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How to Implement a Repeater Control with Pagination

ASP.NET Daily Articles, June 10, 2005
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Repeater is a data-bound list control that allows custom layout by repeating a specified template for each item displayed in the list. I like the Repeater control because it is the only control that a...

W3C wakes up before they lose control over HTML

Signs on the Sand, March 14, 2007
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After years wasted in XHTML and XForms development and before WHATWG totally taking over HTML, W3C woke up and restarted their HTML activity. Just about time. Yes, believe it or not, but af...

Get the total number of rows from a data-source control

Fredrik Norméns Blog, September 29, 2005
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This is a simple trick about how you can get the total of rows returned from your SqlDataSource control’s SelectCommand query.   When you bind a data-source control to a GridView control an...

[fix] Killing the F-Lock on MS Keyboards (even under USB)

JonGalloway.ToString(), November 29, 2005
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Summary None of the normal hacks to disable the F-Lock key on Microsoft keyboards work if you're connected via USB. The XML file at the end of this post corrects it. Long story version For some bizarr...

XML Serializing Entity Framework entities with their children for SOA

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., October 2, 2007
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Another challenge in working with tiered solutions (notably web services) that require xml serialization of entity objects is that the xml serializer does not serialize the entire graph. It only gets...

SoapException.Message on the Client

Rick Strahls WebLog, August 11, 2006
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I hate the way SoapExceptions return messages to the client. So, assume you have a server side WebMethod that throws a SoapException like this:   [WebMethod(Description="Returns messages using X...

GridView Bulk Editing

GridViewGirl, February 25, 2006
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Matt Dotson of Microsoft has a good article on editing multiple rows at once using the GridView. Of particular interest is that he implements this (in C#) by creating a server control, der...

A Simple Alphabet Select List

Brendan Tompkins, November 10, 2005
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Recently, I decided that our user administration pages here at work for our public website was due for an overhaul.   The old version had become very painful to work with indeed, since depen...

Using Generics For Custom Providers To Reduce Code Duplication

youve been HAACKED, July 13, 2006
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Here is a quick little nugget for you custom provider implementers. I recently scanned through this article on MSDN that describes how to implement a custom provider and found some areas for improve...

How to install the FCKEditor - Video Tutorial

DNN Creative Magazine for DotNetNuke, April 3, 2006
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This free video tutorial demonstrates how to install the FCKEditor. This editor can be used to replace the FreeTextBox editor that comes as standard with DotNetNuke.The FCKEditor is a WYSIWYG text edi...

Funny MySpace Reference In Boondocks Today

youve been HAACKED, March 6, 2006
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The Boondocks cracked me up today. Click on image for full size comic at UComics...

It Takes Two, Baby

WebServices.Org Weblogs, February 21, 2006
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SOA needs enterprise information management. Enterprise information management needs SOA....

Nullable type and dbNull

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., September 9, 2005
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Since nullable has been baked into .NET, I had to see if that carried over to ADO.NET. Now I know that datasets' behavior with Nullable types was so broken that it was remo...

Adding Web User Control To A Class Library In VS.NET 2005

youve been HAACKED, February 7, 2006
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If youve started on module development with DotNetNuke 4.0 and above in Visual Studio.NET 2005, you might run into a problem with trying to add a Web User Control (*.ascx file) to a class library. T...

CSS Based Printing Tip

youve been HAACKED, March 13, 2006
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This is a follow up tip to my post on Implementing CSS Based Printing. One technique that served me well on a project recently was to implement a very simple print.css for the print stylesheet. In f...

ASP.NET : Binding XML Data to TreeView with Checked state of Checkboxes

GotDotNet: New resources, April 25, 2006
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This article describes on binding XML Data to Treeview and retain the Checked state of the Treeview from Database...

XPath Tool for Visual Studio from DonXML

Bill Evjens Blog, July 17, 2006
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DonXML has brought us a new tool called Xpathmania for Visual Studio that allows you to easily query XML documents using XPath (of course). Excellent job Don!...

Use TreeView to display nodes from an XML file.

Fredrik Norméns Blog, April 4, 2005
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As you probably know, the TreeView and Menu control can use the SiteMapDataSource to display the element located in the web.sitemap file. Those controls can also use an XmlDataSource to get its data f...

Negative Base Numbering Systems

youve been HAACKED, May 1, 2006
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Ok, here is where I go and really geek out a bit. Scott presents a simple javascript to display negative numbers as red. He takes a nice clean straightforward approach by using javascript to inject...

Web Service Proxy Objects and COM Interop Problems

Rick Strahls WebLog, July 24, 2006
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I spent a bit of time today beating my head against the wall with some complex data translation services for an application I’m helping out on. The application in question is a FoxPro app consum...

XML Serializable Generic Dictionary

MrDaves (David Yack) Blog!, November 28, 2006
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I still get frustrated when I come across classes that don't serialize  - when there part of the framework that even makes it worse.  Why can't we have a Serializeable set of generics out th...

Creating Pdf by using NFOP.. the old way (no Crystal Reports)

ASP.NET Announcements, July 24, 2005
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On my blog you will find the code sample that explains how to use the NFOP library to generate pdf from .NET without using crystal reportsApache has a Apache Formation Objects Processor (FOP) which is...

XAdES Interop with XML-DSIG as implemented by the .NET Framework

Softwaremaker, February 8, 2006
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What a way to start off a new category on my blog called "Interoperability". I recently came across an interesting post in the forums that goes something like this: [QUOTE] ...

