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Different data type in Web API response of the same method

Both XML and JSON in return result of Web API REST service method
 
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Web API restful services are very flexible and they return different data format (JSON or XML) depending on accept type header value from your browser (or other client). However this is not always so precise so sometime you have to force return type. More on how to force return type on API method side itself you can find in this article...read more

Generating HTML string in C#

The proper way to generate html string in C#
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From time to time you get to the point where you have to generate some HTML in C# code. Of course, the easier way is to concatenate string and return that as a result of a method. This is not the most elegant solution and it is only fine for some short string. ...read more

Enumerable Tips & Tricks with String and Int

Useful things to do with Enumerable in a single line
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System.Linq.Enumerable is a core of LINQ magic. Most of the functions we use in a daily basis for anything we write with sequence, but what is really interesting is that methods from this class can be used for some tricky operations on strings and numbers and make them one line instead of loops. ...read more

Extending WebForms Page class for registering stylesheet include

Extension method which enables registering stylesheet file reference
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I recently started working on an Umbraco package for GoogleMap manipulation. Since initial version of package is planned only for Umbraco 6 I decided to use WebuserControl for creating a package custom datatype. It means that for one document type I might have multiple control instances on the page. ...read more

Detecting request from mobile device

Take control over what is and what is not mobile device for your web app
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Microsoft made is easy to detect whether request to your web application is coming from mobile device or not by adding a property to Request class. Usage of this is Request.Browser.IsMobileDevice. This works pretty fine for most of mobile devices, but this property is based on list of mobile browsers which is configured in .NET framework itself. ...read more

Handling ajax request in WebForms

Elegant way to do AJAX in WebForms
 
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In case you want to add JQuery Ajax calls to your page, you would basically need to add one more page which will be invoked with Ajax call. In order to reduce number of physical pages you can reuse the same page, but make it act differently for normal GET/POST HTTP request and totally different for Ajax GET/POST HTTP request...read more

Detect ajax request in C#

Easier way to detect whether request is an ajax request
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Sometime you need to determine whether your request is standard GET/POST request or Ajax POST/GET http request. This info is stored in request value isAjax or X-Requested-With. By checking these values of request you can easily determine whether http request is ajax or not. ...read more

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