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ASP.NET MVC 4 Hosting - Overriding Browser Capabilities in MCV 4

clock March 4, 2013 09:31 by author andy_yo

The new System.Web.WebPages 2.0.0.0 assembly that ships with the latest MVC4 contains a pretty cool feature that lets you override the current browser capabilities. Sure, most modern browsers let you set a custom user agent string out of the box or via extensions. However, there are certain scenarios, where you would want to switch the user agent on the server side. That’s where the BrowserHelpers class comes in handy.

Override Browser Context

A good example where you want to use override the browser capabilities is when developing mobile views. You may not want to simulate a particular device, you just want to tell ASP.NET that the client is a mobile device and to use the .mobile view.  You can call SetOverridenBrowser extension method and pass in BrowserOverride enum (Mobile/Desktop options).

public ActionResult Mobile()
{
    HttpContext.SetOverriddenBrowser(BrowserOverride.Mobile);
    return RedirectToAction("Index");
}

If you want, you can override the browser full UserAgent by calling SetOverridenBrowser extension method on HttpContextBase

public ActionResult Iphone()
{
  HttpContext.SetOverriddenBrowser("Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7");
    return RedirectToAction("Index");
}

And then, in order the clear the override, simple call the ClearOverridenBrowser extension method

public ActionResult Clear()
{
    HttpContext.ClearOverriddenBrowser();
    return RedirectToAction("Index");
}

What is happening under the hood

When you call the SetOverridenBrower method, ASP.NET sets a “.ASPXBrowserOverride” cookie. This is done using CookieBrowserOverrideStore from System.Web.Webpages, which implements BrowserOverrideStore – if you’re interested, check it out in dotpeek.

The value of the cookie is the user agent that you have set or in the case of the BrowserOverride.Mobile enum: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows CE; IEMobile 8.12; MSIEMobile 6.0). The expiry date is set for 7 days so the override will be in place even if you re-open your browser. Calling ClearOverridenBrowser simply clears the cookie.

Create Mobile Switched Filter

The jQuery.Mobile.MVC package comes with the ViewSwitcher razor partial and the ViewSwitcherController. This does more or less exactly what I described above. However, if you are lazy like me, you may want to switch between mobile/desktop views using QueryString rather than controller/actions.  This is useful when you want to just quickly check your mobile views.

public class BrowserCapabilitiesSwitcherFilter : ActionFilterAttribute
{
    public override void OnActionExecuting(ActionExecutingContext filterContext)
    {
        var switchParameter = filterContext.RequestContext.HttpContext.Request.QueryString["switch"];
        if(string.IsNullOrEmpty(switchParameter))
            return;
        var browserOverride = BrowserOverride.Desktop;
        if(Enum.TryParse(switchParameter, true, out browserOverride))
        {
            //switch between BrowserOverride.Desktop / BrowserOverride.Mobile
            filterContext.RequestContext.HttpContext.SetOverriddenBrowser(browserOverride);
        }
        else
        {
            //set the user-agent string
            filterContext.RequestContext.HttpContext.SetOverriddenBrowser(switchParameter);
        }           
    }
}

Simply use it by typing http://yoursite.com/page?switch=Mobile to preview in mobile and then http://yoursite.com/page?switch=Desktop to switch back. For the more adventurous, you can pass in the user agent directly http://yoursite.com/page?switch=UserAgentString

 

 



ASP.NET MVC 4 Hosting - Mobile Views Setting in MVC 4

clock February 27, 2013 07:54 by author andy_yo

MVC 4 has a new way to deal with mobile views.  You can now set up individual display modes for mobile and desktop views.  First you need to register the new display mode in the app_start method of the global.asax file.

DisplayModeProvider.Instance.Modes.Insert(0

       , new DefaultDisplayMode("mobile")

       {    

          ContextCondition = (ctx => ctx.Request.Browser.IsMobileDevice)

       });

Here we added a display mode called “mobile” that we set the condition to use this new mode to mobile devices.  Now we would create a controller and view as usual.  Say we create a Home controller with an Index action.  Next we create a new view using the razor engine called Index.cshtml.  To use the newly created display mode we would just create a second view and call it index.mobile.cshtml.  By using this naming convention we are telling MVC to use the index.cshml view for all requests to the Home controller and Index action, but if the condition of the display mode is met, use the index.mobile.cshtml view.  One of the real nice things about this approach is that if a request meets the condition for a mobile view, but one doesn’t exist, it will default back to the desktop view.

