we now have a well-defined approach for performing expensive application initialization before processing first HTML request.

Example: with this auto-start feature we can initialize an application and then signal the load balancing server that the application was initialized and ready to accept HTTP traffic.

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization – as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal’s top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients’ critical sites and services.



ASP.NET 4.0 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Using Custom Configuration Section and Configuration Manager class in .NET

clock November 3, 2010 06:49 by author Jervis

At times instead of using appSettings section we would like to define our own custom section within configuration file.

Suppose we  want to create a custom config section in this following manner

<SimplConfigSection id=myID name=myName />

For implementing the above custom section we need to first define a class inheriting from ConfigurationSection class

Add reference to System.Configuration dll.

Create a new config section class in the following manner

// inherit the class ConfigurationSection

    class SimpleConfigSection : ConfigurationSection
    {
        public SimpleConfigSection()
        {
        } 

        // using ConfigurationProperty attribute to define the attribute
        [ConfigurationProperty("id",IsRequired = true)]
        public String ID
        {
            get
            { return (String)this["id"]; }
            set
            { this["id"] = value; }
        }
        // using ConfigurationProperty attribute to define the attribute
        [ConfigurationProperty("name", IsRequired = true)]
        public String Name
        {
            get
            { return (String)this["name"]; }
            set
            { this["name"] = value; }
        }
    }

Now to register your custom section do the following

<configSections>

<section name=SimplConfigSection            type=Namespace.SimpleConfigSection, Namespace />
</configSections>

And to use it within the application

SimpleConfigSection simpleConfig = (SimpleConfigSection)ConfigurationManager.GetSection(“SimplConfigSection”);
            string id = simpleConfig.ID;
            string name = simpleConfig.Name;
 

That’s it …

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization – as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal’s top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients’ critical sites and services.



ASP.NET 4.0 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: ASP.NET 4.0 URL Routing Tutorial

clock November 2, 2010 10:04 by author Jervis

It is a common mis-perception that URL Routing is  exclusive to MVC, with .NET 3.5 SP1 and above URL Routing can be also used with ASP.NET Web Forms. In ASP.NET 4.0 URL Routing is fully integrated and so straightforward and powerful to use it should be preferred over URL Rewriting whenever possible.

First you will need to register the Routes in a subroutine and then add them in the Application_Start() event:

void RegisterRoutes(RouteCollection routes)
{
routes.MapRoute(
"articles-category",  //Name of the Route (can be anyuthting)
"articles/{category}", // URL with parameters
"~/category.aspx"); //Page which will handles and process the request
}

void Application_Start()
{
RegisterRoutes(RouteTable.Routes);
}

In the above code, the Route named articles-category will handle incoming requests for URLs which match the articles/{category} route definition. This route definition uses “articles/” as a literal string in the URL and then takes the subsequent URL text for the category parameter. For example, the URL articles/routing will direct to the page category.aspx and pass “routing” as the value for the category parameter.

The parameters from the URL are passed to the aspx page in key-value dictionary pairs which can be accessed from Page.RouteData.Values. So in the above example the category value can be read into a variable using the below code

string category = Page.RouteData.Values["category"] as string;

This code would typically be placed in the Page_Load() event of the page.

In addition to accessing the parameters programatically, they can also be read by the SQLDataSource control using the <asp:routeparameter> control:

<asp:sqldatasource id="ds1" runat="server"
connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:Main %>"
selectcommand="select title, text from Articles where [email protected]">
<selectparameters>
<asp:routeparameter name="category" RouteKey="cat" />
</selectparameters>
</asp:sqldatasource>

Generate URLs Using ASP.NET Routing

A major difference between Routing and URL rewriting is that Routing also allows for the generation of outgoing URLs served on the site. In the above example if we wanted to show users a URL for the ado category of articles, then we could generate a URL by using the below code:

string url = Page.GetRouteUrl("articles-category",
  new { category = "ado" });

This code uses the articles-category Route to generate a url string, this could be used on the page or passed to the Response.Redirect method to redirect to another page. Whilst the last use is valid, if the user needs to be redirected to another page using Routing it is more efficient to use the Response.RedirectToRoute method:

Response.RedirectToRoute("articles-category",
  new { category = "ado" });

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization – as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal’s top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients’ critical sites and services.



ASP.NET 4.0 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Dynamic Metadata using ASP.NET 4.0

clock October 28, 2010 08:16 by author Jervis

This post explains about Dynamically assigning Metadata to a page using code behind in ASP.NET 4.0. Metadata is so important as Search engine optimization considers Metadata keywords and description to index  the page. If you can dynamically assign the metadata to your page then search engine can easily analyze and puts the page in results list.

1. Create a ASP.NET web application in VS 2010 and add a grid view to the page

 

2. Configure the SqlDataSource to grid view with Address table as shown below

 

3. Run the application then you will see the following page

 

4. Right click the above and you will notice that there won’t be any meta tags in the page source.

 

This could be problematic for SEO search engine. One solution is you can go to the page and statically can give the meta data description and keywords. This won’t help for the website where data is dynamically updated and want to update their page meta tags according to their generated data.

