Passing variable from code behind to HTML tag in ASP.NET

Some how in some case, we want to directly passing variable that we already declare in ASP.NET with code behind to the HTML tag, like <input type = “TEXT”> tag in HTML, we can do that just with the simple code, here is the way:

Declare test as a property (at the class level) instead of a local variable, then refer to it as you currently do in your markup (aspx).

VB.NET 10 (automatic properties):

Protected Property test As String = "Test" 


Pre-VB.NET 10 (no support for automatic properties)

Private _test As String
Protected Property Test As String
     Return _test
End Get
Set(value As String)
     _test = value
End Set
End Property


place that variable in HTML tag that you want to place, such as :

<input type=”TEXT” name=”SomeThing” size=”50″ maxlength=”250″ value = “<%= test %>”>


that’s all, hope this helpful

The DATEPART function on SQL Server

The DATEPART function.

This function will take a date/time expression and return a single part of the date, such as hour, minute, month, day, etc. The syntax for using DATEPART is:


DATEPART(datepart, date)

Where the datepart is one of the following:

  • Year: yy, yyyy
  • Quarter: qq, q
  • Month: mm, m
  • dayofyear: dy, y
  • Day: dd, d
  • Week: wk, ww
  • Weekday: dw
  • Hour: hh
  • Minute: mi, n
  • Second: ss, s
  • Millisecond: ms.

let say the date right now is 23-03-2012

if we want to display the day, use :

SET @date = '2012-03-23 10:31 PM'
--- the query will return = 23

if we want to display the Month, use :

SET @date = '2012-03-23 10:31 PM'
--- the query will return = 03

if we want to display the Year, use :

SET @date = '2012-03-23 10:31 PM'
SELECT DATPART(yyyy,@date)
--- the query will return = 2012

Display exactly 2 digits after decimal without Rounding on SQL Server

let say, we had a value 7.35642132 on sql query return, then we want to display it only exactly 2 digits after decimal without Rounding, here is the way :

to get only two digits after decimal for a value 7.35642132
Select LTRIM(RTRIM(STR(7.35642132,10,2)))

the results is 7.35

Enable content expiration under IIS 7

In IIS6, it was with the website properties –> HTTP Headers. Here in IIS7, you can do this on the “HTTP Response Headers” feature on the website.

  • Select the website in the Connections pane.
  • Double click on the “HTTP Response Headers” feature in the features pane
  • In the action pane, click on the “Set Common Headers…”


  • You will see the following popup


Now, you know what to select. You should enable the HTTP Keep-Alive on this popup only.


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ASP.NET Screen Scraping

ASP.NET and the .NET framework make it unbelievably easy to retrieve web content (that’s it, whole web pages) from remote servers. You might have various reasons to retrieve remote web content, for example you might want to get the latest news headlines from popular news sites and link to them from your website.

To accomplish screen scraping in classic ASP, we had to resort to COM objects like AspHttp, ASPTear and Microsoft.XMLHTTP. The good news is that the .NET framework has built-in classes allowing getting remote web content with ease.

We are going to use 2 .NET classes found in the System.Net namespace – WebRequest and WebResponse, to get the remote web page content.

Here is how ASP.NET screen scraping works. We need to create an instance of the WebRequest class and request a web page through it. We can request either a static page (.htm, .html, .txt, etc.) or dynamic page (.asp, .aspx, .php, .pl, etc.). The type of the page we are requesting it’s not important, because we are getting what the page displays in the browser (usually HTML), not the actual page code.

After we have requested the page with our WebRequest object, we’ll have to use the WebResponse class in order to get the web page response returned by the WebRequest object.

Once we get the response into our WebResponse object, we use the System.IO.Stream (this class provides a generic view of a sequence of bytes) and System.IO.StreamReader classes to read the web page response as a text. The StreamReader class is designed to read characters from a byte stream in a particular encoding, while the Stream class is designed for byte input and output.

In our example below, we just print the response in the browser window with Response.Write, but you can parse this content and use only the parts that you need.

Here is a full working example of ASP.NET screen scraping, written in ASP.NET (VB.NET):

<%@ Import Namespace=”System” %>
<%@ Import Namespace=”System.Net” %>
<%@ Import Namespace=”System.IO” %>

<script language=”VB” runat=”server”>

Sub Page_Load(Sender as Object, E as EventArgs)

Dim oRequest As WebRequest = WebRequest.Create(“;)
Dim oResponse As WebResponse = oRequest.GetResponse()

Dim oStream As Stream = oResponse.GetResponseStream()

Dim oStreamReader As New StreamReader(oStream, Encoding.UTF8)


End Sub


Parallel Programming in the .NET Framework 4

Many personal computers and workstations have two or four cores (that is, CPUs) that enable multiple threads to be executed simultaneously. Computers in the near future are expected to have significantly more cores. To take advantage of the hardware of today and tomorrow, you can parallelize your code to distribute work across multiple processors. In the past, parallelization required low-level manipulation of threads and locks. Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 enhance support for parallel programming by providing a new runtime, new class library types, and new diagnostic tools. These features simplify parallel development so that you can write efficient, fine-grained, and scalable parallel code in a natural idiom without having to work directly with threads or the thread pool. The following illustration provides a high-level overview of the parallel programming architecture in the .NET Framework 4.

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