Finding Controls in a Master Page with jQuery
This question popped up on the Asp.Net forums where I moderate:
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 your own code but someone else's code, or worse, not being able to update the project because a third-party control won't let you.
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 Excel).
I didn't think it was possible, but .NET surprised me yet again with a cool feature I never knew existed: The ObservableCollection. This became available in .NET 3.0.
Calling Web Service Functions Asynchronously from a Web Page
Over on the Asp.Net forums where I moderate, a user had a problem calling a Web Service from a web page asynchronously. I tried his code on my machine and was able to reproduce the problem. I was able to solve his problem, but only after taking the long scenic route through some of the more perplexing nuances of Web Services and Proxies.
Visual Data Binding – Hot Dang!
Often, there are many ways to do the same thing in .Net. You can do things the hard way or the easy way. By hard, I mean you can type a lot of code by hand. By easy, I mean you can click and drag and drop. Guess which method I am going to demonstrate…go on guess…it's OK, I'm grading on a curve…
jQuery Code Does not have to be Ugly
I never pass up a chance to look at jQuery code. It’s amazing so much power can come from such a tiny package.
Serializing ArrayLists of Disparate Objects to XML Strings
In an earlier post here, I wrote two functions to Serialize and Deserialize objects to XML strings.