Sending E-mail From Asp.net - Configuring The Smtp Server Sending E-Mail from ASP.NET - Configuring the SMTP Server

One of the big improvements in the configuration and maintenance of ASP.NET Web sites for version 2.0 is the ability to define common settings such as connectio

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Unable To Cast Object Of Type 'Asp.masterpage_master' To Type 'Asp.masterpage_master'. Unable to cast object of type 'ASP.masterpage_master' to type 'ASP.masterpage_master'.

If you ever come across this error you can you can usually resolve it pretty quickly, but most likely it will crop up again. The InvalidCastException, “Unable t

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Cures For Common Ailments Part 2 ' Sending E-mail From Asp.net Cures for Common Ailments Part 2 ' Sending E-Mail from ASP.NET

While for most sending an E-Mail message tends to be fairly trivial to seasoned .NET programmers, a new .NET programmer might find it a little mysterious. .NET

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Cures For Common Aliments - Using A Requiredfieldvalidator With A Radiobuttonlist, Dropdownlist, Listbox And Any Other Listitem Control Cures for Common Aliments - Using a RequiredFieldValidator with a RadioButtonList, DropDownList, ListBox and any other ListItem Control

I have decided that it would be useful to post a series of solutions to some fairly common problems encountered by many ASP.NET programmers. Some of these cures

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Accesskey One Of The Most Unused Features Of ASP.NET AccessKey ' One of the Most Unused Features of ASP.NET

As I was doing some research for a section in my upcoming book I noticed a reference to using the Access key on the web control I was getting deeper with. I hon

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Utilizing Defaultfocus To Enhance User Experience Utilizing DefaultFocus to Enhance User Experience

One of the cool features of ASP.NET 2.0 that I love to use if the DefaultFocus property of the Form object. Combining it along with the DefaultButton property c

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Customer Service And User Interface Customer Service and User Interface

Lately I have been reading a pretty good book on user interface design, Why Software Sucks, and as soon as I finish I plan on offering a review. It has got me r

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Sitemap Provider Links SiteMap Provider Links

I am doing a presentation on Custom SiteMap Providers tomorrow for the Roanoke Valley Code Camp. I thought I would quickly post some links for the presenation.h

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My Asp.net 2.0 Development Process My ASP.NET 2.0 Development Process

I love to talk shop with fellow .NET developers and other platforms as well. I get a lot out of sharing what each of us are doing and how we do it. I also love

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Quick And Easy Currency Extractor Quick and Easy Currency Extractor

I have fallen in love with Regular Expressions over the past few months. Over the weekend I replaced some moderately complicated parsing code in an older applic

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Response.redirect Vs. Server.transfer Response.Redirect vs. Server.Transfer

I see the question from time to time on ASP.NET related forums and message board quite often asking what the difference is between Response.Redirect and Server.

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Unable To Cast Object Of Type X To Type X Unable to cast object of type X to type X

A little over a week ago I had a very serious bug hit me in the gut. I have a project I am currently consumed with that uses several Master Pages in it. Each Ma

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Handling Iis Error Codes Gracefully With An Httpmodule Handling IIS Error Codes gracefully with an httpModule

I have been pretty busy lately and the last week has flown by on me. I have been spending some of my time writing some interesting httpModules that I will share

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Handling Master Page Click Events In The Content Page Handling Master Page Click Events in the Content Page

I had to try something new the other day to solve a problem, setting the Click Event Handler of a button on a Master Page in the Content Page. Honestly I have n

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Hidden Utility Class - Urlpath Hidden Utility Class - URLPath

I remember when I was in college and I found a book called 'Windows Exposed' or something implying that there was a lot of hidden gems in Windows to program aga

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Persist The Viewstate And Increase Asp.net Performance Persist the ViewState and Increase ASP.NET Performance

At the Richmond Code Camp I went over some of my tips and tricks to get ASP.NET to perform as fast as possible.  One of the biggest things you have to do is red

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Extracting Content With A Regular Expression Extracting Content with a regular Expression

Regular Expressions are not a very easy skill for any developer to master, that is why so few actually leverage this amazing feature of the .NET framework.  I h

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Date Format Reference Date Format Reference

I am always looking for good references on the net and one of the things I tend to have problems with is dealing for date formatting.  Katy Kam has a great entr

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Selecting A List Control Item Utility Method Selecting a List Control Item Utility Method

I think every developer/team should have a good set of utility functions to help make code cleaner and easier to maintain.  Typicaly these are methods that prob

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Using The Validationsummary Control Using the ValidationSummary Control

ASP.NET comes with a great set of validation controls, which can be invaluable to any developer wanting to maintain the integrity of their application.  If you

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Setting The Default Button And The Control Tab Order Setting the Default Button and the Control Tab Order

This is more applicable to ASP.NET 1.1, but can be used in 2.0 anyway.  One of the top complaints I get from clients is the abiltiy to enter information in a fo

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