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Tab Control ActiveTabIndex Lost on Postback

tran-land-01 I just got off the phone with a client who is using the MS-AJAX TabControl in one of his applications and any time he causes a postback, the tab resets to the first tab.

If you’ve never seen the problem, you’re lucky.  There are a couple of ways around the problem.  The first and easiest if it works in your situation is to put the tab in an update panel so that you never actually do a full postback.… Read the rest

ASP.NET MVC – Is The Grass Really Greener?

iStock_000001889684Medium There are three ways now to write a web site in ASP.NET:

  • Use Classic ASP model with everything in the ASPX file and only use HTML controls without the runat=”server” attribute
  • Use the Web Forms model
  • Use the new ASP.NET MVC model

Each have their own benefits that need to be weighed carefully prior to moving forward with a design. … Read the rest

Modifying Copies of a Session Object

spider This morning I woke up to the following question in my inbox:

I am storing an object into session. Then in one of my functions I am copying that session object into a local object and doing some modifications to the local object.

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jQuery, bgiframe and IE6 z-order hacks

tp_vol3_006 Well, it probably looks like an odd title.  But let’s face it: we still have to support IE6 for some of our clients no matter how much we don’t like it or it shouldn’t be.  And one of the most frustrating items that we ever had to support in IE6 is the fact that certain controls and plug-ins don’t obey z-order.… Read the rest

jQuery UI – Resizable w/ ASP.NET Themes

flwr-083 If you’ve been up to the jQuery web site and looked at the documentation for resizable() you probably thought, “hey, no problem, I can do that.”  Well, that’s what I thought, too, until I started using it.

Here’s what you need to know to get this all working–and specifically, what you need to know to get it working under ASP.NET.… Read the rest