Top 5 Open Source E-commerce Platform in .Net

Microsoft has worked harder on open source communities and projects in recent years. It turns out more and more open source .Net projects released in different categories, such as Content Management System, Blog, and E-commerce. Today I would like to show you the top 5 Open Source E-commerce system in .Net.

Before get started, E-commerce system not only offers the shopping cart functionality, but also provides tools to marketing and inventory control, integration with 3rd party providers such as payment gateway or logistic providers. Therefore, you don’t usually see Open source e-commerce platform as many as Content Management System where it focus more on “Content” instead of “Sales” and “Transactions”.

In this article, I would like to keep it simple by providing the description of the E-commerce and advantages/disadvantages to you so you can judge yourself which one is the one for you. Keep it in mind, these are the open sources projects which can be downloaded “Free”. Since it’s free to download the source code, you can either DIY or purchase upgrade version or customized theme/plugin to make your customer’s shopping experience better. So let’s get started with the top 5 Open Source E-commerce platform in .NET

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Master Detail view in Asp.Net MVC

The master & detail view is particularly useful in displaying a list of records. In Asp.Net 2.0, it can be achieved by using the control of gridview and detail view. However, the page reload/post back is unavoidable when the gridview item is clicked until Microsoft Asp.Net team releases the Asp.Net AJAX in 2008, Now we are going to take a look how to implement the Master Detail view in Asp.Net MVC.

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Load Json List Using Jtemplate & Asp.Net MVC

Asp.Net MVC’s controller offer a way to return in Json format. You can take the JsonReult returned from controller and populate it into the view using Jtemplate, a template engine written in jQuery way. also a perfect “client solution” to display Json data into a Asp.Net MVC View.

With this template engin in jquery, it display list of json data via ajax call so that the page does not refresh. It not only makes the user experience much better without waiting page to refresh, but also save traffic(loads faster) by returning only Json data and let the javascript to perform the rendering.

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Send Text Messages in your application in C#

Sometimes, you want to do something that more than c# can do. In one of my projects, a deal bargain website requires to send out text messages to alert their members when pre-defined keywords match with the new deal submitted. It’s a great use of text messages alert to shopper who are looking for a particular keyword in the deal.

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Create A Dashboard Experience In Asp.Net MVC

In most of the time while creating a web application, a secured section for administrating the application is always needed. Something like a control panel or back end of the website(One of my client even call it a database!). No matter how you call it. You do not want to display a bunch of links when you first entered. Instead, you want to show useful data, important notifications or graphical reports using pie or bar chart before they decide where to go in the application. Therefore, a dashboard is needed for that purpose.

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Load Google Chart by Ajax using Asp.net MVC and jQuery

If you are looking for a modern chart tool in a modern browser, you must not not to know the free one that offer by Google – Google Chart, is a HTML5/SVG technology to provide cross-browser compatibility (including VML for older IE versions) and cross platform portability to iPhones, iPads and Android. No plugins are needed. Don’t get confused by the image chart offered by Google, which was another chart tool. Now the new HTML5 Google chart provides more interaction and better rendering to users .googlechartaspnetmvc Continue reading “Load Google Chart by Ajax using Asp.net MVC and jQuery”