Serialize Arrays and ArrayLists to XML

XML for ASP.NET Developers - Dan Wahlin, September 12, 2003
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The XmlSerializer class provides a great way to convert (serialize) objects to XML and back (deserialize). However, it can be difficult to properly serialize collections such as Arrays and ArrayLists...

There is No Right or Wrong Way to Build SOA

WebServices.Org Weblogs, January 4, 2006
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Not every SOA project is going to be pretty, and some may even be weird. But in the end, it's up to end-user companies to decide what their SOA will look like....

Invalid project description

E-Surfers Weblog, August 20, 2005
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Today, when I imported an existing project into eclipse's workspace, I got the following error: Invalid project description. D:/eclipse/workspace/report and D:/eclipse/workspace overlap In the beginn...

Rendering WordML documents in ASP.NET

Signs on the Sand, May 1, 2006
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Here is one easy way: Go to, get free eXml Web server control and modified Microsoft's WordML2HTML XSLT stylesheet, version 1.3. Drop eXml control onto a Web form, assign DocumentSource p...

Best Blonde Joke Ever?

youve been HAACKED, January 20, 2006
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I know I am a bit late to this, but seriously, I have to link to this. This is the best blonde joke ever. Rumor has it I was blond once, at least for the first year of my life. No wonder all I coul...

The Seven Greatest SOA Mistakes

WebServices.Org Weblogs, November 14, 2005
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SOA is clearly The Next Big Thing, but many companies run the risk of jumping into the approach without looking at where they are leaping. Here is a list of some of the most common pitfalls that could...

Bridging the SOA Archipelago

WebServices.Org Weblogs, December 5, 2005
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In the SOA archipelago, team members are interdependent upon one another. But most enterprise efforts still lack a common, shared vision toward SOA. New tools promise to bridge what have been until no...

Becoming Attached to SOAP

WebServices.Org Weblogs, June 19, 2006
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A review of what technology is available to attach non-text data in SOAP messages....

BPM And SOA Are Natural Allies, Not Enemies

WebServices.Org Weblogs, July 12, 2006
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Is SOA and BPM a marriage made in heaven or are they at cross purposes....

Formal Definitions

WebServices.Org Weblogs, January 18, 2006
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I haven't seen any formal definition of SOA and I don't think there is any. As there is no (afaik) formal definition of the term 'enterprise architecture'....

WTF: "Soap Serializer does not support serializing Generic Types"

Frans Boumas blog, December 12, 2005
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So, there you are, with your shiny new .NET 2.0 generic collection using library, trying to push some objects over the wire via remoting. Works great, well, if you use the BinaryFormatter that is. Tr...

Submarine Skin

youve been HAACKED, June 7, 2006
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In the Subtext 1.5 release announcement, I mentioned we had a few new skins. I thought I would post a couple of screenshots of the Submarine skin to give you a sense of what it looks like. And here ...

Bug Fix: SELECT box displayed through Dynamic DIV in Internet Explorer

ENTech Solutions Blog, April 12, 2006
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There is a common bug that occurs when there is DIV (with absolute positioning) being displayed in front of SELECT html control. The SELECT control stays visible even with the div over it. It has to...

Modifying WSE Policy Files in Production Apps

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., August 30, 2006
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I learned this the hard way, as usual. We had to change the X509 Certificate that we were using for our application. That meant that the policy config file on the client and the...

Querying with LINQ to Entities vs ObjectQuery in EF

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., August 5, 2008
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I am copying (and slightly modifying so that it is not out of context) a forum post that I wrote to put here in my blog. Here's the original thread if you are interested. When working with object ser...

SOA Phase 2 ? From the Horse-drawn Carriage to the Car

WebServices.Org Weblogs, February 12, 2007
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Technologies that are designed for SOA have been around for several years and are ready for prime time. For those of you driving toward SOA, the 2nd phase of SOA will provide your "car"....

Pagination in JSP

E-Surfers Weblog, August 29, 2005
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We often have the requirement to paginate large amounts of records retrieved from database into pages. I have first used the Pager Tag Library from It works fine when there is a small qua...

Be Careful What You Wishlist For...

youve been HAACKED, January 4, 2006
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This is an eye opening and interesting account of how Tom Oward was able to data mine Amazons wish list database to get a profile of subversives based on their requested reading list. Makes you thin...

The DotNetNuke News Feed (RSS) Module

DNN Creative Magazine for DotNetNuke, November 1, 2005
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This DotNetNuke® Video Tutorial demonstrates the DotNetNuke® Core News Feed (RSS) module, covering: Adding the module to a page Selecting an RSS feed to display from ...

How to query a XPath doc that has a default namespace

Code Climber, January 8, 2008
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I just spent a few hours banging my head against a XPath query that didn't return the node I was trying to select using the right xpath string: to make a long story short, if your XML document has a d...

Multi-Blog Support In Subtext

youve been HAACKED, February 23, 2006
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Intro When I originally announced the subtext project, I had planned to not include multi-blog support even though it was already included in the .TEXT codebase. The primary reason I wanted to exclud...

SiteMap menu with icons

More Whidbey stuff, January 24, 2006
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While binding a Menu (or TreeView: everything in this article applies to TreeView as well) to a SiteMapDataSource is very easy, it can prove challenging to find how to extend the site map with cu...