Showing posts from June, 2012

Monthly Blogging Report: June 2012

Consolidating all blog posts monthly are very refreshing as it gives me chance to go back and see what I did in last month and for readers gives the chance to see what he not followed up.

Creating PDF Files in ASP.NET using iTextSharp

iText is a library that allows you to create and manipulate PDF documents. It enables developers looking to enhance web and other applications with dynamic PDF document generation and/or manipulation.

Image Map; Mouse Hover Effect on Area using jQuery

Another easy but interesting stuff I found today on (Hindi Language e-News Paper) and decided to develop it on my PC. If you open Google and search by typing “Image Map in HTML” you will get huge response and you can start learning this from there but here I got something different for you. I will take the advantage of jQuery Library for this. I’ll start discussion from very basic. Wanna see how? Let’s begin.

How to format the arrangement of codes in Visual Studio IDE

I know it is very easy for all, think of me as blogging addicted guy. Ehehe.

Shortcut Keys:-
Format Entire Document : Ctrl + K, Ctrl + D
Format Selection : Ctrl + K, Ctrl + F

Data Binding to DropDownList and ListBox in ASP.NET


In this quick post you are going to learn how to bind the data to DropDownList and ListBox controls in ASP.NET. I know this is very easy but today a novice ASP.NET guy who is my friend on Facebook asked this to me and I created this solution for him.

Merge the content of DataSets in ASP.NET


You can merge two or more DataSet objects that have largely similar schemas to present in the same Data Container. In my case, I have two different database tables and I am wishing to display all records from both tables in a single Data Container. For this we can take the advantage of Merge() method in C#.

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Cannot open database "Northwind" requested by the login. The login failed. Login failed for user 'IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool'.

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Cannot open database "Northwind" requested by the login. The login failed. Login failed for user 'IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool'.

In this quick post you will learn how to fix this issue.
Today in the morning when I was executing one of my web applications I fall in titled error and the same I’m sharing, that how I fixed this.

Advanced Web Debugging with Fiddler Videos

Today I watched a very nice set of videos “Advanced Web Debugging with Fiddler Videos” captured at Microsoft MIX10 and the session by Eric Lawrence (Program Manager, Internet Explorer). I would like to share these videos with you.

Slow Keyboard Typing Response on Windows 8

Today when I uninstalled the Windows 8 Consumer Preview OS to install newly released Windows 8 Release Preview version OS and when I started using this OS I realized keyboard my responding very-very slow. I checked my keyboard connections and even replaced the keyboard by USB version but no use. After huge googling I found the solution that worked for me and the same I'm sharing this here.

jQuery Accordion Widget

In this post you are going to learn all about jQuery Accordion Widget.

jQuery Accordion Widget is a jQuery based expandable and collapsable content holder that is broken into sections and probably looks like tabs. Look at the animated screen given below:

Using META Tags to Refresh Pages

If you think of current web application development trend then this solution will not fit for you, because this scenario post-backs complete web page. Today, we have many controls that update any defined section of website (web page) instead of whole web page gets post-back.

Facebook Groups for Technical Discussions by Abhimanyu Kumar Vatsa

Friends, I am running 3 Facebook Groups for all our technical discussions. You can share the blog links or ask your technical difficulties or even share your views about technology etc. Please join the group and start exploring technologies.

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Site is under maintenance App_offline.htm : by Shivprasad Koirala (

Today I watched a very nice video “How to put website is under maintenance by using App_offline.htm” by Shivprasad Koirala and the same I am sharing this with you.

How to open IIS Manager in Windows 8

To open “IIS Manager” on Windows 7 or earlier OS, we were typed “inetmgr” in run window. But for a while I got confused that how I open “IIS Manager” in my Windows 8 PC? Here is the step.

How to implement windows authentication in ASP.NET MVC 3 : by Shivprasad Koirala

Yesterday I watched a very nice video on title “How to implement windows authentication in ASP.NET MVC 3” by Shivprasad Koirala and the same I am sharing this with you. I hope you will learn many things in this video like Deploying MVP App, Setting-up MVC App in IIS etc.

jQuery UI: Interaction Plugins

In this post you will learn all about jQuery UI’s Interaction Plugins. You can find all the available plugins on the official website here For now, there is only 5 Plugins available in Interaction section that is Draggable, Droppable, Resizable, Selectable and Sortable. Interaction Plugins handles complex behaviors like drag and drop, resizing, selection and sorting.

Graphical representation of jQuery UI subordinates:

In the above image, I have highlighted the jQuery UI Interaction Plugins in rectangular region and in this post we will cover all of them.
You need to setup a demo project to learn Interaction Plugins, please read this post as this post will guide you how to setup the demo project for jQuery UI.
It enables draggable functionality on any DOM element. Move the draggable object by clicking on it with the mouse and dragging it anywhere within the viewport.
Let’s create a demonstration page:

In above code, I have a <div> by id ‘draggableDIV’ and…

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