Friday, December 31, 2010

How to get Client IP address using ASP.NET

This is one of the common query asked in many forums and I saw people giving different answer for this query. So I thought I will clarify this here.

I will start with the most common answer we can see for this query,

 string ipAddress = HttpContext.Current.Request.ServerVariables["REMOTE_ADDR"];
 Response.Write("Client machine IP:-"+ipAddress);

I wonder people are really checking this code and the output of this code if client is using proxy!!!!
Above code will always give that is the default localhost IP Address.
If you are using proxy then above code will not work.
What we have to do in that case is get the machine name first and find the IP address by passing the machine name like below,

 string strMachineName = System.Net.Dns.GetHostName();
 string IPAddress = System.Net.Dns.GetHostAddresses(strMachineName).GetValue(0).ToString();    
 Response.Write("Client machine Name"+ strMachineName); 
 Response.Write("Client machine IP Address"+ IPAddress);

Saturday, October 9, 2010


ASP.NET MVC 3 Beta provides a Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework on top of the existing ASP.NET 4 runtime

You will be able to dowload beta version from Microsoft now, Click Here to download.

ASP.NET MVC 3 is a framework for developing highly testable and maintainable Web applications by leveraging the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.

The framework encourages developers to maintain a clear separation of concerns among the responsibilities of the application – the UI logic using the view, user-input handling using the controller, and the domain logic using the model.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Query to display all tables in MS SQL containing a particular string.

Below query will display all tables in MS SQL database containing a particular string.

I hope this query will help many who is in project support.

declare @String2Search nvarchar(100)
set @String2Search = 'Type Search string'
CREATE TABLE #SearchResults (ColumnName nvarchar(370), ColumnValue nvarchar(3630))
DECLARE @TableName nvarchar(256), @ColumnName nvarchar(128), @String2Search2 nvarchar(110)
SET @TableName = ''
SET @String2Search2 = QUOTENAME('%' + @String2Search + '%','''')
            SET @ColumnName = ''
            SET @TableName = 
                 WHERE           TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE'
                      AND     QUOTENAME(TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(TABLE_NAME) > @TableName
                      AND     OBJECTPROPERTY(
                                     QUOTENAME(TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(TABLE_NAME)
                                      ), 'IsMSShipped'
                                    ) = 0
            WHILE (@TableName IS NOT NULL) AND (@ColumnName IS NOT NULL)
                 SET @ColumnName =
                      SELECT MIN(QUOTENAME(COLUMN_NAME))
                      FROM      INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS
                      WHERE           TABLE_SCHEMA     = PARSENAME(@TableName, 2)
                           AND     TABLE_NAME     = PARSENAME(@TableName, 1)
                           AND     DATA_TYPE IN ('char', 'varchar', 'nchar', 'nvarchar')
                           AND     QUOTENAME(COLUMN_NAME) > @ColumnName
                 IF @ColumnName IS NOT NULL
                      INSERT INTO #SearchResults
                           'SELECT ''' + @TableName + '.' + @ColumnName + ''', LEFT(' + @ColumnName + ', 3630) 
                           FROM ' + @TableName + ' (NOLOCK) ' +
                           ' WHERE ' + @ColumnName + ' LIKE ' + @String2Search2
       SELECT ColumnName, ColumnValue FROM #SearchResults  

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sync Framework 2.1 Released.

What is Sync Framework?

Sync Framework is a comprehensive synchronization platform that enables collaboration and offline access for applications, services, and devices. Sync Framework features technologies and tools that enable roaming, data sharing, and taking data offline. By using Sync Framework, developers can build synchronization ecosystems that integrate any application with data from any store, by using any protocol over any network.

Sync Framework 2.1

Sync Framework 2.1 includes all the great functionality of 2.0 release, enhanced by several exciting new features and improvements. The most exciting of these lets you synchronize data stored in SQL Server or SQL Server Compact with SQL Azure in the cloud. Microsoft added top customer requests like parameter-based filtering and the ability to remove synchronization scopes and templates from a database, and of course they made many performance enhancements to make synchronization faster and easier.

SQL Azure Synchronization

With Sync Framework 2.1, you can leverage the Windows Azure Platform to extend the reach of your data to anyone that has an internet connection, without making a significant investment in the infrastructure that is typically required. Specifically, Sync Framework 2.1 lets you extend your existing on premises SQL Server database to the cloud and removes the need for customers and business partners to connect directly to your corporate network. After you configure your SQL Azure database for synchronization, users can take the data offline and store it in a client database, such as SQL Server Compact or SQL Server Express, so that your applications operate while disconnected and your customers can stay productive without the need for a reliable network connection. Changes made to data in the field can be synchronized back to the SQL Azure database and ultimately back to the on premises SQL Server database. Sync Framework 2.1 also includes features to interact well with the shared environment of Windows Azure and SQL Azure. These features include performance enhancements, the ability to define the maximum size of a transaction to avoid throttling, and automatic retries of a transaction if it is throttled by Windows Azure. All of this is accomplished by using the same classes you use to synchronize a SQL Server database, such as SqlSyncProvider and SqlSyncScopeProvisioning, so you can use your existing knowledge of Sync Framework to easily synchronize with SQL Azure.

