January 2008 - Posts

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Make fancy buttons using CSS sliding doors technique by janko

This article will show you how to create fancy buttons using CSS sliding doors technique. It is much better to use this technique than to create each button as an image because you can apply the style to any link and you don't have to create an image...
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CSSVista - Manage CSS code in IE and Firefox simultaneously by janko

I found an interesting and helpful application that enables you to write and edit CSS code and immediately see what it looks like in InternetExplorer and FireFox. With CSSVista, you can check live pages and local HTML files as well. While editing CSS...
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Importing/exporting XML data using LINQ by janko

In my previous post , you saw how to use LINQ to SQL. We'll move on with LINQ and create a small import/export application using LINQ to XML. LINQ to XML enables you to query from and write to an XML structure. It is much more efficient than XmlReader...
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LINQ to SQL Overview by janko

In this article I'll cover the basics of LINQ. You'll see how to query the database, insert, update and delete records using LINQ to SQL implementation. People often equate LINQ with its LINQ to SQL implementation, but it is just one of several implementations. In my next articles, I'll go deeply into LINQ and see how you can use it with XML, Datasets and other objects....
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Free database modeling tool: Toad Data Modeler by janko

I found an excellent and freeware database modeling tool: Toad Data Modeler (TDM) 3.0 Free . It enables you to create ER diagrams, physical and logical modeling with verification, SQL script generation and much more. It has very simple UI that enables...
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CSS Table gallery - template designs for your ASP.NET applications by janko

I found very cool website where you can browse various table designs and apply to your Tables, Repeaters, GridViews, ListViews or any other tabular data. The designs are pure CSS code and it is extremely easy to apply to your tables. If you are not familiar...
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XHTML-CSS Validator Review by janko

While searching the Web I found a similar validator to well known w3.org validators - it's XHTML-CSS Validator . Actually, the original validation is performed by w3.org validators. What's so good about it? It validates both XHTML and CSS in one...
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ASP.NET HTML editors for developers by janko

In this article I'll show you a few ASP.NET HTML editors that you can use in your applications. For those who didn't know, HTML editors let you create rich text that can be stored in the database and rendered on pages. The output is formatted...
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Common problems with ViewState by janko

While working on one project it happend that Ajax PostBack lasted longer than page reload. Since UpdatePanels were optimized, I guessed that ViewState was too big – and I was right. ViewState was more than 200KB!!! What was the problem? The page had a...
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.NET Framework source code available by janko

Scott Guthrie announced this morning that source code for .NET Framework library is now available. This includes .NET Base class libraries, ASP.NET, Win forms, WPF, ADO.NET and XML. This means that you can even debug the code for the libraries stated...
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Great JavaScript Loupe by janko

While searching the Web I found a small and fantastic JavaScript Loupe that magnifies the portion of an image while you hover over it. This is the Loupe example (taken from the author's website) Current version 1.3 supports all newer browsers: Firefox...

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Make divs same height using CSS by janko

There are so many articles that explains how to make two or more<div> tags same height, but many of them are unnecessary complicated. Some of them even use JavaScript! I'll explain In this article how to solve the problem in an extremely easy...
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Myths about Web 2.0 by janko

In this article, I'll try to „bust the myths" about Web 2.0 and explain what Web 2.0 is from my perspective. Most people think that Web 2.0 is just a simple and clear Web site look. But it is not just a matter of design. There is much more to...
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Create your own Web statistics by janko

In this article I’ll explain some simple ways to create your own web statistics that tracks visits and information about visitors. Why do we need to do this? If your ISV doesn’t provides the statistics or if it is expensive for you or all you have is...
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Ajax drag and drop functionality! by janko

Jeff Prosise posted an excellent article about drag and drop functionality in ASP.NET Ajax . He created a very simple but effective sample with colored boxes that can be dragged and dropped in some container. He provided the sample code as well. The article...
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