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Archive for May 8th, 2013

Debugging TypeScript Under DotNetNuke

I’ve been playing with TypeScript for the last couple of weeks and I’ve fallen in love.  Now I can write JavaScript code without having to switch between thinking about the problem in terms of object oriented programming (csharp) and kind of sort of object oriented programming (javascript).

But, what I’ve had trouble getting to work is using the sourcemap feature to debug in TypeScript instead of debugging in the resulting JavaScript.  Not that I can’t read the resulting JavaScript, I can.  But, I invariably end up changing the JS source instead of the TS source.

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Multi-Step Processing in ASP.NET

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I received the following question a few days ago but I’ve been so busy with billable work that I just haven’t had a chance to answer it until now.  Actually, I’m still busy, but I hate letting these questions go for too long.

“Right now I am working on a project where I have to screen a user.  This is a multi-step process.  At the end of the process I store the data back to the system. Currently, I am storing all the options a user will select in a session variable and then finally using them at the last step. Can you please suggest a better way to store this temporary data that does not require using a session? This type of situation comes up a lot.  We’ve used multiview to get it working. But this does not seem to be viable in all situations.”

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