January 26th, 2013

Using Microsoft Translator With ASP.NET MVC 4 Web API

This article explains how to use the Microsoft Translator API to translate text that was input by the user. Microsoft Translation Service is an online service which has support for AJAX, HTTP or SOAP and Basic subscriptions, up to 2 million characters a month, are free. Google’s free Translation API are deprecated So Microsoft Translator is a good alternative. In this sample, we will use AJAX API for English to Hindi translation.

January 25th, 2013

Responsive ASP.NET GridView With Twitter Bootstrap

In my recent post, Responsive ASP.NET GridView is implemented using jQuery FooTable plugin. If you are using Twitter Bootstrap framework, you can easily show hide elements based on characteristics of the device the site is being displayed on, most commonly the width of the browser using the inbuilt CSS classes.

January 17th, 2013

Saving SkyDrive Excel Survey Data To Sql Server Database with ASP.NET MVC

SkyDrive provides the excel survey feature which allows you to create online surveys and analyze results using the free Excel Web App or Excel on your desktop. You can display the survey results by embedding the excel in a web page. ExcelMashup.com allows you show a workbook directly in your website. It also lets you easily sort, filter, and interact with the workbook as in Web Excel with powerful Javascript API. We will create a sample survey and save result data to database using ASP.NET MVC and Entity Framework.

January 13th, 2013

Database Change Notifications in ASP.NET using SignalR and SqlDependency

This article shows how to display real time sql server database change notification in ASP.NET using SignalR and SqlDependency object which represents a query notification dependency between an application and an instance of SQL Server. Consider your database is updated or synchronized by windows service in background, you have to display real time updated data. This article explains how to implement it.

January 5th, 2013

Making ASP.NET GridView Responsive With jQuery FooTable

As the current trend is to make website compatible with all platforms like desktop, tablet and mobile..etc, Responsive Design technique comes into the picture. Using it, the website adapts the layout to the environment that it is being viewed in. In this post, we will make ASP.NET gridview responsive using jQuery FooTable plugin. It hides certain columns of data at different resolutions based on data-* attributes and converts hidden data to expandable rows.

January 4th, 2013

Creating a Pinterest Like Layout in ASP.NET

Pinterest is currently the world’s fastest growing social networking site and famous for the best functioning visual design. Do you love the look and feel of Pinterest? This post explains how to implement the same masonry dynamic layout with infinite scroll in ASP.NET.