Application of Changes

Sync Framework 2.1 takes advantage of the table-valued parameter feature of SQL Server 2008 and SQL Azure to apply multiple inserts, updates, and deletes by using a single stored procedure call, instead of requiring a stored procedure call to apply each change. This greatly increases performance of these operations and reduces the number of round trips between client and server during change application. Bulk procedures are created by default when a SQL Server 2008 or SQL Azure database is provisioned.

Parameter-based Filtering

Sync Framework 2.1 enables you to create parameter-based filters that control what data is synchronized. Parameter-based filters are particularly useful when users want to filter data based on a field that can have many different values, such as user ID or region, or a combination of two or more fields. Parameter-based filters are created in two steps. First, filter and scope templates are defined. Then, a filtered scope is created that has specific values for the filter parameters. This two-step process has the following advantages: • Easy to set up. A filter template is defined one time. Creating a filter template is the only action that requires permission to create stored procedures in the database server. This step is typically performed by a database administrator. • Easy to subscribe. Clients specify parameter values to create and subscribe to filtered scopes on an as-needed basis. This step requires only permission to insert rows in synchronization tables in the database server. This step can be performed by a user. • Easy to maintain. Even when several parameters are combined and lots of filtered scopes are created, maintenance is simple because a single, parameter-based procedure is used to enumerate changes.

Removing Scopes and Templates

Sync Framework 2.1 adds the SqlSyncScopeDeprovisioning and SqlCeSyncScopeDeprovisioning classes to enable you to easily remove synchronization elements from databases that have been provisioned for synchronization. By using these classes you can remove scopes, filter templates, and the associated metadata tables, triggers, and stored procedures from your databases. SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 Compatibility The Sync Framework 2.1 SqlCeSyncProvider database provider object uses SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2. Existing SQL Server Compact databases are automatically upgraded when Sync Framework connects to them. Among other new features, SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 makes available a change tracking API that provides the ability to configure, enable, and disable change tracking on a table, and to access the change tracking data for the table.

For more information about Sync Framework 2.1, including feature comparisons, refer MSDN,"

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Toggling panel using Jquery

Enter this code just below the <title> tag. File name “jquery-1.2.6.min.js” depends on the jquery file you have downloaded.
<script src="jquery-1.2.6.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
Then Add css code to give style to the panels.
   1:  <style type="text/css">
   2:          .Header
   3:          {
   4:              color: white;
   5:              background-color: Black;
   6:              font: bold 13px auto "Trebuchet MS",
   7:              font-size: 12px;
   8:              cursor: pointer;
   9:              width:500px;
  10:              height:18px;
  11:              padding: 4px;            
  12:          }
  13:          .Body
  14:          {
  15:              background-color: Cyan;
  16:              font: normal 11px auto Verdana, Arial;
  17:              border: 1px gray;                
  18:              width:500px;
  19:              padding: 4px;
  20:              padding-top: 7px;
  21:          }       
  22:      </style>

Add the jquery code which does the panel toggling
   1:  <script type="text/javascript">
   2:          $(document).ready(function() 
   3:            {
   4:              $('#Panel1').click(function() 
   5:                {
   6:                  $('#Panel2').slideToggle('slow');
   7:                }
   8:               );
   9:             }
  10:           );
  11:      </script>

All the above codes are continuous one after another.
Now it’s the time to add two panels, first panel with a label and second panel with some text in it. On clicking the first panel second panel with text will toggle...
Add this code just after form tag or add it through .NET interface.
<asp:Panel ID="Panel1" runat="server" CssClass="Header">
<asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server">
What is JQuery {Click here to toggle}</asp:Label></asp:Panel>
<asp:Panel ID="Panel2" runat="server" CssClass="Body">
JQuery is a lightweight JavaScript library that emphasizes interaction between JavaScript and HTML. It was released January 2006 at BarCamp NYC by John Resig. Dual licensed under the MIT License and the GNU General Public License, jQuery is free and open source software.
     Both Microsoft and Nokia have announced plans to bundle jQuery[1] on their platforms, Microsoft adopting it initially within Visual Studio[2] and use within Microsoft's ASP.NET AJAX framework and ASP.NET MVC Framework whilst okia will integrate it into their Web Run-Time platform.

This is what JQUERY code less do more….

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Display all Stored Procedures containing a particular string in MS SQL

Use below query to display the complete list of Stored Procedures in the database containing a particular string.


Out put of the above query will be the list of Stored Procedures containing the string "User_ID" in your database.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Display Outage page in Asp.Net

App_offline.htm file used to display the error/notification message to the users when your site is under maintenance. if you keep this file your root directory no other files/requests will be processed.

Make a simple HTML file by writing "The application is under maintenance. Please try again later." and name it as App_offline.htm

Drop this file in your root directory of your web application folder.

After copying App_offline.htm file try to access your web application link and see the output.

How to find Browser type and version from code behind?

Copy paste below code in your code behind and see the out put!!!!!

string strBrowser= Request.Browser.Browser;//Display the browser type like IE, Mozilla etc.

string strBrowserVersion= Request.Browser.Version;//Display the browser version like IE 8.0,8.2 based on the release.

int intBrowserMajorVersion= Request.Browser.MajorVersion;//Display Browser major version like in IE 6,7,8

double dblBrowserMinorVersion= Request.Browser.MinorVersion;//Display Brwser Minor version like IE 1,2,3 based on the release.

Validate a user has entered a date in correct format such as mm/dd/yyyy format using JavaScript?

You can use below regular expression,

Just copy and paste this expression in your regular expression's ValidExpression property.