You can also use this same convention with master pages.  For the _layout.cshtml, you would add a _layout.mobile.cshtml.  Be careful though, as a side effect of the view defaulting back to the desktop view if the mobile one doesn’t exist, you can get a mismatch of master page and view.  If this is not desirable, then can add the following line into your _ViewStart.cshtml file of your site:

DisplayModeProvider.Instance.RequireConsistentDisplayMode  = true;

This is a great way to set up you site with a mobile view and a desktop view and use the same controller for both.

 



Coming Soon - ASPHostPortal Will Support ASP.NET 4.5 Hosting.

clock October 4, 2011 08:03 by author Jervis

ASPHostPortal.com, the leader in ASP.NET and Windows Hosting Provider, proudly announces that we will support ASP.NET 4.5 Hosting. As of this date, the ASP.NET 4.5 is still in Developer Preview mode and it has not been officially released by Microsoft yet. However, once it is fully released, we will certainly make it available on our server.

ASP.NET 4.5 Core Services

The following lists new features for core ASP.NET functionality:

- Asynchronously reading and writing HTTP requests and responses - Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) crosses many roles within an organization and traditionally not every one of the roles has been an equal player in the process. Visual Studio Team System 2010 continues to build the platform for functional equality and shared commitment across an organization’s ALM process.

- Support for reading unvalidated request data when request validation is enabled - Every year the industry develops new technologies and new trends. With Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.5, Microsoft delivers tooling and framework support for the latest innovations in application architecture, development and deployment.

- Support for WebSockets protocol - Every year the industry develops new technologies and new trends. With Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.5, Microsoft delivers tooling and framework support for the latest innovations in application architecture, development and deployment.

- Bundling and minification of client scripts - Every year the industry develops new technologies and new trends. With Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.5, Microsoft delivers tooling and framework support for the latest innovations in application architecture, development and deployment.

- Support for asynchronous modules and handlers - Every year the industry develops new technologies and new trends. With Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.5, Microsoft delivers tooling and framework support for the latest innovations in application architecture, development and deployment.

- Integrated Anti-XSS encoding routines - Every year the industry develops new technologies and new trends. With Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.5, Microsoft delivers tooling and framework support for the latest innovations in application architecture, development and deployment.

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 :: CSS Friendly Menu Control in ASP.NET 4.0

clock February 1, 2011 06:49 by author Jervis

It is very much easier to apply CSS when we have ul,li elements as the HTML content. If we look into ASP.NET Menu Control till Version 3.5, its render as Table-TR-TD Tag. Though Table/Tr/Td is quite useful to display tabular data but sometime  creates  a big problem when we need to do more work with CSS. To overcome this problem we generally used CSS Friendly adapter to render the ASP.NET Control in ul/li mode.

ASP.NET 4.0 makes the things easier for web developer by providing “RenderingMode” properties. Here we can specify RenderMode of a ASP.NET Menu control. Which define the what will be the HTML Render Content Type. Bydefault mode is “List” which means control will be render as ul/li. 



As per the above diagram we can see that there are three mode available. We can use any one of them as per the requirement.

Let’s see one small  example by using the ASP.Net menu web  control and check how it renders as HTML in ASP.Net 4.0.  Assume that we are having the following piece of code

<asp:Menu runat="server" ID="customeMenu" RenderingMode="List" >
            <Items>
                <asp:MenuItem Text="File" Value="File"></asp:MenuItem>
                <asp:MenuItem Text="Edit" Value="Edit"></asp:MenuItem>
                <asp:MenuItem Text="View" Value="View"></asp:MenuItem>
                <asp:MenuItem Text="WebSite" Value="WebSite"></asp:MenuItem>
            </Items>
        </asp:Menu>


This Menu control will be render as below html code  in  ASP.NET 4.0 as, we have mentioned “List” as the rendering mode.

<ul>
        <li><a  href="#">File</a></li>
        <li><a  href="#">Edit</a></li>
        <li><a  href="#">View</a></li>
        <li><a  href="#">WebSite</a></li>
    </ul>

To test the above scenario run the web application that contain the menu control and after page rendered complete Right Click on  view source of the aspx page. The output will be look like as bellow.



We can also generate the Menu Control as HTML Table like earlier version by using RenderingMode=”Table”.

