40 items found in the C# Category

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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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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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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Paging long articles in ASP.NET using C#

09 April 2007 21:44

C# ASP.NET 2.0

Long articles are better broken into bite-sized chunks over several pages. With static HTML, this is easily achieved by dividing the article into logical separations and creating separate .htm files for each. Here's how to do it using C# for an article that gets posted to a database.

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Date Formatting in C#

08 April 2007 21:11

C# ASP.NET 2.0

Cheat sheet detailing formatting options for dates and times in C#.

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How to retain carriage returns or line breaks in an ASP.NET web page

06 April 2007 19:55

C# ASP.NET 2.0 HTML

Many newcomers to web development cannot get their head around why the carriage returns they made in their data on input from a textarea, or from a text file, Excel spreadsheet etc. do not appear when the web page renders.

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Create an RSS Feed In ASP.NET 2.0 C#

05 April 2007 22:37

C# ASP.NET 2.0

Using the XmlTextWrite to output an XML file that serves as an RSS feed.

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Create A Utility Class Containing Site-Wide Functions

03 April 2007 21:33

C# ASP.NET 2.0

In Classic ASP, the typical model for managing site-wide functions is to create one or more server-side includes containing libraries of code. The OOP nature of ASP.NET offers a much more elegant solution.

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