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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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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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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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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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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The Asp.net Diet Part 2 ' Making A Thin Contact Form The ASP.NET Diet Part 2 ' Making a Thin Contact Form

Back in January I wrote about making a thin contact form in an effort to demonstrate how to make ASP.NET forms lighter and much more user responsive. The key to

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Disabling A Web Page For A Long Running Operation Disabling a Web Page for a Long Running Operation

I was trolling the ASP.NET forums tonight and found a very good question from ctrlctrl, . He wanted to know how to 'grey' out the page while he was waiting on a

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The Asp.net Diet Part 1 ' Making A Thin Contact Form The ASP.NET Diet Part 1 ' Making a Thin Contact Form

In my last post I waxed philosophically about the progression of ASP.NET. Today I want to start actually demonstrating how to take ASP.NET to the next level, at

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Where Does Asp.net Belong? And What Asp.net Should I Use? Where Does ASP.NET Belong? And What ASP.NET Should I Use?

It really does not seem like that long ago I found the Beta 1 bits of ASP.NET 1.0 and started tinkering and created the first of several hundred ASP.NET sites.

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Having Problems Registering Client Scripts With The Clientscript Object, Try The Scriptmanager Having Problems Registering Client Scripts with The ClientScript Object, Try the ScriptManager

This morning I was trolling the ASP.NET Forums and saw this question about registering the Virtual Earth control (it is really not a control, but that is not re

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A Quick And Dirty Bar Code Image Httphandler A Quick and Dirty Bar Code Image httpHandler

Yesterday I was trolling the ASP.NET forums killing some time and answering questions when I came across a thread where someone was seeking some help on a FREE

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String Or Binary Data Would Be Truncated String or binary data would be truncated

I am sure just about any of us that have done any development work against a database, and who hasn’t, has come across this error, ‘String or binary data would

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