So, for the same block of code,


<asp:Menu runat="server" ID="customeMenu" RenderingMode="Table" >
           <Items>
               <asp:MenuItem Text="File" Value="File"></asp:MenuItem>
               <asp:MenuItem Text="Edit" Value="Edit"></asp:MenuItem>
               <asp:MenuItem Text="View" Value="View"></asp:MenuItem>
               <asp:MenuItem Text="WebSite" Value="WebSite"></asp:MenuItem>
           </Items>
       </asp:Menu>

HTML Rendered output will be as follows

<table > 
     <tr > 
        <td><table> 
             <tr> 
                 <td >File</a></td> 
             </tr> 
         </table></td> 
     </tr><tr> 
         <td><table > 
             <tr> 
                 <td>Edit</a></td> 
             </tr> 
         </table></td> 
     </tr><tr> 
         <td><table > 
             <tr> 
                 <td >View</a></td> 
             </tr> 
         </table></td> 
     </tr><tr > 
         <td><table > 
             <tr> 
                 <td>WebSite</a></td> 
             </tr> 
         </table></td> 
     </tr> 
 </table>



Note: With the above html content ASP.NET engine automatically adds few client side script along like onmouseover=”Menu_HoverStatic(this)” onmouseout=”Menu_Unhover(this)” onkeyup=”Menu_Key(this)” id=”customeMenun0″ with rendered menu items. Which helps the developer to handel the client side events.

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 :: Cannot access localhost on Vista when debugging local ASP.NET Applications

clock January 31, 2011 07:16 by author Jervis

If you are trying to debug ASP.NET applications on Vista you might run into the following problem:

localhost is not accessible through your browser and the error that is displayed is "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage".

The problem has to do with the fact that there are 2 entries for local host in the hosts file ([Windows directory]\System32\drivers\etc\hosts).

One for ipv4 and one for ipv6.

Example:

127.0.0.1 localhost
::1 localhost

To solve the problem you can remark one of them. The example below remarks the ipv6 entry.

127.0.0.1 localhost
# Causes problems when using localhost ->
#::1 localhost

Note that you might not be able to modify the hosts file even if you are running as an administrator.

The following Microsoft KB explains how to change the hosts file:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;923947

Hope this helps...

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 :: Error Message - An ASP.NET setting has been detected that does not apply in Integrated managed pipeline mode

clock January 21, 2011 05:42 by author Jervis

Error Message:

An ASP.NET setting has been detected that does not apply in Integrated managed pipeline mode

Solution #1:

The solution it suggest is not straight forward enough. Simply put the error can be corrected by adding the following bold line in the web.config file

<configuration>
<system .webServer>
<validation validateIntegratedModeConfiguration=”false” />
</system>
</configuration>

Solution #2:

Please change your .net framework version from integrated to classic managed pipeline mode.


Hope it helps!!

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 :: ASP NET Custom Control with PersistenceMode.InnerProperty including Server Controls

clock January 17, 2011 06:22 by author Jervis

If we want to use a Custom Control with PersistenceMode.InnerProperty. And would like to include some Asp Server Controls we do following:

We create a aspx where the controls to be added:

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="Default9.aspx.cs"
Inherits="Default9" %>

<%@ Register src="WebUserControl.ascx" tagname="WebUserControl" tagprefix="uc1" %>

<!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">
    <uc1:WebUserControl ID="WebUserControl1" runat="server" >
        <FirstLevelInnerString>
            <asp:Literal ID="lita" Text="Halo" runat="server">
            </asp:Literal><br />
            <asp:LinkButton ID="vdsvs" Text="link" runat="server">
            </asp:LinkButton>
        </FirstLevelInnerString>
        <SecondLevelInnerString>Hallo vom</SecondLevelInnerString>
    </uc1:WebUserControl>
    <div>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>


After that create a usercontrol where yout put the following markup:

<%@ Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true"
CodeFile="WebUserControl.ascx.cs" Inherits="WebUserControl" %>
<asp:PlaceHolder ID="Title" runat="server"></asp:PlaceHolder>
<asp:Literal id="litSecondLevelInnerString" runat="server"></asp:Literal>

Code:

[ParseChildren(true)]
public partial class WebUserControl : System.Web.UI.UserControl
{
    private ITemplate _title;

    [PersistenceMode(PersistenceMode.InnerProperty),
    TemplateContainer(typeof(TemplateControl))]
    public ITemplate FirstLevelInnerString
    {
        get { return _title; }
        set { _title = value; }
    }

    [PersistenceMode(PersistenceMode.InnerProperty)]
    public string SecondLevelInnerString
    {
        set
        {
            this.litSecondLevelInnerString.Text = value +
                " SecondLevelInnerString";
        }
    }

    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {

    }

    protected override void OnInit(EventArgs e)
    {
        base.OnInit(e);
        if (_title != null)
        {
            _title.InstantiateIn(Title);
        }
    }
}

Thats it!

Now you can use Server Contols in PersistenceMode.InnerProperty Mode.

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 :: Fixing The Remote Host Closed the Connection. The Error Code is 0x80070057

clock January 13, 2011 04:01 by author Jervis

Here is the full error message

TargetSite:

Void ExecuteInternal(System.Web.IHttpHandler, System.IO.TextWriter, Boolean, Boolean, System.Web.VirtualPath, System.Web.VirtualPath, System.String, System.Exception, System.String)

Base Message:

The remote host closed the connection. The error code is 0x80070057.

