Saturday, January 22, 2011

Select Deselect GridView Rows using a Checkbox in JQuery

Many websites require functionality for letting their site visitors to select and deselect all the rows in GridView using a single checkbox normally available in the header row. You may have seen the examples of such functionality in Yahoo Mail or Hotmail inbox where you can select all the emails by clicking the single Checkbox on top of the email's grid. In this tutorial, I will show you how you can provide this functionality in ASP.NET GridView control using few lines of JQuery code.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Creating Custom Configuration Sections in ASP.NET

Almost all ASP.NET Web Applications require some sort of configuration settings to be stored in the web.config files. These settings can be application settings, database connection strings, user authentication settings, page specific settings and so on. ASP.NET also provides very powerful Configuration API to work with configuration settings defined in web.config files. The Configuration API not only allows us to read/write settings in configuration files with ease but also allow us to define our own custom configuration sections in web.config. These custom sections are very useful in large web applications where you have a lot of application settings to store in the configuration file. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create and use custom configuration sections in ASP.NET.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Accessing ASP.NET CheckBoxList Control at Client Side using JQuery

JQuery is truly a fantastic technology introduced for web developers in last few years. If you have been using it in your ASP.NET projects for some time, you may have already been playing many cool tricks on your web pages by combining it with powerful ASP.NET server side controls. It’s fairly straight forward to use JQuery with controls such as buttons, textboxes etc.. However, some of the ASP.NET controls make life very difficult due to the HTML they render on the page. One such control is ASP.NET CheckBoxList control and in this tutorial I will show you how you can use JQuery to get the selected checkbox item's labels as well as their values.