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Visual Studio project compatibility and VisualStudioVersion

One of the most requested features of Visual Studio 2012 was the ability to open projects in both VS 2012 as well as VS 2010 (requires VS 2010 SP1). In case you haven’t heard we did implement that feature. You may be wondering how we were able to do this and how this may impact you. If you open the .csproj/.vbproj for a Web Project created ...

Getting Started with ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms

The best way to learn what’s new in ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms, is to work through the latest tutorial series by Erik Reitan: Getting Started with ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms. The 10 tutorials in the series progressively guide you through building a Web Forms application, which is a simplified example of a store front web site that sells items online...

Releasing Microsoft ASP.NET Universal Providers Core 1.2

I hope everyone has been busy downloading Visual Studio 2012 and have started building awesome web applications. We have been busy too during this time.We have just released an update to the version of Universal Providers that shipped with VS2012. Following are the key changes with this release  What should you doThis version of ...

Profile specific web.config transforms and transform preview

When we released VS2010 we add support for web.config (XDT) transforms during publish/package. Note: From now on I’ll only use the word publish from now on but the full content relates to packaging as well. In the original implementation when you published your web project the web.config file would be transformed by the file web.{...

Links to ASP.NET WebAPI blog posts and Data Access blog posts

Here are some blog posts about ASP.NET WebAPI that we just released. Here are some ASP.NET Data access blog posts intended for newcomers to ASP.NET. The purpose is basic guidance for making data access choices for ASP.NET application development.  The two SQL Server docs may also be useful to people who have been using ASP.NET but ...

Migration for user accounts from the SqlMembershipProvider to the Universal Providers

As you know ASP.Net SqlMembershipProvider / SqlRoleProvider only support Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft SQL Server Express. There is no support for Microsoft SQL Azure and Microsoft SQL Server Compact. The ASP.NET Universal Providers have been created in order to add support for SQL Azure to be ready for cloud environments like Azure. ...

More info on publish links in Visual Studio 2012

Within the web publishing tools in Visual Studio there are a few places where we point to more resources. For example if you open a VS publish profile (.pubxml) file you will see a link in the comments pointing to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=208121. Note: you can find the VS publish profiles in your web project under Properties\...

Visual Studio 2012 RTW

Visual Studio 2012 is now released to the web. Please visit Jason Zander’s Blog for detailed announcement. This page lists what’s new in ASP.NET 4.5 and Visual Studio for Web.We are updating the Visual Studio 2010 publish experience as well to align with the features available in Visual Studio 2012 RTW. The bits are inside Windows ...

Announcing the release of .NET Framework 4.5 RTM – Product and Source Code

Updated (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. This release is unsupported. Updated – 8/16/2012: Added license information about the source code release. Today, we are happy to announce the availability of Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012. You can develop apps that will take advantage of all ...
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OAuth/OpenID Support for WebForms, MVC and WebPages

[Update] Adding relevant links at the bottom of the post One of the coolest features in Visual Studio 2012 is the ability to login using your Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter or Google account. The project templates showcase a social way of logging in along with the usual way of logging in by creating a local account This post highlights how you ...