I recently received a question from another programmer I know who’s been using PHP prior to ASP.NET that made me think harder about a problem we’ve all had in ASP.NET. The basic problem is this:
How do you dynamically change the class of a hyperlink based on the page name so that the hyperlink that represents the current page is styled differently than all of the other hyperlinks on our screen? If you want you can substitute any other HTML element you want, but the problem remains the same.
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PDF Tables in iTextSharp work enough like HTML tables that the slight differences between the two make programming tables for a PDF a bit confusing the first time you try.
I hope to describe some of those differences here so that your experience might be a bit smoother than mine was as you start to use tables in your PDF code.
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I was recently asked if I would cover some topics related to Forms Based Authentication. The person who requested this information has some specific issues that he wants covered that I won’t be covering for a while because I think there are some other issues that need to be covered first.
One of those is setting up the database.
When I owned my hosting companies, I saw more confusion in this area than just about any other topic that came up.
So here’s the step-by-step process you need to go through to set up your database for Forms Based Authentication.
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