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QueueBackgroundWorkItem to reliably schedule and run background processes in ASP.NET

Stack Overflow is loaded with questions on how to reliably run a resource-intensive process on a background thread. See  so0, so1, so2, so3, so4, so5, so6, so7, so8, so9, so10 . Examples of long-running tasks include sending email, image processing, and generating a PDF file. When Phil Haack was a program manager on the ASP.NET MVC team, ...

Tip/Trick: ASP.NET Mobile Development with Visual Studio 2008

If you are using Visual Studio 2008, you might have noticed that it doesn't have item templates for ASP.NET Mobile Web Forms (which were previously available in Visual Studio 2003).   To help users with this scenario, I've created the following item templates for ASP.NET Web Site and ASP.NET Web Application projects: Mobile ...

New Beginner Development Learning Center on MSDN

Are you a true beginner at web development?  Do you want to know what CSS stands for or how to write your first line of JavaScript?  Do you already know HTML and basic web development, but are new to ASP.NET?  Are you familiar with ASP.NET but are not sure how to add master pages or membership to your application? If ...

Visual Web Developer Starter Kits

  Many of you are probably aware of Visual Web Developer/Visual Studio web site starter kits that are available online.  If you have not seen or used these yet, they are complete end-to-end working web site templates that you can either use a starting point for your project or as a learning aid to get more familiar with&...

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