Questions tagged [asp.net]

ASP.NET is a web application framework developed and marketed by Microsoft to allow programmers to build dynamic web sites and web applications. It was first released in January 2002 with version 1.0 of the .NET Framework, and is the successor to Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP) technology. ASP.NET is built on the Common Language Runtime (CLR), allowing programmers to write ASP.NET code using any supported .NET language.

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Using a separate desktop application for handing scheduled tasks in an ASP.NET MVC Application

I have an ASP.NET MVC application and I will need to execute a task every one minute. The task is: -> Go to database -> Check from Table 1 if a record has value = "something" -&...
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ASP.NET MVC - Using Session Variables or Caching to prevent unnecessary calls. Is it a good practice in general?

I have an application that consists of multiple sections of which each section will need to load data from various API calls. Now I'm thinking of taking advantage of Session variables(or caching) to ...
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Is there a proper way to setup and use fake data in development for a DDD project using DI?

I have a project that has a DD design, and also uses dependency injection. During development, we connect to a test database which contains a former snapshot of production. This works well 95% of the ...
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Elegant way to prevent global CSS styles from being inherited by views (C#, ASP)

I've been working on a web app that's divided up into different web pages (around 20). It's only used within my company and it looks at financial data. It's a few years old and is in dire need of an ...
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At what point does a microservices architecture become “worth it” vs. a monolithic ASP.NET web application?

I'm the maintainer of an ASP.NET WebForms application and am contemplating a refresh of the application in order to eliminate dependency on some legacy libraries, add some features, fix some areas ...
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I'm building a file management app and need to know the best approach for dealing with folders

So you open up file explorer on your computer and can create folders, add files, rename, etc. I'm doing the same thing in a web application that interacts with the file system on the server. I'm ...
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Is ASP.NET Core Identity a leaky abstraction?

As far as I know, the DBContext or underlying persistance technology should be only contained inside the Data layer. Also, it feels very wrong to me to have identity package inside the user ...
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Choosing between derived classes and adding an additional property in entity framework

I have the following StudentGroup class: public class StudentGroup { [Key] public int Id { get; set; } //the set of peers who will review the work of the StudentGroup [ForeignKey("...
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Is it wise to locally debugging a solution with a framework version that differs from production's?

A small, neglected project has recently been reported by users as having time out errors and some object reference exceptions. As I am a recent replacement for a developer who was responsible for this ...
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Why is it bad to map between a Model and a ViewModel in an extension method

In a recent Pull Request (PR) of mine, a colleague suggested that it was a bad idea to map between a model and its view model via extension methods. I asked why and he said: It isn't how extension ...
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Queue management project - Recommendations

I would like to develop a Patient Queue management system with online booking. In this case there are options to generate queue tokens for various departments. For example dept A will have tokens ...
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3 layer architecture In DI based software

I'm building software with 3 layer architecture and asp.net core , as you know the Dependency Injection is Built Into Asp.net core As i know the 3 layer architecture diagram is like this: ...
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Should an ASP.NET Web API application use Entity Framework in the API controllers?

Im a bit confused about what is best practice when working with Entity Framework and ASP.NET Web API. I am working on a project that contains a iOS/Android app and an API the app will use to ...
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Need suggestions for creating field level permissions which can be changed dynamically in an app

This is currently my User-Role-Permission model in the Db schema (excluded other tables to avoid confusion). My implementation goes like this: I have a Customer table and each Role has a different set ...
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How are changes populated to FrontEnd in Microservices Event First scenario?

I've been reading recently about Event First approach to microservices where Event Store is a Single Source of Truth for all the applications (https://dzone.com/articles/data-consistency-in-...
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Building Client Specific Application on Top of Standard Application

I have a standard application and in this case, it is an Accounting ASP Net MVC application. Now, I have a new client that has their own specific requirements like other fields and some custom ...
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Authorization & Profiles considerations for ASP.NET MVC Customer Portal

there's an up and running self-serve customer portal built that I'm trying to make a bit better when it comes to displaying proper items for different client types and auto-logging users. Here are a ...
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Should all my asp.net MVC controllers use Web APIs?

The thing that I don't understand is the prioritization between MVC Controllers and Web APIs. Consider I want to make a website. I can either program to APIs and for the presentational layer, force ...
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Create a Azure Pipeline for staging then production environments

I have a question about best practice and Azure Pipeline. I have a web site (ASP.NET API old version) I need to publish on 2 environments staging production I think this schema is classic. At the ...
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How to consume nested objects in API resource

I am building my first web application, it links to the serverside through RESTfull Web API (Angular on client side, ASP.Net Core and EF Core on serverside, Automapper to map API Resources to/from ...
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Refactoring ASP.NET Web Forms App to use MVP vs incrementally rebuilding it using MVC?

My team has inherited a Web Forms application that was built over the past decade or so into a monolithic code base with massive dependencies. In order to maintain this system we are going to have to ...
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Multiple database system design

I am designing a few different systems that revolve around a core system used to manage users, groups, associations between users, group memberships, user profiles and some other things. System A ...
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Correct approach to pass data to service layer

I'm curious what's considered the (best) correct way to pass data to a service layer in ASP.net Core. Say I have a Person entity that has a relation to a Image (profile picture) entity and another ...
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Publish a single ASP.NET Web application on multiple domains with Git support

I have a developer who is developing an ASP.NET Web application for me and I've been publishing it so far on my server, example1.com, so far without any problems. It is managed with a single Git ...
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Where to apply multi-tenant logic (ASP.Net Core)?

