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ASP.NET Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: How to Fix - Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object

clock September 27, 2012 07:59 by author Jervis

ASP.NET requests that have lots of form keys, files, or JSON payload receive an error response from the server. The Application log on the server has a Warning entry with a Source that is a specific version of ASP.NET, and an Event ID of 1309. The event log contains one of the following messages:

Message 1:


Application information:

     Application domain: /LM/W3SVC/1/ROOT/<App Domain>
     Trust level: Medium
     Application Virtual Path: <VDIR Path>
     Application Path: <App Path>
     Machine name: <Machine Name>
Process information:
     Process ID: 0001
     Process name: w3wp.exe
     Account name: IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool
Exception information:
     Exception type: HttpException
     Exception message: The URL-encoded form data is not valid.
     at System.Web.HttpRequest.FillInFormCollection()
     at System.Web.HttpRequest.get_Form()
     at System.Web.HttpRequest.get_HasForm()
     at System.Web.UI.Page.GetCollectionBasedOnMethod(Boolean dontReturnNull)
     at System.Web.UI.Page.DeterminePostBackMode()
     at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint)

Message 2:

Application information:

      Application domain: /LM/W3SVC/1/ROOT/<App Domain>
      Trust level: Medium
      Application Virtual Path: <VDIR Path>
      Application Path: <App Path>
      Machine name: <Machine Name>
Process information:
      Process ID: 0001
      Process name: w3wp.exe
      Account name: IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool
Exception information:
      Exception type: InvalidOperationException
      Exception message: Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object.
      at System.Web.HttpRequest.FillInFilesCollection()
      at System.Web.HttpRequest.get_Files()
      at FileUpload.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      at System.Web.Util.CalliHelper.EventArgFunctionCaller(IntPtr fp, Object o, Object t, EventArgs e)
      at System.Web.Util.CalliEventHandlerDelegateProxy.Callback(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      at System.Web.UI.Control.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
      at System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive()
      at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint

to resolve this problem, you should change your web.config

<configuration>
  <appSettings>
    <add key="aspnet:MaxHttpCollectionKeys" value="5000" />
  </appSettings>
</configuration>

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Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:


-
DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.

- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.

- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.

- Data Center

ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization – as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.

- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.

- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal’s top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.

- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients’ critical sites and services.

 



ASP.NET 4.5 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Custom Caching Provider in ASP.NET 4.0/4.5

clock September 24, 2012 08:09 by author Jervis

In this article I am trying to explain Custom Caching Provider in ASP.NET 4.0 or 4.5. I have created a sample in Visual Studio 2011.

Purpose


Caching enables you to store data in memory for rapid access. When the data is accessed again, applications can get the data from the cache instead of retrieving it from the original source. This can improve performance and scalability. In addition, caching makes data available when the data source is temporarily unavailable.


Code:

Step 1: Create two new projects; one is Web Application and the other is Class Library.


Step 2: Now open the Class Library project and add a reference for System.Web assembly.

Step 3: Now inherit your class from OutputCacheProvider Class.

Step 4: Now override all Add, Get, Set and Remove Methods.

Here is sample Code.

public class FileCacheProvider : OutputCacheProvider
    {
        private string _filecachePath;

        public string FilecachePath
        {
            get
            {
                if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(_filecachePath))
                    return _filecachePath;
                _filecachePath = System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["OutputCachePath"];

                var context = HttpContext.Current;

                if (context != null)
                {
                    _filecachePath = context.Server.MapPath(_filecachePath);
                    if (!_filecachePath.EndsWith("\\"))
                        _filecachePath += "\\";
                }

                return _filecachePath;
            }
        }
        public override object Add(string key, object entry, DateTime utcExpiry)
        {
            Debug.WriteLine("Cache.Add(" + key + ", " + entry + ", " + utcExpiry + ")");

            var path = GetPathFromKey(key);

            if (File.Exists(path))
                return entry;

            using (var file = File.OpenWrite(path))
            {
                var item = new CacheItem { Expires = utcExpiry, Item = entry };
                var formatter = new BinaryFormatter();
                formatter.Serialize(file, item);
            }

            return entry;
        }
        public override object Get(string key)
        {
            Debug.WriteLine("Cache.Get(" + key + ")");

            var path = GetPathFromKey(key);

            if (!File.Exists(path))
                return null;

