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OpenXML support in Zend Framework 1.7 Lucene indexer

It has indeed been a long time since I blogged about OpenXML. However, this does not mean I'm completely doing nothing with it! PHPExcel still keeps eating a lot of evening hours as well as some other OpenXML-related projects. The folks at Zend contacted me if I would be interested in implementing OpenXML in... Read more »

Integrating NUnit test results in Team Build 2008

When using Team Foundation Server 2008 and Team Build, chances are you are developing unit tests in Microsoft’s test framework which is integrated with Visual Studio 2008. This integration offers valuable data hen a build has been finished on the build server: test run results are published in the Team Founda... Read more »

CarTrackr - Sample ASP.NET MVC application

Some people may have already noticed the link in my VISUG session blog post, but for those who didn't... I've released my sample application CarTrackr on CodePlex. CarTrackr is a sample application for the ASP.NET MVC framework using the repository pattern and dependency injection using the Unity applic... Read more »

Introduction to ASP.NET MVC for VISUG - Presentation materials

Yesterday evening, I did a presentation on the ASP.NET MVC framework for VISUG (Visual Studio User Group Belgium). I really hope everyone got a good feel on what the ASP.NET MVC framework is all about and what it takes to build an ASP.NET MVC application. Thank you Pieter Gheysens for inviting me for this talk! An... Read more »

Using the ASP.NET MVC ModelBinder attribute - Second part

Just after the ASP.NET MVC preview 5 was released, I made a quick attempt to using the ModelBinder attribute. In short, a ModelBinder allows you to use complex objects as action method parameters, instead of just basic types like strings and integers. While my aproach was correct, it did not really cover the whole ... Read more »

Forms interaction with ASP.NET MVC (screencast)

Abstract: "This screencast is a short demonstration on how you can handle form interactions using the ASP.NET MVC framework." Download sample code: MvcCommentForm.zip (593.58 kb) This is an imported post. It was imported from my old blog using an au... Read more »

Using the ASP.NET MVC ModelBinder attribute

ASP.NET MVC action methods can be developed using regular method parameters. In earlier versions of the ASP.NET MVC framework, these parameters were all simple types like integers, strings, booleans, … When required, a method parameter can be a complex type like a Contact with Name, Email and Message propert... Read more »

Form validation with ASP.NET MVC preview 5

In earlier ASP.NET MVC previews, form validation was something that should be implemented "by hand". Since the new ASP.NET MVC preview 5, form validation has become more handy. Let me show you how you can add validation in such a ridiculously easy manner. Here's an example controller: [code:c#] ... Read more »