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Taking Picture Snapshots with ASP.NET and HTML5
This is another post on HTML5 and ASP.NET integration . HTML5 brought along with it a number of great JavaScript APIs; one of them is getUserMedia , which is W3C standard and you can get a good description of it in MDN . In a nutshell, it allows access...
ASP.NET Callback Panel
Continuing with my quest for reusable, no dependencies, Web Forms AJAX controls , this time I wanted a replacement for the venerable UpdatePanel control. Specifically, I wanted to address the following issues: Allow the partial update of a region on my...
Speech Synthesis with ASP.NET and HTML5
The .NET framework includes the SpeechSynthesizer class which can be used to access the Windows speech synthesis engine. The problem with web applications is, of course, this class runs on the server. Because I wanted a mechanism to have speech synthesis...
ASP.NET Upload Panel
Introduction I have been playing recently with HTML5, and one thing that I got to understand really well was the new upload mechanisms available. Specifically, I wanted to understand how Sky OneDrive , Google Drive , Dropbox , etc, all support dropping...
Client Callbacks in Action Part 2 : Self-filling Drop Down List
On the first part of this two-post series I presented a text box that has the ability to suggest values, after a number of characters has been entered. It does this by leveraging the client callbacks functionality of ASP.NET. This time, I am going to...
Client Callbacks In Action Part 1: Auto Completing Text Boxes
I have talked about client callbacks in the past , and even provided a general-purpose control for invoking code on the server-side. This time, I will provide two more examples: A text box control that displays a dynamic pick list generated from a server...
Extended ASP.NET Button Control
I once had the need to have a button control that would change its look depending on a theme, for example, it would render either as regular button, an image or a link. Of course, the only way I had to achieve this was by manually swapping the Button...
My All Time Favorite Posts
Since this blog started, back in 2008, I wrote a lot of posts. I’d say some are still up to date. I picked a few of them, those I’m more proud of, in no particular order. ASP.NET Web Forms: Using the ASP.NET Health Monitoring Provider to Secure Your Application...
ASP.NET DropDownList With Groups
A long time ago I submitted a request to the ASP.NET team for having the standard DropDownList support HTML’s optgroup tag: http://aspnet.codeplex.com/workitem/10318 . For those of you not familiar with this tag – that has been around for quite some time...
ASP.NET Image Control With Fallback URL
What happens when the URL that your image is pointing to does not exist or cannot be reached? Well, all browsers I know of resort to displaying something like: Sometimes, however, we may be able to anticipate that a given image won’t be accessible and...
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