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Drop Down Menu with HTML, CSS and jQuery

I am working on a website for my wife’s non-profit. We were discussing various navigational menus and decided upon a drop down menu. A drop down menu displays a horizontal row of top level menu items. As

AJAX calls to ASP.NET MVC action methods using jQuery

It is best practice to use jQuery (or similar JavaScript library) for your web development. These libraries provide a powerful JavaScript API that allows you to interact with the DOM. There are many many differences between browsers

Browse Files On Remote Computers

I recently posted on an application that was able to monitor the desktops of multiple remote computers. The network topology is shown below. Notice that the remote computers (User 1-6 below) and the Monitoring Station are behind

Tags In Less Than 5 Minutes

During this post we will explore using CSS to style the HTML <blockquote> tag. The <blockquote> tag is used to define a long quotation. This is content that your design should emphasize in your web page. The

Polling Based Message Bus For ASP.NET Web Services

I have a client / server application where the server is an ASP.NET web service and the client is a WinForm application. There will be multiple clients and they will be deployed behind the firewall of the

Image Handler in ASP.NET WebForms and MVC

Image handlers allow your application to enforce policy or apply business logic before serving up the image. For example you may want to do one of the following: Enforce authorization based upon user credentials / roles to

Asynchronous Image Updater Using jQuery

In some applications there may be an image on the server that is dynamic. I want the image rendered on my web page to reflect the changes on the server. However, the browser caching mechanism work against

6 Security Steps For Your ASP.NET MVC Web Site

The following are some best practices that should be considered and are easy to implement in ASP.NET MVC. I am not a security ‘guru’. In fact there is a lot about security that I am learning. New

ASP.NET MVC Task Manager (aka ‘Mr. Marky’)

In this blog I will introduce an online task manager created using the ASP.NET MVC framework. Here is a demo site and screen shot. Demo Download Background: The purpose of the project is to explore more deeply the

ASP.NET MVC Contact Form

I’ve been meaning to add a contact form to the bobcravens.com web site to allow visitors an easy way to send me email. Besides the convenience to visitors, contact forms allow you to keep your email address