ASP.NET MVC 3 Web Application Project Template

ASP.NET MVC 3 is a framework for building scalable, standards-based web applications using well-established design patterns and the power of ASP.NET and the .NET Framework.

However only the MVC 2 Web Application Project Template is available with Visual Web Developer 2010 Express initially and you have to download MVC 3 from following link and install it in order to get ASP.NET MVC 3 Web Application Project Template on VS Express.

Getting Started with WatiN

Here’s a code snippet to start testing with WatiN. Got it from the WatiN web site.

using System;
using WatiN.Core;

  class WatiNConsoleExample
    static void Main(string[] args)
      // Open a new Internet Explorer window and
      // goto the google website.
      IE ie = new IE(;
      // Find the search text field and type Watin in it.
      // Click the Google search button.
      ie.Button(Find.ByValue(“Google Search”)).Click();
      // Uncomment the following line if you want to close
      // Internet Explorer and the console window immediately.

Create Log file and attach Data file in SQL Server

You can attach a SQL Server data file(.mdf) which has no log file(.ldf) associate with the data file.

Use the following SQL Query with the correct path of the data file. 

ON (FILENAME = ‘C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\MyDB_Data.mdf’)  — change the drive and file path


Silverlight 4 Tools for Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010 Express

The basic Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010 Express does not contain Silverlight 4 tools and following is an update to Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010 Express is required to support the targeted version of Silverlight.

Download the Visual Studio update at: