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Identifying states when using state machine to validate a form field

Scenario is simple, a password field with few validation rules. The states I came up with are default ( when the form loads or reset button is pressed) filled ( should this even be a state ?) valid ( ...
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Identifying Risks/Gotchas When Using Static

I am intending to come from the perspective of development choices, code reviews, and general testing against defined environments (Development, Test, Production, etc.). I will be using C# as the ...
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Business forms automation options Decision

There is this situation We have many business paper forms that needs to be turned into web based Forms with approval workflows Well we have a small development team (2 developers) who are also ...
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Treeview column chooser devexpress asp.net WebForms

Due to a lot of columns to chose from, the standard column selector in Devexpress doesn't cut it for me. So I thought of something like a "grouped" column chooser. This should work like a treeview ...
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Should I separate client-side API calls into a separate .js file and class, and reference that?

Summary Instead of calling WebApi straight from a Web Forms User Control, I have created JS class which contains functions returning jQuery AJAX requests. The control would instantiate the class and ...
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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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When to update a database from changes in a "live" HTML form?

I'm working with some software that uses an HTML form for a user interface to change some configuration information. The back end is a database (loosely speaking). The front end has a hierarchy of ...
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Web Crawling Form Help Needed [closed]

If I have a form built on my website. How can I get that form 1 to plugin results into another websites form 2 and extract information to display on my website? For example, if I wanted to create a ...
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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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Does a design rationale exist for the PHP-Style Nested Webform pattern? [closed]

I'm working on an implementation of a webform decoder and am looking to support the nested webform pattern employed by PHP and Ruby/Rails (possibly amongst others). PHP: parse_str(); Ruby: Rack::...
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Are bad programming practices typical within the software industry? [closed]

I just started my first job as a software developer over a month ago. Everything I have learned about OOP, SOLID, DRY, YAGNI, design patterns, SRP, etc. can be thrown out the window. They use C# .NET ...
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Reinventing the Wheel: C# Webforms Content Management System

We need a content management system, but we need alot of features that are not available on the market now: integration with Azure AD, integration with our phone system, and a couple others. I'm ...
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Source Control - ASP.NET WebForms - Inexperienced team

I am currently working at a company that has a small(2) development team for our ASP.NET WebForms project. This was something we picked up from a previous team. The current team is made up of recent ...
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Why would anyone use multipart/form-data for mixed data and file transfers?

I'm working in C# and doing some communication between 2 apps I'm writing. I have come to like the Web API and JSON. Now I am at the point where I am writing a routine to send a record between the two ...
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Mix Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC

I am working on a very large ASP.NET Web Forms project. Our team wants to rewrite this project with ASP.NET MVC and domain driven design. Is it a good idea to combine Web Forms with MVC? With this ...
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What should be the approach for form builder plugin for existing web form application?

I tried to find an approach to implement form builder plugin but I still not getting any idea how to execute it. I don't get below things. How can I add dynamic controls to dynamic form with drag and ...
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How can I publish a Visual Studio Web Application when not all files are in the project?

We have a solution containing a web application project (mostly webforms) and two separate "config" projects that are copied over depending on which client's specific output is needed. Presently to "...
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How Common/Acceptable is it for a .NET developer to abstain from WebForms as a rule? [closed]

I work at a mostly .NET shop. A coworker has more of a background in open-source MVC (think RoR and Spring MVC). She seems to really enjoy .NET MVC, but she practically refuses to work on Web Forms, ...
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WebForms, JQuery and the DRY principle

I'm working on a WebForms application that has several pages. Each page currently loads JQuery in a script tag in the head. A colleague I'm working with insists this is WET code and a violation of ...
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The best way of handing a form post as an API type of submission

I have recently been tasked with a project to create an API that handles a form post using PHP. I have never done something like this before and this will be handling payments so I would like to do ...
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Registration form with email verification

Can someone point me in the right direction: I need to make a website with a registration form, to create accounts with e-mail verification, to write the forms content in a database table or something ...
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How can I cleanly handle a several permutations of Resource Request, (Optional) Login Control, Resource Result?

Whenever a user interacts with a resource while not logged in, I need to: Redirect them to a secure page. Show a signup/login dialog (which is usually partially customized based on the resource, ...
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Entity Framework Domain Object as Business Object

If I am not concerned with unit testing and switching my data access out at a later time, would using my entity framework objects as my business objects be okay? I have an existing database for which ...
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ASP.NET user control best practices, programmatically or markup?

