A collection of articles and tutorials on web development with ASP.NET by Mike Brind

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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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How to force a scrollbar for centered web pages

05 May 2007 20:45

HTML CSS

If you have centered web pages, there can be times where the depth of content doesn't reach the bottom of the window browser, so no scroll bar appears. Navigating between long and short pages can give the appearance of the centered content "jumping" from side to side.

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Include contents of an html page in an aspx page

05 May 2007 20:44

ASP.NET 2.0 HTML

If you are creating a new ASP.NET application, but have a huge collection of existing content in html files, one option is to move all the content into a database and generate pages dynamically. However, migration to a database can be a time-consuming task depending on the volume of content. So wouldn't it be easier to somehow import the relevant parts of the existing html pages into your aspx page?

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Javascript 24 hour clock

01 May 2007 22:54

Javascript

A snippet for a javascript clock showing time in 24 hours with seconds

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Parameter Queries in ASP.NET with MS Access

13 April 2007 22:17

ASP.NET 2.0 MS Access ADO.NET

A selection of code samples for executing queries against MS Access using parameters.

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