Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications Jump Start

For those who wish to review the sessions or couldn’t attend to the “Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications Jump Start”, provided by Jon Galloway (@jongalloway) and Christopher Harrison (@geektrainer) the video recordings are now available on MVA.

You can find it the whole course here: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/developing-asp-net-mvc-4-web-applications-jump-start

Videos available on Channel9 (http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Dev-ASP-MVC4-WebApps)

Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications: (01) Introduction to MVC 4
Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications: (02) Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Models
Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications: (03) Developing MVC 4 Controllers
Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications: (04) Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Views
Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications: (05) Integrating JavaScript and MVC 4
Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications: (06) Implementing Web APIs
Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications: (07) Deploying to Windows Azure
Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications: (08) Visual Studio 2013/MVC 5 Sneak Peek

Error on GetSkin() loading a DotNetNuke website

Trying to load a DotNetNuke website, I was getting an error on Default.aspx page in this specific line:

Exception Details: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

 ctlSkin = IsPopUp ? UI.Skins.Skin.GetPopUpSkin(this) : UI.Skins.Skin.GetSkin(this); 

(Line 666, coincidence? Eheh)

The error was related to DNNMenu web user control, saying that couldn’t found the .ascx file.

After struggling a bit, I’ve found my DesktopModules folder was being considered as a Virtual Directory on IIS and pointing to a wrong path. So after fixing, pointing out to the right path, everything was working again :)

Visual Studio 2013 and ASP.NET vNext

Today was a great day for all .NET developers attending Build conference (or watching online).

A preview of next version of Visual Studio is available and we can now test and use the all new features announced. You can download here. As usual, Somasegar made a great blog post showing a lot of new features and cool stuff around Visual Studio, including also the announcement of Update 3 for Visual Studio 2012 (Web Installer | ISO).

On next links, you can find a lot of useful information about whats next on .NET world:

Visual Studio 2013 and Git

On Visual Studio ALM and TFS blog, we can find a new post where are showing some new and cool changes related to Git support on Visual Studio 2013.

Version control

  • Git built in to Visual Studio and TFS
  • Use branches to switch contexts and isolate risk
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Work around a few known issues
  • More of what’s new

Team Foundation Build

  • Build Windows 8.1 Preview Store apps
  • Build more simply. Build in Git!
  • Scripts!
  • Customize your build processes

You can check here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2013/06/26/visual-studio-2013-preview-version-control-tfbuild.aspx