HTML Color Codes Links

HTML Color Codes description and Tables shows html numbers for different colors

JavaScript Color Show can do the opposite- show color of specified number.

Non-specific questions from blog Contact form

Sometimes I receive non-specific questions from my blog Contact form. For example:
Please let me know how can i install a proxy server software on my local computer. Do you know any particular software to run and test the web service over a proxy server.
I am trying to call a web method over a proxy server which doesn’t require  any user name and password.I am using the same codes which given in your web site.But I am not getting any response back from the server after calling the http response.Please look in to this issue and give me a solution.I appreciate your help.
There are a few issues with these types of questions:
1.They are sent directly to me. If the question will be put in a comment area, other people can answer the question or participate in discussion.
2.The question refers to “my web site’. I have more than 200 posts, and it is not easy to understand, which one the question refers to. 
3. Questions are too generic and it is not expect quick answer. The best that I can do, is to go to Google and find links to some overview articles.  But people can do it themself.
4.If the question is not directly relates to some particular blog post, it’s better to ask it on corresponding theme forum – more people will view the question, more chances to get it answered.
I am happy to answer the question if I know the answer, but question should be specific and detailed.

Javascript to parse QueryString

I found couple code sample in Javascript to parse QueryString:

Passing Parameters Via Query Strings The Read Function

QueryString – get parameters from URL with JavaScript

Is any in ASP.NET AJAX  client library?

Do not allow user to view page using browser back button


// We never want the user to get back to this page via browser back


// so prevent this from happening


There is also MS KB article, that shows How to retain only the most recent Web page state in the Web browser history folder.

The latest (still in Beta) ASP.NET AJAX has  ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions History Control Tip

Licensing Team Foundation Server 2008

Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition that you receive when you purchase a Team Edition with an MSDN Premium Subscription provides for FIVE named users and does not use the CAL model.

To support larger teams, you need to purchase a license for Standard Edition (full retail price: US$2799) and CAL licenses for each user (~US$500).

You would find it to be financially beneficial to purchase that software through Volume Licensing, which provides discounts when purchasing five or more licenses.


Other related prices:
MSDN Subscription includes versions of all servers, everything for 1 person. Includes 1 Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition of those includes 5 licences.  Price around US$6,500

Visual Studio 2008 Professional $1160 per license (less for upgrade from previous versions)
Volume pricing – check with MS.

Use CommandField column to postback on GridView

I ‘ve created GridView with HyperlLinkField columns. But I wanted to have link click to postback to the same page.
I looked at some solutions like in a thread:GridView HyperLinkField with call to a javascript function
It seems not working, I have a link as :
<asp:HyperLinkField DataTextField=”Field1″ HeaderText=”ID”
datanavigateurlfields=”Field1,Field2″ target=”_top”/>
One of possible  approaches described in Steps to Write GridView PostBack Events
However I choose suggestion to use System.Web.UI.WebControls..::.ButtonField or        System.Web.UI.WebControls..::.CommandField.
In particular I an using CommandField instead of hyperlinkfield.
hyperlinkfield is good for external links.