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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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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Escaping Asp.net Tags In Code Smith Templates Escaping ASP.NET Tags in Code Smith Templates

I love to generate code, I have code templates for Code Smith that are the equivalent of a mold for a machine shop. I use them to create thousands upon thousan

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Creating A Background Thread To Log Ip Information Creating a Background Thread to Log IP Information

Trolling the ASP.NET forums this afternoon I came across this thread about creating a custom httpHandler to log IP information to a database. What the requester

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Doing Nothing In .Net Doing Nothing in .NET

Dealing with Null values (nothing in VB.NET) is a common problem for programmers of any stripe. Null dates stored in the database seem to be a common issue deve

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Httpstatuscode ' An Enumeration For The Web HttpStatusCode ' An Enumeration For the Web

I have posted before about IIS Status codes, realize that is not exactly a correct name for them, it should be Http Status Codes. I wanted to point you to a val

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Setting Up Compression With Iis Setting Up Compression with IIS

One of the most commonly missed features of setting up a web server is configuring compression. All modern Browsers support both GZip and Deflate compression fo

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Expanding Upon Getting The Days In A Month Expanding Upon Getting the Days in a Month

I was perusing the ASP.NET forums tonight and saw an entry where the person was asking on help on getting the number of days in a month in .NET. While the asker

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