Simple Tips on Improving Your .NET Apps

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Simple Tips on Improving Your .NET Apps

The .NET Framework is a very flexible development framework with a lot of capabilities. There are already a lot of .NET-based apps out on the market, with more currently under development. If you are developing a .NET app, there are actually a few things you can do to improve the apps overall performance and scalability.

Output Buffering

One of the best ways to reduce server load and improve the performance of your .NET app is by using output buffering. Instead of having to load the output of a request over and over again, the .NET app can actually store the output in a buffer and refresh only when required.

Using the combination of <%response.buffer=true%> and <%response.flush=true%>, you can take advantage of .NET’s built in output buffering capabilities. Try to optimize your app so that only critical information and outputs are loaded live from the server. The performance gain is quite substantial, plus you will be able to reduce the overall load time of the app using this kind of buffering technique.

Keep Validations Client-Side

It is not uncommon to use server-side validation when you are gathering information from your users. Module such as the WPF WYSIWYG editor actually supports server-side validation natively. Using streams, it is also possible to provide this kind of validation in real-time and speed the app up.

However, the best way to optimize your .NET app further is by using client-side validation instead. There is always a way to translate the validation rules into a client-side algorithm. By keeping form validations client-side, you don’t have to worry about loading time, increased server load and many other issues.

HTTPServerUtility.Transfer for Intra-Server Transfers

It is not uncommon to use Response.Redirect to transfer users from one server to another. However, using Response.Redirect to transfer users from one part of a server to another will only make the app less efficient in terms of server communications and responsiveness. Instead of using Response.Redirect, it is much better to use HTTPServerUtility.Transfer for the purpose.

The HTTPServerUtility.Transfer method works well if you need to do any kind of transfer within a server. It is less chatty and often is much quicker than when you have to do a full HTTP request using Response.Redirect.

Turn Off Tracing

When you are developing an app, tracing is a very handy feature to have. It allows you to track bugs, see the app in action and perform other development-related tasks you need to complete rather efficiently.

Upon deploying the .NET app, however, be sure to turn off tracing completely. You will be surprised by how much the performance of the app will improve with tracing switched off. The core of your app no longer has to log every step of the process, allowing it to focus on providing the best user experience possible.

These simple tips can really help make your .NET app much more optimized. There are still a lot of simple tricks that can help speed up your app even further, so stay tuned for more updates and resources right here on this site.

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