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ASP.NET 3.5 Social Networking

By : Andrew Siemer
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ASP.NET 3.5 Social Networking

By: Andrew Siemer

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)


Now let's talk about the design of these features.


This chapter is an attempt to throw light on the infrastructure needs and more heavily focused on the UI side for creating and managing relationships. That being said, there is always some form of groundwork that has to be in place prior to adding new features.

In this case we need to add the concept of a friend prior to having the ability to create friendships. This concept is a relatively simple one as it is really only defining a relationship between two accounts. We have the account that requested the relationship and the account that accepted the relationship.

This allows an account to be linked to as many other accounts as they wish.

Finding Friends

Like in life, it is very difficult to create friends without first locating and meeting people. For that reason the various ways to locate and invite someone to be your friend is our first topic.

Searching for a Friend

The easiest way to locate friends who might be interested in...