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C# Regular Expressions - the basics

24 May 2007 22:01

C#

The is a brief overview of the main classes and methods in the System.Text.RegularExpressions namespace. It doesn't cover Regex patterns in any real depth at all, but gives an introduction to the power of regular expressions using C#.

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How to read a remote web page with ASP.NET 2.0

21 May 2007 21:38

C# ASP.NET 2.0

Two classes in the System.Net namespace make it very easy to obtain the html of a remote web page. These are the HttpWebRequest and HttpWebResponse. Here's a quick demo.

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Splitting strings with C# and VB.NET

20 May 2007 20:21

C# VB.Net

Examples of splitting strings into arrays using C# and VB.Net, both with the String.Split() method, and the Regular Expressions Split() method.

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C# Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet

19 May 2007 20:36

C#

Cheat sheet for C# regular expressions metacharacters, operators, quantifiers etc

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Programmatically accessing data from DataSource controls

16 May 2007 10:06

C# ASP.NET 2.0 ADO.NET

For the main part, the DataSource controls are incredibly easy to work with. You just drag them onto your page in Design View, wire them up to a connection and provide some kind of command (ad hoc sql query or the name of a stored procedure - saved query in Access), then link them to a databound control on the page using its DataSource property. Then you run the page and all your data appears. But what if you want to get at one or more values from the returned data to do something else with it, like display it in a control that doesn't expose a DataSource property?

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VBScript Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet

14 May 2007 08:44

VBScript

Metacharacters for use with VBScript regular expressions

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Javascript functions for form fields

12 May 2007 22:54

Javascript

A number of useful functions for accessing various properties and values of form fields.

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Binding data to a DropDownList with ADO.NET

11 May 2007 22:35

ASP.NET 2.0 MS Access ADO.NET

Using ADO.NET to pull data from the Northwind database (Access version), using the saved query Current Product List.

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Send form content by email in ASP.NET

10 May 2007 22:53

C# ASP.NET 2.0 VB.Net

Using ASP.NET to send the contents of a form by email is a common requirement. This sample looks at generating an email using System.Net.Mail in both plain text and html format from a very basic Contact Us form.

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ASP.NET and Ajax - using XmlHttpRequest

08 May 2007 17:32

ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Javascript

If you are not interested in using the ASP.NET AJAX library offered for ASP.NET, but would like to feature small amounts of AJAX functionality on your pages, you can do this easily with some javascript and a receptive page.

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AJAX and Classic ASP

06 May 2007 23:29

Classic ASP VBScript AJAX Javascript

Using the xmlhttpserver object in javascript to request an asp page containing script to output text.

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Analyse the tables and saved queries in an Access database with ADOX

06 May 2007 22:34

Classic ASP VBScript MS Access

The following code will enumerate the tables and their properties, together with the queries in an Access database. Saved SELECT queries are referenced using the Views collection, and INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE queries are referenced from the Procedures collection.

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How to highlight a GridView's row on hover

06 May 2007 20:50

C# ASP.NET 2.0 Javascript

As the user hovers over each row, it becomes highlighted, with the help of a small amount of javascript.

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How to make an ASP.NET Table row highlight and become clickable

06 May 2007 20:38

C# ASP.NET 2.0 Javascript HTML

For those people who like to output their data to an asp:Table, highlighting the entire row and making it clickable can make it obvious to the user that some action is expected from them. This emulates the behaviour that can be found in some desktop applications. All that's needed for this is a bit of javascript, and the use of AddAttributes() for the table rows.

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How to center the content of a web page

05 May 2007 20:48

HTML CSS

This question gets asked very often in the forums and newsgroups, and is very easy once you know how.

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