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Clearing a text box in ASP.Net using Javascript

Jan 13 2009

Clearing a text box in ASP.Net using Javascript

I was looking for a way to clear a textbox on focus in an ASP.Net application today and found some Microsoft examples using scripts in the Markup language and then referencing the script using the old onfocus="SomeFunction();". But then I found the best way that works easily and keeps the code in the code behind.

Testing a SQL Server Connection on a Remote Server

Jan 02 2009

If you are establishing a web server or an application server and need to test the database connectivity from the new server back to the database server, writing a quick visual basic script that produces the feedback needed is an easy solution. Below is the code from a vbs file with the connection information left out. Just complete the connection information and run the script from the new remote server.

Inserting a Unique Identifier (GUID) into a SQL Field

Dec 30 2008
If you have a database which contains GUIDs as a column of a table, then inserting the unique identifier into the needed column is not always straight forward. I found that converting the needed value into a unique identifier makes adding it to the database error free.

Sending eMails within a .Net Application

Dec 29 2008

Sending eMails within a .Net application is fairly simple with the use of the System.Net.Mail namespace.

First, import the class:

Imports System.Net.Mail

Then create a function to provide for sending the emails within a public class:

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