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Cascading dropdown with ASP.NET Web Forms and Entity framework

This post may be pretty basic for many people. But I have been getting this request over and over so I thought it will be a good idea to write a blog post about it.

In this blog post, We are going to learn how we can create the cascading dropdown with ASP.NET Web forms and Entity framework. To create an application first we need to create web application like following.



After creating a web application like following. It’s time to create model classes for our application. Here to illustrate the example, We are going to use Standard and Student models. Multiple students can be there in a standard. So we are going to have two dropdowns Standard and Student. Once you change select standard based on that student dropdown will be filled.

Here is code for Standard Student Model class:
using System.Collections.Generic; namespace CascadingDropdownEF.Models { public class Standard { public int StandardId { get; set; } public string Name { get; set; } public vi…

DocumentDB data in Visual Studio with cloud explorer

Recently, During Global Azure Boot camp presentation , One offline question was asked that how we can see and browse the data from DocumentDB. So I thought there will be lots of developers who might have the same question that where I can see data from DocumentDB in visual studio.

Yes you can see your DocumentDB data into visual studio. There is an extension called Cloud explorer from where you can browse all the services of Azure. With Visual Studio community edition its comes inbuilt But If you have not that installed then you can install via following steps.

How to install Cloud explorer in Visual Studio: Open visual studio and go to Extensions and updates like below.



Once you click on that it open a window loading all the extensions select online and type cloud in the search box and you will able to see cloud explorer like below.



I have Cloud explorer installed in my Visual studio that’s its showing Green tick otherwise it will show download button there and you can download and …

Visual Studio code 1.0 Released

Microsoft has released visual studio code on 1.0 version 14th April 2016. Those who have not used Visual Studio code, Visual studio code a is cross platform open source editor from Microsoft. It supports the variety of languages and you can do almost everything that you can do in an IDE. It also provides support for the debugging few languages.

In blog of Visual Studio Code, Microsoft says
Since our initial launch one year ago, 2 million developers have installed VS Code,” the Visual Studio Code team revealed. “Today, we’re excited to report that more than 500,000 developers actively use VS Code each month.
Image source: Visual Studio code blog.

There is some important milestone that Visual studio code is received like following.
Visual studio code is now fully localizable and supports 9 languagesVisual studio supports extensions and community has built more than 1000 extensions in such a sort spanIt now supports syntax highlighting and few more features for more than 100 languages.It…

Global Azure Bootcamp 2016 Ahmedabad–Awesome event recap

Yesterday, Ahmedabad User group has organized the Global Azure Bootcamp 2016 event. It was a fun to be there. The event was very well received and attended by the group of people excited about Azure cloud platform.  Thanks for hosting is Ahmedabad User Group.


Event Recap: In the morning, Event is started around 10:00 am. Mahesh had made all attendees comfortable and given some insights about Azure platform.



After that, It was my time to present some. I have shared my knowledge about DocumentDB with my presentation about Introduction to DocumentDB.




There well lots of interest in the audience and we had lots of conversation about it. Here is the presentation link for the same.

Here was the agenda for my presentation.

What is document databases?What is DocumentDB?Why we should use DocumentDB?How we can use DocumentDB? You can also find demo code for the presentation at the following location.
https://github.com/dotnetjalps/gab16augdemo

Due to the huge interest in people, We promise them to…

Visual Studio 15 Next version of visual studio is available now

With Build 2016 event, Microsoft has announced the preview of next version of Visual Studio called Visual Studio 15. You can download the next version of VS from below link.

https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/visual-studio-next-downloads-vs

There are two options available for there on above link for download. One is normal Installed which is traditional installer contains all the functionality of earlier version of visual studio.

The second option contains a new lightweight installer which a brand new install from the Microsoft focusing on making visual studio installation faster and-and less impactful. The smallest installation of the Visual studio is now under 500 MB and includes support for more than 20 languages. You can optionally add additional features like desktop development using  Windows forms and WPF.


P.S. This is a preview still Microsoft is working on that so you will not see lots of new features and its in preview so you should never use it for production. There ar…

Come join us at - Global Azure Bootcamp 2016 Organized by Ahmedabad User Group

Do you want to be part of largest community event is the world? If Yes, then Global Azure boot camp 2016 is there. Ahmedabad User group is going to organize Global Azure boot camp.


The global azure boot camp is going to be organized at more than 180 locations worldwide. They are going to have some cool Azure lab. So I would encourage you to participate in that.

You can find more information about that following link.

http://global.azurebootcamp.net/

If you want to participate in this one of the greatest event hosted by Ahmedabad User Group then you can register via the following  link.

gab16aug.eventbrite.com

Please create a pass for yourself and be there. I am also going to be there as a speaker and going to present about document DB.

So see you all there!