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Using Icons in HTML
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In a previous article I discussed using Unicode as icons for the numbers and bullets in ordered and unordered lists. I was going to do a follow up article on Glyphicons, but in doing the research, the icon topic in general led to an expansion of this article into discussing four free methods of obtaining and using icons for . . .

Display XML Data
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An abbreviated version of a walk-through from Microsoft at MSDN showing how to display XML data on a web page using ASP.net data controls. The XML data file can be copied from the MSDN web site or . . .

Using HTML Escape Codes
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Often times when writing a technical article for the web that deals with HTML, it becomes necessary to show the actual markup elements that you are writing about. To do that, the HTML elements need to be escaped or replaced by a reference that renders them as they are. The most common method is by using . . .

Viewing SQL data
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For this article we will use the Microsoft Northwind database example, SQL Server and Visual Studio Community 2015 or 2017 to view data on a web page using a few out of the box ASP.net web server controls to display that data in an ASP Gridview.


Using Microsoft database examples
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For many years Microsoft has shipped example databases with its database products, SQL Server and MS Access. In this article I have listed five that are useful in training and testing. Also included are download links, some practical installation information and a quick tip on using Server Management Studio to restore a database.

Database Fundamentals
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This is a list of keywords, their meanings, and related resources for a course offered by Microsoft Virtual Academy on the fundamentals of databases. The course includes over 4 hours of video instruction by MS certified trainers. It's a great introduction to database . . .

Retrieving data from an Access database
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In this little project we will investigate how to show data from a Microsoft Access database on a WebForm in our ASP.net website.  Here we will take a look at retrieving data from Microsoft Access. As always we are using Visual Studio Community 2015 or2017 and a file system web site on my computer.


Styled Carousel
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In this article we will use the default bootstrap.css Carousel and modify it slightly to your theme. In this case we will use blue and gray base colors that one might use for a theme such as the Bootstrap Cerulean theme. Before we start, let's have a little refresher on what some of the items we will be working with are and what they do. As always we will be working in Visual Studio.

Responsive Carousel

This is a responsive Bootstrap carousel example that fills any container and scales beautifully.



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