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How to create a VB.Net Calendar that shows a Information(a pos. or neg. number) along with the day

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I have a problem where I have to create a calendar in ASP.net(VB.net) where the day(number) is posted
off to the corner of each block in the calendar, and in the center of each block is a number,
preferrably a font size no smaller than 28(48 or 72 would be fine), that is pulled from an SQL2005 table, the
number will be either positive or negative(-##).  Also if possible, the calendar day should change colors if
the number is negative (Attached is an example of what it looks like in Excel, which we are now using). I need this as soon as possible, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Calendar-ex.doc
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Bob Learned earned 500 total points
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You can customize the way that the ASP.NET Calendar renders, by handling the DayRender event, and customizing each cell.

Example:

Cool Tricks With The ASP.net Calendar
http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/jhermiz/archive/2007/12/10/Cool-Tricks-With-The-ASP.net-Calendar.aspx
Protected Sub Calendar13_DayRender(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.DayRenderEventArgs) Handles Calendar13.DayRender
 	 Dim onmouseoverStyle As String = "this.style.backgroundColor='#D4EDFF'"
	 Dim onmouseoutStyle As String = "this.style.backgroundColor='@BackColor'"
	 Dim rowBackColor As String = String.Empty
            
	 e.Cell.Attributes.Add("onmouseover", onmouseoverStyle)
	 e.Cell.Attributes.Add("onmouseout", onmouseoutStyle.Replace("@BackColor", rowBackColor))
    
     If Not e.Day.IsWeekend Then
                e.Cell.Attributes.Add("onmouseover", onmouseoverStyle)
                e.Cell.Attributes.Add("onmouseout", onmouseoutStyle.Replace("@BackColor", rowBackColor))
     End If
 End Sub

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by:djerome2
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Solution was not complete, but it did help to point me in the right direction. For that alone, and for being the only one brave enough to even give it a go, I award all points to you.
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