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The Low Down Dirty Azure Blues
The ups and downs of porting an ASP.NET web site to the Azure platform....
Log4net: Log to a JavaScript Console
While lurking and skulking in the shadows of various technical .Net sites, I've noticed many developers discussing log4net in their blogs and posts; log4net is an extremely popular tool for logging .Net Applications. So, I decided to try it out. After...
HTML 5 and jQuery – A Match Made in Heaven
I recently attended an ASP.NET MVC seminar hosted by the Twin Cities .Net User Group. The speaker was K. Scott Allen. Scott is a charismatic, gifted speaker and did a great job. You can always pick up useful items when watching an expert write a program...
jQuery Selector Tester and Cheat Sheet
I've always appreciated these tools: Expresso and XPath Builder . They make designing regular expressions and XPath selectors almost fun! Did I say fun? I meant less painful. Being able to paste/load text and then interactively play with the search criteria...
Posted: Feb 13 2011, 01:00 PM by SGWellens | with 5 comment(s)
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Create Image Maps with GIMP
Having a clickable image in a web page is not a big deal. Having an image in a web page with clickable hotspots is a big deal. The powerful GIMP editor has a tool to make creating clickable hotspots much easier. GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation...
The jQuery ‘live(…)’ Function
[UPDATE] The live function has been deprecated: "As of jQuery 1.7, the .live() method is deprecated. Use .on() to attach event handlers." http://api.jquery.com/live/ On the Asp.Net forums where I am a moderator, a developer was having a problem hooking...
Posted: Jan 24 2011, 12:40 PM by SGWellens | with 2 comment(s)
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Web.Config is Cached
There was a question from a student over on the Asp.Net forums about improving site performance. The concern was that every time an app setting was read from the Web.Config file, the disk would be accessed. With many app settings and many users, it was...
Finding Controls in a Master Page with jQuery
This question popped up on the Asp.Net forums where I moderate: "How do I find an HTML element on a Master Page, from a child page, using jQuery?" I licked my chops. I like questions like this because when I don't know the answer, it gives me an excuse...
Goodbye Ajax Toolkit, Hello jQuery UI
Like most developers, I love finding tools that do my work for me and make me look good. And, like most developers, I am extremely wary of adding too much outside crap to a project which can make maintaining it a nightmare. You may end up not only maintaining...
Unwanted Page Breaks in ReportViewer
I needed to create a dynamic PDF document based on user selections for a system I created this summer. Rather than use a 3rd party tool and learn a new API, I decided to try the ReportViewer control since it had the capability of exporting to PDF (and...
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