Sunday, July 13, 2014

Miscrosoft Exams online practice questions

Following web site offers online practice exams for some of the current Microsoft exams ( exams for Java, CPA hopefully will be added in the near future).

Available Microsoft exams includes
70-480, 70-482,70-483,70-484,70-485, 70-486, 70-331,70-332...


Thursday, June 26, 2014

jquery not working after postback

It seems that after a partial postback occured from an update panel jquery events does not work as expected. This can be solved by usin pageLoad() instead of $(document).ready() as shown in the following link


Monday, June 9, 2014

format Jquery autocomplete result set

If you want to customize the appearance of the jQuery autocomplete suggestion result set, you have to replace the _renderItem function with your own creation that produces the desired result. The function definition will be as follows.

 $(function () {

 $.ui.autocomplete.prototype._renderItem = function (ul, item) {
            item.label = item.label.replace(new RegExp("(?![^&;]+;)(?!<[^<>]*)(" + $.ui.autocomplete.escapeRegex(this.term) + ")(?![^<>]*>)(?![^&;]+;)", "gi"), "$1");
            return $("
  • ")
                        .data("item.autocomplete", item)
                        .append("" + item.label + "")

    //attach your autocomplete to the textbox. See my previous post


    A complete discussion of similar topic can be found in


    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    Jquery Autocomplete suggest size is displayed larger than the textbox

    When you use Jquery to make an autocomplete, IE displays the width of the suggest window lager than the input box.To make the suggestion window smaller you can apply code as shown below.

     $(function () {

                source: function (request, response) {

                        contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8",
                        dataType: 'JSON',
                        url: '../SearchEmployee.asmx/GetEmployeeSuggestionList',
                        type: "POST",
                        data: '{empCode: "' + request.term + '"}',
                        dataType: "json",

                        success: function (data) {
                            response($.map(data.d, function (item) {
                                return {
                                    label: item,
                                    value: item

                }            minLength: 1,
                open: function(event, ui)
                    $("#ctl00_cphMobileMainContent_txtSearch").autocomplete("widget").css("width", "300px"); 


    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    SQL Server Debugging with WinDbg

    Debugging in Server is a on of the concerns for modern developers. The following articles reveal information about a tool that can be used in SQL Server Debugging and what are the reasons for choosing it.


    Friday, April 11, 2014

    Colorize Crystal reports Controls

    If you have ever come across a situation where you need to colorize Crystal reports controls using Hex color values, there are few options you can choose between.
    1) Convert the color code to Hex in the sql using a funtion
    2) Convert the color code to Hex using a Crystal Reports custom function

    Following post provided step-by-step instructions on colorizing crystal report controls using a Crystal Reports custom function.