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How to prepare an ASP.NET Website for deployment with PowerShell

Posted on December 7th, 2014.

Visual Studio has some very good publishing and deployment tools but when it comes to solution deployment that is also a component of stand-alone product, things get complicated because usually you have to select certain folders or certain files to move them to production or to staging server. I did a lot of research to see what is the...


Web Development

Developer’s To Do List for Login and Forgot Password Functionality

Posted on August 29th, 2014.

Often during development of various projects, I see almost all the time small pieces missing that were not initially been developed on various modules, like for example setting a max length limitation on the email address field from the Login page of an website. So in this case, I’ve decided to create a To Do list with all the...



JavaScript events applied to a Dropdown control

Posted on February 19th, 2014.

Have you ever tried to dynamically open a dropdown control from a JavaScript event? Well, I’m not going to show you that because for the moment that’s almost impossible. It works only on Chrome browser. I’ve tried several tricks like assigning custom JavaScript triggers to a select tag but nothing worked on other...



ADO.NET Tutorial. Create, Update, Delete Operations

Posted on January 27th, 2014.

Nowadays Entity Framework is the most promoted database query technology from .NET ecosystem. For good reason though, because it allows developers without extensive knowledge about SQL to interrogate the database, create complex queries and generate classes with the help of a user-friendly interface. However, for some complex scenarios,...


Useful Developer Resources

jQuery Tools – The missing UI library for the web

Posted on January 15th, 2014.

If you want to add some ‘glitter’ to your site and make it stand out more, or maybe want to improve your site from a user-experience point of view, I encourage you to check this out. jQuery Tools brings together some of the most important user-interface components. From tabs to overlays, from tooltips to form validators, here...



Which HTML tags can you place inside an a, p or h1 tag?

Posted on January 11th, 2014.

I often see lots of HTML validation mistakes in the code of some developers that don’t know what exactly you can place inside a paragraph tag inside an anchor tag and every time I validate their markup I get a red page from W3C validator. So I decided to make a list with the HTML tags allowed in the following more sensible tags:...


Useful Developer Resources

CanIUse.com – Browser Support Compatibility Checker

Posted on January 9th, 2014.

Willing to use new CSS3 and HTML5 features in your projects but having second thoughts because of browser support? Can I Use provides compatibility tables and browser comparison regarding support of HTML5, CSS3, SVG, JS API and more for both desktop and mobile browsers.



How to easily get a database connection string with Visual Studio

Posted on January 5th, 2014.

Because I’m working on several projects at a time, it’s very hard for me to remember any connectivity data for any of the projects. Same thing for connection strings. However, with the help of Visual Studio I can generate a connection string pretty fast if I know the server address and the credentials. Here are the steps I...



How to check and replace a missing image with jQuery

Posted on December 29th, 2013.

There are cases when you want to reference in your website some images from an external source. If those images are displayed on the homepage or in any other visible area of your website then you have to be sure that the external images are always available otherwise the design or the layout of the page might be affected by a connection...


Microsoft ASP.NET

How to Get External URL Reference in ASP.NET

Posted on December 11th, 2013.

We recently had a requirement to track the initial location of our users in a Single Sign On environment. One essential information that was needed for this requirement was to get the previous external URL from which the user came in our website. The external URL can be very easy extracted with the following code: if...