An Introduction to Ignite UI and Combo with Load On Demand, Auto Complete, Remote Filtering, Auto Suggestion and Picture in Combo Item

Very recently I’ve worked on Infragistics Iginte UI and I found it very interesting and easy to for rich web features with only few steps or configurations. I’ve shared my experience and knowledge via code project article. If you any of you are interested then you can read it from here.

Here I’m quoting a part of my written article:

Well, probably you have already been working and been a fan of JQuery, Angular JS, Sencha/ExtJS etc tools/frameworks. So why you choose it? Well with my very little experience I found it very easy and interesting to achieve many complex functionalities in different type of controls. It take only few steps/lines of code. You just need to know how to configure it. If you want to learn more about it then Ignite UI tells it better way. Here I’m quoting two paragraphs from them:

Fire Up Your Hybrid HTML5 & jQuery Development with the Leading Edge UI Toolset for Any Browser, Platform, or Device“.

The best HTML5 applications call for stellar Data Visualization and rocket-fast performance, and nobody else gives you the tools to deliver across every browser, platform and device better than Ignite UI (formerly NetAdvantage for jQuery). Prepare to launch modern UIs that deliver the versatility of HTML5 without sacrificing resources, time, or money. With Ignite UI, your apps will boldly go where no app has gone before.”.

I hope you will enjoy it.


Basic IIS Authentication using .NET/C#

Few days ago I was working on a project that required to access a wiki page. Whenever I was trying to access the page via web browser then it was asking user/pwd to access the page. It was not like a login page where you will put your credentials and access the page. Rather it was coming from IIS for basic authentication.

If any site uses standard Log In Form then I can easily log in to the site using .NET/C#. For this I simply need to pass my user/pwd as POST data. For IIS basic authentication I need to provide extra information to the site in different way. Here is the code that I used for my purpose:

WebRequest webRequest = WebRequest.Create(finalUrl);
ServicePointManager.SecurityProtocol = SecurityProtocolType.Ssl3;
CredentialCache credentialCache = new CredentialCache();
credentialCache.Add(new System.Uri(finalUrl), “Basic”, new NetworkCredential(userName, password));

webRequest.Credentials = credentialCache;
webRequest.PreAuthenticate = true;

HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)webRequest.GetResponse();

contentType = response.ContentType;
System.IO.Stream stream = response.GetResponseStream();

System.IO.StreamReader sReader = new System.IO.StreamReader(stream);
pageSource = sReader.ReadToEnd();

Look at the bold lines of this code segment. Here I’veĀ  to mention that I’m going to create a “Basic” authentication as the second parameter of the credential cache and before requesting to the page I need to mention that it requires pre-authentication[webRequest.PreAuthenticate = true;]. This two options serve my purpose to authenticate basic IIS at first and then make my intended request to the site.

I hope this code block will also help you!