Last Updated on Wednesday, 9 January 2013 11:18 Written by David Bauernschmidt Tuesday, 8 January 2013 12:00
Among the most common items in a web site is the implementation of email. There are many ways of implementing email from a web site. You can use a multitude of technologies to accomplish this. This article is not to discuss different methods but to look at one method which is asp.net. You could just set the settings (server, login, password, etc) in code and use the standard SMTP code that so many sites put together, however; I have found this to be cumbersome when you are deploying the site to production. Furthermore; after you publish to production any further testing will mingle the production emails among the testing emails. So what can you do to make this an easier transition? If you are familiar with VS 2012 transformation then you can see where I am going. If not then be prepared to learn something new today.Learn More
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 08:53 Written by David Bauernschmidt Tuesday, 11 December 2012 12:00
If you have been following along in Part 1 you know that by now you will have a web service ready to be consumed in your project. Let’s continue on with this example and create a report that is hosted at Arvixe. (Concepts apply to most vendors). One thing to keep in mind with Arvixe this that testing your code report link is different than when you deploy it. I will get to that in a minute but let’s continue on.
Right click on your project and select ..”Add New Item” (figure 1)
Select Generic Handler and name the file something like ….”SSRS.ashxLearn More
Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 December 2012 07:42 Written by David Bauernschmidt Friday, 7 December 2012 12:00
Over the years I have built several SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) reports. Many of them have been designed, created, and deployed inside the standard SSRS folders structure. However; a couple of years ago I had a client wanting to access the report while inside a web application. They didn’t want to leave the application to run the report and they wanted it to look and feel as part of the application.
At first the request did not seem that difficult, after all Arvixe has all of this technology and it seemed to be straight forward. Just start a new project, add a new reference, and start coding, Right? However; I should have known that when things seem simple there is always a fly in the ointment. The next couple of articles will take you from beginning to end in using a reporting services .wsdl to generate reports from within a web application. (I will not go over the actual creation of the report.)Learn More