Monthly Archives: October 2012


One of the big new features that have been advertised with Visual Studio 2008 is this thing called Multi-Targeting.  This lets you write code for .NET 2.0 (or 3.0) even though 2008 is written to work with .NET 3.5.  So, the theory is, you can still work on existing projects targeted for .NET 2.0. … Read the rest

Storing An Image To a Database in .NET


Several weeks ago I mentioned that I store the images that the user uploads to the system into the database.

Some of you have expressed an interest in how I do that.  So I plan to cover that today.

For the purposes of this article, I’m going to assume that you’ve already got the image uploaded and scaled and that all that is left is getting it into the database.… Read the rest

jQuery – Explaining Last Week’s Code

ka_vol1_070 Last week I left you with a chunk of code that showed you that you had successfully installed jQuery into your web application.

The code we need to discuss looks like this:

$(document).ready(function() {
    alert("jquery is working");

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“I don’t exactly have random $$$ hanging about.”

money-023 I hear this statement a lot, or one like it, from various walks of life.  For example, I hear it from clients.  I hear it from people who want a new car.  But I’d like to address this from a strictly programming perspective here.… Read the rest

jQuery Tabs

While the TabControl provided by Microsoft in the AJAX toolkit is probably a bit easier to use, the Tabs in jQuery are not much harder to implement and give us a bit more flexibility.

Here are the steps to implement:

First, make sure the HTML (ASPX) page you are creating is pointing at the stylesheet that contains the jQuery UI theme you are using.  The tabs make use of the themes and will not render as tabs unless the styles are pulled in.… Read the rest