5. Now We will display the list of sales persons from particular city and update the meta tags accordingly.

6. In code behind for the above page write the following code

string strCity = Page.RouteData.Values["State"] as string;
Page.MetaDescription = "A List of sales persons from " + strCity;
Page.MetaKeywords = "Lists, Sales person" + strCity;

The above code gets the city value from the routing URL and then appends the value dynamically to the page meta description and keywords.

Now run the application and you will see the following output in the page view source.



You can notice that meta tags are update based on the visited cities and this description updated dynamically whenever the city value changed in the URL.

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization – as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal’s top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients’ critical sites and services.



ASP.NET 4.0 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: New Features ASP.NET 4.0

clock October 21, 2010 09:19 by author Jervis

ViewStateMode – ViewState for Individual Controls

ASP.Net 4.0 allows view state in a page to be more controllable from page to its child controls level. That is, view state of a control can be enabled or disabled irrespective of its parent control’s view state. Even if view state of a page is disabled, controls of the page can have their own view state individually enabled or disabled or even inherited from the page’s view state mode property. This property if utilized properly can certainly boost performance of a page.

For example, we can individually enable or disable user control’s view state in a page.



By default, ViewStateMode is enabled for a page object, while controls have inherit mode.

Page.MetaKeywords and Page.MetaDescription – SEO Optimization Feature

ASP.Net 4.0 has come up with these two properties that will help developers add meta tags for keywords and description in the aspx pages in easier fashion. Web Search Engines really need these two meta tags for search indexing of any pages. These two properties can be used in a page in various ways. Inside <head> tag or in the code behind or even at <%@Page%> directive level.

However, setting meta keywords or description in code behind will be more useful when we have to add keywords and descriptions dynamically from source like database.

MetaKeyWords is used to store few useful keywords that will briefly highlight important information of a page by tags. From SEO perspective, meta keywords should contain keywords separated by spaces.

MetaDescription is used to add page description in short that will help Search Engines to quickly describe about the page links in search pages.

Prior to ASP.Net 4.0, we have to add meta tags using HtmlMeta control (public class HtmlMeta : HtmlControl) adding into page header as:

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
//
HtmlMeta metakey = new HtmlMeta();
metakey.Name = “keywords”;
metakey.Content = “ASP.Net 2.0 3.5″;
HtmlMeta metadesc = new HtmlMeta();
metadesc.Name = “description”;
metadesc.Content = “ASP.Net 2.0 3.5 Page Description…”;
//Add to page header
Page.Header.Controls.Add(metakey);
Page.Header.Controls.Add(metadesc);
}

In ASP.Net 4.0, we can add in many ways.

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
//Adding Page meta tags information
this.Page.MetaKeywords = “ASP.Net 4.0 SEO Meta Tag”;
this.Page.MetaDescription = “Serializing and Deserializing Thoughts..”;
}

Or,

<head runat="”server”">
<title>Feature: ViewStateMode</title>
<meta name=”keywords” content =”ASP.Net 4.0 ViewStateMode”/>
<meta name=”description” content=”ViewStateMode feature in ASP.Net 4.0″ />
</head>

Or inside Page directive,



Response.RedirectPermanent – Search Engine Friendly Webpage Redirection

In classic ASP or ASP.Net earlier than 4.0, we used to redirect to new pages or links by setting Response.StatusCode to 301 before calling Response.AddHeader method. Now ASP.Net 4.0 has provided Response.RedirectPermanent method to redirect to new pages or links with StatusCode of 301 implicitly set. Search Engines use this 301 code to understand permanent redirection from old pages links.

For example, Classic ASP method:

<%@ Language="VBScript" %>
<%
Response.Status=”301 Moved Permanently”
Response.AddHeader “Location”,http://www.new-page-url.com/
%>

ASP.Net method prior to 4.0:

<script runat="”server”">
private void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
Response.Status = “301 Moved Permanently”;
Response.AddHeader(“Location”,”http://www.new-page-url.com”);
}
</script>

ASP.Net 4.0 method:

Response.RedirectPermanent(“http://www.new-page-url.com “);

Web.Config Refactoring – Custom HttpHandlers and HttpModules

Web.config now looks cleaner as most of the settings are controlled from machine.config file as ASP.Net 4.0 is all set to benefit from IIS 7 and IIS 7.5 features. When IIS is set to use .Net 4.0 and Integrated Pipeline mode, <compilation> element holds .Net version attribute. And the traditional <httpHandlers> and <httpModules> section is now shifted out of <system.web> and added inside new section <system.webserver>. All the custom handlers are added inside <handlers>, and all the modules inside <modules> section.

<system.webServer>
<!– Add the module for Integrated mode applications –>
<modules runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests=”true”>
<add name=”MyModule” type=”WebAppModule.MyCustomModule, WebAppModule” />
</modules>
<!– Add the handler for Integrated mode applications –>
<handlers>
<add name=”MyHandler” path=”svrtime.tm” verb=”GET”
    type=”WebAppModule.MyCustomHandler, WebAppModule” preCondition=”integratedMode” />
</handlers>
</system.webServer>

Also,

<system.web>
<compilation debug=”true” targetFramework=”4.0″ />

Interesting point is, when we add custom handlers and modules this way, we do not have to manually configure handlers and modules in IIS again. IIS will automatically refresh itself.



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