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FormView and SQL Datasource is awesome in my opinion. You can just bind your controls to data field in the markup, its great. Becomes a bit of a challenge when you want all your data related stuff to be done in the Data Access Layer, but hey, you have to bind the data to the UI one way or the other, right. Anyway, if you want to create your SQLDataSource ......

Here is the interesting problem of the week... finally figured it out! All of a sudden this Monday, our clients started getting "Service Unavailable" errors all of a sudden. I looked deeper in to it, and it turned out the Application Pool on IIS6 for the ASP .Net app had crashed. So I restarted it, and everything started working again. But this started ......

I have been so busy with programming and project management, that I forgot all about this blog. I still get plenty of challenges and interesting issues every other day. I think it's time to start blogging about it. Just an update, I have moved to full ASP .Net web developement in the past few years, so no more WinForm stuff from me, except that Telerik ......

I recently created two facebook applications. Restaurant List: http://www.restaurantliston... - The Restaurant List application allows you search and save any restaurant, and share it with friends. The facebook application link is: http://apps.facebook.com/re... Remember my Tasks: http://www.remembermytasks.... - This is a cool ......

Here is a function I wrote to check and see if a field exists in a table or not: ''' <summary> ''' Checks to see if a field exists in table or not. ''' </summary> ''' <param name="tblName">Table name to check in</param> ''' <param name="fldName">Field name to check</param> ''' <param name="cnnStr">Connection ......

Here is a function I wrote to check if a table exists in database or not: ''' <summary> ''' Checks to see if a table exists in Database or not. ''' </summary> ''' <param name="tblName">Table name to check</param> ''' <param name="cnnStr">Connection String to connect to</param> ''' <returns>Works with Access ......

We all drop and use Rich Text Boxes control in our VB apps. It is a rich control (hence the name RichTextBox), with many options to format text. However, all options have to be used through coding in the background. I have also worked with RTBs in several different applications, so I wrote this small extended control for the RichTextBox that displays ......

I was perplexed for days with a weird scenario. If I maximized my MDI child form, after browsing through a few forms, it would start displaying multiple control boxes on top. I searched for a solution for a while, but no luck. Found this article, which describes almost the same problem but no response: http://www.tech-archive.net... ......

If you want to concatenate (append to end) a string to a field in SQL, there is a very easy and simple update statement for that: Update [tableName] Set [myField] = [myField] + 'whatever' Where [id] = 1 The + operator works fine for strings, as long as the field is varchar or nvarchar data type. If it is text or ntext, you cannot use the + operator ......

Is it just me, or did Microsoft completely screw up the data conversion utility in SQL 2005? I do a lot of conversions from SQL to Access, and the one in SQL 2000 worked perfectly. In 2005, I ALWAYS encounter stupid errors... either in pre-Execute, or prepare for Execute or when it is actually executing... What is the point of having all these useless ......

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