What is REST (Representational State Transfer)

REST (Representational State Transfer) defines a set of architectural principles by which you can design Web services that focus on a system’s resources. REST, which was first introduced by Roy Fielding (Univ. of California, Irvine) in the year 2000, is a simpler alternative to SOAP/WSDL based web services. A web service is said to be ‘RESTful’ when it is implemented using the principles of REST. Over the past couple of years web technology giants have started adopting REST and RESTful services heavily underscoring their significance.

How to use Namespace Alias Qualifier – (global)

As you know a code file can declare multiple namespaces – stand-alone ones or nested ones. The types under the namespaces with the same name are treated as one single logical group. Types that are not declared in any namespace are considered to be in the “global” namespace, which is the outer-most, default one.

How to get details of a file extension including icon

How to retrieve the descriptive name of a file extension and icon. If you have some sort of file ‘browse’ Window that you want to show the file name, and the ‘File Type’ field where it says something like ‘File Folder’, ‘WinZip File’ or ‘FLG File’ – here is some simple code that does that for you.

ASP Content Rotator

This article describes how to code a content rotator for your homepage. Each time a user requests the Web page, the content rotator object displays a new HTML content string based on the information provided by you.

Display Online Users

This articles shows how to display online/active users on your website using ASP.NET

Simple Web Form Post in ASP.NET

Here is one small sample code, which takes input from a text box inside a web form and displays the input on submitting the form.