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How to use an Umbraco data type to populate an MVC Drop Down List

If you use Umbraco and you create forms using MVC and razor, perhaps a contact form, you might want to populate a dropdownlist with data controlled by the Umbraco backoffice. This post shows you how to do that.

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How to deploy an ASP.NET website using Umbraco as an example

This post gives you step by step instructions for how to deploy an ASP.NET website. In the video I'm using an Umbraco site as an example, but it applies to any ASP.NET website. If you are unsure of any of the steps then watch the video.

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How to search by document type and property in Umbraco

This post shows you how to search by specific document types and fields in umbraco, using Examine.

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How to convert SQL Server Compact Edition .sdf to Full SQL and speed up Umbraco

This post shows you how to convert a SQL Compact Edition database to full SQL and speed up Umbraco

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How to start using Dependency Injection in MVC and Umbraco

This post has the code and a video you need to help you start using Dependency Injection in MVC and Umbraco

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What does the term dogfooding mean?

There are certain terms in the software industry which you may hear for the first time and immediately understand their meaning. For instance, backdoor; a hidden method of gaining access to a computer system. The term dogfooding is not an obvious one. This pos…

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Developers are creative too

I used to think I wasn't a creative person, I just have a logical thinking brain and not a creative one. I used to think the creative types of people are the graphic designers or the front end developers who make fancy animations.

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Umbraco Site Navigation Menu Model Example in C# MVC

This post gives you the basic code to loop through the pages in your site and populate the navigation model. It also gives you the code to add it to and call it from the cache.

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Simple Reusable .NET Caching Example Code in C#

Caching is important because it can speed up your website or application. Here is a simple example for you to take away and re-use:

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How to create a random password generator in C#

In this post I will show you how to create your own password generator in C#. It can be used to generate random strong passwords and it complies with recommendations from OWASP

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