<

Some ASP.NET Practical tips

Published on
11,334 Points
3,934 Views
4 Endorsements
Last Modified:
Approved
In an ASP.NET application, I faced some technical problems. In this article, I list them out and show the solutions that I found.  I hope it will be useful.

Problem:
After closing a pop-up window, the parent page should be refreshed automatically.

Solution:
In the parent page, call the method to pop-up a user defined page on any click event.
  var url = 'ManageFormsPopup.aspx';
 //Show the category window to manage categories
 var prefrence="height=400,width=500,status=yes,toolbar=no,menubar=no";
 window.open(url, null, prefrence);

Open in new window

In the child page, trigger the onbeforeunload method.
window.onbeforeunload = RefreshParentPage;
//  ... 
function RefreshParentPage()
{
   // Refresh the parent page.
   window.opener.location.href = window.opener.location.href;
}

Open in new window


Problem:
Inside an asp:panel control, RequiredFieldValidator is not working

Solution:
You can keep the RequiredFieldValidator outside of the panel.  This will not place the error message next to the text box. To place error message near to the text box, we have to validate explicitly using a Javascript function, like so:

function Validate()
{
  var categoryName = document.getElementById('<%=txtCategoryName.ClientID%>').value;

  if(categoryName.toString() == "")
  {
    document.getElementById('<%=lblValidate.ClientID%>').innerHTML = "Please enter Category Name";
    return false;
  }
  else {
    document.getElementById('<%=lblValidate.ClientID%>').innerHTML = "";
  }
  return true; 
}

Open in new window


Problem:
While displaying a PDF file in a page, Reponse.End() throws an exception.

Solution:
Instead of Response.End() we could use Response.Close() to avoid the exception.

if (System.IO.File.Exists(FilePathVal))
{
    FileInfo fi = new FileInfo(FilePathVal); 
    long size = fi.Length;
    Response.AddHeader("Content-Length", size.ToString());
    Response.ContentType = "application/pdf";
    Response.BinaryWrite(File.ReadAllBytes(FilePathVal));
    Response.Flush();
    Response.Clear();
}

Open in new window


Problem:
Before deleting a grid record, the user must be presented with a confirmation dialog.

Solution:
In the grid, use LinkButton template column.
<asp:TemplateColumn HeaderText="Delete">
<ItemTemplate>
<asp:LinkButton ID="lblDelete" CommandName="Delete" runat="server" Text="Delete"
 OnClientClick="javascript:return confirm('Are you sure you want to delete ?');"></asp:LinkButton>
</ItemTemplate>
</asp:TemplateColumn>

Open in new window


Problem:
In a Grid link button (for example, clicking on Filename link button), a single click is not working sometimes.  Instead double clicking is working.

Solution:
The events should be bound to the link button while data bound itself using onItemDataBound event.
In client side:
<asp:DataGrid ID="grdResources" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="False"
 Width="100%" DataKeyField="ResID" OnItemDataBound="grdResources_ItemDataBound">

Open in new window

In server side:
protected void grdResources_ItemDataBound(object sender, System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataGridItemEventArgs e)
{
Private const URL = "some file name";
   if (e.Item.ItemType == ListItemType.Item || e.Item.ItemType ==  ListItemType.AlternatingItem)
  {
    lnkSelect.Attributes.Add("onclick", "javascript:window.open('" + URL + "'); return true;");
  }
}

Open in new window


Tip:
From a string array, you would like to check existence of a string quickly?
Create a List item for the string array and use Contains method of it.

private const string FormsAdmin = "FormsAdmin";
string[] Roles = cUser.Roles; 
List<string> RoleList = new List<string>(Roles);
if (RoleList.Contains(FormsAdmin))
{
  // Found the string.

}

Open in new window

4
Ask questions about what you read
If you have a question about something within an article, you can receive help directly from the article author. Experts Exchange article authors are available to answer questions and further the discussion.
Get 7 days free