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landscaping, plus highlights articles from the website that were presented in
February. Articles that may interest you include weightlifting, diet and
exercise. We hope you find the articles interesting and useable. Feel free to
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C# Programming and ASP.Net Tips
Did you know that you can specify where to cache your web page and web controls
by using the @OutputCache directive? There is a Location attribute on the
ASP.Net @OutputCache directive that allows you to cache on the Client,
Downstream, Server, None and Any.
It is an enumerated object that you can use on the ASP.Net page or in your C#
code behind. This is what the locations mean.
Any - This stores the output cache in the client's browser, on the proxy server
(or any other server) that participates in the request, or on the server where
the request is processed. By default, Any is selected.
Client - This stores output cache in the client's browser.
Downstream - This stores the output cache in any cache-capable devices (other
than the origin server) that participate in the request.
Server - This stores the output cache on the Web Server.
None - This turns off the output cache.
For more information on the @OutputCache directive visit the Microsoft MSDN
Stylesheet Tips for Visual Studio .Net and ASP.Net
I learned something new today that I thought I would share with you. It is a
very simple thing concerning CSS and ASP.Net in the Visual Studio .Net
environment. In the past, I always added the line of code to attach to the
stylesheet, but I always had to look it up, because I couldn't remember the
exact syntax. It turns out there is an easy way to add the CSS stylesheet to
your webform This article will show you how.
Using ListItem Collection to Populate a ListBox Control
This article shows you how to add items to a ListBox control using ListItem.
When you drag and drop a ListBox object onto your web form, there are many ways
to populate the ListBox. One of the easiest ways is to add items through the
items collection property in the properties tab. But what if you want to
populate the ListBox with data captured from other places?
Using Client Side State Management Techniques
Client Side State Management This article will discuss the advantages and
disadvantages of each method of state management. When your user clicks on an
URL or button or server side control, how do you remember the information that
is currently on the page. These are the techniques to save the information on
the client side and not the server side.
Web Business Tips
Are you looking to increase traffic to your site each month? Did you realize
your best traffic will come from people who are already familiar with your site
and would like to visit your site again? So how do you get them to come back to
your web site? There are two sure fire winners.
1. Send out a newsletter each month. Only send your newsletter to people who
have requested it. There is no need to spam to make people aware of your site.
If you build a site rich in content that changes regularly, then people will be
interested in returning to read the new information you added to your site.
Your newsletter doesn't need to be elaborate. Just highlight the new articles
or products you added, plus a couple of short paragraphs of interest to your
users and send it out to your newsletter requestors. Be sure an add a way for
your newsletter readers to unsubscribe from your newsletter.
2. Add an RSS feed. I am a big believer in RSS feeds. RSS stands for really
simple syndication and it allows your users to decide when to receive your
news. You create a simple XML file and a button on your site and people
interested in keeping up to date with your news will click on your RSS button.
Then using an RSS reader like Pluck, they are able to read little snippets
about your latest happenings.
The RSS feed is pull technology, meaning they request the information from you
and pull it. The newsletter is push technology, where you are pushing
information to your users.
I recommend you use these in combination. Some users don't like giving out
their email addresses and other users aren't sophisticated enough at this time
to use the RSS feed. Use both and get repeat customers coming to your site
every month or week.
Diet and Exercise Tips
Yourself to Lose Weight in 8 Weeks
Notice today's title. Challenge Yourself to Lose Weight in 8 Weeks. It isn't a
challenge against other people. It is a challenge against yourself. A chance to
push yourself to greater achievement and self esteem. A chance to change
yourself into someone else. A chance to grow as a person. A chance to watch
your weight change.
February is over and we are heading into March. Spring is fast approaching.
Have you been outside yet? Has it been warm enough to enjoy the sunshine? Have
you started looking at your plants and wondering if they survived the winter?
Have you been making plans for your back yard or front yard landscaping
projects? Now is the time to be making those decisions. Don't wait until spring
is over. Make plans now and begin to research plants and perennials to beautify
Do you have a section in your yard that gets worn each summer? It's that path
between the house and the garden. Or where the kids run out to the swing set.
That path created each weekend when you walk to the shed in back to get the
lawnmower and lawn tools. Here is a nifty, inexpensive idea to make it
permanent yet keep it looking nice.
Stake out the path 24 inches to 36 inches wide. Then dig it out 2 to 4 inches
deep the entire length. Place layers of newspapers the length of the path. Make
the newspapers as thick as possible to keep weeds from popping up. Then cover
the newspapers with 4 to 6 inches of wood chips. Talk to your local electric
utility and see if you can get free wood chips from them. When they trim trees
around the electric wires they cut up the trees into wood chips. Around by us
they create huge piles of wood chips.
When you are finished, you will have a beautiful path that will withstand the
wear and tear of the kids and other family members. Just add a couple of inches
of new wood chips each spring to keep it fresh looking.
Other articles from February…
of Sharon withstands Harsh Conditions
The Rose of Sharon is a perennial that is hardy in harsh conditions. This
perennial can withstand dry areas in your yard, next to the driveway and is a
great row plant between neighbors.
Potentilla has Bright Yellow FLowers
The Jackman Potentilla is a native Midwest perennial that produces bright
yellow flowers throughout the summer. The potentilla does well in sunshine and
can survive in some shade. They can be used as foundation plantings, in low
hedges and in masses.
The upright row with dumbbells is a terrific shoulder exercise. Most weight
trainers will include this exercise in their shoulder workouts. You can also do
the same exercise with a barbell instead of the dumbbells. This page shows
photos of the upright row shoulder workout with dumbbells. The exercise works
the shoulder muscles and is a great addition to your shoulder workouts.
the Neck Press with Barbell
Great Shoulder workout the behind the neck press with barbell works the back
and middle deltoids. This page shows photos of the exercise and explains the
proper method to perform the weight training workout. The deltoids consist of 3
muscles the front, middle and back deltoids.
Shoulder Shrug with
The shoulder shrug with dumbbells is a good shoulder exercise for the trapezius
muscles. This page shows photos of the Shrug shoulder workout with dumbbells.
The exercise is a great addition to your shoulder workouts.
Raise with Dumbbells
The front deltoid raise with dumbbells is a good shoulder exercise for the
anterior deltoids. Take it just above your shoulders and then hold for one
second. That is where the muscles will burn most. This page shows photos of the
Front Deltoid Raise shoulder workout with dumbbells. The exercise works the
shoulder muscles and anterior deltoids and is a great addition to your shoulder