What Is The Best Way To Do Programming In ASP.NET

In this blog, I am going to explain what is the best way to do programming in asp.net with examples.

In this blog, I am going to show you a few best practices of ASP.NET programming:
  • Always do programming with clean coding and include necessary namespaces.
  • Never use inline or internal CSS/JS, go with an external.
  • Avoid pre-allocating memory.
  • Use #region to group pieces of code together.
  •  Define global variable at top of all functions and define all private variables at first in the function.
  • Avoid writing long methods. If a method has more than 40 lines of code, you must consider refactoring into separate methods.
  • To avoid repetitive code create a user control and add user control on-page.
  • Specify max length for textbox value. Max length should be the same as the database field size.
  • For any text field check “<script></script>” validation.
  • Always use trim and HTTP encode method when you get textbox field value.
  • Store data in ViewState if you want to use only for one page. If you want to use data in multiple pages then use session.
  • If you have a small amount of data, then only store data in ViewState. Don’t store a large amount of data in ViewState.
  • For login, check session value for different page in a different browser and if the session value is null, then redirect the user to the login page.
  • Using a for each loop instead of a "for" loop makes the code less cluttered. Use a "for" loop only when the index is required.
  • Display your custom error page for any unexpected error.
  • Do not use misleading names. If the method name is obvious, there is no need for documentation explaining what the method does.
Do
  1. void SavePhoneNumber ( string phoneNumber )  
  2. {  
  3.    // Save the phone number.  
  4. }  
 Don’t
  1. // method will save the phone number.  
  2. void SaveDetails ( string phoneNumber )  
  3. {  
  4.    // Save the phone number.  
  5. }  
A method should do only 'one job'. Do not combine more than one jobs in a single method, even if those jobs are very small.
 
Do
  1. // Save the address.  
  2. SaveAddress ( address );  
  3. // Send an email to the supervisor to inform address is updated.  
  4. SendEmail ( address, email );  
  5. void SaveAddress ( string address )  
  6.    {  
  7.       // Save the address.  
  8.       // …  
  9.    }  
  10. void SendEmail ( string address, string email )  
  11.    {  
  12.       // Send an email to inform the supervisor that is changed.  
  13.       // …  
  14.    }  
Don’t
  1. // Save address and send an email to the supervisor to inform that  
  2. // the address is updated.  
  3. SaveAddress ( address, email );  
  4. void SaveAddress ( string address, string email )  
  5. {  
  6.    // Job 1.  
  7.    // Save the address.  
  8.    // ...  
  9.    // Job 2.  
  10.    // Send an email to inform the supervisor that the address is changed.  
  11.    // ...  
  12. }  
  • Use a StringBuilder instead of string multiple concatenations are required, to save memory.
  • Convert strings to lowercase or uppercase before comparing. This will ensure the string will match even if the string being compared a different case.
Do
  1. if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(name))  
  2. {  
  3.    // do something  
  4. }  
Don’t
  1. If ( name == “” )  
  2. {  
  3.    // do something  
  4. }