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A Scrollable Table With a Fixed Header

Published 15 years ago

Consider this solution as obsolete as there are better alternatives available. Search the comments to this article for a few external links to better implementations.

If you need to present a lot of table based data, but you don't want to spoil your page layout with a very long table, you can use the following trick to create a scrollable table with a fixed header.

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Smoothing Out Page Transitions

Published 16 years ago

To avoid page flickering when you (re)load a page, you can add the following (Internet Explorer only) <meta> tags to the <head> section of your page.

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Passing Multiple Parameters to a Crystal Report Programmatically

Published 16 years ago

Passing a parameter to a Crystal Report is easy; all you need to do is drop a ready-made parameter field from the Field Explorer to your report and when the report is loaded, the user is asked for the parameter's value automatically.

Passing multiple parameter values to a report programmatically is a bit trickier.

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How Do I Bind a Database to a WebFX Combo Box Control?

Published 16 years ago

An often requested feature in Web applications is a drop-down that behaves like a Combo Box in Windows applications. If you start typing in a drop-down in a Windows application, it will preselect an item that starts with all the letters you type in. The drop-down in a Web browser preselects the item that starts with the last letter you typed in. Not very convenient. Fortunately, there are many replacements for the default drop-down available. One of them is the WebFX Combobox. In this snippet, I will demonstrate you how to fill this control with information from a database. I won't be discussing how the control works, and I also won't explain how you can use the advanced features of the control that allows you to add new data. This snippet will simply demonstrate how to generate the client-side code for the drop-down with information from a database.

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Change the CSS Class of an Object in Your Page

Published 16 years ago

It's easy to change style information of any object in your HTML page. With a bit of JavaScript you can change, for example, the border, or background-color of a paragraph.

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Regular Expression for a Strong Password

Published 16 years ago

This snippet shows a Regular Expression for a strong password.

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Change the Printer in Visual Basic 6

Published 16 years ago

The following snippet shows you how to change the current printer with Visual Basic 6 code.

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Preselecting an Item in a Drop-Down List

Published 16 years ago

The following JavaScript code can be used to preselect an item in a drop-down list.

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How Do I Get the Names of all Embedded Resources in an Assembly?

Published 16 years ago

Because the naming scheme of embedded resources is sometimes a bit awkward (you have to take the Default Namespace, folder names and resource file names into account), it can be useful to display a list of all embedded resources in your assembly with their Fully Qualified names. Put the following code in a method, like the constructor for your control for example, to get all the names in the Output window.

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How Do I Insert a Null Value in an Access Database?

Published 16 years ago

When you need to insert a null value into a column in an Access database, you could use "" to indicate a zero-length string. However, a zero-length string is not the same as Null. To insert a Null value, simple pass the keyword Null for the column, as shown in the code example.

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