Save Asp.NET Session state in SQL Server

Session states of the application can be easily saved into SQL Server using the following steps:

  1. Change the settings in the web.config file.
     <sessionState mode=   allowCustomSqlDatabase="true"  
    cookieless="false" timeout="20" sqlConnectionString=
    "database=Test_globalBms ;
    user id=abc;password=abc123$;server= " />
  2. In the database create the appropriate tables.It is done automatically wen we execute the exe aspnet_regsql.exe located at C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0. location

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Adding Blogs to an application


This is an opensource project and makes us very simple for us to add blogging engine to an application.

BlogEngine.NET may be the simplest and most light weight ASP.NET blog at the moment, but still full featured. Here are some of the features:

– Multi-author support
– Pingbacks and trackbacks
– Event based for plug-in writers
– Theming directly in master pages and user controls
– Gravatar and coComments implemented
– Live preview on commenting
– Comment moderation
– BlogML import/export
– Extension model
– Code syntax highlighting
– Mono support
– Full editing and creation of pages that are not posts
– Extended search capabilities
– Tag cloud
– Self updating blogroll
– Runs entirely on XML or SQL Server. Your choice.

Home page of BlogEngine.NET

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Add Forum capabilites to your .NET application

Want to add a cool forum in your .net application?
A forum where users can perform all the functions which are being used in the latest applications available till now?


An opensource project YetAnotherForum.NET is the answer to the questions raised above.

YetAnotherForum.NET (YAF) is a Open Source discussion forum or bulletin board system for web sites running ASP.NET.

Features of YAF

  • 100% C# ASP.NET
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005 database support.
  • User configurable cultures. See dates and numbers the way you are used to.
  • All dates and times in local time zone for registered users.
  • Unlimited number of categories, forums and messages.
  • Includes private messaging and private messaging notification features.
  • Possibility to hide forums when user has no access.
  • Unlimited user groups, with option to automatically promote users based on number of posts.
  • Access rights based on groups.
  • Polls can be added to posts.
  • Administrators can mass email to all users or specific group.
  • Template for easy integration with your current site design.
  • Web based administration.
  • Member list.
  • Move topics to other forums.
  • Active topics list.
  • Active users list.
  • Print topics.
  • Email topics.
  • Setup moderators with the ability to moderate topics, posts and users signatures.
  • Watch forums or topics for new posts.
  • View and delete subscriptions from the user control panel.
  • Change password in control panel.
  • Recover lost passwords.
  • Supports smileys/emoticons.
  • Quick and easy installation.
  • IP banning.
  • Points for points system.
  • Multiple boards support.
  • Comes with many themes to choose from.
  • Supports common “Rich Text Editors” including FreeTextBox and FCKEditor.


YetAnotherForum Screen Shot
YetAnotherForum Screen Shot

Just go the the home page of the project , download the setup and install it in your project environment. And enjoy a cool forum capabilities in your application.

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