I'm developing a multi-teant SaaS application in ASP.NET core mvc and I was wondering what the general approach is to applying tenant logic in a shared database scenario (TenantId for each entity). ...
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Is it good idea to set custom-defined getter and setter in c#?

I tried this way to define custom defined property but I wonder how to handle if any of the dependent properties have null value. public class ObtainedMarksDetail { private decimal? ...
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In MVC + SOA Architecture, What is the Rationale for Placing Business Logic in Models?

When writing web applications I place business logic in controllers. This has worked well for my small App Dev team- our applications run reliably, perform well, and the code is easy to maintain. ...
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Application_Start() vs ApplicationStart()

Why is the method in Global.asax called Application_Start() and not ApplicationStart()? According to MSDN method names should be in Pascal case.
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Creating a mobile app based on the ASP.NET Core website

Coming from Desktop development, I'm in the middle of my very first web project (as a small side/learning-project). I'm using ASP.NET Core 2. I'm already thinking about going mobile too. What are my ...
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Entity Framework - extending OR injecting services into DB Context

I fear I'm asking a somewhat silly question, but I'm now completely lost as to which principle I should follow. To my understanding - in terms of Single Responsibility Principle it's best we don't ...
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How to migrate an existing ASP.NET MVC site to ASP.NET MVC Core - specifically on authorization

I am in the process of upgrading an existing website to ASP.NET Core 2.1. The goal is simplification and ease of maintenance. Existing site is using: EF and .NET 4.6.2 A [Users] table in SQL Server ...
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WCF vs ASP.NET - Binary IPC

I have a windows service and a remote IIS server that need to communicate without any user interaction. As I can’t guarantee the two machines will be on the same network; the service will connect to ...
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Updating nested entities with constraints without getting spaghettimadness

I have an endpoint "import" that is supposed to accept an entity. This entity can contain several sub-entities with yet again some sub-entities. Since this is an "import" endpoint, some of the entites ...
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What data should a repository return

I have a simple project where the controller calls the service, and the service calls the repository in order to get the needed data. Assuming that we have these domain models: // this model has a ...
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Reasons why the ASP.NET Web API Controller cache ignores dynamic assemblies

I've been reading about how ASP.NET Web API looks up the locations of controllers in assemblies, and ways to dynamically add a new assembly to look in. So far this has all been fine, except I've ...
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asp.net web api and mvc architecture for web application

We have a single solution visual studio web application with multiple projects. One of the projects (Services project) has APIs for our App clients (Android/Ios). There's separate project for MVC ...
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How to impersonate user in web app?

I am building an intranet web app with ASP.NET. We are using Windows authentication for granting access to different web pages. We grab your Windows login server side, then build web pages ...
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Is .NET ASP MVC core suitable for rapid web development?

I currently work for a company who builds web applications for businesses and entrepreneurs, typically 4-6 projects per year. We currently use Laravel/PHP which allows us to build apps relatively ...
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When should you use config transforms rather than compiler directives?

I'm currently working on an application which uses compiler directives to vary settings between environments. Would it be worth refactoring these to use settings in the web.config which will be ...
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Should the ORM create the related objects (ForeignKey objects) when saving the entity?

This question is coming from a frustration when using the Entity Framework and ASP.NET MVC, but I assume it's a general frustration across more frameworks and languages. Lets say we have an object ...
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Strategy pattern with Async c#

My question is public interface IFoo { void HandleRequest(int i); } public class Class1 : IFoo { public void HandleRequest(int i) { if(i == 1) // just for example { ...
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asp.net Core 2 MVC - best way to send 1000s of emails every day

We need to send 1000s (under 10,000) per day for a few years. The data is in a SQL Server database - we have many asp.net MVC 5 and .net CORE 2 MVC sites on a Windows 2012 R2 server on IIS. The ...
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Is it bad practice to build a large web component as a Html Helper?

So, from my understanding, Html Helpers are supposed to be for single elements or small snippets of html. However, I'm not really sure why I think this, or how I came to abide by the practice. I ...
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Does using MEAN stack reduce the need for code and data structures compared to ASP.net with SQL?

I've been writing web applications for almost 10 years. The ASP.net stack has been my bread and butter and although it has a lot of great things about it, I honestly never chose ASP.net. It's just a ...
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I'm looking for some solution architecture advice for ASP.NET Core and WebApi [closed]

I know that the way you set up your solution and working environment is subjective at best, but I'm looking for some guidance and possible examples for structuring a solution that uses ASP.NET Core, ...
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What is the best way to implement an HTTP endpoint with different return types?

I need to make an HTTP endpoint with different return types based on query params. There are several options to do that: Return an object with one property set and the rest equal to null: public ...
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Is it better choice to use both AngularJS and ASP.Net MVC for developing ecommerce website?

I know about MVC, But I don't have such experience with AngularJS. But both has controller and View. To develope like e-commerce site, is it good choice to choose AngularJS to do filtering with ...
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Abuse of 302 Temporary Redirect

So I am junior programmer, and I just started working with .net webforms a little over six months ago. I have been studying SEO, and trying to optimize best practices with a senior level developer. I ...
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ASP.Net MVC When ViewModel properties vs Ajax calls in view

When is it more appropriate to use asynchronous calls from the view to get data vs prepopulating it server-side when creating the instance of the viewmodel? For instance, if my view has some dropdown ...
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WebSocket Client as an always running service

The company with which we are integrating is a door security company that makes RFID cards and door scanners. You scan your card, the door opens and lets you in. They allow 3rd party integration via ...

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