# DotNet

Entity Framework quick start

Microsoft’s Entity Framework has been around a while, but with it’s latest incarnation it is really shaping up nicely. I’ve been enjoying the ‘code first’ approach in version 4.1 of the framework. This allows you start your application design from POCOs, allowing the framework to infer the database design for you.

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W3C validation of ASP.Net output

A while ago I had to make certain that a CMS driven site built in .Net met some validation criteria. Specifically the XHTML markup. Running it by the W3C validator service, the markup always failed.

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Validation groups in .Net

Evening all. Not posted in a while as I've plenty going on in the 'real' world. Anyway, last week I was building a search form whereby you could either search by reference code, or by using full search criteria.

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jQuery UI Date Picker control issue with .Net

Aye, I do whitter on about jQuery. It's ace. The newly released jQuery UI is pretty special too. One of the many great widgets is the Date Picker control.

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Using jQuery selectors to reference .Net controls

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Consume .Net Web service using jQuery

The JavaScript functionality that is injected into .Net pages seems limited when compared to jQuery. Whilst looking for a way to use jQuery instead of the stock Microsoft client library, I came across an excellent article.

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