Tuesday, June 10, 2014

SQL query column with XML stored as VARCHAR

XML stored as VARCHAR can be queried by CASTing

--Example XML

SELECT a.Id, m.Message, a.TransmissionDtTm

FROM Message m

INNER JOIN MessageArchive a ON a.messageid=m.messageid

WHERE a.TransmissionError = 0

AND CAST(m.Properties AS xml).value('(/Props/Type)[1]', 'VARCHAR(128)') LIKE '%Email%'

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Use of Javascript to allow RadioButton grouping to work in Repeater

1.) JavaScript
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
   function RadioSelectionChanged(groupName, current) {
     var group = document.getElementsByName(groupName);

     for (i = 0; i < group.length; i++) {
        //.NET uses a span tag to define the control "name", so the first control in the span control will be the radiobutton        if(group[i].childNodes.length > 0 && group[i].childNodes[0].type == 'radio')
         group[i].childNodes[0].checked = false;
    }     current.checked = true;

2.) Control
<asp:Repeater ID="Rptr" runat="server">
    <asp:RadioButton ID="Rb" runat="server" onclick="RadioSelectionChanged('GroupName', this);" name="GroupName"  />

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Convert class to DataRow

To convert a class instance to a DataRow

public DataRow ConvertClassToDataRow(ClassName theClass)
  DataTable table = new DataTable();
  DataRow row = table.NewRow();
  PropertyInfo[] properties = theClass.GetType().GetProperties();

  foreach (PropertyInfo property in properties)
    DataColumn col = new DataColumn(property.Name, property.PropertyType);
    table.Columns.Add(col);    row[property.Name] = property.GetValue(theClass, null);
  return row;

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Reanimate an animated gif when javascipt makes visible

To get an animated gif to work after some javascript adjusts the visibility, create a new instance

function Loading() {
   var wait = document.getElementById('loadingGif');

   if (wait != null) {
     wait.style.display = "inline";
     var newInstance = wait.cloneNode(true); //This will reanimate the gif
     wait.parentNode.replaceChild(newInstance, wait);

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Auto PostBack to refresh content

Set a timer to auto postback page using JavaScript

//Register Auto PostBack
Page.ClientScript.RegisterClientScriptBlock(this.GetType(), "PostBackFunction", GetPostBackFunction(), true);

//Function to detail script
private string GetPostBackFunction()
{ StringBuilder build = new StringBuilder();

build.AppendLine(string.Format("window.setTimeout(\"AutoPostBack()\", {0});", (1000 * secondsForAutoPostBack).ToString()));
build.AppendLine("function AutoPostBack()");

return build.ToString();
Note: "AspControl" in the javascript postback is the ID of an asp.net control on the page this script is being registered on.  If none exists, add one:

<asp:LinkButton runat="server" ID="AutoPostBackLb" Text=""></asp:LinkButton>

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Use anchor to pop up window

Using an anchor to pop-up a window with JavaScript
Anchor tag:
<a href="javascript:popWindow('http://www.google.com');">Pop Window</a>

<script type="text/javascript">
   function popWindow(hrefTarget) { 
   // Pop up the window
     window.open(hrefTarget, "_blank", "width=463,height=500,resizable=yes");

Alternatively, returning a false will prevent the anchor from linking:
<a href='www.google.com' onclick='FunctionCall(); return false;'>Pop Window</a>

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Using RadioButton within Repeater

To turn off radio buttons within a Repeater when a selection is made, the javascript below will assist.

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">  
function RB_CheckChanged(current) {
  for (i = 0; i < document.forms[0].elements.length; i++) {
      elm = document.forms[0].elements[i];
      if (elm.type == 'radio') {
         elm.checked = false;
   current.checked = true;

<asp:Repeater runat="server" ID="RBRptr">                                               
     :RadioButton runat="server" ID="Rb" onclick="RB_CheckChanged(this);" Text='<%  #DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "name")%>' />