James Flower

C# .NET and Web Developer

Tag: asp.net webforms

There are 2 posts with the "asp.net webforms" tag.

Strongly Typed Data in ASP .NET Web Forms

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In ASP .NET Web Forms you’ve previously had to use strings to specify which properties you’d like to output when databinding, which would probably end up looking something like the following. <asp:templatefield headertext="Last Name"> <itemtemplate> <asp:literal runat="server" text="<%#: Eval("LastName") %>"> </asp:literal></itemtemplate> </asp:templatefield> In all likelihood it could probably look far less tidy if you’ve ever needed to do any formatting on values y


Using a RequiredFieldValidator on a DropDownList in ASP .NET

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In most applications today drop-down lists default to a “Please select..” option with some form of validation to ensure the user makes their own selection. In ASP .NET web forms this frequently results in a drop-down list being created using code similar to that displayed below. <asp:DropDownList ID="ddlOptions" AppendDataBoundItems="true" runat="server"> <asp:ListItem Text="Please select an option..." Value="-1" /> </asp:DropDownList> We can add an ASP .NET RequiredFie