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April 2014
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DotNetNuke Skinning – SolPartMenu

When you first encounter the SolPartMenu skin object, you may become a bit overwhelmed by all of the options.  But, it doesn’t take long to realize that you can ignore most of the attributes on the list and stick to a small subset that really matter.… Read the rest

ASP.NET Validation Controls. Friend or Foe?

This comes up on the message boards quite frequently.  The question normally starts out as, “How do I _________ with the _____ validation control?”  Or, if they are really looking for a solution rather than an implementation, they’ll ask how to do it with the validation controls instead of one specific control.… Read the rest

Converting a DataList to a ListView

Yesterday, I spent the bulk of the day converting a DataList to a ListView.  I thought I’d spend a little time relating the process for those of you who might be interested in doing the same.

jQuery – Retrieving HTML Fragments

sunset-bird A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I had built a tooltip using jQuery.  We focused mostly on the positioning of the tooltip at the time because, historically, that’s where most of the work has been.

But there are other time-saving features that also make the tooltip code I wrote a lot more flexible.… Read the rest

ASP.NET MVC – Controller to View

ka_vol1_100 A couple of weeks ago we looked at ASP.NET MVC routing in the MVC framework.  The routing controls which method in which controller gets called.

The obvious next question is, how do we get from the controller to the view?