Tips and Tutorials


  • Using XML and XSLT in VB.NET Jeopardy

    This application is a version of the well-known game of jeopardy that we use in our FlaDotNet.com .NET user group. The original version, created by Shervin Shakibi, accessed all of the Jeopardy Data from a SQL Server Database using DataReaders. ..

  • Formatting XML with CSS

    This page is a simple listing of some of my favorite jokes. The data is stored in an XML file and the formatting is accomplished using nothing more than Cascading Style Sheets...

  • Two Tier Data Islands

    This demo shows an example of a two-tier data relationship. In these examples, I am using the xml DataBinding features in IE to represent the One To Many relationship of data in an XML file. Each of the examples allow the user to hide and show the child elements. This allows for better screen real estate and a more elegant display of the data. ..

  • Combining XML Documents using XSLT

    This snippet contains a collection of 5 distinct approaches to combining multiple XML Documents into a single XML document. The original article is also included as part of this snippet...

  • Peer-to-peer communications using XML

    XML is a critical ingredient in peer-to-peer information sharing schemes, including grid computing, instant messaging, and Web services. In this article, Anne Zieger explores the cutting-edge efforts intended to create a unified P2P fabric based on adaptations of existing XML technology...

  • Sticky Table Headers

    Sticky Table Headers are a characteristic of tables that allow the HeaderRow of a table to remain stationary while the data rows are allowed to scroll. This offers a nice effect that allows tables a more "elegant" appearance. Users often ask me about this and it is nice to give this effect with minimal effort. As with just about everything related to programming, there is more than one way to skin a cat. Below are a few techniques that I am familiar with. ..

  • XML Guide

    XML stands for extensible markup language. XML was developed around 1996 and is a subset of SGML. It's documents conform to SGML. XML was made less complicated than SGML to enable its use on the web. XML uses the ISO 10646 (Unicode) standard for encoding characters. ..

  • Recursion reminds me of Recursion

    This snippet contains 9 examples of common usages of recursion: Iterating through a string of characters, Split(), TrimL(), TrimR(), Loop(), Replace(), LineFeed_To_BR, Min(), Max()...

  • Cross-Browser display of XML/XSL

    This example is very basic, but answers the very common question of "How do I display my XML/XSL in browsers that do not support XML. It is about as simple as it gets....Transform it server-side...

  • Introduction to RSS Basics

    A collection of 7 FAQs on RSS (Really Simple Syndication). Clear answers are provided with tutorial samples on introduction to Website syndication technology; RSS and Atom syndication file standards and versions...

  • UML Introduction

    UML, or Unified Modeling Language, is a specification language that is used in the software engineering field. It can be defined as a general purpose language that uses a graphical designation which can create an abstract model. This abstract model can then be used in a system. This system is called the UML model. The Object Management group is responsible for defining UML, and they do this via the UML metamodel. XMI can be used to serialize the UML model...