Turn your ASP.NET pages into valid XHTML Strict pages

Many developers seem to find it difficult to get their ASP.NET pages rendering in a valid XHTML Strict fashion. The solution is just a quick MSDN lookup away. Only two steps are required. One, declare the proper XHTML Strict DOCTYPE : Two, edit your Web.Config file and the following to the System.Web section : ASP.NET […]

Extending the SqlDataAdapter with a FillTimeout

The SqlDataAdapter has a CommandTimeout property but does offer any method to set any kind of timeout during the Fill method. If you are returning rather large data sets, you can quickly run into a problem. The obvious solution would be to inherit the SqlDataAdapter and simply override the Fill method, except that the SqlDataAdapter […]