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Monthly Archives: July 2004

SQL Server reporting services is very powerful – level 200

What’s in a name?  SQL Server reporting services doesn’t install as part of SQL Server.  Rather, it is an ASP.NET package that installs on the web server.  There is also a piece that installs into VS.NET.  Once it’s installed, the … Continue reading 

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Binding to custom objects – level 200

First of all, I rated this post as 200 instead of 300 because I believe that intermediate-level ASP.NET developers SHOULD know about and be using the following technique. When learning data-binding techniques, we see all the samples either bind a … Continue reading 

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Behavior of DataGrid.ItemDataBound and DataGrid.ItemCreated – level 200

When using the DataGrid control, one needs to know when to use the ItemDataBound event and when to use the ItemCreated event.  These event names are pretty easy to follow.  ItemCreated is when that row of the DataGrid is created.  … Continue reading 

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Using embedded controls in the DataGrid control – level 300

When I first started developing with ASP.NET, I avoided the DataGrid control.  It seemed too confining, but that was because I didn’t fully understand it.  All the books and article I read gave DataGrid examples where you bind a data … Continue reading 

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Display bliss – level 000

I’m sure some of you have a matrix of LCD flatscreens for your development display, but I work for a company that doesn’t think that’s a justafiable cost, so I’ve been using a 19” CRT with my Lattitude Laptop screen … Continue reading 

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Noah Coad has LOST his C# MVP status!!!! – level 000

My friend and colleague, Noah Coad, is now a Microsoft employee (and cannot be that as well as an MVP).  We first met while working on a web project together in college at Texas A&M University.  I was Information Systems, … Continue reading 

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