Message:

Error executing child request for photo.aspx.

Base:

System.Web.HttpException: The remote host closed the connection. The error code is 0x80070057.
at System.Web.Hosting.IIS7WorkerRequest.RaiseCommunicationError(Int32 result, Boolean throwOnDisconnect)
at System.Web.Hosting.IIS7WorkerRequest.ExplicitFlush()
at System.Web.HttpResponse.Flush(Boolean finalFlush)
at System.Web.HttpResponse.Flush()
at System.Web.HttpWriter.Write(String s)
at System.Web.UI.HtmlTextWriter.Write(String s)
at ASP.photo_aspx.__Render__control1(HtmlTextWriter __w, Control parameterContainer)
at System.Web.UI.Control.RenderChildrenInternal(HtmlTextWriter writer, ICollection children)
at System.Web.UI.Control.RenderChildren(HtmlTextWriter writer)
at System.Web.UI.Page.Render(HtmlTextWriter writer)
at System.Web.UI.Control.RenderControlInternal(HtmlTextWriter writer, ControlAdapter adapter)
at System.Web.UI.Control.RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter writer, ControlAdapter adapter)
at System.Web.UI.Control.RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter writer)
at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint)


Solution:

Disable the ViewState on your static web controls like Labels. If the Label's value is not going to change on postback then it should have its viewstate disabled.

<asp:Label ID="mainmenu" runat="server" />


Should look like this

<asp:Label ID="mainmenu" runat="server" EnableViewState="false"/>

Of course this means you need to go through every page in your application and disable the viewstate on every control that requires it.

But if your page doesn't have any controls that need to have viewstate enabled you can just add the attribute to the page directive to disable the viewstate on all controls

So change this

<%@ Page  Language="C#"  %>

to this

<%@ Page  Language="C#" EnableViewState="False" %>

Hope it helps!!

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 :: HttpContext.Current and Threads with QueueUserWorkItem

clock January 12, 2011 05:44 by author Jervis

If you’ve got an ASP.NET (including MVC) application that uses ThreadPool.QueueUserWorkItem with a reset event or anything of the like, you can not access HttpContext.Current (or rather, it is null) on those threads. This makes exception logging difficult, especially if you want to log the URL that is currently being requested.

After a little digging, I discovered that the current HttpContext is actually in thread-local storage, which explains why child threads don’t have access to it. Luckily, you can pass a reference to it in your child thread. Include a reference to HttpContext in the “state” object of your callback method, and then you can store it to HttpContext.Current on that thread. If you notice, HttpContext.Current is not a read-only property – it has a setter as well. Set HttpContext.Current = myStateObj.HttpContextReference where myStateObj is your state object.

I feel like this post is a bit self-explanatory, but here’s an obligatory example if you don’t follow:

private AutoResetEvent s_reset = new AutoResetEvent(false);
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    var state = new WorkerState() { HttpContextReference = HttpContext.Current };
    ThreadPool.QueueUserWorkItem(new WaitCallback(Worker), state);
    Try
    {
        s_reset.WaitOne();
    }
    Finally
    {
        s_reset.Close();
    }
}
void Worker(object state)
{
    var mystate = state as WorkerState;
    if (mystate != null && mystate.HttpContextReference != null)
    {
        HttpContext.Current = mystate.HttpContextReference;
    }
    HttpContext.Current.Response.Write("Threading!");
    s_reset.Set();
}
private class WorkerState
{
    public HttpContext HttpContextReference { get; set; }
}

And, of course, it works:



Hope this helps!

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 :: Html Encoded Expressions in ASP.NET 4

clock January 10, 2011 07:28 by author Jervis

We all know <%=expression%> features in asp.net. We can print any string on page from there. Mostly we are using them in asp.net mvc. Now we have one new features with asp.net 4.0 that we have HTML Encoded Expressions and this prevent Cross scripting attack as we are html encoding them.

ASP.NET 4.0 introduces a new expression syntax
<%: expression %>
which automatically convert string into html encoded. Let’s take an example for that.

I have just created an hello word protected method which will return a simple string which contains characters that needed to be HTML Encoded. Below is code for that.

protected static string HelloWorld()


    return "Hello World!!! returns from function()!!!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>";
}

Now let’s use the that hello world in our page html like below. I am going to use both expression to give you exact difference.

<form id="form1" runat="server">
<div>
    <strong><%: HelloWorld()%></strong>
</div>
<div>
    <strong><%= HelloWorld()%></strong>
</div>
</form>

Now let’s run the application and you can see in browser both look similar.



But when look into page source html in browser like below you can clearly see one is HTML Encoded and another one is not.



Happy Programming!!

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.



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