            CacheItem item = null;

            using (var file = File.OpenRead(path))
            {
                var formatter = new BinaryFormatter();
                item = (CacheItem)formatter.Deserialize(file);
            }

            if (item == null || item.Expires <= DateTime.Now.ToUniversalTime())
            {
                Remove(key);
                return null;
            }

            return item.Item;
        }
        public override void Remove(string key)
        {
            Debug.WriteLine("Cache.Remove(" + key + ")");

            var path = GetPathFromKey(key);

            if (File.Exists(path))
                File.Delete(path);
        }

        public override void Set(string key, object entry, DateTime utcExpiry)
        {
            Debug.WriteLine("Cache.Set(" + key + ", " + entry + ", " + utcExpiry + ")");

            var item = new CacheItem { Expires = utcExpiry, Item = entry };
            var path = GetPathFromKey(key);

            using (var file = File.OpenWrite(path))
            {
                var formatter = new BinaryFormatter();
                formatter.Serialize(file, item);
            }
        }
        private string GetPathFromKey(string key)
        {
            return FilecachePath + MD5(key) + ".txt";
        }

        private string MD5(string s)
        {
            var provider = new MD5CryptoServiceProvider();
            var bytes = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(s);
            var builder = new StringBuilder();

            bytes = provider.ComputeHash(bytes);
 
            foreach (var b in bytes)
                builder.Append(b.ToString("x2").ToLower());

            return builder.ToString();
        }
    }


Step 5: Now add the class library project reference to your web application and add the following attribute to your web.config file:

  <caching>
      <outputCache defaultProvider="FileCacheProvider">
        <providers>
         <add name="FileCacheProvider" type="CustomCacheProviderLib4_5.FileCacheProvider"/>
        </providers>
      </outputCache>
    </caching>

Step 6: Now add an OutputCache Directive to your page (Default.aspx).

<%@ OutputCache VaryByParam="ID" Duration="300" %>

Step 7: Now run your web application and see that your page is loading from the Cache:



Step 8: Here is the output window:


Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:


-
DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.

- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.

- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.

- Data Center

ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization – as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.

- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.

- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal’s top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.

- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients’ critical sites and services.

 



ASP.NET Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Making HTML5 Video work with IIS Express

clock September 11, 2012 07:14 by author Jervis

One of the cool things about HTML5 is the ability to play audio/video files out of the box without the dependency on plugins.

Visual Studio 2010 SP1 has decent support for HTML5, in terms of intellisense, validation etc., But, one issue that is constantly faced when using the HTML5 Video tag in an ASP.NET Application (Web/MVC) built using Visual Studio is that, the videos doesn’t play when running the application from Visual Studio on IE9.


Taking a step back, Visual Studio uses ASP.NET Development Server as the default setting when debugging and running applications on the local machine. The ASP.NET Development Server (also called as Cassini) has been there ever since Visual Studio 2005 days.


So, I created a simple MVC Application with “File – New - Project – ASP.NET MVC 3 Web Application” and left the defaults to create an Application. I added a videos folder and added a H.264 encoded mp4 video (one of the supported HTML5 Video formats) inside the folder.


Then, I added the following line of code in the “Index.cshtml” file.


<video src="@Url.Content("~/Videos/video.mp4")" id="myVideo" controls ></video>



All I got was the above. Basically a broken link. I verified that the path is right and the video is indeed playable on Windows Media Player etc.,


The issue was that, since by default Visual Studio uses the ASP.NET Development Server and the ASP.NET Development Server doesn’t have the flexibility to configure MIME types, It doesn’t understand the video format and hence could not play. When I ran the application on IE9 and checked the Network Tab of the Developer Toolbar, all I got was what you see below




I switched the Project to use IIS Express using “ProjectName” – Right Click – Properties – Web Tab




Still had the same result. Since IIS Express also doesn’t have the MIME Type to play video, configured by default, it couldn’t recognize the video and couldn’t play it.


The simple option is to configure it to use the “Actual IIS” (in the above screen, remove the check from “Use IISExpress”) which can play the video.


But, thankfully
this blog post has steps on how to configure MIME types for IIS Express. Only thing is, I had to change it for configuring the MIME type for playing MP4 video.

So, the steps are


1. Click on Start button


2. Type CMD


3. Right click on the CMD that is listed and choose “Run as Administrator”


4. Do a cd to navigate to the IIS Express directory CD “Program Files (x86)”\”IIS Express”


5. And then run the following command


appcmd set config /section:staticContent /+[fileExtension='.mp4',mimeType='vieo/mp4']

That’s it. When I re-ran the application, it could play the video.




Please note, I was unable to configure or figure out how to do it for the ASP.NET Development Server. So, if we need to play HTML5 Video from Visual Studio we either need to use IIS Express or use the full fledged IIS. And from the performance and configuration perspective IIS Express offers a lot more than ASP.NET Development Server and hence it makes more sense to use IIS Express for local development.


Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what
ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:


- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.

- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.

- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.

- Data Center

ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization – as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.

- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.

- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal’s top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.

- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients’ critical sites and services.



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