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Visual Studio Custom Project Template

Visual Studio provides us a way to create custom solution templates that contain the structure and resources that we add to all projects.

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Custom Scaffolding

Scaffolding is a great time saver. Microsoft has allowed for developers to customize scaffolding for each project. To take advantage of this all you have to do is make a copy of the templates you want, modify them and include them in your project.

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Counting Characters in a Text Area

There are many times that you may want to count the number of characters in a text area and display that number to the users especially to show limits on text fields. This is very easily done with a little jQuery.

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Editing Records and Updating Images with Entity Framework

Editing records using EF is very simple unless you're trying to update a file or photo in which you can get entity attachment errors. We can use the AsNoTracking() to solve this problem.

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Adding and Referencing Additional Data in the Asp.net Identity AspNetUsers Table

Storing a user’s name or other personal information in the AspNetUsers table can be very useful. In this post I am going to show how to add FirstName and LastName columns to the AspNetUsers table and then pull that information out when a user signs in.

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Creating a YouTube application with ASP.NET MVC and the YouTube API

Creating an application using ASP.NET MVC to manage the videos that you want users to see without all the other stuff is pretty straight forward.

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