How to do URL Rewrites with ASP.NET 2.0 3.0 3.5 on IIS6 and IIS7 and What is Wild Card Mapping

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The Problem Over the past several years I've found myself running into the same problem over and over so I thought I'd blog the solution so at least I don't waste time figuring it out again.  So, when do you need this?  The answer for me is that I want to be able reference a web site without having to expose the underlying site structure.  For example, on the home page of my business, I want people to be able to type http://73rdstreet.com/Home and be taken to http://www.73rdstreet.com/HomeSite/Home.aspx. The Symptom You may see errors that say something like: Server Error in Application ... HTTP Error 404.0 - Not Found … Continue Reading

Display Images with IIS7 in Vista or Windows 2008

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So, this may seem simple, but for an hour I wrestled with displaying images on IIS7 with vista.  ASP.NET worked fine, but no static files, css, jpg's, gif's or anything.  Just unformatted text. Turns out when I added the web server in vista, I forgot to check the Static Content checkbox under World Wide Web Services / Common Http Features. … Continue Reading

Display Images with the Silverlight Downloader in Alpha 1.1

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From Non-Local Servers Asynchronously This issue has come up several times for me.  That is, you have an image  url you want to display in your silverlight .net 1.1 application that comes from  some foreign server.  That is, you want this to work:  (and of course it does not). The Problem … Continue Reading

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