I've just started an internship with a company whose main product is an ASP.NET web forms. My related experience so far has been with Java and front end web development. My current task is to make ...
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Data Storage patterns for intermediate saving a web-based workflow form

Background: I am developing a wizard based web form where users can log in an fill in some details and press next and previous to go back and forth in the wizard before they actually submit. When the ...
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When and why to use Page.ResolveUrl

So, i had a discussion with a colleague on why and where should we use Page.ResolveUrl("~/PageUrl.aspx") instead of ./PageUrl.aspx. For example, are there any differences between: <a href='<...
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Asp.net Web Form for Local Use [closed]

I am trying to build an Asp.Net Web Form project to use at my job. We work with a lot of excel files and a large task for me and others at my company is combining/comparing/updating data in these ...
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Generating URL's that fill forms on my site

I have a asp.net web forms page where admins can search by user last name and then select them and approve or deny their access to the site. When users request access, an email is sent out informing ...
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Web Forms and MVC in the same web project

I'm working in a large legacy project which was build with ASP.NET Web Forms and the idea to add in the MVC libraries to the same project has been tossed around. I know that this is possible (there ...
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Stored procedure in asp.net webforms [duplicate]

Previously while working on database in asp.net I was using stored procedure with no tier architecture. So I was including connection string, crud query etc in every button click event. Then I was ...
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Is ASP.NET MVC too much overhead for smaller projects? [closed]

I will be honest I don't really know much about MVC other than the stuff you can read online in 5 minutes. Unfortunately this doesn't really tell me whether its suited to smaller projects or not. I ...
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Flexible authorization design in ASP.NET pages?

I'm developing an ASP.NET webforms application with pages which displays information based on the authorization level of the authenticated user (very typical). I will write a simple example of the ...
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Automating form error handling

I'm not sure if I'm being clever or making things more difficult. I'm working within a custom MVC framework, and within some of my "views" which contain forms I'm preserving input and styling errors ...
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Suggestion on how to fill a web form (several times) [closed]

I need to fill a form using data from a CSV file. I was planning to use CURL+PHP to do it, but then I realized the form has several steps (one on each page), plus it uses javascript to fill hidden ...
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Design pattern for an ASP.NET project using Entity Framework

I'm building a website in ASP.NET (Web Forms) on top of an engine with business rules (which basically resides in a separate DLL), connected to a database mapped with Entity Framework (in a 3rd, ...
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ASP.NET Web Forms is bad, or what am I missing? [closed]

Being a PHP guy myself I recently had to write a spider to an asp.net site. I was really surprised by the different approach to ajax and form-handling. For example, in the PHP sites I've worked with, ...
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Drawbacks of using pure html in webforms? [duplicate]

I'm maintaining an ASP.NET Webforms 4.5 application for a few months and frankly i'm fed up with server controls. So i switched to pure HTML and Javascript for front end, when creating new content (or ...
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Dynamic form builder forms and database design? [closed]

Say your users can create their own web-based forms (textboxes, selects, etc) and publish them on the web for their users to fill out. Does anyone have a resource or any advice on how to architect ...
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How to Implement Complex Form Data?

I'm supposed to implement a relatively complex form that looks like follows, but has at least four more pages requiring the user to fill in all necessary information for the tracks: This data will ...
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What is the difference between PHP and ASP.NET Web Forms in page size?

I plan to program web applications for small companies. When I read about ASP.NET Web Forms, I liked its way of building dynamic sites. However, I have heard from a friend that Web Forms could ...
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Does the lack of states on HTTP make the protocol unfit for modern applications? [closed]

I changed from PHP to ASP.NET, now I’m working with webforms in a somewhat large company. I given some though and research to back my impressions on ASP.NET webforms and I came to the conclusion that ...
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Which asp.net technology fits this situation best?

I think I can count WebAPI out, but WebForms, WebPages, and MVC are all possibilities. I want to create an asp.net web site that is primarily static content and links to other sites. The only "fancy"...
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Newbie ASP.NET developer being forced into MVC4 with WebForms

I recently got hired on as a new ASP.NET developer (C# code behind). When I arrived, I was told that they were moving to MVC 4, and so I bought two books on that. However, the other day I learned ...
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Should I implement BackBone.js into my ASP.NET WebForms applications?

Background I'm trying to improve my group's current web app development pattern. Our current pattern is something we came up with while trying to rich web apps on top of ASP.NET WebForms (none of us ...
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multi-clients web application,should I use custom user controls or a common user control

Say my company is going to build a complicated asp.net web form education system. One of the module is web based registration. To make it flexiable, we decide to use user control(ascx) with rule-...
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How can I bind an interface to a class decided by an xml or database configuration at the launch of the application?

I'm re-working on the design of an existing application which is build using WebForms. Currently the plan is to work it into a MVP pattern application while using Ninject as the IoC container. The ...
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ASP.NET Webforms developers and web designers: how to interact?

I'm an ASP.NET Webforms developer, and I face some problems when I deal with designers. Designers always complain about the asp.net server controls. They'd rather just have an html file and create ...
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Alternative way of developing for ASP.NET to WebForms - Any problems with this?

So I have been developing in ASP.NET WebForms for some time now but often get annoyed with all the overhead (like ViewState and all the JavaScript it generates), and the way WebForms takes over a lot ...
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Best Architecture for ASP.NET WebForms Application

I have written an ASP.NET WebForms portal for a client. The project has kind of evolved rather than being properly planned and structured from the beginning. Consequently, all the code is mashed ...
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Where should I insert data into the database?

I am making a pretty standard PHP sign up form that will validate the data the user entered and then redirect to a page with a success message. I would like to store this data in a database. Should I ...
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