Tag: ASP.Net MVC

Create South African test data with NBuilder and Faker

Create South African test data with NBuilder and Faker

I’ve recently read an excellent article by Jerrie Pelser about using NBuilder and Faker.Net to generate test data for your .Net project – something I actually need on a regular basis. However, I needed data that looked a bit more South African so, I’ve added some South African flavour to […]

Bootstrap for ASP.Net MVC Published!

Bootstrap for ASP.Net MVC Published!

I’m very proud and happy to announce that my book, Bootstrap for ASP.NET MVC has been published and is available for purchase. This book guides developers on what is Bootstrap, how to include it in your project and even how to create HTML Helpers as well as T4 templates to […]

Returning a Crystal report as a PDF ActionResult in ASP.Net MVC

Returning a Crystal report as a PDF ActionResult in ASP.Net MVC

In a recent project I needed to display a generated PDF contract document inside the browser. I found a great article by Patrick Kalkman illustrating how to create a custom ActionResult that converts a HTML string into a PDF using the iTextSharp library. This seemed like the perfect solution, however, […]

Introducing the Bootstrap Bundle for ASP.Net MVC

Introducing the Bootstrap Bundle for ASP.Net MVC

Ever wished you could create an ASP.Net MVC website with the click of a few buttons, and selecting a few options? Now you can, The Bootstrap Bundle contains 15 different project and 16 item templates for Visual Studio 2013, that make creating a ready to go website a breeze. It’s […]

Create your own Visual Studio extensions with SideWaffle & TemplateBuilder

Create your own Visual Studio extensions with SideWaffle & TemplateBuilder

The SideWaffle Template pack for Visual Studio is great, but did you know you can also create your own template packs using the TemplateBuilder nuget package? In this post I’ll guide you through a step-by-step guide on how you can create your own Visual Studio extensions. It’s not that hard, […]

Creating ASP.Net MVC websites using the Foundation Framework, part 2

Creating ASP.Net MVC websites using the Foundation Framework, part 2

In my previous article we looked at some of the different types of CSS UI Kits, frameworks, bootstraps and boilerplates available to you as developer to start designing and creating a website quickly. We’ve also started to build an ASP.Net MVC website using the Foundation framework. In this article we’ll […]

Create ASP.Net MVC websites: CSS UI Kits, frameworks, bootstraps and boilerplates

Create ASP.Net MVC websites: CSS UI Kits, frameworks, bootstraps and boilerplates

When it comes to building web applications, my one true weakness is design. I am not a designer. I know enough CSS and HTML to hold my own, but designing a website layout from scratch … that’s not me. In recent years a number of front-end frameworks have become very […]

ASP.NET MVC wizards & templates. What if?

ASP.NET MVC wizards & templates. What if?

I’ve been using ASP.Net MVC since its version 2 release back in 2010 and recently I’ve also been helping companies harness the power of ASP.Net MVC to migrate some of their desktop software to the web. Even though the MVC framework was built on top of the existing ASP.Net framework, […]

Creating a South African ID Number custom validation attribute for ASP.Net MVC

Creating a South African ID Number custom validation attribute for ASP.Net MVC

ASP.Net MVC gives you the option to create your own custom validation attributes in order to validate your models. I’ve recently needed such a validation attribute in order to check whether a valid South African ID Number was entered in a web form. I’ve stumbled upon a nice C# implementation […]

Rolling your own ASP.Net MVC reCAPTCHA Helper

Rolling your own ASP.Net MVC reCAPTCHA Helper

I needed to add a CAPTCHA to a ASP.Net MVC web form recently.  Since the ASP.Net Web Helpers Library is not compatible with ASP.NET MVC, I searched the web for another solution. I did find MvcReCaptcha, but unfortunately the projects were a little out of date. Rolling my own I […]