Validating A Username Using Jquery And Asp.net Membership Provider Validating A Username Using jQuery and ASP.NET Membership Provider

Earlier this year I wrote an application that allowed the user to fill in a username as part of the registration. I thought I would add a creature comfort to th

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Using Css Selectors Using CSS Selectors

Over the last year I have been spending a lot of time re-learning how to use CSS. Since ASP.NET was released the use of Web Controls had made me CSS and HTML ig

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More Fun With Regular Expressions : Word And Paragraph Parsing More Fun with Regular Expressions : Word and Paragraph Parsing

Trolling the ASP.NET forums again this morning, I know I do it a lot, I found a question trying to parse the paragraphs out of a series of text. So I knew I had

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Selecting Asp.net Web Controls In Jquery Selecting ASP.NET Web Controls in jQuery

I have really gotten into using jQuery a lot this year, as I think just about anyone who is a web developer has in the past year or two. ASP.NET developers we i

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Communication With A Background Thread In Asp.net Communication With a Background Thread in ASP.NET

Over the past couple of years I have written and presented on custom HttpModules. One of my examples is how to spin up a background thread to perform work not r

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Dynamically Setting A Style At Run-time In Asp.net Dynamically Setting a Style at Run-Time in ASP.NET

Trolling the ASP.NET forums this week I came across a good question, 'setting the background on a master page div at run-time?'. Even though the person posted h

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Designating Content Type Designating Content Type

Another common issue developers have using HttpHandlers is indicating what type of content is being sent to the browser. This is done by setting the MIME TYPE i

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How To Access Sessionstate In A Custom Httphandler How to Access SessionState in a custom HttpHandler

I create a lot of custom HttpHandlers to performa all sorts of tasks. I like them because you get complete control over the content produced by the server to sa

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I Can't Send E-mail From Localhost; Cannot Connect To Smtp Server I Can't Send E-Mail from localhost; Cannot connect to SMTP server

I see this question asked over and over in the ASP.NET forums and many times the answer is you have to have an SMTP server on your local machine. The person ask

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Creating An Image Frame Creating an Image Frame

Yesterday I answered a question on the ASP.NET forums on how to create a 'frame' around an image. I answered it with some code from the new Beer House I wrote l

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Keyboard Enabling A Web Form Keyboard Enabling a Web Form

Making any application as user friendly as possible is the primary goal of any User Experience Engineer, that is the person who is responsible for creating the

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Hiding A Dropdownlist Behind A Jquery Ui Dialog Hiding a DropDownList Behind a jQuery UI Dialog

The phrase 'teaching an old dog new tricks' comes to mind as I start this entry. Nearly two years ago I wrote about how to hide a DropDownList box behind anothe

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Automated Testing E-mail With Neptune Automated Testing E-Mail with Neptune

Late last month I made a post about testing E-Mail functionality with Donovan Brown's Neptune. Several of you made comments about other utilities and methods th

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Testing E-mail Functionality Testing E-Mail Functionality

One of the most common questions I see on ASP.NET forums relates to sending E-Mail. I have addressed many of those issues already, so I wont get into how to sen

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Making A Sharp Dressed Web Form ' Thin Asp.net 8 Making a Sharp Dressed Web Form ' Thin ASP.NET 8

The past few months I have been trying to learn more about user experience and design patterns. This has led me to learn more about how to use the tools availab

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Blocking Unwanted Web Sites To Improve You Life Blocking Unwanted Web Sites to Improve You Life

Back in March I posted a quick announcement about the release of Internet Explorer 8 and a common problem I was having at the time. I think I finally determined

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Displaying A Confirmation Dialog With The Jquery Ui Dialog Displaying a Confirmation Dialog with the jQuery UI Dialog

Often users are required to 'read' or 'acknowledge' a terms of use, license agreement or some other form of legal disclaimer before they can either use the soft

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Control Textbox's Autocomplete Action Control TextBox's AutoComplete Action

Today I was working on a Web Form and noticed a property in the TextBox control called AutoCompleteType. I had never noticed it before and my interest was pique

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Setting The Default Input Focus And Default Button With Jquery: Thin Asp.net 5 Setting the Default Input Focus and Default Button with jQuery: Thin ASP.NET 5

Today I want to keep extending my series on Thin ASP.NET by adding some more user experience features, Default Focus and Default Button. Early in my windows exp

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Guiding User Input With The Jquery Masked Edit Plugin :Thin Asp.net Part 4 Guiding User Input with the jQuery Masked Edit Plugin :Thin ASP.NET Part 4

Yesterday I walked through applying the jQuery Validation plugin to an ASP.NET web page. Today I want to extend the concept of guiding user input as they comple

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Adding Client-side Form Validation With Jquery: Thin Asp.net Part 3 Adding Client-Side Form Validation with jQuery: Thin ASP.NET Part 3

Now that I have demonstrated how to create a thin Contact form in ASP.NET using jQuery and some AJAX it is time to start making it even better. One of the first

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