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Monthly Archives: November 2004

ASP.NET configuration gotcha – level 200

For people starting out with ASP.NET, the appSettings node in the web.config file will be all that is necessary for storing configuration items, but when you start creating your own config section handlers and strongly-typing your configuration items, you may … Continue reading 

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How to capture page output before it is rendered – level 300

If for some reason you need to capture page output either to log it, analyze it or do a global string replace, then you will need to intercept the rendered Html before it makes it to the wire on the … Continue reading 

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Disable an item in a CheckBoxList – level 200

A CheckBoxList can be useful, but have you ever tried to disable a single checkbox in the list?  There are a lot of people who want to do just that.  Here are some ways to do it. http://www.mredkj.com/vbnet/CheckBoxListItemDisable.htmlhttp://www.codeproject.com/aspnet/disableListItems.asp

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Key to ensuring dynamic ASP.NET controls save Viewstate – level 300

There are a few things to keep in mind when you create controls on the fly and add them to your page.  Simply put, you want to add them to the page hierarchy as soon as possible.  Before they are … Continue reading 

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Make your ASP.NET pages configurable – level 200

There are some basic things in a large web application that change from page to page, and it might benefit you to make that information come from a file or database.  All my base pages implement an interface of mine … Continue reading 

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How to Create a PreInit event in ASP.NET v1.1 – level 300

.Net 2.0 has a PreInit event where the theme and master page can be set.  When you are rolling your own theme or master page in v1.1, you need a time for the end page to set or override the … Continue reading 

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Retain scroll position in ASP.NET without the SmartNavigation non-feature – level 200

Maintaining Scrollback Position Across Postbacks   You much check out this post from Scott.  I was just about to the verge of rolling my own scroll-retaining javascript when I read this.  The credit really goes to Steve Stchur and his … Continue reading 

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How to comment out an ASP.NET server control – doesn’t work – level 100

I was performing some testing, so I commented out a bit of my ASP.NET markup with <!– –> because, after all, I’ve used that for years, right?  Well, it took me just a sec to figure out that the server … Continue reading 

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LEARN HOW TO PROGRAM IN 7 DAYS – level 000

Now isn’t that absurd?  Learn how to program in 7 days.  Learn how to program what?  Your VCR?  You’ve seen the books that claim to be able to teach you how to program in a matter of days.  Personally, I’m … Continue reading 

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Whidbey: Code-beside going away – back to code-behind – level 200

Whidbey Beta2 change in code behind. Fritz, explains it much better than I could.   I have developed several web applications with Whidbey Beta 1 including a complete port of a software package of mine from v1.1 to see what … Continue reading 

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