Html.RenderPartial() syntax with Razor

  • RenderPartial() is a void method that writes to the response stream. A void method is, in C#, needs a ; and hence must be enclosed by { }.
  • Partial() is a method that returns an MvcHtmlString. In Razor, You can call a property or a method that returns such a string with just a @ prefix to distinguish it from plain HTML you have on the page.

An object with the same key already exists in the ObjectStateManager. The ObjectStateManager cannot track multiple objects with the same key


Original answer used Find instead of Local.SingleOrDefault. It worked in combination with @Juan’s Save method but it could cause unnecessary queries to database and else part was probably never executed (executing the else part would cause exception because Find already queried the database and hadn’t found the entity so it could not be updated). Thanks to @BenSwayne for finding the issue.

You must check if an entity with the same key is already tracked by the context and modify that entity instead of attaching the current one:


public override void Update(T entity) where T : IEntity {
    if (entity == null) {
        throw new ArgumentException("Cannot add a null entity.");

    var entry = _context.Entry<T>(entity);

    if (entry.State == EntityState.Detached) {
        var set = _context.Set<T>();
        T attachedEntity = set.Local.SingleOrDefault(e => e.Id == entity.Id);  
// You need to have access to key

        if (attachedEntity != null) {
            var attachedEntry = _context.Entry(attachedEntity);
        } else {
            entry.State = EntityState.Modified; // This should attach entity

As you can see the main issue is that SingleOrDefault method needs to know the key to find the entity. You can create simple interface exposing the key (IEntity in my example) and implement it in all your entities you want to process this way.

Source: ObjectStateManager

Set default filter for Kendo UI Grid

kendo.ui.FilterMenu.prototype.options.operators =           
  $.extend(kendo.ui.FilterMenu.prototype.options.operators, {

/* FILTER MENU OPERATORS (for each supported data type) 
  string: {
      contains: "Contains",
      startswith: "Starts with",
      eq: "Is equal to",
      neq: "Is not equal to",
      doesnotcontain: "Does not contain",
      endswith: "Ends with"
  number: {
      eq: "Is equal to",
      neq: "Is not equal to",
      gte: "Is greater than or equal to",
      gt: "Is greater than",
      lte: "Is less than or equal to",
      lt: "Is less than"
  date: {
      eq: "Is equal to",
      neq: "Is not equal to",
      gte: "Is after or equal to",
      gt: "Is after",
      lte: "Is before or equal to",
      lt: "Is before"
  enums: {
      eq: "Is equal to",
      neq: "Is not equal to"



It could be used as a replacement for correlated sub queries and derived tables. That’s what we’ll discuss today.


FROM AdventureWorks.Sales.SalesOrderHeader AS soh
max_unit_price = MAX(sod.UnitPrice)
FROM Sales.SalesOrderDetail AS sod
WHERE soh.SalesOrderID = sod.SalesOrderID
) sod


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Building First Web API with MVC 6

HTTP is not just for serving up web pages. It’s also a powerful platform for building APIs that expose services and data. HTTP is simple, flexible, and ubiquitous. Almost any platform that you can think of has an HTTP library, so HTTP services can reach a broad range of clients, including browsers, mobile devices, and traditional desktop apps.


Previous versions of ASP.NET included the Web API framework for creating web APIs. In ASP.NET 5, this functionality has been merged into the MVC 6 framework. Unifying the two frameworks makes it simpler to build apps that include both UI (HTML) and APIs, because now they share the same code base and pipeline.

Localization in ASP.NET MVC

ASP.NET MVC was built on top of the ASP.NET runtime so all feature provided by ASP.NET can be used in MVC without any wheaks such as caching, session state and localization. In the traditional ASP.NET web form ages we were using the resource files to store the content of the application with different cultures and using the ResourceManager class to retrieve them which can be generated by Visual Studio automatically. In ASP.NET MVC they works well.

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Removing duplicate objects in a list (C#)

You need to use the second overload of Distinct that takes an IEqualityComparer<TimeMetric> instance as a second parameter. Define a comparer like this:

class MyComparer:IEqualityComparer<TimeMetric>
public bool Equals(TimeMetric x,TimeMetric y)
return x.MetricText.Equals(y.MetricText);
public int GetHashCode(TimeMetric obj)
return obj.MetricText.GetHashCode();

Important note: The above code does not check for the case where the MetricText property is null (and it sounds like it could be, since it’s most probably a string). You should do that and return 0 from GetHashCode if MetricText is null. On the other hand, if the type of MetricText is a value type, you don’t need to perform any modification.

And then:

var unique =list.Distinct(newMyComparer());