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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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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Steve Souders Front-end Performance On Dotnetrocks Steve Souders Front-End Performance on DotNetRocks

One of my favorite web development books is Steve Souders High Performance Web Sites from O'Reilly. In fact I created a session I give from time to time at Code

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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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Chemistry And Dictionary(of Tkey, Tvalue) Chemistry and Dictionary(of TKey, TValue)

In college I majored in polymer chemistry and I thought I would use some of that chemistry today to demonstrate how to use Dictionary(of TKey, TValue) (VB.NET),

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New Things In .Net 3.5 Sp1 ' Moving Hidden Fields To The Bottom Of The Page New Things in .NET 3.5 SP1 ' Moving Hidden Fields to the Bottom of the Page

If you have not downloaded SP1 for Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5, please go ahead and get to it. If you installed the Beta, like me and many other folks you

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Two Non-programming Technical Books We Should All Read Two Non-Programming Technical Books We Should All Read

The year was 1993, I was attending Providence Baptist Church off Glennwood and DurRaleigh Rd. Little did I know that less than a mile away the FBI was conductin

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