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  • Blog Post: The Report Viewer Control

    The report viewer control is a new feature of Visual Studio 2005. The report viewer makes it easy to embed reports directly into your application. It’s important to understand that this control operates in two modes. Using the server side mode you can easily connect and display reports that are housed...
  • Blog Post: Getting a Value

    Let’s start with a DataGrid that looks like the following If we wanted to retrieve the value that a user selects from the drop down list control shown in Column 4 into a value. We would use the following code. ' Gets the value the dropdown control in the fourth column Dim drop As DropDownList drop =...
  • Blog Post: Creating a DataGrid Programatically

    Someone recently asked me how you can programmatically create a DataGrid. So here is an example that I put together. Private Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load CreateGrid() End Sub Public Sub CreateGrid() 'declare a new datagrid and set properties...
  • Blog Post: Customizing the DataGrid

    Let’s start with a DataGrid that binds to a DataSet that is returned from a Web Service using the following code. Private Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load 'Put user code to initialize the page here Dim ws As New localhost.SweetsService Dim...
  • Blog Post: DataSet, DataRow and other things

    Question: I am trying to understand the dataset and how I can use it. It looks like a really powerful feature but it has an incredible amount of objects. It seems to me that I should be able to do simple things like create and edit values. But for the life of me I can’t seem to figure out how it works...
  • Blog Post: Welcome Back

    Welcome to the new site! I am working on moving the older content back. Stay Tuned
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