Archive | Web Design

Parsing Google Maps HTML

If you cannot afford 10 grand for an enterprise version of the Google Maps API, then you might be stuck having to parse the html form the clunky old maps.google.com website. If that is the case, here’s a snippet of code that seems to work consistently to parse out the lat and lon from the […]

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Telerik RadGrid for ASP.NET

I was lucky enough to get a great deal on the RadControls for ASP.NET by Telerik recently. I’d been looking at their RADEditor offering as a replacement for my Content Management System rich text editor. The editor looks awesome and supports lots of browser versions, whereas my editor only works in Internet Explorer (its quite […]

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Essential Objects – Treeview

I’ve just finished a web project that I used the Essential Objects TreeView control. I had thought initially that it would be relatively easy to configure. I’ve used a number of Essential Objects controls before and always found them fairly intuitive to use. However, the TreeView was anything but intuitive. At the designer level it […]

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Visual Studio 2005 Upgrade

When I first installed VS 2005 I did so with a version prior to SP1. This created a problem for me when I tried to upgrade a project from VS2003 to VS2005. I didn’t know that Microsoft had created a new “website” project template, which had replaced the 2003 web application. The first point to […]

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Bulletin Boards / Membership Site Systems

I’ve been looking at some bulletin board systems recently. I want something that I can easily integrate into existing sites and new sites that I’m putting up. I looked at phpBB which has been around for a while and seems to be well liked. It’s also free, which is nice… I was toying with the […]

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How To Use .NET Cookies

If you want to access, read, write or otherwise store and send cookies in .NET you will need to access the request objects cookiecontainer. Once you have that in your sights, you can grab the cookiecollection and pick up the cookie that you need. Here is an example; Dim req As HttpWebRequest = CType(WebRequest.Create(http://urlgoeshere.com, HttpWebRequest) […]

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Posting XML using .NET

Well, I’m into the new xml project somewhat now and have created the xml output file and the code to post it using .NET. If you are unfamiliar with the procedure, here is a sample. ‘first we create a request Dim req As WebRequest = HttpWebRequest.Create(http://www.trstechnology.com) ‘set the request method to POST req.Method = “POST” […]

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The Joys Of XML

I’m currently working on a project that requires posting and reading response online using XML. I’m not talking about web services here, it’s a plain old POST of an XML file, response is returned as copious amounts of XML, read that and build a web form based on the contents (yawn), have website user make […]

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