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Post on this blog are my experience which I like to share. This blog is completely about sharing my experience and solving others query. So my humble request would be share you queries to me, who knows... maybe I can come up with a solution...
It is good know :-)

Use my contact details below to get directly in touch with me.
Gmail: nadarmuthukumar1987@gmail.com
Yahoo: nadarmuthukumar@yahoo.co.in

Apart from above people can share their queries on programming related stuff also. As me myself a programmer ;-)

Tirupati Balaji Darshan

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Get Connection String from Config file

When I was trying to access my connection string from class file using below code 
string con = ConfigurationSettings.ConnectionStrings["Conn"].ConnectionString;
I was getting below error.
'System.Configuration.ConfigurationSettings' does not contain a definition for 'ConnectionStrings'
After Google I came you with the solution below,
is obsolete. You need to use different class called ConfigurationManager to access information from the configuration file. To Access connection string, your code would look like
string con = System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["Conn"].ConnectionString

Lord Krishna

Play the ringtone using below player.

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Sahara Aamby Valley

Just imagine... which place is this????
Whether... Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore, USA, Germany or any other???


Aamby Valley City is a township developed by the Sahara Group in Pune district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is about 23 km away read more...

Avoid re-post on refresh

When a user presses the Browser's Refresh button (Or F5/Ctrl+R etc.) the browser resends the last request data to the server.
This action causes an Unexpected Re-Post action (if there was one).
In some cases, it can be very problematic (For example, in shopping website when the user clicks on "Add to Cart" button and then presses the Refresh button - the item will be added twice !!!)

We will store a unique code (in my case Guid) on both client and server and compare them on every request action. If the two codes are not equal, the action will be canceled and the page will reload ('GET' method).

Designer File

Source Code File
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    private void CancelUnexpectedRePost()
        string clientCode = _repostcheckcode.Value;
        //Get Server Code from session (Or Empty if null)
        string serverCode = Session["_repostcheckcode"] as string  ?? "";
        if (!IsPostBack || clientCode.Equals(serverCode))
            //Codes are equals - The action was initiated by the user
            //Save new code (Can use simple counter instead Guid)
            string code = Guid.NewGuid().ToString();  
            _repostcheckcode.Value = code;
            Session["_repostcheckcode"] = code;
            //Unexpected action - caused by F5 (Refresh) button
Now you can drag the User Control to every page you want to handle that problem, or you can drag it to your Master Page to handle the problem in the entire site.

?? Operator

Starting with how to assign null value type to non-nullable type.
Nullable types are declared in one of two ways:
System.Nullable<T> variable
T? variable
Where T can be any value type including struct; it cannot be a reference type.

Examples of Nullable Types
int? i = 10;
double? d1 = 3.14;
bool? flag = null;
char? letter = 'a';
int?[] arr = new int?[10];

Now coming to the main point, ?? operator

One of the best features of C# is the ?? "null coalescing" operator.  This provides a nice way to check whether a value is null, and if so return an alternate value.
The ?? operator defines the default value to be returned when a nullable type is assigned to a non-nullable type. If you try to assign a nullable type to a non-nullable type without using the ?? operator, you will generate a compile-time error.
The ?? operator returns the left-hand operand if it is not null, or else it returns the right operand.

class NullCoalesce
    static int? GetNullableInt()
        return null;

    static string GetStringValue()
        return null;

    static void Main()
        // ?? operator example.
        int? x = null;

        // y = x, unless x is null, in which case y = -1.
        int y = x ?? -1;

        // Assign i to return value of method, unless
        // return value is null, in which case assign
        // default value of int to i.
        int i = GetNullableInt() ?? default(int);

        string s = GetStringValue();
        // ?? also works with reference types. 
        // Display contents of s, unless s is null, 
        // in which case display "Unspecified".
        Console.WriteLine(s ?? "Unspecified");
The ?? operator works for both reference types and value types.
We can achieve the same by using ternary operator (that most are familiar with), then why to use null coalescing operator ?


