Internet Explorer just keeps biting us web developers in the ass and we have no choice but to find work arounds.
After toying around with SignalR on my MVC3 application, I tested things out in IE 8. Surprise surpise. It didn’t work.
When you run your application in Internet Explorer you’ll see this dreaded icon on the bottom left.
This post is based on Scott Hanselman’s SignalR post – but tweaked for MVC3. Source.
This is getting my vote for Tool of The Year™ 2011.
As it’s description states in their GitHub page:
Async signaling library for ASP.NET to help build real-time, multi-user interactive web applications.
In a nutshell SignalR lets you communicate with clients on your website in real time. Imagine Comet implementation without all the fuss. Dead easy to setup, dead easy to work with, fast as holy hell. Yes – I’m excited.
I’m going to show you how to build a small chat application using SignalR in an MVC3 application.