Well, first of all, it's much easier to chain than the standard ternary:
string anybody = parm1 ?? localDefault ?? globalDefault;
string anyboby = (parm1 != null) ? parm1 
               : ((localDefault != null) ? localDefault 
               : globalDefault);
It also works well if null-possible object isn't a variable:
string anybody = Parameters["Name"] 
              ?? Settings["Name"] 
              ?? GlobalSetting["Name"];
string anybody = (Parameters["Name"] != null ? Parameters["Name"] 
                 : (Settings["Name"] != null) ? Settings["Name"]
                 :  GlobalSetting["Name"];
The chaining is a big plus for the operator, removes a bunch of redundant IFs

Secondly, The ternary operator requires a double evaluation or a temporary variable.
string result = MyMethod() ?? "default value";
while with the ternary operator you are left with either:
string result = (MyMethod () != null ? MyMethod () : "default value"); 
which calls MyMethod twice, or:
string methodResult = MyMethod ();
string result = (methodResult != null ? methodResult : "default value"); 
Either way, the null coalescing operator is cleaner and, I guess, more efficient.

Third it is readable


Only problem is the null-coalesce operator doesn't detect empty strings.
string result1 = string.empty ?? "dead code!";
string result2 = null ?? "coalesced!";

result1 = ""
result2 = coalesced!

Well it is the null -coalescing operator, not the nullOrEmpty -coalescing operator.
You can achieve the same with Extension methods

Play video file

Recently I got a requirement, where I wanted to play video file on the website.
The video files which I got is in .avi format.
I tried a lot to play the .avi file but I failed, and finally I give up.
Later I tried the same by converting the .avi file to .swf file with below code and done with the work.
Note: To use the above code, just replace the string "VIDEOPATH" with your video file path. e.g. Videos/demo.swf To know more about the attributes used on the object tag click me

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Difference between Trigger and Stored Procedure

  1. Stored procedures cannot run automatically, they have to be called explicitly by the user.But triggers are executed automatically when particular event (like insert, update, delete) associated within the database object (like table) gets fired. 
  2. Stored procedures can be scheduled through a job to execute on a predefined time, but we can't schedule a trigger.
  3. Stored procedure can accept the parameters from users whereas trigger cannot accept parameters from users.
  4. We can use the transaction statements like begin transaction, commit transaction and rollback inside a stored procedure but we can't use the transaction statements inside a trigger. 
  5. A Trigger can call the specific Stored Procedures in it, but the reverse is not true.

Convert Gridview to Datatable

To copy your Gridview datasource directly into a datatable, without using any loop, one can use BindingSource Class.
Below is the example:
BindingSource bs = (BindingSource)GridView1.DataSource;
DataTable dt = (DataTable)bs.DataSource;
if (GridView1.HeaderRow != null)
        for (int i = 0; i < GridView1.HeaderRow.Cells.Count; i++)

    //  add each of the data rows to the table
    foreach (GridViewRow row in GridView1.Rows)
        DataRow dr;
        dr = dt.NewRow();

        for (int i = 0; i < row.Cells.Count; i++)
            dr[i] = row.Cells[i].Text.Replace(" ","");

    //  add the footer row to the table
    if (GridView1.FooterRow != null)
        DataRow dr;
        dr = dt.NewRow();

        for (int i = 0; i < GridView1.FooterRow.Cells.Count; i++)
            dr[i] = GridView1.FooterRow.Cells[i].Text.Replace(" ","");

Get selected value in Checkboxlist

Hello Everybody,

Yesterday I was facing a problem getting the current value of the checkboxlist.

I have tried using the selected value, as I thought that would give me the current value of the checkbox, but it appears to be giving me the first value that is selected all the time.

I have also tried to use the selectedItem property, but that does the same as I would expect, because the property says it get the item with the lowest value.

After searching i came up with the solution which is below...
protected void CheckBoxList1_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
    string value = string.Empty; 
    string result = Request.Form["__EVENTTARGET"]; 
    string[] checkedBox = result.Split('$'); 
    int index = int.Parse(checkedBox[checkedBox.Length - 1]);
    if (CheckBoxList1.Items[index].Selected)
         value = CheckBoxList1.Items[index].Value; 

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